Monday, July 13, 2015

Picture Perfect Love

Picture Perfect Love:
A June Wedding Story

(A Year of Weddings Novella Book 7)
Melissa McClone
MQY 2015/1682 KB/$3.99

When image becomes everything, it’s up to love to refocus the heart.

Photographer Jenna Harrison wants every bride and groom to look picture perfect on their special day, putting her heart into every wedding to give the couple memorable images of their love. But her own heart is still broken, the unworn wedding dress hanging in her closet a reminder that relationships aren’t always as perfect as they look through her camera lens. But Jenna has faith that she will find true love. Until then, she must be patient and trust in God’s plan and His perfect timing.

Attorney Ashton Vance is the one that got away. When an embarrassing Photoshopped picture of him put an end to his political aspirations, he blamed Jenna. So what if the photo led to his being offered a dream job and changing his life for the better? Jenna betrayed his trust, and two years later, Ashton’s heart still hasn’t recovered.

It was me. His younger sister’s three words turn Ashton’s world upside down. He must ask Jenna’s forgiveness, but can he risk his heart a second time? Even if Jenna can forgive him, dare he hope for a second chance at her love?


Melissa McClone has published more than thirty novels with Harlequin and Tule Publishing Group. She has also been nominated for Romance Writers of America’s RITA® award. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, three school-aged children, two spoiled Norwegian Elkhounds and cats who think they rule the house.

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This is the second novella in the Year of Weddings that I have read, and I enjoyed this short story. One of my frustrations with novellas is that their brevity requires a more rapid pace. While the author handles it fairly well, it could easily have been expanded into a full-length novel to add depth, character development, and a slower progression toward the resolution. Jenna and Ash are both likable characters, although Ash needs a bit of maturing, as evidenced by the events toward the end of the story. This is a fun summer romance, great to add to your e-reader for a quick afternoon read.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a digital copy of this book free from Zondervan/Harper Collins Christian Publishers and Litfuse Publicity for a blog tour. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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dstoutholcomb said...

I enjoyed the story