Wednesday, December 27, 2017

A Wedding at Two Love Lane by Kieran Kramer

Setting: Charleston, SC
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Release Date: January 2, 2018

This is book two in the Two Love Lane series. It's Greer's turn at romance. She dumped her beau and throws everything she has into creating the algorithms the women at Two Love Lane use to find customers their true love. She also believes that Mr. Right will come along, eventually.

She falls in love with a wedding dress at an auction and loses it to the only client they couldn't help. When she learns that despicable store owner plans to give the dress away, she wants to enter. The big problem is that she doesn't have a groom. While the rules don't say you have to have a groom, some of the competitions rely heavily on one.

Ford Smith spies Greer and knows she's the woman he desperately needs to paint for his upcoming art show. He arranges to attend the functions with her if she'll pose for him. There's one thing he's hiding, he's actually a baron and while he swears he cannot fall in love again, he's starting to fall for Greer.

Strengths and Weaknesses

A Wedding at Two Love Lane starts off strong. I loved seeing Greer go head-to-head with Pierre, but he was such an ass that I couldn't like him at any point in the story. I also felt there were a few unnecessary minor storylines, such as Ford's ex's surprise announcement and the bedroom makeover Greer agrees to. It created too many distractions that I never felt were truly necessary.

RTR's Bottom Line

I loved the first book in this series. Greer's story is powerful and so romantic, but I didn't find myself as enthralled as I was with Macy's story. I think I never loved having Greer's ex and his new fiancee be such a big part of this story. It's a good read, but it's not one that I'd need or feel compelled to read again.

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