Review: Wish Upon a Wedding by LuAnn McLane

Author: LuAnn McLane
Series: Cricket Creek #10
Release Date: May 3, 2016
Publisher: Signet
Source: Publisher
Pages: 280
Reviewer: Marie
Rating: 3.5 Stars
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A little lie leads to delicious complications in the latest Cricket Creek romance from the USA Today bestselling author of Written in the Stars.
Heartbroken handyman Avery Dean can’t get away from his ex—who just happens to be the maid of honor in his sister’s upcoming wedding. As the best man, Avery has to grin and bear his sister’s misguided attempts to get them back together, until the perfect excuse presents itself in a pretty out-of-towner.

With her time in Cricket Creek, Kentucky, coming to an end, hair stylist Sophia Gordon can’t deny the town’s charms, or her attraction to Avery Dean. That’s why she finds herself saying yes to dinner, and then, a wedding date.

Sophia agrees to be Avery’s pretend girlfriend until the big day is over, but when their make-believe fling shows signs of real passion, Sophia starts to wonder if staying in Cricket Creek could make all her wishes come true.

Marie's Thoughts
I’ve been reading this series since the beginning, and I can honestly say that while it was wonderful to revisit the charming town of Cricket Creek, Kentucky, and all of its inhabitants, this book didn’t pack the usual punch that Ms. McLane is accustomed to delivering.

I enjoyed the pairing of Sophia and Avery. They had good chemistry and were fun, exciting characters. However, the story as to how their romance evolved was lackluster and disappointing. The in-depth details of their affair seemed to be placed on the back burner without the normal light being shed on the main couple’s journey to happily ever after. It was as if I were being told a tale by someone who has heard the story passed down…not being given the chance to truly live their romance.

Don’t get me wrong, I still enjoyed reading the book. It’s still Cricket Creek. It’s still Luann McLane. It is still full of potential characters and the usual antics. And I am completely understanding of the fact that sometimes it takes a not so fabulous story to lead you in to one that completely blows your socks off. That’s what I’m hoping happens here. I’m tickled that Avery and Sophia found their happy ending after tip-toeing around the inevitable. I just wish it had been written in a much better fashion.

Here’s hoping book number eleven will blow my socks off!

I read and reviewed a paperback copy of the book gifted to the blog, from the publisher, in exchange for an honest review. All conclusions reached are my own.

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