11 December 2013

THE WEDDING DATE by Cara Connelly - Book Tour, Book Review, Giveaway

The Wedding Date
(A Save the Date Novella)
Cara Connelly
 Releasing November 19th, 2013

Julie Marone isn’t your ordinary matchmaker. Instead of setting up singles, she matches already-happy couples with their dream homes. It’s her calling. Her gift. And since she lost the other half of her own happy couple, it’s become her passion.

Cody Brown isn’t your ordinary cowboy. Instead of roping runaway steers, he wrangles sick kids and strung-out junkies as an ER doc. It’s his job. His responsibility. And since his brother lost his wife to a drunk driver, it’s his mission.

When Cody moves from Austin to Boston, he wants Julie to find him a condo, and fast. But she’s got issues with that. Because not only is Cody single, he’s a doctor to boot, and ever since her fiancé died, she’s got a major grudge against doctors.

Cody charms her into breaking her “couples-only” rule, but when he angles to be her date for her sister’s Christmas Eve wedding, he finds out Julie’s “no-doctor” rule is unbending. Still, he’s not quitting, because as hard as Julie fights it, there’s heat between them. If Cody has his way, they’ll be a couple by Christmas, and the next dream house Julie finds will be their own.

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Julie Marone had made her income matching couples with their dream houses. It was her gift, and there is nothing more fulfilling for her than seeing the happy faces that couples has once they have found the home for them. But matchmaking couples with their dream houses is not just her gift, she’s doing it for another reason. Once she fell so hard, and before both of them could tie the knot and settle into their home – cancer got a hold of him. It had broke her heart, and since then, she has not dated. Her sister had taken it into her own hands in finding her a date, one by one, she throws her guys to blind date.

Cody Brown is not just a typical southern cowboy with a sexy accent. He’s an ER doctor. It was his job, his responsibility and his curse. It has seems to attract every possible leech there is. Being a doctor indeed has its perks, and some women would just take advantage to climb the social ladder with him as a stepping stone.

Although Cody may have charm her into agreeing to find him a ‘new home’ despite the fact that she has a ‘couples-only’ rule. But it doesn’t mean that she’s going to fall into his arms easily. She as some issues with doctors that stems with her hospital visits and eventful doctor’s appointment when her ex-fiancé was still alive. Nevertheless, Cody will just fight his way to his heart – because he knew that this girl could be the one. Now, if only Julie will give him a chance rather than fight it.

It’s short, fun, and sweet – just in time for the holiday season. I love the characters, although Julie can be a little frustrating at times. I have been working with doctors, and I must say, you can’t generalize them all. Just like an ordinary worker – some are good, some are bad. I wished that she’d realize that before Cody would get tired of chasing her. For Cody – I like his sense of humor, and wit. He may be an ER doctor – which require a lot of skill and moving fast, but in real life, he likes to take it slow. They already make an interesting couple, even without the meddling of Julie’s family.

 The Wedding Date is a story about giving a second chance on love when it failed and broke your heart the first time.

★ARC Copy was given in exchange for an honest review.★
As her body chilled, her mind overheated. Her thoughts jumbled together, a montage of despair. Cody sprinting through the cold. Victims bleeding on the pavement. David sucking his last breath. The grisly images ran together, indelibly linked, engraved on her brain.

Like a fast-moving poison, panic spread through her veins. She clutched the counter like it was her sanity, watched her knuckles turn white with the strain. This was why she steered clear of doctors. They stirred up the past, stuck a knife in her pain. 
She’d been doing just fine before Cody came along with his drawl and his smile. She’d made a mistake letting him get close, and she was paying for it now with angst and cold sweat.
CaraConnelly is an award-winning author of contemporary romances. Her smart and sexy stories have won high praise, earning Cara several awards including the Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart, the Valley Forge Romance Writers’ Sheila, and the Music City Romance Writers’ Melody of Love. Cara lives in rural upstate New York with her handsome husband Billy and magical rescue dog Bella. Cara is proudly represented by Jill Marsal of the Marsal/Lyon Literary Agency.




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  1. Hey Chucha! Thank you so much for reading my debut THE WEDDING DATE and for leaving such a thoughtful review. I'm so glad you liked it! Cara

  2. Book looks really interesting.. definitely on my To Read list!