Thursday, April 23, 2015

Every Bride Needs a Groom

GIVEAWAY

THOMPSON, JANICE
EVERY BRIDE NEEDS A GROOM

Somewhere in a sea of tulle and taffeta, satin and crepe, Katie Fisher needs to find a key ingredient of the perfect wedding--the groom.
Small-town girl Katie Fisher is busy planning her fairy-tale wedding. Sure, her boyfriend hasn't managed to pop the question just yet, but that doesn't mean she shouldn't enter a contest in Texas Bride magazine to win the dress of her dreams, right? Anyway, she's sure he'll be getting down on one knee any time now. And a one-of-a-kind designer dress doesn't just fall out of the sky right when you need it.

But when Katie's boyfriend takes a job in another town and breaks up with her--on the very same day she wins her dream dress--her world is turned upside down. Dare she go to Dallas to claim her prize? And will the hunky pro basketball player who runs the beyond-swanky bridal shop--yeah, you read that right--discover her humiliating secret if she does?
My Review:

Like reading a sit-com...from the good ol' days. Plenty of witty dialogue, a bit of slapstick humour, a bevy of quirky secondary characters that help the hero and heroine shine even brighter. Love the bridal shop backdrop and the clever storyline that goes with it. A basketball player managing the store? Outrageously sweet and a little bit funny. And there's such wonderful back scene insights into the bridal biz. But, look out, there are some sweet, poignant bits mixed in and they make all the more of an impact for the zaniness of the rest of the read. Snappy and charming and brimming full of love and laughter.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Every Bride Needs a Groom please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday April 26 2015. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

31 comments:

  1. This sounds like so much fun. I am adding it to my TBR list. Thanks for the review and giveaway! momrain(AT)aol(DOT)com

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    1. You're welcome, Loraine. Good luck.

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  2. I'm sure those in the bridal industry have some interesting stories to tell!

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. It's such a great concept for a story backdrop. Good luck, Patty.

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  3. Of course, "Every Bride Needs a Groom". Without the man asking the woman for her hand in marriage there wouldn't even be a wedding.
    The books sounds like it would be a wonderful read.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. And that puts the heroine in quite the dilemma, Janet. Good luck!

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  4. Thank you for the great review and giveaway, Kav. This sounds like an adorable story!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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    1. Adorable is a good descriptor, Britney. Good luck.

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  5. Wedding stories are always alot of fun ! This one sounds great Kav ! Thank you for the giveaway opportunity !
    Deanne
    Cnnamongirl(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. It's a great light-hearted read. Good luck, Deanne.

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  6. Every Bride Needs a Groom sounds delightful! Thank you, Kav for letting us know about this one.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Melanie. Good luck.

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  7. Every bride needs a groom and every Janka (especially this one) needs her cromcom fix!

    Count me in, please.

    janka(dot)halcinova(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. LOL -- I think you'll enjoy this one, Janka. Good luck.

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  8. Please enter me. I always enjoy Janice's books and you are absolutely right about there being some sweet parts mixed in. I have been brought to tears a couple times in the midst of the laugh out loud humor.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    esterried[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. It's a sweet blend for sure and very unique to Janice Thompson. She's found the perfect niche for her style. Good luck, Charity.

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  9. Looks interesting and different from my usual reading material so yes I'll give it a try. rrwalter34ATgmailDOTcom

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  10. I love light, fun books to read inbetween those with heavier subject matter. Janice's books are always fun to read. Thanks for the chance to win Every Bride Needs a Groom.
    pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. Variety is the spice of a reader's life, right, Pam? Good luck.

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  11. Sounds like such a fun read! Thanks for the giveaway!

    mo1202007ATyahooDOTcom

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    1. You're welcome, Melissa. Good luck.

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  12. I'd love to win - and READ - this book! bhssnellville@comcast.net

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  13. Hey Kav! Great review! Thanks for sharing it with us. Please drop my name in the giveaway hat. :)

    writer_weaverATyahooDOTcom

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  14. I love Janice and her delightful stories, please add me I am ready for a fun and romantic romp!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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    1. She is fun to read, isn't she? Good luck, Merry.

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  15. This sounds like such a fun book to read! I love stories like this.
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