The Wedding Gift (Four Weddings and a Fiasco, Book 1): Contemporary Romance [NOOK Book]

Overview

After Julie Delgado’s restaurant closes, she temporarily takes over the catering position at the Rose Chalet, a full-service San Francisco wedding venue. She plans to dazzle the bride and groom so the Chalet’s owner will keep her around, but fate has other plans for her when the bride’s brother shows up for the first food tasting.

Andrew Kyle is not only the Cuisine Channel’s Edgy Eats host and chef, but his recent review of Julie’s restaurant...
See more details below
The Wedding Gift (Four Weddings and a Fiasco, Book 1): Contemporary Romance

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK Study
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$0.99
BN.com price

Overview

After Julie Delgado’s restaurant closes, she temporarily takes over the catering position at the Rose Chalet, a full-service San Francisco wedding venue. She plans to dazzle the bride and groom so the Chalet’s owner will keep her around, but fate has other plans for her when the bride’s brother shows up for the first food tasting.

Andrew Kyle is not only the Cuisine Channel’s Edgy Eats host and chef, but his recent review of Julie’s restaurant was the final nail in its coffin. Once he meets Julie at the Rose Chalet, he’s certain she’s playing it safe. And he wants nothing more than to be the one to break her guarded passions loose.

But despite the undeniable sparks between Julie and Andrew – and the fact that he seems to believe in her when no one else does – can she afford to be taking risks with her cooking, with her career…or with her heart?

FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FIASCO SERIES:
Book 1: The Wedding Gift
Book 2: The Wedding Dance
Book 3: The Wedding Song
Book 4: The Wedding Dress
Book 5: The Wedding Kiss

THE WEDDING GIFT is an eBook original novel of 40,000 words - approximately 180 pages. Fans of romance novels by Debbie Macomber, Janet Evanovich and Susan Mallery will enjoy THE WEDDING GIFT by Lucy Kevin, the first fun, sweet contemporary romance in the bestselling Four Weddings and a Fiasco series.

* * *

“I loved this book. It reminded me of Nora Roberts’ wedding series. The Rose Chalet seems like an interesting place to bring unlikely people together.” ~ BN review for THE WEDDING GIFT

When Lucy Kevin released her first novel – SEATTLE GIRL – in 2011, it became an instant digital bestseller. Her next two fun contemporary romance releases – SPARKS FLY and FALLING FAST – have also appeared on many Top 50 bestseller lists, climbing as high as #4 on the Barnes & Noble Top 100. The Washington Post has called her “One of the top digital writers in America.” THE WEDDING GIFT, the launch ebook in her new contemporary romance "Four Weddings and a Fiasco" series, debuted at #4 on the Barnes & Noble Top 100 bestseller list. Book 2, THE WEDDING DANCE, Book 3, THE WEDDING SONG, Book 4, THE WEDDING DRESS, and Book 5, THE WEDDING KISS, are out now!

If not behind her computer, you can find her reading her favorite authors, hiking, knitting, or laughing with her husband and two children. For a complete listing of books, as well as excerpts, contests, and to connect with Lucy:

twitter.com/lucykevin
facebook.com/pages/Lucy-Kevin/210611032291614
LucyKevin.com
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Fay BN.com review for THE WEDDING GIFT - Fay BN.com review
“What an awesome page turner...I loved every minute of this book. I ended up finishing the book late into the night. I cannot wait for the 2nd in the series.”
Ashleigh BN.com review for THE WEDDING GIFT - Ashleigh BN.com review
“I loved this book. It reminded me of Nora Roberts’ wedding series. I cannot wait for Phoebe to find love. The Rose Chalet seems like an interesting place to bring unlikely people together.”
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013778061
  • Publisher: Oak Press, LLC
  • Publication date: 5/16/2012
  • Series: Four Weddings and a Fiasco , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 28,090
  • File size: 997 KB

Meet the Author

When Lucy Kevin released her first novel – SEATTLE GIRL – in 2011, it became an instant digital bestseller. Her next two fun contemporary romance releases – SPARKS FLY and FALLING FAST – have also appeared on many Top 50 bestseller lists, climbing as high as #4 on the Barnes & Noble Top 100. The Washington Post has called her “One of the top digital writers in America.” THE WEDDING GIFT, the launch ebook in her new contemporary romance "Four Weddings and a Fiasco" series, debuted at #4 on the Barnes & Noble Top 100 bestseller list. Book 2, THE WEDDING DANCE, Book 3, THE WEDDING SONG, Book 4, THE WEDDING DRESS and Book 5, THE WEDDING KISS are out now!


If not behind her computer, you can find her reading her favorite authors, hiking, knitting, or laughing with her husband and two children. For a complete listing of books, as well as excerpts, contests, and to connect with Lucy:

www.twitter.com/lucykevin
www.facebook.com/pages/Lucy-Kevin/210611032291614
www.LucyKevin.com
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
( 278 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(96)

4 Star

(78)

3 Star

(58)

2 Star

(21)

1 Star

(25)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
See All Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 278 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2012

    Cute

    Cute story that was not overshadowed with unnecessary raunchy sex scenes

    28 out of 31 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted January 25, 2012

    I Also Recommend:

    loved it!!

    This was a wonderful read I enjoyed reading. great story. one of my fav

    27 out of 34 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted January 30, 2012

    recommend

    Nice light reading. Cute love story. Will watch for the sequel!

