The Wedding Hoax

The Wedding Hoax

by Heather Thurmeier

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ISBN-13: 9781502541307
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/27/2014
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.55(d)

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The Wedding Hoax 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This lovely second/third chance romance really showed how family ideals can influence other relationships for the better or worse and how difficult it can be to break out of a mold your family has poured you into. Cole has always believed marriage and long term commitment was never for him because it would interfere with business and his father had always drilled into him that business always comes first. Daisy always believed that family and commitment to one another was most important and a success in business supports and nurtures the family. A clash of opinion on commitment is what tore their relationship apart in the past, but a need for cash investment to support their top interests, his business and her mother's health care bills. brings them back together when a colleague offers them investment money if they will engage in a fake relationship leading to marriage as a marketing scheme for their three businesses. Their finances need the investment, so feelings need to be put aside to sell their relationship, but... sometimes the soul calls out and the heart will not listen to will and what starts as business becomes oh so much more. I loved these characters and cheered the whole way for them to break free of the restrictions placed and let their hearts and souls be happy. If you love to read a good second/third chance romance, then this is an excellent way to spend the day.
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nelriv More than 1 year ago
We get a couple who fake being together to save their businesses however not only do things change but it is a little difficult for Cole and Daisy to fake this weddings when there feelings are involved since they were in a real relationship before. They broke up because they both wanted different things, so how will they deal with the same issues again? It was a funny cute book and not too much drama..Enjoy!
Laura_F More than 1 year ago
Daisy is a wedding dress designer who runs a successful business but could use some help boosting her name and income. Cole has been running the bridal magazine for his father's company and he needs it to be as successful as possible so he can move to the outdoor lifestyle magazine. To achieve their goals, they agree to a publicity stunt and get engaged and have the public help them plan their wedding. The problem: Daisy and Cole broke up because they don't want the same things. So now they have to navigate this fake relationship and not fall into old patterns. This book was funny and wasn't really heavy on the angst. It was a cute, quick read. I really liked Daisy and Cole and all of the secondary characters introduced. I'm definitely adding the next book in this series to my TBR. *This is my voluntary review of a second look copy*
2kasmom More than 1 year ago
Daisy & Cole have a history. They did not part well. So when the chance comes to both of them to save their respective business, they want to jump on it. Until they find out it means being together. Cole has pressure coming at him from all sides. The personal and professional are all blending for the first time. Daisy makes it all seem so much better. Can they learn to keep the future bright while the darkness closes in? Such a great start to the fun and sexy Hoax Series! I really love these characters and how real they come across. Their situation is not uncommon. I felt they were very easy to understand and relate to. While the story moves along, there is much heat and laughter also.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved The Wedding Hoax. Heather Thurmeier writes fun, quick, romantic stories that keep you wanting more. Her character development is so great that you love the heroes and hate the villians.
bouncyberthaCR More than 1 year ago
3 - The Bachelor takes a Bride! Stars. The Wedding Hoax is the first book I have read by Heather Thurmeier, it was an enjoyable if somewhat merry-go-round of a story at second chance love. I liked the Wedding Magazine and Wedding Dress designer aspect of the story, and the predicaments that our H/h found themselves in, with regards to the whole ‘Fake’ aspect of their engagement and subsequent nuptials.  ”The playboy might have put a ring on my finger, but he’ll never stop playing the game.” Keep your head in the game and your heart out of the boardroom.  But, it was a real struggle after a while to feel anything other than frustration for Daisy and Cole. Both of them blew hot and cold with each other continually and too such to such an extent that I was concerned I may catch the flu! The constant, ‘I want you’, ‘I don’t do commitment’, ‘I don’t want you’, ‘we can’t do that again’, got a repetitive as the book went on. She’d wanted forever. He’d wanted right now. This book skips over months as well, which too be honest with you I would have liked a little more development on especially towards the end, as one minute they are ignoring each other and the next they are walking up the aisle, and it had a bit of a ‘rushed’ feel because of it. ”Bite you lip like that again and I’ll bite it for you.” If I take out the things that I didn’t like from The Wedding Hoax the basis of the story is very good. The writing and overall development (apart from skipping months) for the characters and storyline is also pretty good, the sexy times (when they actually get off the ground) are hot and steamy. I just wanted a little more ‘action’ and a lot less denial with this one. ARC generously provided by Entangled, in exchange for the above honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the book. The chemistry really hot and the passion pulled you right in. On a side note.... There really need to be some limitations on the ARC reviews. I understand they are given a free copy of the book for an honest review. However they should not expose the whole plot and spoil the suspense and discovery for everyone else. They need to be more considerate of others and allow us to expierence the book. You can give a review without writing out the whole plot.
grandmareads102 More than 1 year ago
Daisy Willows dated Cole Benton and was madly in love with him, but he broke up with her when she wanted commitment. Now they are back together. It's not for love though. It's a business deal. Both she and Cole needed a cash infusion to save the respective businesses. They'll get the money if they go ahead with a fake engagement and marriage. They need to do this to secure Mason Bridgewater's investment . Will this forced closeness bring them back together? Daisy and Cole are compelling characters. I love this passionate couple with their snappy dialogue and passionate romance. The secondary characters add to the drama. Some with their meddling and some with their caring. The story is well plotted and fast paced. I enjoyed The Wedding Hoax. Heather Thurmeier has an engaging writing style that kept me entertained.
Kiwibooknerd More than 1 year ago
