Published: October 25th, 2016
Publisher: Avon (Harper Collins Publishers)
*Copy provided by the publisher in exchange of an honest review*
The whole town is ready for the holidays: The Cookie Club is baking, Main Street glitters with lights, the carolers sing . . .There’s even a Christmas wedding.
When bodyguard Ryder Southerland sees his best friend’s sister Katie at an L.A. Christmas party, he mistakes the slinky blonde for a celebrity stalker and tackles her. Then they tackle each other . . . at his place. The next morning, Katie’s gone, and Ryder tells himself it’s for the best. It isn’t. Now, one Christmas later, Ryder’s falling for the woman he’s been missing in the town he hasn’t missed at all . . .
Katie Cheek’s outgrown the romantic fantasies she had about Ryder when she was fifteen. Katie’s packed their hot night away in a box labeled “fling”—or tried to. But Twilight’s bad boy is the best man in her brother’s wedding. And up-close and personal, Ryder’s impossible to ignore. So Katie can either go into hiding—or surrender to Christmas magic.
This book starts with a lovely "The Holidays" feeling. Katie goes from her small town to big L.A. for the holidays. She wants to be someone new for a while, a Katie that belongs in a big city. What she never expected was to find her high school crush at the party. Or that he wound jump her, literally.
Ryder left Twilight, Texas at 18. Tired of being the bad boys the entire town thought, he joined the nilitary and nbever looked back. Now, he's working as a bodyguard in L.A. and mostly happy. But suddenly, his best friend little sister is in front of him, all grown up.
After their hook up. Ryder and Katie go back to their lives but a year later, Joe, Katie's brother and Ryder's best friend is getting married and they are both back to Twilight for the occasion.
It was lovely to see how the two of them reconnected after all that time and one wild night. But Katie is a wonderful, caring character. She helps him and his father get back on their feet and is there for Ryder when his past hunts him.
Ryder is a troubled man. The small town did nothing for him in his youth and he suffered a lot for it but he's pulled through.
A Wedding For Christmas is the perfect book to get you in the holidays spirit and enjoy a hot chocolate.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lori Wilde can’t remember a time when she didn’t want to write. She even went to nursing school so she could have a schedule flexible enough to allow her to write on the side. She nursed for 20 years, working in a variety of settings from the newborn nursery to the recovery room, to dialysis. But she never lost her desire to write.
She sold her first book in 1994 to Silhouette Romance but later discovered she had a flair for comedy and branched out to Harlequin Duets and now, to Blaze.
Lori is an adventuresome soul who loves to travel. She’s taken flying lessons, completed two marathons, rode in a hot-air balloon, performed with a professional jazz band, traveled Europe as a teenager, hiked volcanoes in Hawaii, trod on glaciers in Alaska, shot white-water rapids, water-skied, snow-skied, raced all-terrain vehicles, bodysurfed in the Gulf of Mexico, and photographed grizzly bears in Yellowstone.
She lives in her native Texas, with her own real-life hero, Bill.