Thursday, May 4, 2017

Breaking All The Rules by Rachael Richey

Breaking All The Rules
by Rachael Richey

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc (May 5, 2017)
Publication Date: May 5, 2017
ISBN-10: 1509213201
ISBN-13: 978-1509213207
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Paperback: 316 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

 
Kate is getting married in a month. Richard, her fiancé, is a lawyer: rich, successful, and very good-looking. She’s definitely in love with him. No doubt about that. So when Sam, a good friend and her high school crush, returns after eight years of traveling, she doesn’t care. After all, he never actually asked her out, and then he went traveling without her, contrary to their plans. She only agrees to go to dinner with him in order to hear all his news, so why doesn’t she tell him she’s getting married? And is he still bothered by the tragedy eight years ago? Sometimes life just gets too complicated, and Kate finds she keeps having Very Bad Ideas, which lead to even more complications. Just three days before her wedding, she finds herself in a situation that demands the biggest decision of her life.

 
Breaking All The Rules by Rachael Richey

Breaking All The RulesRichard is everything a girl could want, a rich, successful, handsome, attorney who is going places. Her parents adore him and the wedding is a month away. So why is Kate getting so antsy? Why did she accept a sort of date with Sam? Sam, the guy who she had been crushing on since high school, when they had plans to travel together. It isn’t like they had dated or that he returned her feelings, but sometimes, that one that literally got away is never forgotten. Now, after eight years he is back, looking fabulous, and he makes her heart beat in double time. But she is getting married, because she loves Richard. Richard, the ever so proper barrister, the serious man who works hard and has no sense of adventure whatsoever, besides, it’s too late to back out now, everyone expects a wedding. Her family has paid a pretty penny to give Kate the wedding of her mother’s dreams. And Kate is determined not to disappoint anyone, no matter the cost to her. No matter that with one smile, Sam makes her forget everything but him, including to mention her upcoming wedding.

Four weeks, four long weeks, filled with tension, turmoil and a total eclipse of Kate’s heart, not that she will admit it. She becomes her own version of Bridezilla as she continues to sneak moments with Sam, just as friends and Richard continues to be absent in her life with work, play and who knows what else.

The calendar is counting off the days to the moment of truth and it is up to Kate to search her heart and soul to learn what her heart truly wants.

BREAKING ALL THE RULES by Rachael Richey is romantic comedy and then some! Talk about cold feet! Kate is caught between duty and her heart and the chaos going on within her mind is overwhelming. Possibly this is the reason she seemed almost too immature to marry? Rachael Richey has created the perfect atmosphere for the romantic chaos on each page. From sisterly rivalry to an overbearing mother, Kate is definitely the square peg in the round-hole family she lives in. Her father is a delightful ally, as is her grandmother (a former lovechild, turned polished lady). Sam rarely crosses any lines of propriety, avoiding making him a villain. Richard? Well, let’s just say he is a stick figure, perfectly matching his shallow relationship with Kate.

Rachael Richey had me laughing, had me angry and kept me balanced on the edge of my seat waiting to see what fiasco Kate could cause next, whether it is emotional, mental or physical. A fun read that could prove to be a must-read for brides everywhere with a lesson on simplicity and honesty versus appearance and complication, all while making one smile!

I received an ARC edition from Rachael Richey in exchange for my honest review.

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