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No Weddings by Stone Bastion, Kat Bastion

Free for a limited time ~ No Weddings Series: "Best Of" by multiple romance blogs*
No Weddings | One Funeral | Two Bar Mitzvahs | Three Christmases | For Valentine's

Award-winning author Kat Bastion teams with her husband, Stone Bastion, in this first book in the No Weddings Series about Cade Michaelson, a successful man with his sights set on a new venture in business, and Hannah Martin, the woman who makes it personal.

I think I have my act together as a successful bar owner, my master's degree within reach, and a list of no-strings-attached women warming my bed. Turns out, I don't.

Hannah believes she has safeguarded her wounded heart by shunning men and focusing on her new baking business. The thing is, she hasn't.

When my three sisters and I start a new event-planning business with Hannah as our baker, I have no idea how my life is about to change. As Hannah and I work closely together, the attraction between us becomes irresistible. And complicated. I've promised my sisters I wouldn't mix business with pleasure. But I've never been one to follow the rules.

*** The No Weddings Series ***
No Weddings ~ 65,000 words
One Funeral ~ 67,000 words
Two Bar Mitzvahs ~ 75,000 words
Three Christmases ~ 82,000 words
For Valentine's ~ A steamy nightcap novella ~ 27,000 words

The Unbreakable Series:
Standalone novels of beloved characters from The No Weddings Series:
Heartbreaker ~ 82,000 words
Rule Breaker ~ 81,000 words
Lawbreaker ~ COMING FALL 2017
Ball Breaker ~ Future Release
Icebreaker ~ Future Release

*NAMED BEST OF 2014 BY:

Agents of Romance ~ No Weddings "One of the Best Romantic Comedies of the Year!"

Book Bumblings ~ The No Weddings Series "...I love for the realistic drama. And the dirty talk. And the non-dirty parts of their banter. And the humor."

Bookish Temptations ~
Favorite Books: No Weddings and One Funeral
Favorite Couple: Cade Michaelson and Hannah Martin
Favorite Book Boyfriend: Cade Michaelson
Favorite Heroine: Hannah Martin
Favorite Secondary Characters: Cade's sisters

Lives & Breathes Book Blog ~ The No Weddings Series in Teri Beth's Top 10 "The No Weddings Series is one of the best I have read that follows one couple. Cade and Hannah are both lovable characters, the storyline is real and entertaining, and the banter is fun and witty."

Orchard Book Club ~ No Weddings in Nicola's Top 6 of 2014 "I loved it, and I mean REALLY loved it!"

The Smutsonian ~ Best First Book in a Series: No Weddings

The SubClub Books ~ No Weddings in Gaz's Top 14 Reads of 2014

Trips Down Imagination Road ~ Best Book Read in 2014: No Weddings
Best Series
Best Sequel
Most Memorable Character: Cade Michaelson
Newest Fictional Crush: Cade Michaelson
Most FUN to read: "The No Weddings series, I was laughing aloud and feeling the fun right along with them!"

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150595187
Publisher: Kat Bastion with Stone Bastion
Publication date: 09/08/2014
Series: No Weddings , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 230
Sales rank: 6,803
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Kat Bastion won several awards for her bestselling debut novel Forged in Dreams and Magick.

Kat and Stone Bastion’s bestselling first novel No Weddings and the No Weddings series were named Best of 2014 by multiple romance review blogs.

When not defining love and redemption through scribed words, they enjoy spending their time mountain biking and hiking in the beautiful Sonoran Desert of Arizona.

