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Number of Pages: 320
Vendor: Barbour Publishing
Publication Date: 2012
|Dimensions: 8.38 X 5.50 X 0.50 (inches)|
All Violet can think about is how to make sure she has a date for her little sister’s wedding. Online dating, speed dating, blind dates. . .she doesn’t care what it takes. And when that doesn’t work, she hires a matchmaker, only to discover that her “match” is her old college classmate. Violet didn’t like Jackson then and she sure doesn’t like him now. But Jackson has a plan: he’ll be her “boyfriend” at the wedding if Violet will be his “girlfriend” for his high school reunion. There’s just one small hitch—they still can’t stand each other!
Annalisa Daughety, a graduate of Freed-Hardeman University, writes contemporary fiction set in historic locations. Annalisa lives in Arkansas with two spoiled dogs and is hard at work on her next book. She loves to connect with her readers through social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. More information about Annalisa can be found at her website, www.annalisadaughety.com.
ValerieBC, CanadaAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5In the Contract: 3 KissesFebruary 2, 2013ValerieBC, CanadaAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Violet needs a date for her sister's wedding or risk looking like a loser. It's bad enough that her soon-to-be brother-in-law was made partner in her dad's law firm instead of her. Her little sister doesn't have to rub her nose in everything. She can find a great date for the occasion, no matter what it takes. Like hiring a matchmaker.
Problem is, apparently there is only one good match for her in the entire state of Arkansas, and that's Jackson. He was a jerk back in college and she has no reason to believe he's improved in the meantime. But he has a proposition for her. All he needs is to get his family off his back until after Christmas and the speech he has to give at his high school reunion. Then they can have a big public fight and each get on with their lives.
Reluctantly, Violet agrees. At least she won't be under any false ideas about Jackson. There's no danger of falling for him. She signs his contract. 25 dates over the next few months. Thanksgiving with his family and Christmas with hers. 3 kisses.
But what happens when they begin having fun and actually enjoying each other's company?
Although the basic premise of this story isn't new, this author managed to find a few twists to the trope. There is a unique cast of completely endearing characters with their own unique traits, and a few additional characters you'll love to hate. If you love cupcakes, hot air balloons, and old faithful dogs, check out A Wedding Date in Hot Springs, Arkansas.