Saturday, June 7, 2014

Crashing The Congressman's Wedding by Elley Arden with Review

Alice Cramer is tired of being pitied for her family’s transgressions, so she resolves to break out of the gutter and into the spotlight. As long as her local congressman can forget about their checkered past and help her secure a federal grant to open Harmony Falls Little Theatre, she’ll be the brightest star in town. But when Alice stands up in church and stops the congressman’s wedding, she dives headfirst into fresh scandal.

Why is Harmony Fall’s golden boy, Justin Mitchell, speeding down the interstate sans a new wife but with the local drama queen he’s been trying his whole life to avoid? Alice Cramer may have saved him the hassle of an arranged marriage to a woman he didn’t love, but she’s also put a business transaction big enough to save an entire town in jeopardy - not to mention his reputation.

Soon Alice and Justin are dredging up and indulging in an attraction that threatens all their dreams and aspirations. But what if life together is the dream that matters most?

My Review: 4 1/2 stars
I loved reading this book. I'm going a little backwards because I've already read the second book in the series, but that's what made me want to go back. I enjoyed that one, and wanted to know more about life in Harmony Falls, where this series takes place. This book had a great story line, fantastic characters and really drew me in to what was happening to them. I really felt for Alice because she never thought she was good enough for anything or anyone. Especially not Justin, who she's been in love with pretty much her whole life. 
Alice's day starts off pretty spectacular - not! And only gets worse from there. Alice really tries to do the right thing throughout the book, and I really can't blame for not believing that Justin would want her, considering she's been told that she'll never end up happy by her parents growing up. That's a lot to overcome. It all starts when Alice stands up and asks to speak to Justin because of something she heard, and because Justin really doens't look like a man getting married should - happy. It turns into a whole lot more than Alice thought, but she doesn't get to see the result. Things between Alice and Justin heat up after he walks out of the wedding because of Alice speaking up. Alice doesn't see things working out, and just decides to go along for the ride as far as it'll take her. Justin on the other hand, has had to make some decisions about how he wants his future to go, not how everyone else sees his future going. He makes those decisions and comes to the conclusion that he wants Alice there with him, regardless of the past. I really loved the end of this book. If Harmony Falls were a real place, I'd so love to visit. I'm looking forward to reading more in this series and more from Elley. 

About The Author:
Elley Arden is a born and bred Pennsylvanian who has lived as far west as Utah and as far north as Wisconsin. She drinks wine like it’s water (a slight exaggeration), prefers a night at the ballpark to a night on the town, and believes almond English toffee is the key to happiness.

Elley writes provocative, emotional, contemporary romances, where Mr. Not-My-Type ends up being Mr. Right.

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