Wedding fever has hit the little town of Marietta…
As the whole town goes crazy over the celebrity wedding event of the century, Melanie Richards decides she's tired of blending in. It's time go after what she wants. Her to do list:
Get a sexy dress
A little liquid courage
Lose that pesky virginity
Luke Shuller can’t believe his eyes when he walks into Grey’s and sees his best friend trying to pick up some drunk cowboy. Melanie wants to start hooking up? She can practice on him. At least he’ll keep her safe. And as a bonus, their pretend relationship will help him deal with a family crisis.
But when pretend gets real, Melanie can’t tell where the charade ends and reality begins. When the dust settles, will she get thrown back into the friend zone, or will she finally get the man of her dreams?
This story sort of started in Bride By Mistake, where we were introduced to Luke for the first time. I didn't like him then, I think he was acting really pompous and judgmental, when his sister and best friend were trying to find their way to happily ever after.
Well, at first, in this story Luke just went all out with his overbearing and chauvinistic behavior. But there was so much angst, disappointments, and fear behind that behavior. Because of his dyslexia, he had lived his life feeling like he doesn't measure up to his parents, he is constantly afraid to fail. And that causes him to act out, trying to control, protect and fix everything he could, he is afraid of change, ready to run out if things get difficult, because of the fear of failure.
And with Mel, he has the opportunity to have it all. The connection between them is so open, honest, electric, and hot. The chemistry just off the charts. And it broke my heart a bit, the difficult road they had to take, the obstacles they had to face, the turmoil they had to go through, to be able to have it all, for Mel to be able to be finally his bride
~ Four Spoons