A Wedding One Christmas by Therese Beharrie

Monday, October 22, 2018


by Therese Beharrie
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Adult
Publisher: Carina Press
Publication Date: November 1st 2018
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷✷

Utterly charming! A Wedding One Christmas is only my second book penned by Therese Beharrie, but she is fast becoming an auto-read author for me. I adored reading this book as it was one that had me cheering for the couple to find their happily-ever-afters.

The strongest element in A Wedding One Christmas was undeniably the characterization of both Angie and Ezra. They were both beautifully fleshed-out characters who popped to life throughout the book. Angie is on her way back home for the first time since her beloved father passed away and Ezra is doing the same after breaking off a long-term relationship. On their way home, they stop at a wedding location where they encounter each other when Angie seeks Ezra's help to flee the wedding party since they are under the misconception that she is a bridesmaid. I really enjoyed getting to know both Angie and Ezra. They were such lovely people who were dealing with a little bit of baggage. What really stood out to me throughout this book was how genuine and raw every emotion of theirs felt. A lot of the self-doubt that they felt rang true to me. If I'm being honest, I saw a lot of myself in parts of Angie and Ezra.

I knew the moment that these two met each other that they were meant to be. Therese Beharrie solidified that feeling for me as the two engaged in deep conversations. This book is 90% of the couple actually talking and I can't tell you guys how much that meant to me. I love it when couples talk their ears off because it's a way to grow a comfort level and to get to know each other. With a book like this, where the relationship develops over 24 hours, it made sense that they would talk so much. The conversations they had gave them the nudge to start healing. It wasn't always all serious. There was some excellent banter between Angie and Ezra that only made the chemistry between them sizzle more. I was just impressed by how the romance never even felt like insta-love despite the short timeline of it. I also really loved the wedding setting. It provided humor and lightness to this story as there were many shenanigans to be had as the two pretended to be a couple in front of the wedding party.

A Wedding One Christmas was a special read that gave me warm and fuzzy feelings. Who doesn't love a book like that? Be sure to give this one a try this Christmas!

Do you enjoy romance novels that take place over a short timeline? Do you have any favorites?
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