A Wedding at Two Love Lane by Kieran Kramer

A Wedding at Two Love Lane by Kieran Kramer

 

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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?

 

 

Review:

A Wedding at Two Love Lane by Kieran Kramer is the 2nd book in her Two Love Lane series. Greer Jones, our heroine, is a partner in a popular matchmaking agency called Two Love Lane, which covers everything from start to finish; finding the perfect match for the client, helping pick out the wedding dress, and the planning and preparation of the wedding event.   Greer loves her job, and helping everyone have their happy ever after; but she has not been successful in finding true love for herself.

At an auction, Greer sees a wedding dress that is her dream, and she is desperate to win the bid.  After a bidding war, a local business man and villian, hates Greer and her partners (because they couldn’t find him a match), wins the dress, much to Greer’s chagrin.  Why does she want the dress, especially since there is no man in her life?  She collects a wedding perfect dress album for one day, and this was it.

Ford Smith, a British painter, happens to be at the auction and meets Greer.  Later, they meet again, as Greer ex- fiancée is in town with his new fiancée, and they plan to stay in the same town as Greer.  Ford, was going to paint the ex’s fiancée, but changes his mind; as he finds Greer to be the perfect person to be his muse and he wants to paint her. 

When the infamous wedding dress is put up in a contest, Greer is determined to enter and win it.  However, they will only accept submissions from engaged couples, and Greer convinces Ford to pretend to be her betrothed.  A friendship begins, which will eventually turn into a sweet romance.   Ford is attracted to Greer, as she is smart, independent, brash and totally different than any other women he has met.  Greer thinks Ford is a starving painter, only to find out later that he is wealthy, and his real name is Stanford Elliott Wentworth Smythe, the Eighth Baron of Wickshire. 

What follows is a fun sweet romance between two different people, from different worlds, and yet their chemistry together was sizzling.  The contest, which had about 12 entrants, involved Greer/Ford, her ex-fiancee/his betrothed and other brides to be that was fun to watch, as they had to do different events over the course of a period of a few days, with people voting.  Nearer to the end, things did get wild with some dishonest competition.  Did Greer win?  You need to read the book to find out. 

A Wedding in Two Love Lane was a nice sweet fun romance, a great couple and some good secondary characters.  I thought though that the ending was very abruptly done, and I would have liked to see more.  Overall, it was an excellent story, which I suggest you should read, especially if you enjoy fun romances.

Reviewed by Barb

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Trouble When You Walked In by Kieran Kramer – a Review

Trouble When You Walked In by Kieran Kramer – a Review

 

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She’s a woman of her word.Cissie Rogers likes to do everything by the book. Literally. The town librarian in Kettle Knob, North Carolina, she’s determined to preserve the future of literatureand the library’s romantic legend—for her patrons. It’s not easy when the mayor himself, Boone Braddock, wants to close the library down. There’s only one way for Cissie to put a stop to him: By running for mayor herself!  Is he a player—or does he mean business?Boone is Kettle Knob’s favorite son, a champion athlete and stellar football coach with deep local roots. Cissie will need more than a savvy slogan and a pair of three-inch high heels to stand a chance at the polls. But what about the campaign that’s underway in her own heart? What began as professional rivalry has transformed into a simmering attraction that neither contender can ignore. Could it be that the keeper of the town’s card catalog and the legendary football hero are ready to team up…and write their own storybook romance? 

 

Review:

Trouble When You Walked In by Kieran Kramer is a sweet romance in a small town, Kettle Knob, North Carolina. Cissie Rogers is our heroine and the town librarian. Boone Braddock is our hero, and the Mayor, as well as the football coach.   Boone had always been the most popular guy in town, going back to his days playing football. Cissie has a slight crush on Boone during their high school days, but Boone did not pay too much attention to her. The Rogers and the Braddocks were never friends, more like enemies over the years.

