Review: One Week to the Wedding by Olivia Miles

One Week to the Wedding by Olivia Miles
Series: Misty Point (# 1)
ReleaseDate: June 13, 2017
Publisher: Forever
Pages: 352
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

Kate Daniels couldn’t be more excited to be planning her best friend’s wedding…in theory.

Lately, just thinking about gowns and centerpieces makes her want to hide under the covers with her dog and a good book –one that doesn’t include a romantic plot, thank you very much. Maybe it’s because her fiancé cheated. Or maybe it’s because he cheated with her younger sister, Charlotte. Or maybe it’s because her newfound reputation as jilted wedding planner isn’t exactly doing wonders for her career.

Charlotte knows she messed up. Big time. But she also knows something Kate doesn’t-something that might bring them close again, if her sister will ever take her calls. But as time passes and silence grows, Charlotte begins to realize she can’t hide from her problems forever, and that sometimes the only place to run is home.

With the wedding only a week away, Kate expects a few surprises. But what she doesn’t expect is to find herself believing…in the strength of family, and the possibility of finding love again

 

Review: Kate is just trying to make this a memorable time for her best friend. She works for a wedding planner who happens to have a grudge against Kate problem one. She also was jilted by her fiancé who took off with her sister. Now as she tries to heal (I for one don’t feel as if a wedding planner is the right job for Kate)her sister wants to contact her make peace…I am just not feeling this. Charlotte couldn’t have picked a worst time. Kate is now trying to rein in the groom brother who happens to be the best man. The chemistry between Kate and Alec is strong. But Alec has problems of his own.

Family…is what it all comes down to. Kate wants nothing to do with Charlotte (who realizes her mistakes, knows how to fix them but Kate won’t talk to her). And then there is Alec who is trying to get his brother not to marry but to come back home and work in the family business. Why can’t he do both.

Ms. Miles gives us interesting well rounded character like Kate and Alec. Showing a more realistic relationship she slows it down and gives that love/hate balance. Then just for some depth to the story she adds family issues and a mixed up dynamic. With these elements you get a full spectrum of emotions.

I enjoyed the story and the characters. It was fun to watch them grow, share and mature. With the personal growth Ms. Miles also showed that second chances were a good thing, forgiving leads to moving forward and healing. Which I felt brought warmth into the story making it seem…real.

This is a book to recommend to someone that needs to look at moving on and taking a second chance.