A Wedding Tail

A Wedding Tail

by Casey Griffin
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A Wedding Tail 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
gaele More than 1 year ago
3.5 Stars ~ Rounded Zoe has a good life: selling ‘personal products’ for Pure Pleasure, Freddy her new little adopted Doxie and a wedding planning business that keeps her busy and on her toes. After her last relationship of six years ago went south, she’s given up on men and doesn’t believe in fairy tale endings- but this particular wedding just may take the cake. From a missing groomsman to every conceivable mishap that one could possibly imagine – she’s up against it from the start. In comes Levi – a rock star who seems to charm Freddy and find Zoe more than attractive. With her decision to forego men and relationships, Zoe doesn’t even attempt to encourage his advances, but there is something. Something there. And, when Zoe starts to have mysterious catastrophes happen that affect her business, Levi is there – protecting, desiring and completely working his way past her defenses. With Zoe’s trust issues, Freddy, appearances from earlier characters in their relationships and the unveiling of the mystery person behind all of the upheaval, the story moves forward with plenty of room for laughs. Overall, Zoe was the most intriguing yet least pulled together heroine in this series: completely torn between herself and her beliefs in what she should be in each situation. The contradictions and fast-switching between behaviors and beliefs are enough to bring whiplash. This does, however, wear a bit thin in the midpoint of the story, as challenges and responses seem to appear simply to add words and don’t really show any growth or new choices. But, throughout the story, the lightness and humor, even in the darker moments with all the sabotage, there is a determination and optimism that she puts forward. And you can’t help but love the little dog and the joy he brings, even when he’s focusing his attention on Levi. Levi’s intentions are pure when it comes to Zoe, and he’s nothing if not persistent even in the face of overwhelming discouragement. And he’s determined to discover the saboteur and keep Zoe and Freddy safe, proving himself over and over again. An intriguing installment that brings the series full circle with returning characters in their relationships that have grown, the sense of humor and personalities shown by the dogs, and the slow growth of the relationship. I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
Cynthia181 9 months ago
A Dog, A Rocker, & A Wedding Planner I won a copy of this book from Goodreads giveaways. I was not compensated or required to give a favorable review. This was a wonderful story about a wedding planner that seems to be having a lot of unfortunate things happen to her. Starting with a wedding disaster because of her assistant, then the a mix up with her place at a wedding expo, her friends wedding dress being dress along with her van, and while this is all happening there have been a rash of murders going on in the area. She is being targeted for everything that is happening. Between replacing her rescue Dachshund, meeting a new guy, dealing with her mothers fall and financial issues. Zoe just feels like nothing is right. It was a wonderful story.
NovelKnight 11 months ago
As the third book in the Rescue Dog Romance and the second that I’ve read in the series, I’d have to say this was my favorite so far (though I might go back and read the first book now)! Beauty and the Wiener was alright and some of the characters came back in this book but the stars were Zoe and Levi. One, an event planner hoping to make her big break in weddings. The other, a musician trying to make his own break into the music business. This is the book to read when you want to know how things could possibly get worse. It’s one thing after another as Zoe’s career is thrown into jeopardy while she fights her attraction to Levi that represents everything she’s fought again — that she doesn’t need a man to complete her. Of course, a romance isn’t complete without a happy ending though the twist was an interesting touch for the story. And I liked that it wasn’t about Zoe finding her other half, but someone who was her friend, her equal, who boosted her up and supported her. Her no-man policy got on my nerves after a while. It seemed to define everything she did to the point that it felt like the author was throwing it in my face over and over “see THIS is why she acts like this.” I got it the first dozen times. But I liked Zoe as a whole. She’s so used to being in control of her life and her career that when both spiral out of control, her true strength shows. Levi was kind of a sideline attraction, coming into her life and becoming a constant presence, but it wasn’t his story. It was hers. One thing I found odd was the dachshund mentioned in the synopsis doesn’t actually come in until a while later, but it was a small thing. I love how the dachshunds are a running theme in this series. It’s a nice tie-in. I also liked the mystery more this time around. Maybe it was just more exciting than the last book but I was actually interested to find out who was causing all the trouble with Zoe’s business. I think A Wedding Tail will definitely be a hit for fans of the previous two books as those characters all come back with a marriage for one of them closing out the book and bringing this story to a close. It wasn’t an amazing read, but it was fun, light, and entertaining. You can definitely read it without reading the previous books though doing so will likely fill in some gaps for you. Perfect for contemporary romance fans!
