Tuesday, February 19, 2013


How lucky am I that I’ve read two books in a row that I found clever and well written?!!

The Convenient Groom by Denise Hunter, is part of her Nantucket Love Story series. I haven’t read the others, but this one was great. I give it two thumbs up!

Kate Lawrence has built a thriving career for herself as a marriage counselor. But, her goal was to help people before they get married, so she wrote a book titled, Finding Mr. Right For You. The story begins on her wedding day. Dr. Kate’s book release has been carefully planned for the same day. It’s a huge media frenzy-type affair geared to launch her book into orbit. Figuratively, of course.

Lucas Wright is an artisan woodworker, and is making an ornate gazebo for Kate’s wedding. He’s rented the office and small apartment above his workshop to Dr. Kate for the past year, and has loved her from a distance.

Part of the media slant for Dr. Kate’s wedding is that she’s kept her groom a secret. The big groom-reveal will be at the wedding. The photographers are piling in; the reporters are ready with pen in hand; she even gets a request from Dr. Phil to guest on his show.

The gazebo is late, so Kate drives to Lucas’ workshop to see what’s holding him up—and she gets the call. Only hours before her media-hyped wedding, the groom decides he loves someone else.

This works out perfectly for Lucas and he takes full use of the situation by offering the logical solution: He will stand in as the groom. It’s a crazy idea. Kate believes in the sanctity of marriage, and yet ...

You guess it. In a moment of sheer desperation, Kate agrees to marry a man that she barely knows, and one whose slow, methodical habits drive her crazy.

The rest of the book is sheer entertainment as he tries every conceivable way to show his love for Kate without scaring her away. She resists with every ounce of willpower she has, and still comes up short. Dr. Kate, the expert on finding Mr. Right, cannot fall in love with a man who is her exact opposite! Can she?

Great, harmless fun! The book is well written, the characters are real and well thought out. The story is interesting and above the classification of ordinary love story.
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Steven W said...

Great review, thanks for sharing. I have to admit the title intrigued me a bit. Convenient Groom, kind of like, oh, you'll do, come along ...

Tina Scott, author, artist said...

Steve, thank you for your comment. The intriging title is why I bought the book.