Reviewed by PJ Ausdenmore
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
I love discovering new authors, especially when they arrive on my doorstep with a backlist just waiting to be glommed. I was not familiar with Jane Graves so when I picked up a copy of her latest contemporary romance, TALL TALES AND WEDDING VEILS, I wondered if it was a debut book. Imagine my surprise, and delight, to discover that it is actually the 16th book published by this six-time RITA finalist.
Heather Montgomery is 29, attractive in an understated way, responsible, a successful accountant and, to her mother’s ever-growing despair, single. Here she is, approaching her 30th birthday without a single prospect in sight, suffering through yet another ugly dress fitting, this time as the obligatory family bridesmaid to snooty, rich cousin Regina, and dreading the weekend bridesmaid trip to Vegas with the slim, gorgeous bride and her other four equally gorgeous sorority sister bridesmaids.
Tony McCaffrey is a man who knows how to have a good time. With his movie star looks, bone-melting smile and
In the lobby of her Vegas hotel, Heather is shocked to find herself standing next to Tony McCaffrey, the man she secretly fantasizes about during her regular visits to McMillan’s Bar and Grill back home but knows she could never attract. Tony, of course, doesn’t remember ever seeing Heather before but when her good luck charm wins him the $20,000 he needs to fulfill his dream he whisks her off in a limo for a champagne celebration, never intending more than one night of fun. Conservative, by-the-book, Heather and laid-back, playboy Tony are both equally horrified to awaken the next morning in bed together with a marriage certificate on the dresser. They’re a little fuzzy about the prior evening’s champagne-induced events however, since they’re both still dressed they know the marriage hasn’t been consummated and are relieved to agree to a simple, uncomplicated annulment…until the fateful moment when Heather remembers that post-wedding phone call to her mother.
While on the surface this particular storyline would appear to be light and predictable, in reality
Have you discovered any new authors lately? What books would you put in your beach bag this summer?