Once Upon a Wedding Story Synopsis
Cassie Anderson, bridesmaid extraordinaire, is tired of attending her friend’s weddings either solo, or with her best friend, Thad. Finding a real date is simply too much work. Especially when she sees an old acquaintance from high school, Dan, at her friend Shelley’s wedding. After the spark shared between them, Dan has become the object of her affection. Too bad he has a nasty habit of having a date on his arm at every turn. Stealing another woman's date is against the rules, but if she could just catch him alone…well, that would be fair game! Unfortunately, timing is everything, and she and Dan seem to have the worst. Always the bridesmaid, walking away with nothing more than a dreadful dress, Cassie is committed to changing her luck and getting her man.
Cassie Anderson has been the girl of Dan’s dreams since high school. Unfortunately, her return to his life comes at the worst time possible. As he tries to put his life back together, he keeps an eye on her, hoping to find her single at the right time. A time when it all hurts a bit less. A time when he can offer her all of the love she deserves. After three weddings of happenstance meetings, Dan finds himself to be a little more ready for everything that is Cassie. Putting himself out there, he can only hope she is everything he thinks she might be — his forever girl.
Anything but a Wedding
Thad never expected to find anyone who meant more to him than his best friend, Cassie. She was the one woman he loved enough not to sleep with. He was a player, but an honest one. Unfortunately, not everyone felt that balanced out his love 'em and leave 'em ways. He just didn't see a need to settle down — yet. Then, he met Brianna, who made him think about the future — a future with her — which was a new experience for Thad. Brianna is also a new kind of woman and convincing her that they have a future might just be the challenge of his life.
Not One More Wedding
Brianna works through men like she works through her closet — seasonally. Any other way has always been trouble. When she meets Thad, she is thrilled. Not only does he intrigue and excite her, but he is just like her — noncommittal. He sets her on fire with his smooth talk and honest approach to dating. Even without being physical beyond a kiss, the thought of him makes her entire body hum. Except, Thad has gone and gotten attached to her in a way neither of them expected; attached in a way she simply cannot allow. Unfortunately, he won't allow their relationship to become physical until she surrenders her heart to him, which is a battle she isn’t sure she can win. The longer it lasts, the less sure she becomes of wanting it to.
Bonus Story! When Cassie Met Thad
Were you curious about how Cassie and Thad met? Read all about their story in this bonus story exclusive to this version.
I received a copy of this story for an honest review.
Who doesn't love a good wedding? What about of series of wedding themed novellas that lead four individuals on the path to finding their very own soul mate? The One Day at a Wedding novella series introduces four interconnected characters on their journey to love as their paths crisscross.
What I Loved: I'm a sucker for a Happy Ever After and this series has four rewarding ones. Cassie, Dan, Thad, and Brianna (the four leads) are likeable characters who were easy to connect with. The super plus of this series for me was Cassie and Thad's friendship. As a girl with a close guy friend, I love when male/female friendship is represented in a story because it's real and it's honest. There's a moment where the electricity waivers between the two as they decide where there relationship stands that is just excellently executed.
What I Didn't Love: With four POV's recapping many of the same moments for all four characters there is a sense of overlapping and repetition with the series. I would have a liked a few more new or original scenes or maybe an epilogue showing where the characters end up. I confess though I liked Dan I struggled with his character a bit and wanted him to woo Cassie a wee bit harder.
"I want to be everything that we are meant to be, what ever that ends up being."
"It occurred to him that he had never been with a woman he truly loved before, and that in and of itself would make their first time together everything it needed to be."
"You are my last first kiss, I know this for certain. You are my only forever, I know this for certain."
"There was something special about this woman and as he walked away, he knew he would protect her, care for her, and love her like a sister in no time. He couldn't deny the connection he felt to her. It was oddly comforting to want to be so close to a woman."
Fans of sweeter romances will find satisfaction in the One Day at a Wedding tales where forever is the end goal and the happy ever after's are earned not insta-loved.