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No Weddings 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cade and Hannah have both been severely damaged by the breakup of their previous relationships. Cade chose to keep a list of reliable contacts using regular "physical therapy" to purge the heartbreak while Hannah built an icy exterior to keep men away, but from the first frosty encounter there was something there that needed time and change for it to grow. Working partners to friends to hopefully one day lovers takes time for wounds to heal and the courage and confidence to give one's self again to grow. This is the begining of their story of a lifetime. This was a beautifully paced story that introduced us to a world of talented young people creating their place in the world. It has a feel of the "Friends" sitcom, with a whole lot more heavy on the relationships. Some reviewers criticized the pace, but I thought it was just right for developing the characters Cade, Hannah, Cade's family and friends as well as the fledgling businesses they each are starting. It may be because I know where they are headed from first reading Rulebreaker then Heartbreaker then the unrelated story The Espionage Effect before starting this series, but I appreciate the authors' skill at letting the story develop naturally and allowing the characters to grow and change instead of throwing them into the bedroom constantly before they are ready. This makes me want to read more of their story so I can get another emotional hit from their world. Lucky me, the other books in the series are available now, so I won't have to wait for the next one. LWM
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sweet ,sexy,absolutely delicious read . I enjoyed this book tremendously . Plan to buy the rest . So what are you waiting for . Find a comfy chair settle in with this book and be swept away !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Slow read. It was o.k., but weak men are turn offs. Sheesh.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cade & Hannah's story will have you riding a thrill roller coaster. The Bastion's have written these characters so full of life that they leap out of the pages and have you rooting for true love
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was absolutely phenomenal. I couldn't put it down. There are plenty of other reviews explaining the overall plot, so I won't talk about that. But I will say this: it is well worth the read. I realised while reading this book that this is the relationship I dream of having. Which of course means that I will very likely be let down.... (I blame you, Mr. and Mrs. Bastion.) Do not pass up on this opportunity; read the damn book! It's great!
Sherri_Hunter More than 1 year ago
Reading a chick lit romance story from the man’s point of view is such a refreshing and entertaining change. No Weddings is a very amusing story featuring Cade and Hannah, who are brought together when Cade and his sisters start a catering business and they need a baker, but not just any baker. They need a baker who can design cakes for their clients with a creative flair, a baker who will agree to never bake for a wedding…no exceptions. When Hannah and Cade first meet, he is attracted to her and tries to make a move, but is shot down so fast and disdainfully, I am still shocked he was able to get up off the floor where Hannah knocked him down. Cade has never backed down from a challenge and I really enjoyed how he avails himself to assist Hannah with marketing her business. Cade and Hannah have both been burned by love in the most humiliating and hurtful of ways and neither of them wants any kind of relationship or commitment. Cade keeps a list of women on the side to be his no-strings attached bounce buddies and Hannah keeps men at arm’s length with her ice queen persona. Both of these intriguing characters are seriously flawed and intriguing at the same time. What I find so interesting about this story is the build-up of tension in this story kept me so plugged in that I didn’t mind that I will need to read the next book in this series to find out if Hannah and Cade actually get together. Overall, if you like a lot of tension and build-up in romance with a lot of flirting, sexual innuendo and a lot of fun mixed in, No Weddings is an excellent place to start. Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of No Weddings from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sex and really trashy language do not make a good book. I couldn't read it due to the trash.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
**I received an ARC of this story in exchange for an honest review Cade Michaelson is master of his current domain: He's finishing his Masters, he's launched a successful bar with his partner, he's launching a successful party planning business with his sisters, and he loves being a womanizer. Then he meets Hannah Martin, an up and coming cake designer that would be perfect for his new business, and the one woman he promised not to touch. Problem is, as he spends more and more time with her, all in the name of business of course, he's finding long buried emotions fighting to break free. Unfortunately, Hannah might be just as scarred as he is. The first thing that drew me to this book was the fact that it was a romance written by a husband and wife time. I'm glad I decided to give it a try. Once I started it, I didn't stop until several hours later when I finished it. Even though Cade is a cad when the book begins, his personality makes you giggle and cheer him on. Since I haven't read the others in this series yet, I don't know whose perspective they are in, but I'm definitely glad this one was in his, as it needed to be. As Cade mentions, it's like one long dance for the reader, watching the partners circle around each other. I can't wait for the next one!
DuchessU More than 1 year ago
This book was foreplay. Flirty, witty, and sexy without the sex, No Weddings was certainly a very fun read. This book proved that sex wasn't needed to make things scorching hot. It's all about the chemistry of the characters.  Most people probably would be annoyed because of the extremely slow progress of their relationship but it worked just fine with me because it was realistic.    What Hannah and Cade was popularly known as the Mutual Understanding. They're together but they're actually not. And I liked the build-up.   I found that refreshing since I somewhat got tired with the usual flow of love stories. MCs meet, they feel attracted to each other, then they jump into the relationship. Only then will they deal with their past and stuff thus the conflict (and me usually facepalming).   No Weddings was different. Both Cade and Hannah had their demons and even if the attraction between them was undeniable (to the point that I would have shoved their faces together so they could finally kiss) they were mature enough to realize that jumping into a relationship in the state that they were in wouldn't be a good move. So they decided to deal with it together.   This book wasn't all about romance alone. It was also all about how two people who had similar painful pasts found solace  with each other and how they gradually find the courage to risk falling in love once again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