ARC Courtesy of Entangled Publishing While I certainly did enjoy many aspects of this book, there is still something that is holding me back from giving it a higher rating. And I'm afraid that is the leading hero in the story Cole Benton. For me it was really hard to get past the fact that him and the heroine were together for over a year in a committed relationship, then when she wants more he dumps her, beds anything in a skirt for a year after that and then agrees to "marry" her in order to save his and her business. I just could not get over that and it left a bitter taste in my mouth for the poor heroine of the story...... Anyway that feeling aside it is still a enjoyable read from a very talented author that will no doubt keep you entertained from start to finish.... Daisy is a wedding dress maker who is having a hard time keeping her business afloat especially since she is caring for her ailing mother as well. Money is tight for her and when a opportunity arises to enter into a "fake" marriage in order to saves her business she grabs onto it. Cole runs a bridal magazine for his fathers company. But what he really wants is to be put in charge of the travel magazine and in order to do that, he needs his father to see how successful he can make this magazine become. His numbers are down at the moment and when he is presented with the opportunity to wed Daisy in order to generate buzz for a wedding expo he cant say I do quick enough....even though he is a commitment phobe of the highest order. A year ago he and Daisy were in a relationship, but when she started talking marriage he ended things with her and moved on. Now the 2 of them must come together to pull off the hoax of the year. Daisy will need to guard her heart this time around and not give it away to Cole as he broke it the last time she gave it to him. And Cole will have to learn how to be married and give up his single life. What ensues is a delightful story between the 2, that you will no doubt enjoy.......
ljtljtljt More than 1 year ago
If you are looking for a fun, upbeat contemporary romance, then The Wedding Hoax by Heather Thurmeier is for you. This is the story about wedding gown designer Daisy Willows, and bridal magazine publisher Cole Benton. Daisy and Cole have a history. After dating happily, lustfully and exclusively for about a year, Daisy started talking about marriage, a white picket fence and babies. Cole, a playboy and complete commitment phobe, liked things the way were and never had any desire to settle down. In fact, Daisy was the first woman that Cole had a relationship with which lasted longer than a few weeks. Daisy was heartbroken when Cole broke up with her a month later. A year has gone by and due to the poor economy, both Daisy's bridal boutique and Cole's magazine are not making any money. The bridal industry in general is not seeing much growth or profitability. Luckily, the richest man in the bridal expo business has a plan, a publicity stunt that would result in tons of new expo traffic, new magazine subscribers and wedding gown orders. He would infuse cash into both their respective businesses and provide free premier expo space, if Daisy and Cole agree to a publicized six-month fake engagement, followed by a fake wedding and honeymoon. The public would be involved, voting on their wedding venue, flowers, etc. A hoax that would top all former hoaxes. Naturally, spending time together, holding hands, kissing, selecting rings and sleeping in the same bed evolves their fake relationship into something real and tangible. I really liked Daisy and found her to be replete with kindness and graciousness. Her love for her mother is truly heartfelt. She handles her customers with great care and goes out of her way to treat everyone fairly. Engagement of Convenience stories are my absolute favorite type of romance trope, and this one does not disappoint. This is a well written book that will keep you entertained from beginning to end. The story is nicely paced, the characters are well developed and replete with realism. In addition, Ms. Thurmeier has a real knack for creating unscrupulous characters, which include Cole's despicable father and his slimy brother. The author evolves Cole's character thoughtfully, and in the end, he turns out to be a loving man who was just a little slow on the uptake. Complimentary copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Nicola_1202 More than 1 year ago
Second chance love and engagements of convenience both form part of my staple diet of romantic tropes. The Wedding Hoax contained both and I pretty much read it in one sitting. Wedding dress designer Daisy Willows' business is suffering from the recession and, with her Mum's medical bills mounting, she needs investment. Cole Benton is in the same boat with his bridal publication plus he's desperate to prove his worth to his complete arse of a father. When an investor comes forth, he offers to help both Daisy and Cole. The catch is they need to fake engagement and marriage. Not so simple when he was the man who broke her heart when things started becoming serious between them. "She'd wanted forever. He'd wanted right now." Daisy and Cole brought plenty of what I love to find in a couple. She's a firecracker and doesn't hesitate in going toe-to-toe with him, yet has a wonderful compassionate nature, whilst he's arrogant but charming and occasionally thoughtful with it. The sniping, bickering and innuendo between them was fun and flirty and whilst Daisy blows hot and cold more frequently than the average weather system, she wasn't unlikeable with it in any way. Frustrating at times yes, but based on their history, who can blame her. Yet, despite their very differing views on commitment, they get one another and the attraction and chemistry between them still burns. "Bite your lip like that again, and I'll bite it for you." As it's based over a 6 month period, there were skips in time and whilst there were a couple of occasions when I wanted that bit more, on the whole it flowed well. There isn't a huge amount of sexy-time in it, but what we do get is filled with heat and passion and with some great secondary characters (I loved how much I despised Cole's Dad and his brother), it was a thoroughly enjoyable read. Heather Thurmeier is a new author to me and if this is any indication of the type of novel she writes, I will without a doubt read more from her in the future. Reviewed for Read Your Writes Book Reviews. Copy received courtesy of Entangled Publishing for an honest and unbiased opinion.
JaneyC More than 1 year ago
Daisy Willows is a wedding dress designer, who owns a business in the heart of Greenwich Village. She is busy, has great success, but things could always be better. She is the eternal dreamer, who has her ideal wedding dress designed, made and waiting in the wings for that right moment. Cole Benton runs his father’s bridal magazine, although he covets the outdoor lifestyle magazine he hopes to move to one day. Their next business venture will see them come together, to work towards benefitting both their businesses. After all, how difficult could a fake marriage be, and with the public making their every decisions, what on earth could go wrong?? The fact that these two have met before, have had a hot and heavy relationship before, only breaking up when Daisy tried to take things to the next commitment level, shouldn’t be a problem at all surely? They are great business people and adults. This proved to be an entertaining, read. I enjoyed the easy storyline, and became equally invested in the characters. ARC generously provided by entangled publishing in exchange for an honest review..