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Review: Make-Believe Wedding by Sarah Mayberry

July 17th, 2017 by dsuzuki

Publication date: July 28, 2014

Publisher: Tule Publishing Group

Series: The Great Wedding Giveaway #9

Rating: ★★★★☆

About the book:

Everyone in Marietta, Montana, is in love and getting married – at least that’s the way it feels to Andie Bennett the night of the Valentine’s Ball. As she watches the man she’s loved from afar for half her life dance with another woman, Andie allows herself a moment of sheer fantasy as she fills out a stray entry form for the Great Wedding Giveaway. Andie channels years of fantasy and yearning for Heath McGregor onto the page, but she never intends to actually enter the Giveaway. Only a crazy woman would do that. But fate has other ideas….

When Heath learns he and Andie are last minute finalists in the Great Wedding Giveaway, he’s completely baffled. How on earth could anyone make such a ridiculous mistake? When it becomes clear that Andie will be humiliated if the slip-up becomes public, Heath does what any good friend would – he suggests they pretend the engagement is real until the Giveaway is over and then quietly “break up” when no one is paying any attention. It’s the perfect solution, except Heath very quickly realises that pretending Andie is his is no hardship at all. In fact, it may just be the best thing that’s ever happened to him…

My Thoughts:

I found this one while browsing the free books list on Amazon and it sounded like a cute read. It definitely lived up to my expectations and left me with a happy feeling upon finishing.

I really liked Andie’s character and I could sympathize with her for pining over her older brother’s best friend. I can imagine the torture she must have gone through over the years of watching him date other women and not viewing her as anything more than his best friend’s little sister. It was also nice seeing a strong female character who worked in a male dominated industry and who held the respect of her male colleagues.

Despite being so clueless to Andie’s crush on him I adored Heath. I had to give him mad props for not freaking out over the situation Andie got them in and for respecting her feelings about appearances with her co-workers instead of immediately freaking out over the mention of a wedding. I thought it was sweet that he was willing to go through with the charade especially after his ex verbally attacks Andie. Watching his eyes open to the wonderful woman Andie is was heart touching and I loved seeing their relationship flourish.

If you are a looking for a low angst read that will leave you with all the happy feelings definitely check this one out!

Find it online:

Amazon | B&N | Goodreads

The Great Wedding Giveaway Series

Prequel: Beauty’s Kiss by Jane Porter
Book 1: What a Bride Wants by Kelly Hunter
Book 2: Second Chance Bride by Trish Morey
Book 3: Almost a Bride by Sarah Mayberry
Book 4: The Unexpected Bride by Joanne Walsh
Book 5: The Reluctant Bride by Katherine Garbera
Book 6: Game Of Brides by Megan Crane
Book 7: The Substitute Bride by Kathleen O’Brien
Book 8: Last Year’s Bride by Anne McAllister

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