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A 2015 Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence Finalist in the Mainstream with Romantic Elements category
Dakota Halifax loves to be in love. In fact, as one of Las Vegas’s premier wedding planners, she’s built a whole career around romance. Which is why her own wedding has to be nothing short of perfect. And then her fiancé jilts her. While she’s waiting in her wedding dress. On a cruise ship already out at sea.
Once back on dry land, Dakota tries to pour her heart into her business and weekly wedding advice column, Get Ready to Wed. But how can the heartbroken celebrate others’ true love? When she reconnects with her childhood best friend, surprisingly sexy and all-grown-up casino bouncer Brendan West, Dakota wonders if maybe she can fall back in love with being in love.
But then her ex reappears, begging for another chance and suddenly Dakota questions if she’ll ever understand love. Can someone once-burned and twice-shy ever find her way down the aisle again?
4.45 stars- if I get it on audio it might jump to a 4.8
Sweet, romantic, humorous, frustrating, heartbreaking, pulse thumping, sexy, childhood love, and an adorable dog ? What else could you ask for in a contemporary romance ? I loved it. It was a stay up all night to finish it read and left me wi... ...more
After hearing so many wonderful things about Madsen's Cinderella Screwed Me Over, I am ashamed to say I have not had a chance to read that one. When Ready to Wed popped up on my radar to review, I knew I had to dip my toes into this authors writing and I came out glad that I have.
Ready to Wed is... ...more
3.5 - "Can you believe I'm getting married today?" Stars!
Ready to Wed is my first book from Cindi Madsen, and if you are looking for something hugely entertaining, easy going and filled with a wealth of likeable and relatable characters, then this is the book for you.
It was like sitting down to r... ...more
Mon avis en Français
My English review
Quand j’ai vu le livre et le résumé, j’ai su que nous étions prêts à avoir une histoire légère et pleine d’humour. Bon d’accord, il suffit de regarder la couverture pour savoir que nous allons nous retrouver avec de la chick-lit mais Cindi Madsen avait déjà ré... ...more
This darling book had me goofy-smiling so-oh many times! At the same time, I didn't expect to feel as emotionally connected to Dakota and her journey. Oh, and Brendan...complete swoon-worthy babe! For someone who isn't "into" weddings, I nonetheless adored the frilly and lacy world Ms Madsen crea... ...more
I've read enough of Cindi Madsen's books to know that it's highly likely I won't be disappointed.
Ready to Wed didn't. Dakota Halifax's fiancé, Grant, has jilted her at the alter. To add insult to injury she's a wedding planner and writes a nuptial related newspaper column. Independent, funny and... ...more
I don’t even know where or how to start, without going all fangirling mode about this book. Which doesn’t happen with a lot of books, but this one really hit the sweet spot.
You can find my full review here:
I had so much fun reading this book and there is one reason for it...Dakota. The entire book is told from her point of view and she has a normal girl point of view with the additional benefit of the fact that she's a wedding planner and spends her days dealing with life's trials.
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Hin und wieder lese ich ja doch ziemlich gerne den einen oder anderen Chick-Lit Roman und wenn dann auch noch so niedlich... ...more
Ready to Wed is a light-hearted and fun contemporary that will leave you believing in happily ever after.
Dakota did not have a normal upbringing- her momma walked away from her and her daddy when she was young. One would think that being raised by a football coach would make her tom-boyish. Inste... ...more
What a book! And I mean that in the absolute best way possible.
I laughed. I swooned. I felt everything Dakota felt.
This wasn’t my first book by Cindi Madsen and it most certainly won’t be my last. Just like the first book I read by Madsen, I found myself lost in the story and struggling to put it... ...more
It's no secret that I'm a big fan of Madsen's. Whether it's YA with a paranormal or gothic twist, a swoony, slightly wacky and heart-tugging romance, or a story that has a strong chick lit feel, if she writes it, the chances are excellent that I'm going to love it.
Ready to Wed was no exception.... ...more
There aren't enough adjectives to describe this fun, flirty, humorous, romantic (well, you get the idea) and totally entertaining read. I have just adored every book I have read by Cindi Madsen. Her writing style and development of characters is just magical. If Cindi writes it, I'm reading it!
This was a fun read. Dakota has a wedding planning business. On her wedding day she is jilted at the alter by her groom.
This book goes much deeper than just romance. After being jilted Dakota has to go on with planning other women's wedding and dealing with her pain. She soon discovers herself a... ...more
Es gibt Bücher in denen man sich einfach von Beginn an wohlfühlt und die man eigentlich gar nicht mehr verlassen möchte. Genau so ein Buch ist "Sie dürfen die Braut jetzt verlassen".
Wie Liebesgeschichten so sind, ist die Handlung meist sehr vorhersehbar, aber man fühlt sich trotzdem bestens unter... ...more
En bref, on voit venir les évènements de loin mais ça fonctionne de manière parfaite pour un bon moment de détente ! Les personnages sont très agréables, Dakota m'a énormément fait rire et je me suis sentie facilement devenir amie avec elle et Brendan est plus que craquant ! Les évènements s... ...more
Kafa dağıtmalık bir kitap. Ben beğendim şahsen. Dakota adında bir kadın var. Annesi tarafından terk edilmiş, hem de düğününde... Bir düğün organizatörü ayrıca. Gazetede bir köşesi var.
Fazla bilgi vermek istemiyorum. İlginizi çektiyse alıp okuyabilirsiniz. Yazarın diğer kitabı 'Aşk Bir Masalmış' k... ...more
This is a delightfully fun romantic romp filled with love and laugh out loud moments. Dakota is a sweet funny woman who believes in love and lists and color coded tabs. Brendan was her best friend growing up until his family moved away. Now he is back just when she needs a friend most. This reads... ...more
Ready To Wed by Cindi Madsen is a laugh out loud emotional read with an awesome cast of characters that were entertaining in their many challenges throughout the book. The journey that Dakota experiences is emotion-charged, amusing and intriguing and the many escapades of the characters keep the... ...more
I absolutely adored this book! Filled with humor it's a story that shows us that with determination we can overcome any obstacles. This one is going on the coveted re-read shelf right next to Tracy Brogan for those days when I need something to make me smile! It's wonderfully written and has char... ...more
All I can say is that I didn't want this book to end. I so fell in love with Dakota and Brendan. Loved the renew friendship of these two from childhood. I read this book in one evening, I could not put it down. I was laughing out loud at times.Highly recommend for light fun read!! ...more
It was a nice read..an insight into wedding plannings and stuff. Interesting.
Brendan ♥♡♥ ...more
Out TODAY!!!! I love it so much. This is about a wedding planner who is dumped at the alter. Another fun, romantic comedy from Cindi. :) ...more