Sunday, July 28, 2013

Blog Tour: Crashing the Congressman's Wedding by Elley Arden

Contemporary Romance
Date Published: 7/15/2013

Alice Cramer is tired of being pitied for her family’s transgressions, so she resolves to break out of the gutter and into the spotlight. As long as her local congressman can forget about their checkered past and help her secure a federal grant to open Harmony Falls Little Theatre, she’ll be the brightest star in town. But when Alice stands up in church and stops the congressman’s wedding, she dives headfirst into fresh scandal.
Why is Harmony Fall’s golden boy, Justin Mitchell, speeding down the interstate sans a new wife but with the local drama queen he’s been trying his whole life to avoid? Alice Cramer may have saved him the hassle of an arranged marriage to a woman he didn’t love, but she’s put a business transaction big enough to save an entire town in jeopardy–not to mention his reputation.
Soon Alice and Justin are dredging up and indulging in an attraction that threatens all their dreams and aspirations. But what if life together is the dream that matters most?


My Review:
This story started off a bit slow and confusing for me. The characters took a while to develop and the actual plot was a bit far-fetched. Now, those may sound like negative things, but I'm just being honest. The good thing about this book is that it really does speed up and everything starts falling into place around 25% in. 

The humor in this story is amazingly executed. The laughs come at perfect times and there is even one particular scene where I was cracking up throughout. I had moments where I had to stop and relay a couple of lines to my husband ... he never finds them as funny as I do, but I guess you need the whole story/context for that. 

All in all, this is a quick and easy read that is perfect for anyone in the mood for a good laugh.

Elley Arden is a born and bred Pennsylvanian who has lived as far west as Utah and as far north as Wisconsin. She drinks wine like it’s water (a slight exaggeration), prefers a night at the ballpark to a night on the town, and believes almond English toffee is the key to happiness.
Elley has been reading romance novels since she was a sixteen-year-old babysitter, sneaking Judith McNaught and Danielle Steele novels off the bookshelves of the women who employed her. She started her first manuscript when she was twenty-five, writing during babies’ naps. A total of three children and ten years later, the manuscript was complete. Little did she know, her journey to publication was only beginning…
Elley writes provocative contemporary romances for Crimson Romance.

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