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2015 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Wedding Favors by Anne Tenino

Wedding Favors (Bluewater Bay 7) by Anne Tenino
Gay Romantic Comedy
Series: Bluewater Bay
Paperback: 276 pages
Publisher: Riptide Publishing (April 10, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 162649293X
ISBN-13: 978-1626492936
Amazon: Wedding Favors (Bluewater Bay 7)
Amazon Kindle: Wedding Favors (Bluewater Bay 7)

Lucas Wilder’s best friend is a traitor. First, Audrey moved back to their hick-infested hometown, Bluewater Bay, and now she’s marrying a local. His own brother, in fact. And as her man of honor, Lucas gets coerced into returning for an extended stay. Although, between his unfaithful ex-boyfriend and his artist’s block, going home isn’t the worst thing that could happen. Even if the best man is Gabriel Savage, Lucas’s first crush, first hookup, and first heartbreak.

The only reason Gabe hasn’t been waiting for Lucas to return to Bluewater Bay is because he never thought it’d happen. Not that it matters now that Lucas is back—Gabe’s still a logger who’s never been anywhere (Canada doesn’t count), and Lucas is now a famous sculptor who’s been everywhere twice. Plus, there’s that shared past.

When Audrey asks Lucas to make her wedding favors, the only place to set up a kiln is at Gabe’s tree farm. Soon, they pick up where they left off twelve years before, then blow past it, discovering why neither of them forgot the other. Now they have to choose how much of their history they’ll repeat, and what future they’ll make together.

I thought the plot was great. Events seemed to flow seamlessly into each other right up to the wedding. Pretty much through the book I could SEE the setting. I think there was plenty of description. Actually just enough. The farm, the restaurant, the barn settings were wonderfully rendered. Loved the characters and fell in love with them almost from the first chapter. I think this was the best aspect of the book.  She did a great job with making ALL the characters seem real and endearing to the reader. If I could give more than ten points here, I would. She’s an assured writer and swiftly carried me along from start to finish. Overall this is a very well-written book with great characters, even the supporting ones, neat setting, and a plot that was believable and exciting. Loved it. I’m giving Wedding Favors by Anne Tenino full marks for a wonderful rom/comedy.

Very enjoyable read. Great setting, the author left me with a real feel for the place. Has a lot to do with horses and I didn't know anything about that, but the author was able to explain it without going into an info dump. Loved the characters, very well developed. 

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