Publication: July 9, 2013
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
|Ten years ago, Quinn
Barton was on her way to the altar to marry Burke Morrison, her high school
sweetheart, when something derailed her. Rather, someone derailed her—the Best
Man who at the last minute begged her to reconsider the marriage. He told her
that Burke had been cheating on her. For a long time. Quinn, stunned, hurt, and
confused, struggled with the obligation of fulfilling her guests’
expectations—providing a wedding—and running for her life.
She chose running. With the Best Man. Who happened to be Burke’s brother, Frank.
That relationship didn’t work either. How could it, when Quinn had been engaged to, in love with, Frank’s brother? Quinn opted for neither, and, instead, spends the next seventeen years working in her family’s Middleburg, Virginia, bridal shop, Talk of the Gown, where she subconsciously does penance for the disservice she did to marriage.
But when the two men return to town for another wedding, old anger, hurt, and passion resurface. Just because you’ve traded the good guy for the bad guy for no guy doesn’t mean you have to stay away from love for the rest of your life, does it?
Today should be the happiest day of Quinn’s life. It’s her wedding day. But instead it turns out to be one of her worst days that she has experienced. One that she will be recounting over and over again. All thanks to her cheating almost husband Burke. Burke’s brother Frank is the one who tells Quinn about Burke’s indiscretions. Quinn of course is in disbelief and is heartbroken. So she calls off the wedding and runs off with Burke’s best man and brother, Frank…
Fast-forward ten years later and Quinn has her own bridal shop, and since Burke’s grandmother is getting re-married, she hires Quinn to make the wedding gown.
With the wedding bringing back Burke and Frank into town, Quinn is forced to face them and her issues/fears with the past.
At times it seemed liked there was too much of Quinn’s inner monologue going on. I understood her feelings about what happened and how unsatisfied she is, but it felt a little overdone.
After all these years, I still didn’t understand her blind love for Burke. I was secretly rooting for Frank the whole time. It had a slow start, but this novel was a light and fun read. I enjoyed Quinn and getting to know her, for the most part. The story had me reading page after page to see which brother if any she would choose.
**I received this book on behalf of St. Martin’s Press in exchange for nothing, but my honest opinion. Thank you.**
Rating: 3 out of 5.
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