    16 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2012

    NOT anything like Norah Roberts!

    Picked up this book because the review I read compared Lucy Kevin to Norah Roberts. Unfortunately this couldn't be further from the truth and I can only imagine the reviewer was either a family member or the author herself!

    The main characters were completely underdeveloped and the speed with which their romance progressed nearly gave me whiplash.

    The heroine was so riddled with "teen angst" that it was impossible to take her seriously as a lead character. I don't think I've ever met (or read about) an adult female with worse self-esteem. She much more closely resembled a 14 year old girl and I was never remotely convinced she could have owned her own restaurant - even a failing one.

    Research was also obviously FAR from the author's thoughts as she wrote this. It was readily apparent that the author knows nothing about restaurant ownership or wedding planning, nor did she research either subject to fill in the gaps.

    First and last novel I will read by this particular author...

    15 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2012

    A very sweet romance

    The cover caught my eye on my Nook and the book was so good. I loved the romance and can't wait for book 2 soon! Highly recomend.

    13 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted February 12, 2012

    recommend

    I am the pickiest reader you could ever meet; I have been stuck on my favorite writers/authors for many of years. Bad experiences have made me cautions in adding new authors. Writers like Nora Roberts (JD Robb), Julie Garwood and Catherine Coulter, the hitch is I only read series. I just happen on the Wedding Gift; I wanted to read it because I thought it would be interesting and it was a series (sold). I expected it to be obvious in plot and the characters to be typical.

    I was pleasantly surprise of Lucy Kevin writing style. The plot was obvious but the writing made it so that you were interested in the outcome of the players. I saw myself as Julie and could picture every scene throughout the book. The book was so well written that I could not put it downs. I am happy to say this book was a great read. You could get lost in the world you are reading and somehow be a part of it. I am not sure how long Lucy Kevin has been writing but I look forward to reading more of her book. I just couldn’t put the book down until I finish.

    Out of five stars, I give this a 3.5, because it's series and its a book I would read over again.

    12 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2012

    Loved it

    I needed something sweet and romantic this week. This was definitely a great read! Can't wait to see what else this author has in mind.

    11 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2012

    Really nice romance

    This was my first Lucy Kevin book and it was the perfect Sunday read. I'll look for more of her books.

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted January 29, 2012

    Fun, romantic easy read!

    A great beginning to a romantic series. The plot revolves around a wedding venue and it's workers. This book involves the chef at the wedding venue. Don't want to give anything away. It was a fun read and I look forward to the next book coming out it the spring. Wish there was a way to notify readers when it is released, I might forget about it in 2 months. I think I will go check out Ms. Kevin's other books in the meantime.

    9 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2012

    Great book, especially for the price

    This was a nice start to a series, romance but not "over sexed". I really enjoyed the book.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2012

    Cute, quick read.

    Not fancy by any means, but a sweet story none the less. In a time where money is in short supply, well worth the cost. I'll read the 2nd one when it's released.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2012

    Cutest wedding gift ever!!

    This book is the cutest, most addicting, loving story ever! It was amazingly written and I wanted (and did) read it over and over again! It was romantic, funny, and so darn relatable that it deserves 1000,000,000,000,000,000 stars!

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2012

    A great afternoon read!

    I enjoyed this light fiction story. It is entertaining and has a light touch of romance. It is a pleasant surprise to find an author who doesn't feel the need to go into the minute details of love making. Bravo! I am looking forward to the next books in the series and will be looking for other books by Lucy Kevin.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted March 16, 2012

    More than just a love story

    The Wedding gift by Lucy Kevin is a love story that explores how our childhoods can effect our adult lives. The two main characters in the book both have childhoods where they are discouraged from being themselves. They are both encouraged to conform to what their parents think is best for them. One grows up making their own decisions despite the family censure. The other, fearing they really are incapable, goes into adulthood taking no risks and being very unhappy and unfulfilled. The Wedding Gift tells the story of how they meet, how that meeting brings out the best in both of them, the trials they have to go through to find the acceptance and love they never really had before.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted March 6, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    Highly Recommended

    What an awesome page turner for us sappy romance readers. I loved every minute of this book. I could not wait to get back to the book everyday at lunch. I ended up finishing the book late into the night. I cannot wait for the 2nd in the series. Lucy wrote a wonderful book that was each to ready, wonderful characters, and at time I felt like I was transported into the book.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2012

    loved-it!!

    This was my first Lucy Kevin book and I have to say that I'm sure not my last! I was swept up in the story immediately and never lost interest till I finished the book,that left me wanting more!!Looking forward to book 2 of this series!!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted February 13, 2012

    Great read!

    This is my first experience with Lucy Kevin and I will definitely be back for more. The character development was good, while at the same time you were thrown right into the storyline from the start. A very quick read for me, and now I'm off to get more books from this author!

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted February 8, 2012

    Highly Recommend - Didn't want to put it down!

    Loved the whole thing and can't wait to read SparksFly. This is an Author I will definately follow.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2012

    Good start to new series

    Good read! Love having a new series to get started on now just have to be patient while waiting for the next book, will try different book by same author!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted February 6, 2012

    Loved this book!

    This was a very nice romance and makes me want to read more books by this author. I enjoyed the way the food angle was woven through this book. It made you cheer for the characters when things went right and to be distressed when things weren't so great. Good job, Lucy!

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
See All Sort by: Showing 1 – 20 of 278 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)