Review: Five stars for Say I Do a fun, romantic, touching and, yes, sweet read from Lucy Kevin and Harlequin!

imageLucy Kevin’s Rose Chalet Bridal venue is the place to be married in the San Francisco area it seems. However, I think that the behind-the-scenes folks may be having more fun than those who are coming there to party.

When Lucy Kevin published her digital “Four Weddings and a Fiasco” series few years ago, I know many of us were hooked on the stories of the caterer, florist, musician, wedding dress seamstress, and Rose Chalet proprietor. Now everyone can enjoy this series as Harlequin is printing all these stories in two collections!

I received the first collection, Say I Do: The Wedding GiftThe Wedding DanceThe Wedding Song (Hqn), from the publisher for review and sequestered myself for a bit to settle in to this fun series.

If you haven’t read these books yet, you’re in for a treat, as Kevin has a deft hand to create perfect pacing for each of these romances. Each story focuses on a specific person at the Rose Chalet Bridal Venue and their particular romantic foible. Will the caterer learn how to trust her heart both in her cooking and her love life? Will the florist ever be able to commit herself beyond one night? Will the wedding musician find the woman he fell in love with with just one kiss – five years before?

Kevin infuses these romances not only with heat, but with hope. Perhaps the most ephemeral and necessary ingredients for lasting love. Her heroes make might make you virtually swoon, because they’re the good guys who are just as sexy and compelling as any bad boy around. There’s plenty of humor too and the San Francisco setting is spot on too (I want to see the garden of shoes, next time I visit San Fran!).

I couldn’t put this collection down, not until the last page was turned. If you have a Kindle and, like me, don’t purchase books in print very often, you can download the same collection – under a different title: Four Weddings and a Fiasco Boxed Set (Books 1-3) by Lucy Kevin. Either way you’ll have a trio of fun, sexy, and romantic titles to enjoy – a perfect read for a winter evening or weekend.

Next up will be a print collection that includes books four and five of the series as well as another Lucy Kevin title, Kiss the Bride: The Wedding DressThe Wedding KissSparks Fly (Hqn) (pub date 25 Mar 2014. If you can’t wait till then and want the Kindle only version, both The Wedding Dress (Book 4) and The Wedding Kiss (Book 5) are available now. Luckily I already had these in my Kindle library, because I couldn’t stop reading at book three!

So, a solid five stars for Say I Do a fun, romantic, touching and, yes, sweet read from Lucy Kevin and Harlequin!


From the Publisher

Say I Do by Lucy Kevin
The Wedding GiftThe Wedding DanceThe Wedding Song (Books 1-3)
Harlequin HQN
Pub Date Jan 28 2014
ISBN 9780373779017
Price $7.99

For the very first time, three of New York Times sensation Lucy Kevin’s beloved wedding stories are together in print!

Set in the enchanting Rose Chalet Bridal venue overlooking San Francisco Bay, six people find love when and where they least expect it.

The Wedding Gift
Chef Julie Delgado and restaurant critic Andrew Kyle have a professional history that is spicy, to say the least. But when these two foodies decide to set their differences aside, they find that love is the spice in life.

The Wedding Dance
Phoebe Davis’s passion comes through in the bouquets she creates for the Rose Chalet’s clients, yet architect Patrick Knight has other designs in mind when he meets the beautiful florist.

The Wedding Song
Whitney Banning and Rose Chalet DJ Tyce Smith might not strike the right chord when they first meet, but Tyce’s love song to Whitney shows they can make beautiful music together.

Digital only versions

Four Weddings and a Fiasco series, books 1-5

Four Weddings and a Fiasco Boxed Set (Books 1-3: The Wedding Gift/The Wedding Dance/The Wedding Song) by Lucy Kevin
Price $3.99
Publication date January 5, 2014

Book Four
The Wedding Dress by Lucy Kevin
Price $2.99
Publication date; October 15, 2012

In THE WEDDING DRESS, the brand new book in Lucy Kevin’s Top 10 Barnes & Noble bestselling “Four Weddings and a Fiasco” series, Anne Farleigh’s stunning dress designs are a large part of what makes a wedding at the Rose Chalet so coveted. Just when she is about to create the most important dress of her career, Anne finds out shocking news about her father’s past. She’s spent her entire life believing that her parents shared the perfect love story. But did they? Or was it all just a lie…

Gareth Cavendish runs both his Private Investigation firm and his life by the book. But when he serves Anne with papers relating to her father’s alleged affair two decades earlier—and the illegitimate daughter that resulted from it—he finds it impossible to remain strictly professional. Anne is simply the most beautiful, sweet, and open-hearted person he’s ever met. Only, how many rules will Gareth have to break to help her learn how to believe in love again?

Book Five
The Wedding Kiss by Lucy Kevin
Price $3.99
Publication date: December 19, 2012

In THE WEDDING KISS, the brand new book in Lucy Kevin’s bestselling “Four Weddings and a Fiasco” series, Rose Martin, proprietor of San Francisco’s premiere wedding venue the Rose Chalet, is trying to convince herself that the man she’s marrying in a week is the right one for her. But with only seven days left until he loses her forever to another man, RJ Knight, the landscaper and handyman at the chalet, can’t step aside any longer. He might not be a wealthy member of San Francisco high society like her fiancé, but RJ is desperately in love with Rose…and he’s pretty darn sure that she’s in love with him, too. Now, with help from the rest of the Rose Chalet staff, he just needs to prove it.

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