Stealing the Groom: A Stealing the Heart Novel

Stealing the Groom: A Stealing the Heart Novel

by Sonya Weiss
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Stealing the Groom: A Stealing the Heart Novel by Sonya Weiss

Chad Walker may be a take-no-chances man with a plan, but there's no way Amelia Snyder is going to let her best bud marry Mean Girl #1—even if the wedding is solely so he can secure the controlling shares in his family's company. But free-spirited Amelia's at-the-altar groomnapping scheme takes a surprising turn when she ends up as the blushing bride instead.

Suddenly, with Amelia living in her handsome husband's home—in his bedroom, no less—she starts to reconsider their strictly platonic arrangement. But Chad's always been strictly anti-risk and definitely anti-love, and betting a lifetime of best friendship on the chance at forever might be the biggest gamble of all.

Each book in the Stealing the Heart series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Series Order:
Book #1 Stealing the Groom
Book #2 Resisting Her Rival
Book #3 Stealing the Bachelor

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781622662876
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 03/10/2014
Series: Stealing the Heart , #1
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 221
Sales rank: 159,902
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

From the time she was a child, Sonya knew she was destined to be a writer. If she didn't like the ending of a book or movie, she would write her own ending. When her children were young, she often wrote stories to entertain them. At the urging of one of her daughters, she submitted a short story and to her surprise and delight, it sold.

Sonya loves writing all things romance whether it's writing contemporary adult or teen fiction and still hasn't lost the wonder that she gets to do what she loves.

She enjoys reading, movies, chocolate, and laughter and credits her daughters as being the sweetest blessings in her life.

