So this is the final season in the first Year of Weddings novellas, and I felt like it ended well. I really enjoyed all three of these stories. There is apparently a second Year of Weddings, which do sound quite appealing to me, as they are all supposed to be stories that focus on people who help make weddings happen – so caterers, florists, photographers, wedding planners, etc. I love stories that work with people in the hospitality industry (random but true), so I definitely do want to get through those one of these days. I’ve reserved the first couple of collections at the library.
September Bride by Kathryn Springer – 3/5 – This was a cute story with a fun premise, and I really liked the characters. However, I felt like Jesse went from super-suspicious of Annie and her motives to over-the-top in love really quickly. And when he pulled some strings to find out more about Annie’s background, he just assumed that she had been unjustly accused and was suddenly on her team, even though just a day before he had been the one who asked about her background to begin with because he thought she was up to something! So while it was a really fun little story, it still seemed lacking in the ‘logical conclusions’ department.
October Bride by Katie Ganshert – 4/5 – Possibly because it involved the well-loved fake-relationship trope, this was probably my favorite of the three. Plus, Jake was just a 100% perfect hero for this story. I loved his relationship with Emma, and really wanted this story to be a full-length novel. Emma’s family was just so much fun, and the small-town vibe was completely believable. I really enjoyed watching their fake relationship spiral out of control. All in all, I have put some of Ganshert’s other books on the list to see what else she has gotten into.
November Bride by Beth Vogt – 3/5 – This was a really fun and lighthearted little story, even though I did just want to shake some sense into the main couple every once in a while (USE YOUR WORDS!). Still, they had good chemistry and it was a happy little story without too much angst.
In conclusion, the Year of Wedding novellas have been fun and relaxing. While they weren’t these mind-blowing stories that left me pondering life’s deeper meaning, they were fluffy and fun and got me through some really slow reading times and introduced me to a few new authors, which I’m sure was the point! Overall recommended if you like relaxing, clean, happy little romance tales.