200 pages of tease will not read the others.
2kasmom More than 1 year ago
This book is just so funny and sweet at the same time.  Kat Bastion is a great author and has such honest characters.  In this story, Cade and Hannah meet and plan to go into business with his three sisters.  It will be a event planning company and Hannah will make the cakes, each unique and exclusive. Cade is attracted to Hannah right away, but she was warned early on by his sisters that he is just a player out for a good time.  The truth is he has been hurt and is still reeling from the pain of the past. Hannah is focused on getting her business off the ground and is offended that Cade wants a "No Weddings" stipulation in the contract.  That is how she will potentially make a ton of money.  So they have to work out a deal. They learn to be friends along the way.  He gives her business advice, she makes him dinner 3 nights a week.  He is still in school and tells her he will write a paper on this experience.  He promises his sisters he won't screw the help, and he wonders - does Hannah count? She finds him HOT and he finds her amazing.  Her cakes are so good and she is so bad.  It is such a great match made in heaven.  Or is it?  Such a great story and wonderful witty banter.  I loved it and cannot wait to read the rest of the series. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Good read.
Rhonda_J_728 More than 1 year ago
The book held my attention to actually finish it, but there wasn't enough romance in it.  Not sure if I will read  the rest of the books in the series.  
Nubian_princesa More than 1 year ago
***Netgalley Review Copy*** I gave this book only three stars because it was nothing original. It was a steamy, nice story but very predictable.
Bookeroo More than 1 year ago
Both Cade and Hannah are still reeling from their separate heartbreaks and their cruel exes. When Cade and his sisters take on a new business venture they bring Hannah into the mix as their baker. As Cade and Hannah become wary friends, they have no idea how much their lives are about to change… A belly-laughing romantic comedy to thrill you to the core! I smiled (and laughed often) the whole way through this sexy, sweetly romantic story. The male point of view was not only delightful, but a very nice change for the romance reader. It was tastefully written and Cade was charming and oh-so-sweet to Hannah, even in the midst of all of their sexual frustration. The sexual innuendo between them was not only fun, but added to their frustration…along with the reader! Ms. Bastion and her husband make a fabulous writing duo and I hope they choose to stay with it even after this series is complete. The male point of view gives us insight into what the hero is thinking and it really made this story click for me. This is one series I won't miss and I'll be there every step of the way!
tsmb02 More than 1 year ago
have never read anything from either of these authors before and I must say I was impressed. This was a wonderful story with well developed characters. I love the heroine Hannah Martin. She has been burned in a big way in the past and puts up a good front, but deep down she is a warm, friendly, strong woman. Our hero is Kincade "Cade" Michaelson. He is the baby brother to three older sisters. They are a very close family and a riot! I just adored his sense of humor and his loyalty to his sisters. This story is about the Michaelson siblings starting a high end event planning business called Invitation Only. They want to hire Hannah to be their exclusive baker for all events. Since Cade is the business mind within the group, he is the one who has to convince Hannah to come on board. Sparks fly between the two but they both are leery because of events that happened in their pasts and a certain rule the business has that you can't fool around with the help. Throughout the story Hannah and Cade develop a wonderful friendship. I just adored how he was always hanging around. I loved how she just fit right in to his life. You can't help but root for these two to be together. You have me hooked! I have already pre-ordered the next part! Great job!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cannot get into this book
Monnie777 More than 1 year ago
I received this book for my honest review from NetGalley. I liked this book until about the end. The cool part about this book and what sets it apart from other romance books is that it is all told in the guys point of view. I actually really enjoyed hearing the book from his point of view. I didn't agree with some of the stuff that was said by Cade. It wasn't his talking per se but what he was thinking. I found it unrealistic that he would be so sensitive to Hannah. You can tell that in his thoughts that it was a guy talking but it was what a woman would want him to think and feel. I don't believe that to be that case in real life. I also don't believe that he would have waited as long as they have to have sex (which still hasn't happened). I know this book is fiction and I shouldn't compare it to real life but if you are gonna have the perception from the guys point of view, you need to be able to actually sound like a guy and not a guy written from a female. Over all I liked this book and found it refreshing to have it written in the guys point of view.