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Stealing the Groom: A Stealing the Heart Novel 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Debragg More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading this book and I loved it. The characters are sweet and made me smile all the way. This is a story about finding your one true love, and never letting go. I was given this book by Entangled Bliss for the purpose of a review and all opinions are my own.
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
What do you do when your best friend is marrying the wrong person? You kidnap the groom of course! That's the beginning of this truly wonderful friends to lovers story. It was highly entertaining with great secondary characters and a nice pace. Recommended read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the story. Fun read for a rainy day.
love2dazzle More than 1 year ago
"Stealing the Groom" by Sonya Weiss was a very comical story. Chad is getting ready to get married to Claire, when Amelia, his best friend, kidnapped him from his own wedding. Amelia wants to convince Chad that this wedding is a mistake. Amelia assumes that Claire is only after Chad's money, which isn't completely false but the situation is much more complicated than that. Chad has to be married for six months before his grandfather gives him his inheritance of the company shares. Chad had a business arrangement with Claire so that they could get married and collect on the business shares.  Amelia didn't know that this was going on at the time, but she still wanted a chance to convince her best friend that he should marry for love instead of money and company shares. Amelia doesn't want to see Chad miserable. When everything goes wrong after Amelia kidnaps Chad, she ends up in her own predicament that she has to try to find a way out. I think that the storyline in "Stealing the Groom" is quite cute. Weiss had me laughing for the majority of the time. It seemed like something would go wrong and then the problem was fixed and then something else would go wrong. I was pretty entertained. I do have to say like most "Bliss" books that "Stealing the Groom" was a light read. If readers want to read something before bed or maybe have a lovely beach read, this would definitely be the book. It is cute and funny. Has budding romance and a little bit of heartbreak. What is a good romance novel if there isn't some sort of heartbreak in there? I was able to follow along with the book and where the plot was going quite nicely. Weiss had my attention within the first chapter to where I didn't put this book down until I completed it.  Chad's character was hard to like at first. I could tell that he cared for Amelia but he seemed too much of a workaholic to be given much credit from me. I didn't like how he was always telling Amelia how foolish she was and how she doesn't think things through when all she wanted was to try to save her best friend from making a terrible mistake. I think Chad was focused more on the unimportant things in life rather than what truly mattered. There is a point to everything that happens in life and Chad was missing those points, in a way Chad was just trying to get by in life.  Amelia may not be the best planner in life but she has good intentions. She wants to see her best friend happy and doesn't want to see him make any big mistakes in life. I can't blame her, I would want to see my best friend make those kind of mistakes in their life. I wouldn't want to see anyone live a miserable life. Amelia goes into this mess with only her heart on her sleeve regarding her feelings for Chad as a friend. What Amelia soon discovers is she may like Chad more than just a friend, but does she want to take the risk and possibly ruin their friendship? Amelia was easy to love right away. She is that spunky, adventurous, careless female that seems to get everything she wants but on the other hand she really doesn't. Amelia is the type of girl that anyone would love to have as a best friend. In all I think Weiss did a great job with "Stealing the Groom." I recommend checking it out, I don't believe you will be disappointed. 
Nicola_1202 More than 1 year ago
Stealing the Groom is a nice, easy-read, angst-free romance. Chad and Amelia are lifelong best friends and complete opposites; he the safe businessman with everything planned out, she the flighty, live-life-by-the-seat-of-your-pants type of girl. She can't watch her best friend marry for convenience so she kidnaps him on his wedding day and suddenly finds herself standing at the altar... Their journey flowed well however it pretty much panned out as I expected it to. It didn't hold any real surprises but they were a cute endearing couple, with great banter and whilst Chad didn't steal my breath away, he was a sweetie and both he and Amelia brought out the best and the worst in one another. Whilst I liked it, I have to confess it didn't wow me in the way many other Bliss books have in the past. Nevertheless, I look forward to reading the next books in the series (which have been set-up nicely) , if you're after an easy sweet read then it does the trick and I'd recommend. I received a copy of this as an ARC courtesy of Entangled Publishing for an honest & unbiased opinion
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a cute book, but I would never read it again. The plot wasn't very mature and dragged out for too long. There were some cute moments, but not enough where I'd trust another purchase from this author.
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LindaTownsend More than 1 year ago
I'd recommend this book to anyone looking for a light, fun romance as it fits the bill perfectly :-))) I really enjoyed this friends-to-lovers romance. It had my favorite elements: romance, humor and an awesome, happy-ever-after ending. The kidnapping of the groom at the very beginning of the story had me laughing out loud. It was truly an hilarious comedy of errors as it seemed to go from one unexpected blunder to another. If anything could go wrong, it seemed to when our heroine, Amelia, had her hand in it. She was so adorable!  On the other hand, Chad, our hero, was a straight arrow, inflexible to a fault, and the complete opposite of Amelia. I wanted to shake him and tell him to loosen up! Bottomline: I loved how both the characters evolved as I turned the pages and you will too.  I'd recommend this book to anyone looking for a light, fun romance as it fits the bill perfectly :-))) Very Good! 4 Stars!!!!!
MsChris1161 More than 1 year ago
