Maid of honor Sarah Carlton hasn’t failed at anything since her high school science project was sabotaged by a relentless competitor. So, she’ll do whatever it takes to make her best friend Jill’s wedding absolutely perfect. That includes taking the next flight out of Sacramento to retrieve the panicked bride’s cherished family wedding charm from her late grandmother’s attic in Atlanta Georgia.
Unfortunately, someone else has offered to come to the bride’s rescue—best man Ben Atkins, the same man who destroyed Sarah’s high school science project all those years ago. Now he wants to one-up her by retrieving the charm first? Sarah refuses to let that happen. The race is on.
When Sarah and Ben arrive in Atlanta, instead of finding the wedding charm there’s a letter from the bride’s grandmother directing the bride and groom to complete a series of tasks in order to prove their commitment to each other. With the wedding only two days away, Sarah and Ben must join forces by pretending to be the bride and groom in order to earn the wedding charm. Should be a cinch. After all, how hard can it be to fake true love for forty-eight hours?
The Wedding Charm is part of the Magnolias and Moonshine romance series, where you’ll fall in love with the South. Twenty New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon bestselling authors bring you a taste of Southern charm with ten sweet and ten sizzle contemporary romance novellas in the series.
Susan Hatler is one of my go-to authors for delightful, sweet romance novellas. Her stories are always a wonderful treat for me. The Wedding Charm was the perfect little escape for me. Sarah and Ben remind me a little bit of Ann Shirley and Gilbert Blythe. They have known each other since grade school and Ben has teased Sarah and "one up'd" her more times than she can count. He clearly doesn't like her - right? And Sarah can't possibly be attracted to the deliciously handsome Ben because of the way he treats her - right?
As Sarah and Ben work together to retrieve Jill's grandmother's wedding charm, they make some amazing discoveries about each other. They'll do anything required - including pretending to be engaged - in order to save their best friends' wedding. The tasks they have to complete and the obstacles in their way provide opportunity for both love and laughter. The tale is nothing short of a delight.
honest disclosure ~ I received a copy from the author for review