Destination Wedding by Deanna Lynn Sletten


April 7, 2014
Deanna Lynn Sletten
Contemporary Romance
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Claire spent most of her adult life loving James and when he left with no explanation as to why, she felt like she had been bull dozed over. Now four years later she has her hands full with her boutique, daughter’s wedding, and the decision of whether or not to marry or boyfriend of two years. She isn’t looking forward to spending any time with her ex-husband and the she-witch he married but she will to make her daughter happy. Too bad her boyfriend isn’t attending the wedding.

James made the biggest mistake of his life leaving Claire for a younger woman that he is now divorcing. Thankfully he has his daughter’s wedding to look forward to with added benefit of seeing Claire. Too bad she will never forgive him for his betrayal.

This book could use a little more editing but other than that I thought it was a well thought out book with a lot of spot on emotional moments to keep me engaged in the book. I really liked both the main characters and how they struggled with their situation and the joys of their daughter’s wedding; it made a good emotional roller coaster ride for everyone in the family. My only real complaint besides the editing was the end, I know the author was trying to add a twist but to be honest it was pretty obvious who Claire would pick in the end and there was just no way to make a surprise ending out of that. Still in all a pretty readable book that you will feel compelled to finish.

Book’s Blurb
Life is full of surprises…

Claire Martin’s life is perfect, or at least she tells herself it is. She owns a successful clothing boutique, has a steady, dependable boyfriend, and a beautiful grown daughter who is about to be married. Sure, Claire’s husband of twenty years left her for a younger woman four years ago, but that is all in the past. Now, Claire is looking forward to her daughter’s Bahama wedding and spending a week in paradise. The only thing Claire dreads is her ex-husband and his wife will also be on the island. Claire is determined to make the best of it, though. What Claire doesn’t realize is ignoring her ex-husband for the week is going to be impossible.

James Martin’s life is a mess. His wife of less than four years has made him the most miserable man on earth and now they are in the middle of a messy divorce. He’s happy that he can forget her for a week as he goes off to the Bahamas to attend his lovely daughter’s wedding. Jim is embarrassed to admit to his daughter and his ex-wife, Claire, that he made the biggest mistake of his life when he left her for another woman, so he makes up a story as to why his new wife didn’t come along. When he and Claire are unexpectedly forced upon each other, Jim soon realizes what he’s lost and he begins to wonder if he can find a way back into Claire’s heart.

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