The Wedding Beat

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The Wedding Beat

A Novel

Gavin Greene, a professional wedding columnist for a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper, has met a variety of people being in the profession he’s in. In meeting all these people, he believes that he still hasn’t met the “right one,” but when he does he’ll know it. Being in his late 30’s, his family feels that he’s missed the boat already with being married and having kids, but they continue to nag him anyway. Ironically, this is coming from his parents who have the worst marriage ever.

To Gavin’s surprise, he thinks he’s finally found “the one.” The sad part is he’s assigned to cover her and her Aussie fiancé’s wedding. What is he to do?

This was a good story that helped me to pass the time, but there was nothing about the storyline that really jumped out at me. I see that it’s getting rave reviews by other readers, so I’m just going to chalk this one up to not being the perfect fit for me at this time. I did love the fact that this was written by a guy though. It’s rare that you’d get a male author writing a storyline pertaining to weddings and all the frills that go along with them. That point alone made me interested enough in reading the story to begin with. I’m a bit disappointed that I didn’t connect with the characters and storyline as I thought I was going to when I began reading it. Having said that, I’d be curious to see what Mr. Sipher’s next story will be about and I’m willing to allow him a second chance to sweep me off my feet with that one.

Book Blurb for The Wedding Beat

Sometimes the best man isn't even in the wedding party...

Gavin Greene is a hopeless romantic. He's also a professional one: he writes the wedding column for a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper, covering spectacular parties from coast to coast. But there's a thin line between being a hotshot reporter on assignment...and being a single guy alone on a Saturday night at someone else's wedding.

Everything changes on New Year's when Gavin meets Melinda, a travel writer with enchanting dimples. A moonlit stroll across a Manhattan rooftop seals the deal. Until an Aussie with attitude swoops in and whisks her away before Gavin gets her number.

Gavin crisscrosses New York City to find her again. And he learns that there's something worse than losing the woman of his dreams: Having to write an article about her wedding.


Night Owl Reviews May, 2012 3.00