A Wedding At Two Love Lane
Two Love Lane (Volume 2)
by Kieran Kramer
St. Martin’s Press
St. Martin’s Paperbacks
Formats: E-Book and Paperback: 346 pages
Pub Date 02 Jan 2018
I voluntarily reviewed an advance readers copy of this book. No remuneration was exchanged and all opinions presented herein are my own except as noted.
Never say never when it comes to love. Greer Jones has made a real name for herself at the elegant matchmaking agency Two Love Lane. For a lot of reasons—including a past engagement she broke off—practical tech expert Greer is more interested in the business of love than the experience of it, but she can’t help but covet a gorgeous wedding gown that’s the prize in an upcoming cocktail-party contest. In a moment of brazen inspiration, Greer asks a handsome Brit she’s only just met to accompany her to the party. He agrees—and Greer believes her date is a starving artist. Little does she know the truth. . .
Ford Smith, as he calls himself, is actually Stanford Elliott Wentworth Smythe, the Eighth Baron of Wickshire. Fresh off a breakup with a money-grubbing siren who deceived him all the way to the altar, Ford has no desire to fall in love—especially with Greer who, like the desired wedding gown, is beautiful but only skin-deep. But soon Ford realizes that there’s more to Greer than meets the eye. Her professionalism is matched only by her passion for life and love. . .and, best of all, she has no idea that he’s to the manor born. Could it be that true love is priceless after all? http://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250111067
Many women have been dreaming of their weddings since they were little girls. The problem with thinking about the wedding is that it is not nearly as important as marriage.
This story was just a little too hard to believe. It was like a modern day world where the characters feel more as if they belong in another time when people were more naive. It was a slow start for me and there were several aspects and quirky characters that would probably have made more sense had I read other books in the series.
On the other hand the very nearly ridiculous nature of some of the events and characters do give the story a unique flavor and offer some interesting twists. But it also gives it the glib feeling of a late 1970s sitcom with most difficulties glossed over. For example, with a living older brother how is Ford already a Baron? I asked Ms. Kramer about this and it arises from changing his brother from a younger brother to an older sibling. The title would have been inherited from an Uncle.
It was interesting that Ford’s life, with wealth and title still has some hard issues he has to reconcile.
So, a slow starter but once it got going it was an amusing break from the more serious books I was reading.