Publication Date: September 17, 2013
Description: What started as a whim turned into an accidental - and very public - engagement. Can Layla and Seth keep up the facade in Chapel Springs this holiday season - for the sake of her career . . . and his heart?
Under normal circumstances, Seth Murphy, the best friend of Layla O'Reilly's ex-fiance would be the last person she'd marry. But the news of their upcoming (and phony) nuptials convinces a big client that Layla may be high-society enough to work for his agency, a coup that would put her fledgling home-staging business on the map. Seth has secretly loved Layla for years, even when she was dating his best friend. Maybe she'll never forgive him for the way he hurt her back then, but he has to try. And Layla is willing to keep up their engagement farce until she's landed her client. For Layla, it's the chance to save her career. But for Seth, it's his last chance to win her heart.
Review: I received this book from NetGalley and the publisher in return for my honest opinion. I really enjoyed this book which is the first in the A Year of Weddings series. Layla is an up and coming business woman who is still working in a cafe to make ends meet until she gets some clients. She is supposed to be attending her ex's wedding to her cousin with her friend who suddenly calls and cancels due to being ill. She runs into her ex's friend Seth who convinces her to attend as his date. Oh boy!! While at the wedding Seth blurts out they are engaged...it wasn't his fault honest...he just was trying to help. This begins all kind of drama in the little town they live in. Because Seth has money and is well known and liked in their town, she gets a call from a very much wanted client who wants to meet with her.....and Seth! Quickly they agree on a plan and continue to be "engaged" until she gets the client and some business lined up basically. It's a whirlwind of activity the rest of the book and it just was a really cute read. A little predictable at times but nevertheless entertaining.
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