Saturday, June 27, 2015

Can't Buy Me Love

Author: Beth Vogt                 
Publisher: Howard Books
May 2015
Genre: Contemporary romance novella
Series: Destination Weddings

In this e-novella kicking off the brand-new Destination Wedding series, Bellamy, a bride-to-be who dreams of a one-of-a-kind Manhattan wedding, gets caught up in all the planning, and things quickly spin out of control.

What is the true cost of an ultimate uptown wedding? 

Bellamy grew up in a large, boisterous family. The Hillmans may not have had it all, but Bellamy learned how to stretch a dollar and make it look like she did. Now she’s marrying Reid Stanton, the man of her dreams. While planning their one-of-a-kind Manhattan destination wedding, Bellamy gets caught up in all things Pinterest. It starts out simply enough with a “Save the Date Destination Wedding” board. Then it’s the “Destination Wedding Dresses” and “Invitations” boards. As her ideas multiply, so does the cost of the wedding.

Before she realizes it, all her creative planning has decimated the budget. Can Bellamy make things right, or will the cost of the ultimate wedding be losing the man she loves?

CAN’T BUY ME LOVE is the kick-off novella for Ms. Vogt’s Destination Wedding series, and I can’t wait to see where this series goes. Bellamy is a failure. In her own opinion, that is. She flunked out of college because she couldn’t decide on a major. Got a job as a dog groomer. Met Prince Charming.

And things went downhill from there.

Her wedding dress is too similar to his sisters. The second wedding dress costs more than most cars. She has to have new clothes to all his high-society parents’ events. And she’s not good enough. She’ll never be good enough. And when rich, confident Reid overreacts to her spending spree (with good reason) she calls off the wedding and is left with a mountain of debt.

I enjoyed reading this novella and getting to know Reid and Belle and the very sweet secondary characters. Of course, I felt very poor in comparison. The first wedding dress Belle bought is out of my budget and the second?  Ha. I don’t have access to private jets or hired chefs or limo drivers… Need I say more?  But it was nice to step into expensive shoes and get a glimpse of how the other half lives.

Fans of contemporary romance will enjoy CAN’T BUY ME LOVE.

4.5 stars. Available in ebook. 140 pages.

I obtained this book from Book Fun Magazine in exchange for my honest review. 

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