Publishers: Entangled: Select
Published: July 22nd, 2014
Dakota Halifax loves to be in love. In fact, as one of Las Vegas’s premier wedding planners, she’s built a whole career around romance. Which is why her own wedding has to be nothing short of perfect. And then her fiancé jilts her. While she’s waiting in her wedding dress. On a cruise ship already out at sea.Once back on dry land, Dakota tries to pour her heart into her business and weekly wedding advice column, Get Ready to Wed. But how can the heartbroken celebrate others’ true love? When she reconnects with her childhood best friend, surprisingly sexy and all-grown-up casino bouncer Brendan West, Dakota wonders if maybe she can fall back in love with being in love.
But then her ex reappears, begging for another chance, and suddenly Dakota questions if she’ll ever understand love. Can someone once-burned and twice-shy ever find her way down the aisle again?
Thanks to Entangled for an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
The cover is really awesome. I love how lighthearted it is - the comedy really allows Madsen's humor to shine through, even on the cover.
Speaking of Mrs. Madsen's humor - this book is freaking hilarious. She is hilarious as a person. I remember a few years back when I first met her on Twitter. We would tweet at each other with a bunch of other awesome ladies while I was in class at college. Amazing. #LongLiveTeamDirtyPride
Dakota was a lovable character; she was funny, down to earth and totally relatable. We've all had our hearts broken at one point or another and this book shows that with some friends, a little hope and faith and some humor (hope and faith in this case are various cartons of ice cream) and you can get through anything. Even a jerk for a fiancee who isn't mature enough to come talk to you about something mucho IMPORTANTE!
Enter Brendan West, very good looking, very funny, very laid back and oh-so-perfect for Dakota. He makes her an offer she can't refuse (pun intended) and soon they're hitting it off, while knocking fruit off the counter.
5 triquetras to this great novel that had me laughing, some tears were thrown in for good measure, and lots of happy feelings ensued.