THERE GOES THE BRIDE
ISBN# (10) 0-446-61845-4 / (13) 978-0-446-61845-8
March 1, 2007
Warner Forever (Hachette Book Group USA)
1271 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10022
Rating: 4 Cups
Delaney Cartwright is celebrating the final fitting of the bridesmaid’s dresses with her friends but is not feeling the least bit frivolous over the affair. Twice she has postponed the wedding. She is not certain if life with her fiancé Evan will be really as exciting as she would like.
Orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Evan van Zandt, is as likeable as they come. He insists he and Delaney avoid any sexual encounter until they say their marriage vows.
Detective Dominic Nick Vinetti wants to return to work but his leg injury prohibits him from even being assigned to a desk job right now. His grandfather died two days after Nick’s incident, and to make matters worse his ex-wife, who left him on their honeymoon, just sent him a wedding invitation. What else could happen in his life?
Delaney feels that her strait-laced fiancé Evan, just does not release enough sparks to make any magic in their life, and she wonders how it will be after they say I do. When she enters a consignment shop, a wedding veil stands out drawing her attention. She feels bad for even looking at another veil since she already has a great wedding dress and veil already, but still this one practically speaks to her. She sees herself standing, wearing the veil, saying her vows, but it is not Evan to whom she is marrying. She learns the veil is over three hundred years old and considered magic. Unfortunately the veil is not for sale, but Delaney proves she will pay a high price to have it in her possession. Her girlfriends suggest she should just kidnap Evan and have her way with him. Nick believes his life is just another soap opera. He really needs to return to work for a distraction. After leaving the orthopedic office he happens to literally run into Delaney. When she reaches to help him, she sees he has an impaired leg and feels awful. Their one little encounter only leads to more for the two as their lives become entangled in a way that Delaney is left with real doubts about her relationship with Evan, and perhaps her future with Nick. She can only wonder if the veil holds some importance to her true soul mate.
Lori Wilde always generates a thrilling read for her readers. This one is riveting and extremely exhilarating. I found Delaney a very likeable character that is full of compassion. Nick oozes with alluring charm and one can really feel the pain that he endures with his injury not to mention what the cards have dealt for him. There Goes the Bride has tight dialogue, with some humor woven through on every page. The engaging read keeps the reader’s attention in this smooth flowing page-turner. Evan and the other well-rounded cast of characters spin a passionate, well-crafted story that is full of heart.
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