Reviewed by Charity Lyman
Every time you pick up a book by a new author, you never know what you will be getting. You could find your new favorite author or one whose books you would never pick up again. But it is always the fun of finding out that makes me go for new-to-me authors. And today I get to review a new favorite, Picture Perfect Love by Melissa McClone!
Picture Perfect Love is actually book seven in a series of novellas. It is kind of a fun way to read different stories as they all correspond with a year of weddings. And yes, there will end up being twelve of them all written by various authors. Melissa McClone pens a story about a young woman who has been jilted in love. Dumped by her fiance the day before the wedding vows, Jenna has sworn off dating for a long time. And yet, I found her to be brave as well because her job entails photography. Wedding pictures to be exact. Until one day, who should walk in but the bozo boyfriend who believed his sister over his fiance. He is needing something from Jenna – actually his sister needs something from her – and her life kind of spirals out of control from that point on.
I really, really wanted to like the hero of the story, Ashton Vance. But instead, I found myself wanting to slap him silly. The nerve he displayed coming back to ask a favor of Jenna after what he put her through two years ago was unbelievable. But hey, I was not the one Ash had to win over! Jenna was a real sweetheart and I felt so bad for her but I loved how she had moved on and put her life back together with the help of the local pastor. I am so excited to finish the rest of the series and see how all the stories end up. Excellent writing here!!
Charity lives in Illinois and is the oldest of 6 children. The family also has 3 dogs and a cat. Reading is a hobby when not cooking, baking, sewing or enjoying music. She reads many different genres but Christian fiction is a favorite. Charity can be found often at her blog, Giveaway Lady.
Review copy was provided by HarperCollins Publishing. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.