AboutThatStory More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this story. It was told from Cade's POV and I always love a guys perspective.  I really liked Cade and Hannah a lot. They had an interesting first meeting and I liked getting to know more about them. They were fun and flirty and I loved their interactions and banter. They have a slow build in their relationship but it was great to see their friendship and attraction grow. I loved the sexual tension and innuendo, that was fun! They both had past issues to overcome and it was sad learning about them and I understood why they were so cautious as they moved forward. It was really nice to see them open up and let their guard down.  I loved Cade with his sisters. When they're all together they were entertaining fun. I found myself looking forward to those scenes. His sisters were sweet and supportive and I like the connection they all shared. I liked the overall story line and where it was going but I thought it had a slow start and was bit drawn out. The pacing was slightly off for me. There was a little drama towards the end which was nice to have. Good imagery and descriptions throughout. I was kind of bummed that Cade and Hannah hadn’t progressed more in their relationship by the end of the book but that gives me something to look forward to with the next book, One Funeral. All in all, I thought it was a really excellent start to the series with interesting and likable characters. It was a sweet story about learning to trust again and moving forward. Complimentary copy received for honest review.
jeanniezelos More than 1 year ago
No Weddings, Kat Bastion, Stone Bastion Review from jeannie zelos book reviews Well, I loved Kat’s paranormal books so was interested to read this. Its a venture into contemporary romance with her husband Stone. Well, for me the duo work well together, I really enjoyed this story. Its not a heart-stopping, breath-holding type of read, but a slow, careful, sensuous journey with Cade working oh so carefully to get Hannah where he wants. He’s clearly a planner out of business as well as in it...This book is written from his POV, and that's interesting as we get lots of female POV, but far fewer from men. I loved Cade and Hannah. Cade sisters too were an interesting mix too. Cade seems older than his years, I’m not sure exactly how old he is, but from the education comments I'd guess early twenties, and yet he seems so much more mature, so confident and he has business advice spot on. The one he runs with his sisters is a success, and this new one looks set to follow that. Hannah is contracted to do their speciality cakes for their events. Cade ties her contract down quite tightly, he’s very specific about what he wants. What he also wants is Hannah, though he can see that she’s a scared person, and the Ice Queen persona is a face she puts on to protect herself. Slowly he draws her out of her shell, and it makes for a slow moving but very enjoyable romance. He too had demons in his past that affected how he was with females, and gave him that reputation for not being serious with anyone and that ladies he was with would know they were one of many. No one on ones for him – til he meets Hannah. He knows she’s more to him than the others, that she’s worth the time it will take to draw her out. Can he do it though? Will her demons, and his, from the past rise up to blight their future? Just as all seems to be going well Hannah's ex pops up, scaring her, upsetting her and she’s almost back where she started, just when things were going so well for her and Cade. That sad part worked really well for me, I do like some drawn out drama and heartache, and the gradual slow build up had just reached a peak when this happened and the crash was dramatic! Stars: Four, a good solid fun read, lots of emotion packed into an interesting and well plotted story. I look forward to the next instalment. ARC supplied by Netgalley and publishers
WiLoveBooks More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the fact that this was Cade's point of view. It is rare to find a romance that is completely in the male point of view. It was interesting to watch him go from a sticky note list of bed buddies to finding one woman he wants to be with enough to wait and just be friends with her first. Cade and Hannah both have issues in their past that cause them to be cautious about relationships. They connect through their businesses and food as they try to overcome their issues. I raced through this book only to realize that their story continues in the next book. A bit of a let-down, but I can't wait to read the next. 
beckymmoe More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed No Weddings, the first book in the No Weddings series. It set itself apart from a lot of the books I've read lately in two significant ways: 1) It's told entirely from Cade's point of view. Totally fun! I do enjoy the current trend of dual POV in romance today, but single POVs done well stand out. I liked having to guess what was going on in the heroine's mind for a change, and the male POV was an excellent choice as it showed Cade transitioning from a womanizing man-'ho to a one-woman man.  2) There's no sex in the book. Seriously. There isn't really any real relationship action until the end--it's a slow and steady buildup, and it was still a lot of fun to read. Both Hannah and Cade have some major relationship drama in their pasts and serious hangups to get over, so the less-than-breakneck pace was absolutely believable. There's more than enough sexual tension and chemistry to get readers through, and it was really refreshing not to have them jumping into bed together on page ten and then having to deal with chapters of awkwardness after.  My only complaint? Reading about all of Hannah's gorgeous cakes made me hungry! Though it seems almost a sacrilege to cut into and eat such artistry... (Not that I'd turn down a piece, mind you. But still...) I can't wait to see where their relationship takes them next! Rating: 4 stars / B+ I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
MoonAngel23 More than 1 year ago
How to sum up this awesome book?  Great storyline, fun characters that have depth, lots of funny moments (I think my co-workers think I'm a bit odd with the laughing outbursts when I was reading during my lunch break), an overload of sexual tension...and two main characters, Cade and Hannah, that are just SO right for each other. This book flowed smoothly and between the funny lines, emotions and continual tension I stayed riveted to the pages the whole way through.  You've got your classic playboy type male lead and the woman who finally draws his focus, while both still have their own painful pasts to work through-without realizing until quite a ways into the story just how similar those pasts really are. I loved that this was told from Cade's point of view.  It's always refreshing seeing things from the male perspective, and not having the usual overly girly, emotional thoughts going on. Both Cade and Hannah are strong characters, and Hannah's feisty nature once Cade breaks through her "Ice Queen" front brings a snarky, fun feel to the story.  Oh, and did I mention the laughs...and innuendos...  ...  ...  A mostly lighthearted, fun, sexy read with some relationship insight thrown in for good measure, this was a 5-star read for me (and meant for the 18+ crowd), and I can't wait to get started on the next book in this series!