The blurb for STEALING THE GROOM sounded like a fun, lighthearted read and I was hoping it would be just what I was looking for. It was. It was a funny, wonderfully romantic friends to lovers adventure with some opposites attracting thrown in to spice things up. There was plenty of emotion and passion between Chad and Amelia, but no actual "love" scenes. Didn't matter. Actually, it's part of the humor and building tension as they struggle to keep their relationship at that friendship level that makes the story work so well. I love a steamy sex scene as much as most, but what really makes me fall in love with a book and it's characters is (1) believing the emotion behind their actions, (2) witty, playful banter and (3) a connection level that makes it clear the lovers are meant to be. Sonya Weiss gives us all of this artfully and with flawless style. I recommend you pick up a copy while it's still only $.99, because this is a 5 star read.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This review pertains to Stealing the Groom, by Sonya Weiss.  Thanks to Entangled Publishing and Netgalley for the chance to read and review.   Stealing the Groom was a fun and entertaining read.  Well-written with laugh out loud moments which will warm the heart.   Amelia and Chad  have know each other forever and have been best friends even longer.  They made a pact years ago to never marry without love.  When Chad is about to marry a women who is all wrong for him, what else could Amelia do, but steal the limo with Chad still inside.    Chad needs to get married to save the family business and ends up marrying Amelia instead.    IT’s the classic marriage of convenience, but Stealing the Groom was fresh , fun and a great read.   Highly recommended to romance readers.    It was a sweet lighthearted story that will not disappoint.
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MelodyMay More than 1 year ago
Looking for that cute sweet story, Stealing the Groom by Sonya Weiss is that story. We have Chad Walker and Amelia Snyder who have been best friends forever. Amelia hears that Chad is going to marry the ultimate mean girl, so she decides to intervene. Basically, Amelia goes in to rescue the groom from the biggest mistake of his life. However, Chad isn't too happy with Amelia half-cocked idea. He's willing to go along with her plan, but along the way it gets messed up badly.  Chad has vowed he never wanted love in his life, because of his parents disastrous relationship. So, when his grandpa was trying to force him to find a wife, he decides to make an arrangement with the mean girl. Which causes Amelia to snowball into her crazy plan. Plus, it didn't help that they have meddlesome grandparents.  Anyway, an adorable read. We have two polar opposites needing to come together because two crazy grandparents. Both of them fighting love, but of course we know love conquers all. However, with a marriage of convenience story line, you wonder how and when they are going to fall? Will they fight to keep the love or try to wash it under the rug. So, if you are looking for a cute read that has a marriage of convenience theme, you might try Stealing the Groom. Copy provided by the publisher
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. This book is how a marriage of convenience gets derailed by a "fly by the seat of her pants" best friend,  Amelia, who promised Chad, the groom, at 8 yrs. old they would only marry for love. She can't stand the idea of Chad married to "the mean girl" Claire, and what ensues is a twisty tale of how these two wind up together.  Amelia is impetuous and Chad plans everything with lists.   His upbringing has him a non-believer in love, hence the intended marriage to Claire, as a business decision.   While Amelia is an adventurous person and a bit of a daredevil, I didn't find her to be a truly memorable female character.  I guess I also tend to like Alpha males, and Chad didn't strike me as that.   I would recommend this book as a fun, lighthearted read, and most certainly a bargain @ .99 p
Anlenhart1 More than 1 year ago
This is a enjoyable story that pairs Drake, a duke who wants the perfect society wife with Penelope a socially awkward botanist. Drake is arrogant lord who has grown up in a loving but chaotic family. Penelope loves plants and has kept up her fathers study of plants while avoiding society. They meet when Penelope's aunt asked Drakes mother to sponsor her for her season in London. They eventually become engaged and marry. Much of the tension in the second half is between Drake's request that Penelope give up science and her continued pursuit of her dream. This provided conflict but puzzled me because it contradicted the hero's growth into a lovable husband. That aside, it was a fun read and an entertaining story. I received an arc copy for an honest review.
DJTP More than 1 year ago
Stealing the Groom by Sonya Weiss a great book by a new to me author.  I really enjoyed the likable characters and great dialogue.  I'm  looking forward to reading more in this series and by this author.  I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a spicy romance.  
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sbart84 More than 1 year ago
Childhood best friends, Amelia kidnaps Chad when he arrives at the church for his wedding. Knowing he is marrying the wrong person. Friends to Lovers story. Loved the humor and the banter between these two characters. I loved this story. This will be on my reread pile. I received this book from the publisher for an honest review.
jennachristy More than 1 year ago
Clean and fun romance! A good read for a good afternoon.  The main plot of Stealing the Groom is not exactly unique, but somehow reading the old “best friend turned lovers” story in a different angle is still entertaining. If you’re one of those kinds of readers who don’t mind finding the same kind of plot in books, but with different characters and labyrinth of situations, then this book is for you! Whenever I feel so overwhelmed reading too dark and too heavy YA books, I relinquish my inner romance goddess and read light and clean romance! It definitely lifts my spirits up.
MsRomanticReads More than 1 year ago
Someone needs to sit on me before I float away on a cloud of sappy giddiness. I’ve read quite a few books with the “marriage of convenience” trope, but none of them left the impression this one did. I laughed until the tears came. Fast-paced, well-written, witty dialogue and comical situations made this a wonderful read. Chad and Amelia had been best friends since childhood. Personal tragedies bonded them but also made them grow up as adults so opposite, it was a wonder their friendship had never suffered. But the impulsive act of Amelia kidnapping Chad on his wedding day could change their relationship forever. For the better or for the worse? Amelia always lived life to the fullest–taking risks and flying by the seat of her pants. Her job as a freelance photographer kept her on the move, just the way she liked it. She called it being independent and enjoying freedom. Her friends and family, however, called it running. Chad had watched his father both drink himself to death and die of a broken heart when Chad’s mother had left them for another man. With a little manipulation from Chad’s grandfather, the responsibility to save the family business rested on his shoulders. Chad didn’t believe in love and fought the idea tooth and nail. The glimpses of their entire history through anecdotes and memories painted a very solid picture of who their characters were. I understood their fears and why they were so reluctant to cross a line that could change their friendship. Despite there being nothing racier than steamy kisses and sexual innuendos, I enjoyed everything else about them too much to be bothered about not seeing them give in to their desires. Stealing the Groom charmed the pants off me! This romantic comedy had loveable characters, drama and great dialogues. Heck, I wouldn’t mind spending time with them in Sweet Creek.