The Convenient Groom
Now a Hallmark Channel Original Movie!
She wrote the book—literally—on finding the right mate. But does she really understand what love's about?
Five hours before her Nantucket beach wedding—and on the eve of her big book launch—celebrity 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 agree—although she’s 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?
My thoughts: I am a huge Denise Hunter fan and I so don't know how I missed THE CONVENIENT GROOM when it first came out. I became aware of it's existence when it was made into a Hallmark movie and I promoted that on my blog, letting all those lucky people who had Hallmark channel on TV know -- I don't have TV. Ugh. Color me green.
So knowing the book is always better than the movie (if the book came first) I went looking for it. And yes, I did buy it, but I didn't buy it from Amazon so it will not say I'm a verified buyer. Again, ugh.
THE CONVENIENT GROOM was just as amazing as I knew it would be. Lucas was literally a dear, and so swoon-worthy, Kate was shattered, didn't know which way was up and was grasping at a life-saver to save everything -- her reputation, her career, her sanity.
Dr. Kate had a lot of intelligent advice, but she didn't know what true love was -- she found her perfect mate and emotions weren't involved. That was my thought when she was stunned by her reactions to Lucas. You know, sometimes you know something in your head, but your heart has different ideas, She had a lot to learn.
The book did end with some lingering questions, but it was sweet, swoon-worthy, and sigh -- a sad moment when I closed the cover. Now I found the movie is available for sale -- and I'll get to see it after all. Yay. If you missed this book, grab it now. THE CONVENIENT GROOM. Other books in the series are Surrender Bay, THE CONVENIENT GROOM, Seaside Letters and Driftwood Lane
My thoughts on the movie: Read the book. Movie is not well done. :( Totally different than the book, no chemistry between characters, and rather dull.