Honeymoon Their Way (Ariel’s Review)

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Title: Honeymoon Their Way
Author: Morticia Knight
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: November 2, 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 129
Reviewed by: Ariel
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
Blurb:

Chad has pined for Raudel since high school, but he’s been avoiding him ever since Raudel caught him in an excruciatingly embarrassing moment. So when Chad’s sister invites Raudel to join them for her weeklong prewedding celebration at Lake Tahoe, Chad is horrified. He brainstorms his escape, until reality crashes down and he discovers he’s bunking with Raudel in the last available bedroom at the lakeside retreat.

Thrown together by the bridal party from hell, Chad and Raudel unite and attempt to survive Chad’s bridezilla sister, a crazy grandmother, an overbearing mother, and the search for the perfect chocolate fountain. Despite the little time they have together, they reconnect when unexpected discoveries come to light. Love may find a way amid the nuptial chaos, but it’s unlikely to be exactly the way they expect.


The Yogurt Man meets the lawyer to be. One ran from the other in high school. Will he run to him now?

Chad is an assistant manager at a yogurt shop. He’s lived on his own for one year in a studio apartment.

His sister is getting married and has turned into bridezilla. He can’t even have a civil conversation with her.

She invited, of course, her best friend from high school Raudel. Chad had an embarrassing situation with him in high school and wants nothing to do with him.

When the family arrives in Lake Tahoe, where the wedding is going to be held, Raudel is there to greet them. Chad panics and tries to think of different ways to avoid him. They end up having to go into town to purchase a chocolate fountain that Chad accidentally broke. While in town, Raudel professes his long held attraction to Chad and Chad can’t believe it. They have dinner together and have their first kiss.

The next day is wedding preparations and an opportunity for Chad and Raudel to get to know each other better.

Spoiler
A few days later they go back to town for the tux fitting. The owner says that the tuxes will take 4 hours to be ready for pick up. Chad’s sister Lindsay does not want to wait that long. Her and her fiance leave and tell Chad and Raudel to check in with the Tux Shop every hour. They take advantage of that time alone and go to the casinos to drink and gamble. During this time in town, Raudel proposes to Chad and they end up getting married.

When they arrive back to the house the next day, everyone is waiting to interrogate them. They notice their wedding rings and Lindsey has a fit and runs to her room crying. Chad and Lindsay make up that night.

The next day is the wedding and everything goes according to plan and Lindsey has a beautiful wedding.

I loved this book. It’s a comedy, a romance, a bridezilla episode – all in one.

The plot was brilliant. The nerd from high school who has a crush on his sister’s best friend and then they meet years later. He just wanted to avoid him, and turns out, sister’s best friend also liked him back in high school. Everyone’s fantasy come true.

The chemistry between Chad and Raudel is electric. I never would have thought that Raudel also had an attraction to Chad. That surprised me. Not only that, but he adored Chad, and that really came through in the story. It was so beautiful, romantic, and sweet. I loved that. It was such a joy to read.

The personalities of each main character also came through. Raudel is the quiet, silent type, but he also has strength and confidence, and his love for Chad really shone through. Chad is the bumbling, loveable, smalltown naive guy with a heart of gold. He is also funny as all get out. His thoughts are hilarious. Here’s a few examples:

“She opened the refrigerator and pulled out a fresh six-pack. Chad wondered if they grew in the yard.”

“You think you can handle it now, Chad?” She’s so lucky that I frown upon murder. “Yup. Got it.”

“She’ll torture me because of this for the rest of our lives. I’ll be in the nursing home, and she’ll hide my bedpan. Then she’ll steal my tapioca pudding and make me eat the broccoli.”

I highly recommend this story. If you want a short story that you will thoroughly enjoy and laugh your head off at with a wonderful romance that is so sweet it’ll make your teeth hurt, you got to get this book. I’m even planning to read it again in a month – or sooner.

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Galley copy of Honeymoon Their Way provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange of an honest review.

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