December Bride by Denise Hunter

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

What started as a whim turned into an accidental - and very public - engagement. Can Layla and Seth keep up the facade in Chapel Springs this holiday season - for the sake of her career . . . and his heart?

Under normal circumstances, Seth Murphy, the best friend of Layla O'Reilly's ex-fiance would be the last person she'd marry. But the news of their upcoming (and phony) nuptials convinces a big client that Layla may be high-society enough to work for his agency, a coup that would put her fledgling home-staging business on the map. Seth has secretly loved Layla for years, even when she was dating his best friend. Maybe she'll never forgive him for the way he hurt her back then, but he has to try. And Layla is willing to keep up their engagement farce until she's landed her client. For Layla, it's the chance to save her career. But for Seth, it's his last chance to win her heart.

About Denise

Denise lives in Indiana with her husband Kevin and their three sons. In 1996, Denise began her first book, a Christian romance novel, writing while her children napped. Two years later it was published, and she's been writing ever since. Her books often contain a strong romantic element, and her husband Kevin says he provides all her romantic material, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too!

You can learn more about Denise at her website.

My Thoughts:

I adored this book!
Layla has a wedding to attend, and it isn't hers. Her former fiance is getting married to her cousin. She had a date for the event until he cancels. She isn't excited about going alone but realizes she must attend.
Seth Murphy is her ex-fiance's best friend and he is also going and offers to give her a ride. She agrees.
At the wedding Seth blurts out that their engaged and will be getting married on Christmas Eve. Layla wants to crawl in a hole.
Layla wants to deny that she has feelings for Seth, and he does his best to conceal his until he can't any longer.
As the first book in the year of weddings novella this is a great kick off!

Highly recommended!

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