When drama threatens to ruin a romance on a reality show, only a true friend can save a groomzilla’s wedding.
Daniel Green, an event planner with a neat, quiet, orderly life, reluctantly agrees to plan the wedding of his childhood friend Ander, an outrageous fashion designer soon to marry a wealthy entertainment lawyer named Rafe. To complicate matters, the happy couple have agreed to have their wedding made into a reality show—something that practical Daniel isn’t sold on.
Daniel is neither a romantic nor a wedding planner, but he’s the only person in the world who can manage Ander. Distracting him from his mission is Owen Grainger, a too-handsome-to-be-true producer whose quiet charm pulls Daniel into his orbit.
When the stress of the show triggers bad behavior from Ander, co-producer Victor Pierce decides it's the key to a ratings bonanza, and he begins to undermine Ander and Rafe’s relationship to create more drama. Daniel is determined to protect his friend and his own reputation, but when he finds himself falling hard for Owen, there’s much more at stake than ratings.
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Daniel Green is an even planner, not a wedding planner. When his best friend, Ander, a flamboyant and colorful fashion designer asks him to plan his wedding to Rafe, an entertainment lawyer, Daniel reluctantly agrees. To complicate matters further, the couple are going to film their journey to the altar as a reality show, something that makes Daniel very uncomfortable, but he is also the only one who can handle his boyhood friend and keep him calm. Distracting Daniel is Owen Grainger, the co-producer. Handsome and charming, Daniel finds himself falling for Owen, but he knows he cannot do that and keep Ander on an even keel. When the stress makes Ander act out, The other co-producer Victor decides it is perfect for the show and encourages the drama and even undermines the couple. Daniel refuses to allow this to happen but now his heart is also involved and things are about to get VERY complicated. Daniel and Ander were opposites in many yet and not in others. The two have a solid friendship forged from their boyhood. That is the only reason Daniel agreed to plan the wedding. He never counted on the circus of filming the ups and downs of that planning. If the problems between Ander and Rafe were not bad enough, the problems on set were just as bad. Daniel wanted to resist Owen but the attraction would not allow that. The plot was amazing. Reality shows are the thing and using the wedding as the backdrop made for some fun reading. It became too much for the four main characters. I loved how they resolved it all. Happy and sad, disbelief and reality, love and dislike as well as high drama are all present and part of Groomzilla. It is a fun read and one that will capture you as we take the journey with Ander and Rae, and with Daniel and Owen.
3.5 Stars Reviewed by Annie and posted at Under The Covers Book Blog I’ve been a fan of Tere Michaels for a very long time so I’m always excited when a new release comes out. GROOMZILLA is an interesting story because if you’re a fan of those reality wedding shows that follow the bride and groom around, then you may be intrigued by this idea. Personally, I’m like Daniel Green, the hero of this book who isn’t into them AT ALL. But when his friend Ander asks that he help plan his wedding, Daniel cannot refuse. Despite the fact that he isn’t a romantic or even a wedding planner, this will undoubtedly be a real challenge for him. But surprisingly, Daniel’s biggest challenge isn’t getting everything picture perfect ready for his best friend, it’s the presence of the Owen Grainger, the show’s producer that gets Daniel all tied up in a knot. As usual, Michaels infuses this book with a healthy dose of humor and heart. Just reading the first few pages of the book can make you smile. On the sweeter side, it’s a story that develops organically and realistically. Although I wasn’t much of a big fan of the TV show aspect of the book, one cannot deny the chemistry that Owen and Daniel have. They were so cute and funny with that extra dose of sexiness. So even though the premise didn’t exactly hook me in, GROOMZILLA is still a delightful book.
It really was a cute weekend, nothing better to do, read. No heavy thinking, no heavy crying, no heavy plot. Two guys that shouldn’t be getting married, are. One guy that has no experience planning a wedding, is. And two men that hate each are running the TV show that one of the grooms signed up for. The whole wedding plans start falling apart when groom two, decides that he has to leave town on business all the time. And this cause groom one to flip. So even though this was about grooms, the planner and the producer really took over the book. And they a pretty cute couple. However, Ander (groom one) really does drag it down. The sub plot of Owen and Victor is an interesting twist. I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review by Crystal Many reviews