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When Lucas Wright realizes what has happened, he offers to marry Kate and save her public image. Kate's heart-and her pride-have been deeply wounded. Are Lucas's handsome smile and utter devotion enough to convince her that her marriage is more than she had ever expected?
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Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2011
Series: Nantucket Love Story
Surrender Bay, Nantucket Love Story Series #1 Value EditionDenise HunterThomas Nelson / 2012 / Trade Paperback$5.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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She wrote the bookliterallyon finding the right mate. But does she really understand what love's about?
Five hours before her Nantucket beach weddingand on the eve of her big book launchcelebrity marriage counselor Kate Lawrence has everything in place.
Everything, that is, but the groom. She might not have a career, either, when her nationwide audience finds out their marriage guru has been left at the altar.
Enter Lucas Wright, who offers to stand in for the missing husband-to-be and marry her. Kate's desperate enough to agreealthough shes sure this Mr. Wright is completely wrong for her. But can they pull it off? And why would Lucas want to marry her in the first place?
Could it be that "Dr. Kate" doesn't know the first thing about love?
Denise Hunter is the internationally published bestselling author of more than twenty-five books, including A December Bride and The Convenient Groom, which have been adapted into original Hallmark Channel movies. She has won The Holt Medallion Award, The Reader's Choice Award, The Carol Award, The Foreword Book of the Year Award, and is a RITA finalist. When Denise isn't orchestrating love lives on the written page, she enjoys traveling with her family, drinking green tea, and playing drums. Denise makes her home in Indiana where she and her husband are rapidly approaching an empty nest. You can learn more about Denise through her website DeniseHunterBooks.com or by visiting her Facebook page at facebook.com/authordenisehunter.
Crystal5 Stars Out Of 5Twist on Arranged Marriage ThemeAugust 25, 2017CrystalQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Just hours before her much publicized wedding, Kate Lawrence is shocked to receive a phone call from her fianc bailing on the wedding. Devastated and worried about how her career as a well-known celebrity marriage counselor and release of her new book will be affected, Kate is desperate for a solution. Cue her knight in shining armor, Lucas Wright- Kates friend, landlord, and owner of the woodworking shop beneath her apartment. While Kate believes Lucas is just doing her a favor and saving her from the embarrassment of being publicly humiliated, in truth Lucass intentions go far beyond that.
The Convenient Groom places a new twist on the arranged marriage theme that just simply works! As is typical with this type of theme, of course Kate and Lucas begin having feelings for each other. The difference is how they each came about those feelings and what they do with them. I about cried when I discovered that Lucas actually marries Kate because he truly secretly loves her! Sigh. So sweet! Hunter adds in an unexpected component to the development of Kates feelings. Her biggest struggle is not recognizing the feelings she is developing for Lucas, but grasping that their growing love does not fit her formula. She doesnt see that love doesnt fit into a perfect little box, but that its organic and mysterious and vibrant! The ending was very satisfying! LOVED this story!
This review contains my own thoughts and opinions. I have not been compensated by the author or publisher in any way.
jsrn185 Stars Out Of 5Convenience or love?June 18, 2016jsrn18Quality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0A wonderfully written book about what it could be like to enter marriage for the sake of of convenience and learning to trust and love the person no matter what. This was a very relatable book in that it shows how many of us are broken by things we see around us and how love is easily broken but we can't live our lives with the fear of falling. In the end we may find that the situations or things we believed happened may not be the truth and may be just what we perceived as the truth. Definitely a must read!
DoraNorth CarolinaAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5An irresistible love story!April 21, 2014DoraNorth CarolinaAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Sharing my thoughts~
Jilted by her fiance, Bryan, just a handful of hours before their wedding, Kate's pain and internal turmoil literally seeps off the pages. How could this happen? She was a marriage consultant, supposedly an expert on the topic, and her book was launching along with her wedding. Lucas, a carpenter, had loved Kate since the day she rented the space above his shop. Since the groom's identity had been kept a secret, all tied up with the book's marketing plan, Lucas volunteers to step in. Kate agrees to his plan, but only for a year. Lucas is in it for the forever.
Committing a year of her life to a man she didn't love. Good grief, most of the time she didn't even like him. Not that he was a bad person. He was just so...irritating sometimes. Vexing. The way he was late and careless and so laid-back she wished she had a remote control so she could push the fast-forward button.
Yep. Major conflict ensues when organization to the nth degree marries laid back Lucas. But Lucas sets out to show list-making Kate that life happens between the pages.
Know what you're looking for before you begin dating. As with a spontaneous shopping spree, if you don't have a goal in mind, you'll come home with the wrong thing.
~Excerpt from Finding Mr. Right-for-You by Dr. Kate
I enjoyed the excerpts from Dr. Kate's book that plugged the beginning of every chapter, little nuggets that enticed me to keep reading. Not that I ever once thought about putting down the book, but just to give me an idea of what deliciousness I would find in the next chapter. Totally cool!
Best of all, I appreciated how this story, without words or preaching, represents Christ and His love for us. Carpenter Lucas (don't you just love that??) loved Kate. Before she ever knew of his love, he stepped in with a plan, to marry her, hoping that he would eventually woo her with his love and his actions. For me, this was an irresistible love story straight from the Word. Rich with symbolism, I can't think of a more appropriate story to read at Easter. Scoop it up! You'll be so glad you did.
Disclaimer: I purchased The Convenient Groom. The opinions expressed in this review are my own, and I received no monetary compensation.
WiseNaomiTheodore, ALAge: 45-54Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5January 31, 2014WiseNaomiTheodore, ALAge: 45-54Gender: femaleAs others have stated, I too was rather taken aback with the lack of references to God in this book. Other than the initial scripture at the beginning of the book. However, I still gave the book 4 stars (4.5, if you want to be technical). I deducted the .5/1 point because of the lack of reference. The author clearly stated that this book is an allegory. What others should think about is the fact that in the Bible the book of Esther does not reference God either, however, we know that He is implied! I thought that this book was a tender representative of the great love that our Savior Jesus Christ has for us!
MarshaJAge: 35-44Gender: female3 Stars Out Of 5August 25, 2010MarshaJAge: 35-44Gender: femaleThe story was romantic and sweet, but honestly, there was nothing in it to point a reader to Christ. A non-believer would know nothing more about God as she did before she read this book. I understand the concept of an allegory, but to me Christian fiction needs to mention Christ. I was disappointed.