KrisAnderson_TAR 12 months ago
A Wedding Tail by Casey Griffin is the third book in A Rescue Dog Romance series. Zoe Plum is a wedding/event planner (owns Plum Crazy Events) and a representative for Pure Pleasure in San Francisco, California. She has been working on the Fisher-Wells wedding for the last year with an extremely difficult bride. Zoe needs the commission from this wedding to help her purchase a home of her own. The wedding day, though, has not been going smoothly. A sick horse (that was going to pull the carriage), a drunk uncle, missing groomsmen, air conditioning on the fritz, doves on the loose, the brides dress does not fit (a little binge eating), and now the organist is ill. Zoe quickly recruits Levi Dolson, guest turned groomsmen turned organist, for the job. The Fisher-Wells wedding quickly deteriorates and Zoe is out a commission. She hopes to get some new clients at The Wedding Expo where she was to have a prime booth location. It seems that it is not Zoe’s week. She finds her booth moved to a back corner right next to Levi Dolson. Levi seems intent on pursing Zoe despite her disinterest. Then someone attacks Zoe’s van and destroys an $11,000 wedding gown. This is just the beginning (so much more) of problems that begin to plague Zoe. Someone is targeting her, but she does not know why. Levi wants to keep Zoe safe and show her that they can have a happily ever after (despite her beliefs). A Wedding Tail is a light-hearted romance novel with a mystery woven through it. There was one zany incident after another in the book. I am sure most people will find it amusing, but, after a while, I just found it ridiculous (plus the incidents made me nervous, stressed-out). My mother was laughing at the antics in the beginning, but then she agreed it was over-the-top. My rating for A Wedding Tail is 3 out of 5 stars. I felt too time was devoted to Zoe’s sideline of selling sex toys and her copious use of them (she really should invest in rechargeable batteries since she goes through so many). The mystery was uncomplicated. Most readers will pick out the identity of the culprit long before the reveal. A Wedding Tail can be read without having indulged in the first two books in A Rescue Dog Romance series. I am not the right audience for this type of story (I am too pragmatic). Readers who enjoy comedic romances with a light (airy) mystery will like reading A Wedding Tail. It is the perfect book to read while on summer vacation (and lounging by a lake, beach, or pool).
Barb-TRC More than 1 year ago
A Wedding Tail by Casey Griffin is the 3rd book in her Rescue Dog Romance series. I did enjoy the previous books in this series; however I had mixed feelings about this book. I will go into that later. Zoe Plum, our heroine, is a wedding planner, and a friend of our previous heroines (Addison & Piper). Zoe loves planning weddings, though she has sworn off men since she was left at the altar years before. The story begins with Zoe in the midst of making sure the wedding she is doing goes well, but it will turn out to be the wedding from hell, as everything goes wrong, which includes the best man claiming he loves his best friends bride to be. Needless to say, the wedding did not go off, but it will haunt Zoe for most of the story. Levi Dolson ,our hero, is a musician with his own band. He is scheduled to be a groomsman, but he also does side things to make extra money, like play a piano, ride a horse or sing anything. Levi considers himself a catch or a womanizer, and he does everything to get Zoe’s attention. Though she has no interest, and with everything falling apart, Levi will be there every step of the way to try to help Zoe, and win her over. Levi also gets a kick out Zoe’s side business (selling sex toys). What follows is a slow build romance, as well as a suspenseful story about who is trying to destroy Zoe by sabotaging everything she is involved in; whether it is destroying her van, framing her for various attacks, stealing her assistant, and destruction of her business and reputation. Zoe can’t seem to get a break, as she becomes a suspect in a possible murder. Levi will be there for her, as he is very persistent and a calming influence on her; slowly she begins to have feelings for him. We will also be introduced to Zoe’s new pet, as she ends up adopting a dachshund, Freddy, who was cute. This had a good storyline, and the last third of the book was very exciting; especially with Zoe right in the middle of trying to save her friend from a serial murderer. I also loved Zoe’s two friends, whom we had met previously. What I had mixed feelings about was the wild craziness in the first half of the book, and the emphasis on the sex toys, which was intended to be funny, but it annoyed me more than making me laugh. I also did not really like Zoe, nor Levi early on. When the murder mystery element of the storyline picked up, I got to like our couple better and the suspense was very well done. Overall, this was a good story, but some of the early humor was a bit over the top.
StoreyBookReviews More than 1 year ago
Holy Mackerel - I did not see that ending coming! This is the 3rd book in the rescue dog romance series and while you don't have to read the first two books, it does give you a little more information on the characters and the history they have with each other. This book focuses on Zoe Plum - wedding planner extraordinaire and best friend to Piper and Addison. Zoe has a lot she has to deal with in this book -finding out some information about her mom's situation, adopting a cute dachshund, and finding out the truth about herself and what she wants out of life. It doesn't hurt that she meets Levi and he seems more in her than she sees in herself, which is a good and a bad thing because it is forcing her to face the truth she has been avoiding for 6 years. The book also has a mystery - there is a slayer on the loose in San Francisco and Zoe's business seems to have been targeted to put her out of business. Who is doing all of this? Is it who she thinks - her nemesis Chelsea? You'll have to read the book to find out but I don't think you'll discover the answer before it is revealed!
Buecherwurm161 More than 1 year ago
Just not for me. I was offered a copy of this book from the Author through NetGalley, and even though I am usually cautious about jumping into a series, but since I usually love anything to do with dogs I took a chance. I feel bad but I DNF the book, perhaps because I was not familiar with the main character from the previous books? But there was just too much going wrong at the wedding that it was laughable and instead of making me laugh it made me feel on edge. But I wanted to give the book a chance so I read on and when more disaster happened I gave up. So far not a dog in sight. I love to read to escape my daily stresses and escape into the world that an Author created, I don't like to add to my stress level. So with a heavy heart I gave up on the book, this does not happen to me very often because I generally pick books that appeal to me, clearly many readers love the series but it just did not do it for me. Perhaps if I read the series from the beginning I would change my mind?
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
This is the third book in the Rescue Dog Romance series and it's a wonderful story with just the right dose of humor and romance sprinkled with a touch of mystery. In this story if things can go wrong they will, if something can be misunderstood it will be, and if you can keep from laughing out loud you're stronger than me! Zoe Plum is hilarious. A wedding planner who actually hates weddings! After being left at the altar years prior she's still blissfully single and plans on staying that way. Then she meets Levi Dolson, a member of the band playing at one of her weddings, and he makes her start thinking that maybe her keep men at arms length approach at life might need to change. He did charm her cute little pup! A fun read that was completely entertaining. I would definitely recommend it.