The fun begins when Boone comes to the library to tell Cissie that due to the town budget, they will close the Kettle Knob library and merge it with another library in the next town. Cissie is beside herself, and decides to fight, useing her friends in town to help her try to stop this. Cissie lives in a house with her grandmother, who was a wonderful addition to this story.

Boone doesn’t take Cissie seriously, but finds himself looking at her in a different perspective, not to mention the sparks that begin to fly. Especially, when Cissie’s friend takes her for a makeover. Cissie is a determined young lady, as she decides the only way to stop this merge is to run for Mayor, against Boone.

Out of the blue, during a storm, a tree falls on Cissie’s house, and of course she and grandma end up at Boone’s big house to stay until renovations are made. This opens up a small scandal, as the two mayoral opponents are living in the same house. Boone insists that he is helping out, and is shocked when Cissie, who still has a crush on him, throws herself at him. They both then agree to enjoy the benefits and keep it quiet. After all, they are supposed to be enemies, trying to beat one another.

This was a fun sweet romance, and all the characters were really nice. Most of all, I liked Boone and Cissie together, as they were a sexy couple. Who won the mayoral race? You will need to read the book to find out.

I did have some mixed feelings in the early part of the book. Though the characters, including the hero and heroine were very nice, at times early on I found this a bit slow, and some of the comments and characters a bit sappy. It did get better in the second half. If you enjoy sweet small town romances, with some silliness, then Trouble When You Walked In is for you.

Reviewed by Barb

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You’re So Fine by Kieran Kramer – a Review

You’re So Fine by Kieran Kramer – a Review

 

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Lacey moved to Hollywood to make it big. What she got was an actor boyfriend who fathered a child with a woman who abandoned the baby. Lacy breaks up with the cheating boyfriend, but not before she adopts the baby, Henry, because his father has no interest in him.

Lacey takes a job assisting an actress, Monica, and gets another actor boyfriend who is set to work on a movie in South Carolina with Monica. Then her boss and boyfriend run off to Italy. Left with a new resolve to never date another actor, she moves into the South Carolina lighthouse she had rented for Monica.

However, her ex-boyfriend has sublet the lighthouse to an actor. They agree to share, and while Beau seems like everything Lacey has vowed to avoid, he may be just what she and Henry need…

 

Review:

You’re So Fine by Kieran Kramer is a sweet romance novel. We meet our heroine Lacey at the beginning, as she is traveling with her adopted son, Henry. Lacey, after discovering her actor boyfriend was having an affair, left Hollywood for South Carolina. She wants to put her days in Hollywood far behind, and takes advantage of a rented lighthouse being offered to her for free for a couple of months until she can get her life on track. Lacey is low on funds, but plans to look for a job, while in South Carolina. But before the night is out, an unexpected person arrives to the lighthouse, leaving Lacey fighting to be able to stay.

Beau Wilder, is our hero, and he is a well-known Hollywood hearthrob, who arrives to film a movie. Beau at first was a bit arrogant, and wanted to force Lacey out of the lighthouse. Needless to say, they did not get off on the right foot, as the lines were drawn as to who would stay. Beau the following morning will meet Lacey’s son, Henry, who helps set the stage for them to share the abode.

Henry was adorable, and his scenes with Beau, Lacey and another character, Dickey were very enjoyable. Both Lacey and Beau were a bit stubborn, trying to avoid each other, but a slow built romance develops. However, both know that this is not a long term relationship, since Beau will move on, as his life is always on the go to the next set. That doesn’t stop them from eventually acting on their lust for each other, but it does create emotional angst. In the midst of their slowly developing relationship, are family issues from both Lacey and Beau’s family that plays a big part in the story.

What follows is a sweet romance, with a movie background setting; a couple that was doomed from the start; a young boy who helps bring them closer, and families that need to resolve their relationships. I enjoyed this story, but did have mixed feelings early on, as it seemed a bit cluttered, which did get better half way through. Overall, I recommend this book to anyone who loves romance, a sexy couple, with a cute child as part of the story.

Reviewed by Barb

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