Title: Finding Mr. Wright (Leaning N #2) (Dreamspun Desires #42)
Author: BA Tortuga
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: September 15, 2017
Page Count: 226
Reviewed by: Kristin
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 3 stars out of 5
Everything’s bigger in Texas, including weddings. And misunderstandings.
Colorado wedding planner Mason O’Reilly lands a major contract: a two-hundred-guest wedding at the Leanin’ N Ranch, where his friends Ford and Stoney are working to provide a safe space for GLBT events. The Wright/Preston ceremony is a destination wedding, and as the grooms are from Texas, everything is done over the phone and email. There’s no way that could lead to trouble, right?
Oil tycoon Noah Wright isn’t happy about the impending disaster, but he admires Mason’s quick thinking and grace under pressure. And that’s not all he likes about the out-and-proud wedding planner. Even though Mason’s interested in Noah, his Mr. Right can’t possibly be a rancher from Dallas.
This can be read as a standalone; I have not read Commitment Ranch (Leaning N #1) and I don’t feel I was missing anything. I inferred enough from the background info that book one established the setting for Leaning N Ranch and the two secondary characters in this story, Ford and Stoney who run Leaning N.
The premise of Finding Mr. Wright is Mason is an Event Planner out of Colorado, and he’s been offered the opportunity to organize a wedding for 200+ people from Texas. Leaning N caters to the GLBT community, and Mason infers this is a gay wedding. Until he realizes it’s not.
Noah is the brother of the bride, liaison between the Texas contingent and the Colorado setting. When he finds out the Event Organzizer – Mason – had planned a wedding for two men instead of his sister, he’s furious and has no qualms about letting Mason know it.
This isn’t quite a Cinderella story and this isn’t a rags to riches tale despite the economic disparity between the two men – for which I was rather grateful. I confess, I am becoming a bit disillusioned with the number of stories by Dreamspinner that play off this theme. Mason, trying to start a fledging business, is standing on his own two feet. Noah, despite being a rather young oil tycoon, isn’t throwing his money around to get Mason.
There’s a lot of emphasis on the wedding in this which I felt detracted from Mason and Noah. Noah started off as a prick, but I liked how the author brought him around to a more personable character. Mason’s assistant ran off with someone from the wedding party to Maui, which caused some tempers to flare. There was a Misunderstanding that was started by Noah’s Mother. So a rather wide variety of obstacles and emotions the characters had to navigate.
I enjoyed this for enjoyment’s sake. It’s just that kind of read.