Ring the fictional romantic crush bell for me someone please!
Archie, the male character in this book, You May Kiss The Bridesmaid, by Camilla Isley, has caught my attention with his cheekiness, his beard, his bedside manner, his foot massages and his interest in yoga. I now can’t stop replacing Summer Knowles, the female character, with myself in my head. This is an occupational hazard for romance book bloggers like myself. Crushes on fictional characters can take days to recover from.
Archibald Hill – what have you done to me? As a forty something, married, mother of teenagers, I shouldn’t be sat out in my garden daydreaming about you giving me one of your foot massages! Jeez – I didn’t even like foot massages until you came along.
Can someone also pass me my handheld electric fan?
Here’s the blurb:
Archibald Hill is handsome, single, and he’s going to his best friend’s wedding ready to make a conquest or two. After all, everyone knows weddings are the perfect setting to get lucky.
Summer Knowles used to have a life—friends, family, a sister who’d do anything for her—until she blew it all away with a terrible mistake. Now, attending her twin’s wedding as the party’s undesirable number one seems like more than she can handle. So, when a tall stranger with smoldering ice-blue eyes offers her a therapy of seven nights of no-strings-attached fun, she might even ignore that he has a beard and accept.
Problem is, Summer has never been good at keeping sex and feelings separated…
Here’s my review:
VERY enjoyable read!
This is the sixth book in the series. I haven’t read any of the other books as I like to throw myself into series to see whether they can be read standalone. I can confirm this book can definitely be read on its own.
I love the set up for this book; a one WEEK Napa wedding filled with wine tastings, rehearsal dinners and yoga practices.
Summer Knowles is my kind of gal; good at giving banter, flawed and she can’t keep away from Archie. She has a past which she’s not proud about and she’s very relatable.
Archie is my kind of fictional love interest: handsome, cheeky and quite frankly irresistible.
Then you have this pact they make – a week long arrangement of no strings attached hanky panky.
Oh my days – this book gave me the flutters and made me read it with a cooling flannel draped over my forehead,
I thought it was a great read and Camilla Isley – you are a romantic comedy author goddess.
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Author Bio –
Camilla is an engineer turned writer after she quit her job to follow her husband on an adventure abroad.
She’s a cat lover, coffee addict, and shoe hoarder. Besides writing, she loves reading—duh!—cooking, watching bad TV, and going to the movies—popcorn, please. She’s a bit of a foodie, nothing too serious. A keen traveler, Camilla knows mosquitoes play a role in the ecosystem, and she doesn’t want to starve all those frog princes out there, but she could really live without them.
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