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Nick Katsalos has a foolproof plan to save his parents' floundering wedding venue. The last thing he expects is for Erin O'Malley, the captivating daughter of his parents' biggest rival, to waltz in and charm the client who could finally get the family business back on track. Nick would be furious--if only he could stop thinking about her.
When Erin and Nick enter into a wager to determine who will win the contract she prepares for the worst...and is surprised by the glimpses of warmth she sees in the man behind the numbers. But Erin isn't about to forfeit what could be the biggest wedding of the decade to a man as cold as Nick. Especially since securing it means she could finally prove to her father she's just as capable of handling the family business as him.
But as the competition heats up, Erin and Nick must decide what's more important—winning or love.
Each book in the Weddings in Westchester series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Book #1 The Bouquet List
Book #2 The Wedding Wager
Barbara DeLeo has once again delivered a winner. I adored this book. The Wedding Wager has everything. The words shimmer on the page. It's funny, smart and sexy. - S.L Manning Goodreads
SO SO GOOD! I'm tempted to end my review right there, but that won't do this book justice. I enjoyed The Wedding Wager so freaking much. It was so great. ~ SammiTX - Goodreads
This book was PURE fun and I loved every second of it." ~ Sharon M - Netgalley review
I received an eARC, from NetGalley and the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.
The Wedding Wager by Barbara DeLeo
This was a really sweet, funny and enjoyable romance.
Nick Katsalos thought he had a great plan to save his parents wedding venue business. But Erin O'Malley who is with the r... ...more
Barbara DeLeo takes us back to Westchester for The Wedding Wager bringing us an enemies-to lovers romance with a real Romeo and Juliet feel, and this time it's Nick, the eldest of the Katsalos siblings, turn to find love.
The Katsalos' and the O'Malley's are the Montague and the Capulet's of the... ...more
Two warring families, both in the Wedding business, and two characters cursed by the Romeo-and-Juliet lovestory. Yeah, you get the gist. One thing that bound them was a wager, for the wedding of a congressman's daughter, who can't seem to decide where to hold her nuptials. Would it be in The Aegi... ...more
I really enjoyed The Wedding Wager.
I loved watching the relationship develop between Nick and Erin, they had great chemistry and both were likable/entertaining characters.
Overall a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon, I highly recommend this book.
Thank you Entangled Bliss via NetGalley... ...more
A great return to Westchester and the Aegean Palace! I was hoping for Nick's story after reading The Bouquet List.
Nick Katsalos is home to take his turn in trying to save his parents business and get them to come home from Greece. He believes if he lands the wedding of a congressman's daughter, a... ...more
This is the second book in the series and has that great, easy to read, low angst feel to it as the first book but I have to admit, I think I might have enjoyed Nick and Erin's story a little bit more than Yasmin and Lane's. I'm a sucker for rivals to lovers stories, what can I say.
Nick was very... ...more
I really enjoyed this. It was a bit on the angsty-side, which is fine for me, because of the animosity between the O'Malley family and the Katsalos family and the bet that Erin O'Malley and Nick Katsalos made and all that was riding on the winning of it.
Nick was cocky and put his emotions to the... ...more
The Wedding Wager was pure bliss. I received an ARC of this short story in exchange for an honest review. Ms Deleo lead her readers on a merry chase with this rival to romance novel. There is nothing sweeter than a romance built around weddings. Nick can be so adorably clueless but his heart is i... ...more
Review to be posted on May 24th to coincide with my participation in the blog tour for this novel. ...more
Nick has returned to home to help save his parents' wedding hall business, but he's counting down the days until he can return to his real life in Manhattan. As he arrives for an appointment with the Congressman, one that will help him accomplish his goals regarding his parents' business, he's in... ...more
SO SO GOOD! I’m tempted to end my review right there, but that won’t do this book justice. I enjoyed The Wedding Wager so freaking much. It was so great. It is a quick read, my copy was only about 146 pages, but it was still so worth it. I binge-read it in about 2 hours when I should’ve been slee... ...more
The idea of an enemies-to-lovers story set in the wild world of weddings was basically irresistible to me. I mean, come on, it was bound to be fun, right?
Right. Also, charming. Adorable. Sweet. Endearing. And swoony—oh, so swoony.
The Wedding Wager is my first Barbara DeLeo book, and the second... ...more
Barbara DeLeo’s The Wedding Wager is the first book I have read by her. I liked her style and found the characters easy to like. The story centers around the family business of which the main characters’ families are rivals. The author made this scenario work really well when I couldn’t see it ha... ...more
Combine romance with a competition and what do you get? The Wedding Wager! and no, it isn't a wager on who is going to marry who, but on which wedding venue is the best in town. Nick is very analytical and finds faults in movies, paintings, etc. Erin can be a free spirit when she chooses is ruled... ...more
This was a really sweet story.
We have Erin and Nick entering a wager to win the chance to have a huge wedding at their own venue. Nick and Erin’s families are rivals in the wedding business, so winning means more contracts for the future and bragging rights, of course, lol.
As the stor... ...more
I’m going to start reading again!
Barbara DeLeo has once again delivered a winner. I adored this book. The Wedding Wager has everything. The words shimmer on the page. It’s funny, smart and sexy. I loved broody Nick and adored feisty Erin who are fighting an impossible attraction to each other, be... ...more
I was generously provided an arc in exchange for a honest review from Netgalley. Nick Katsalos has the perfect plan to fix his parents failing Wedding Business until he find out the Bride for the wedding of the year want him to share the Wedding with his familys long time Rivals. All he wants is... ...more
It's been a while since we first met the Katsalos in The Bouquet List but now they are back and better than ever! This time Nick is trying his hand at running the family business while his parents are working out their issues. He never realized how difficult it could be especially dealing with th... ...more
This is Book 2 in this series by Barbara DeLeo and the first book I have read by her and I really enjoyed this story of old family rivalries and strong attraction.
Erin O'Malley is in charge of her family's wedding business while his father is recovering. Nick is trying to improve his family's we... ...more
Another enjoyable read from Barbara DeLeo. I continue to love the way that the importance of family is embraced in her books - especially the Weddings in Westchester stories. Looking forward to Nick's younger brother Ari's HEA (and I think I know who the woman would be) if it gets written. While... ...more
Loved this addition to the series. (Although can be a stand alone) Nick is trying desperately to save his parents' wedding venue business. This should be simple with his skills and knowledge, however when you start falling for the competition, new problems arise. Great romantic read. I enjoyed Ni... ...more
Sweet story about responsibility, family and love - while trying to win the wager of wedding venues!!! The characters are nice and the story is entertaining. Very fast paced read that will have you thinking of your own wedding venue!
I was gifted a copy for an honest review. ...more
How awesome is this book. I Romeo and Juliet type books. Both families rivals. Both in the wedding biz. Both need to turn their business around. That is how the wager happened. Did they know that sparks were going to fly? No! Such a good fast read. ...more
I really enjoyed this story. There was not a whole lot of romance, but what can you expect from long time family rivals, right? I think that Barbara DeLeo did a great job with keeping the rivalry clean and competitive. Sometimes competitions are taken too far, but this was tactfully done to where... ...more
What happens when two rivals put everything on the line to win the wedding of the year but end up falling in love instead? You get the Wedding Wager from Barbara De Leo and the perfect poolside or reading nook read.
I enjoyed going back to Winchester and catching up with old friends in the O’Malle... ...more