*I was given an advanced reader’s copy of this book for an honest review.
Piece of Cake: The Wedding by Gun Brooke
Release Date: August 1, 2016 (directly from Bold Strokes Books website); August 16, 2016 (on Amazon)
Page: 22,300 words (approx. 50 pages)
Price: $3.99 (ebook)
Review: This story was short and sweet. It took place during Kendal Moore and Holly McAllister’s wedding day, which sounds romantic, but the arrangement that they had was anything but. You see, Kendal and Holly were about to enter into a wedding of convenience.
Holly’s in danger of being deported back to Scotland, so in order to stop that from happening, she asks Kendal, her assistant, to marry her. Kendal agrees and they start planning, but things aren’t as cut and dry as they seemed because, as it turns out, both women have been withholding some very important information.
I enjoyed this novel. It went by pretty fast, but the short length didn’t take away from the story. We started in the middle of Kendal and Holly’s journey. They’d already known each other for a couple years, so they sort of had somewhat of a foundation in place. They were used to interacting with one another in a professional setting, but now that they’re getting married, they have to establish new boundaries and, most importantly, learn to communicate with one another.
I thought that Holly and Kendal’s personalities were fully formed, but I did get a better picture of Holly than I did of Kendal. Socially, they were opposites (Kendal was more open and Holly was more reserved), but they were both very determined and ambitious when it came to their professional lives. It was nice to watch Holly and Kendal grow, together and individually.
The secondary characters were good as well. I really enjoyed Kendal’s older sister and father. Even though her sister was a little overbearing, it was obvious that she was just trying to protect Kendal. Her father and sister, both, really wanted to do what was best for her and I appreciate that.
Overall, the book was good and I recommend it. It was quick and it could definitely be read in a couple hours. If you guys buy this, come back and let me know what you thought.