The Wedding Date Blog Tour - Review, Excerpt & Giveaway

Hi everyone! Today I have a stop on the blog tour for The Wedding Date. There is a review of the book, an excerpt and a giveaway for you all.

The Wedding Date
A Save the Date Novella
By: Cara Connelly
Releasing November 19th, 2013

Julie Marone isn’t your ordinary matchmaker. Instead of setting up singles, she matches already-happy couples with their dream homes. It’s her calling. Her gift. And since she lost the other half of her own happy couple, it’s become her passion.

Cody Brown isn’t your ordinary cowboy. Instead of roping runaway steers, he wrangles sick kids and strung-out junkies as an ER doc. It’s his job. His responsibility. And since his brother lost his wife to a drunk driver, it’s his mission.

When Cody moves from Austin to Boston, he wants Julie to find him a condo, and fast. But she’s got issues with that. Because not only is Cody single, he’s a doctor to boot, and ever since her fiancĂ© died, she’s got a major grudge against doctors.

Cody charms her into breaking her “couples-only” rule, but when he angles to be her date for her sister’s Christmas Eve wedding, he finds out Julie’s “no-doctor” rule is unbending. Still, he’s not quitting, because as hard as Julie fights it, there’s heat between them. If Cody has his way, they’ll be a couple by Christmas, and the next dream house Julie finds will be their own.

My Review
Julie helps couples find their happily ever after place to live. She can find the perfect house or place for any couple. She is great and her job and doesn't work with single people. However she finds Cody Brown irresistible when he ask for her help finding a place. He has one major thing against him and that is he is a doctor. Where a lot of woman want a doctor, Julie wants nothing to do with them. She lost her fiance years ago and blames the doctors. Julie's sister keeps setting her up on dates with different guys so she can have a date for her wedding but Cody wirks his way in. Julie will have to let go of the pain of the past if she can hope to find love again. No Matter how much Julie pushes Cody away he won't back down.

Julie is excellent at her job and pairing couples up with their perfect house is a gift she has. She doesn't date much and while she is lonely she still mourns for her ex fiance. She is a great character one you get to know and understand. She is holding in lots of grief and anger but it is understandable. Cody is the sexy doctor who has also been a cowboy. Big double wammy there. He is also funny, charming and cares about people. He has had his problems with woman in the past and he sees right away Julie isn't like them. I liked both of these characters as they fight their own emotions.

This book draws you right in from the sexy doctor to some horrible blind dates you never know what is going to happen. I laughed a few times at the stuff Julie goes through on these dates. Cody will give you quite a few chuckles as well as he teases Julie. I liked the chemistry and the heat between these two. You never knew what they would do next. I like how Cody wouldn't back down from Julie and instead of babying her over her fiance he tries to make her face facts. This book is a wonderful story with endearing characters. I hated to see it end even if the ending was great. If you love romance books with a good plot give this one a try.

4 out of 5 Stars

As her body chilled, her mind overheated. Her thoughts jumbled together, a montage of despair. Cody sprinting through the cold. Victims bleeding on the pavement. David sucking his last breath. The grisly images ran together, indelibly linked, engraved on her brain. 

Like a fast-moving poison, panic spread through her veins. She clutched the counter like it was her sanity, watched her knuckles turn white with the strain. This was why she steered clear of doctors. They stirred up the past, stuck a knife in her pain.

She’d been doing just fine before Cody came along with his drawl and his smile. She’d made a mistake letting him get close, and she was paying for it now with angst and cold sweat.

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Author Info
Cara Connelly is an award-winning author of contemporary romances. Her smart and sexy stories have won high praise, earning Cara several awards including the Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart, the Valley Forge Romance Writers’ Sheila, and the Music City Romance Writers’ Melody of Love. Cara lives in rural upstate New York with her handsome husband Billy and magical rescue dog Bella. Cara is proudly represented by Jill Marsal of the Marsal/Lyon Literary Agency.

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