I love a good romance series, so I was thrilled to get the chance to read the Wedding Ring Series by Pamela Burford. The first in the series Love's Funny That Way has just been released.
Love's funny that way
When four high school friends promise to find husbands for one another if any of them are still single at age thirty, they have no idea how complicated the pact will make their lives twelve years later! Book 1 of the Wedding Ring matchmaker series is Love’s Funny That Way.
The Prospective Bride: Raven Muldoon, hypnotherapist by day and aspiring stand-up comic by night. She realizes her matchmaking friends have made a grave mistake—and that’s no joke.
The Prospective Groom: Brent Radley, a blind date who appears to be perfect husband material… until Raven meets his sexy-as-sin younger brother, Hunter, owner of the local comedy club. Did her pals pick the wrong brother?
The Hitch: Hunter is no choirboy, but not even he would steal his brother’s girlfriend, no matter how tempted he might be. But how committed is Raven to Brent, and he to her?
As I said in the beginning, I love a good romance series and the wedding ring is certainly that. These books follow four friends, Raven, Charli, Sunny and Amanda who are all turning 30. Back in high school they agreed that if they weren't married by the time they were 30, then the other three would find each one a husband. Raven is the oldest of the group and so the first to turn 30.
I think that one of the things that I enjoyed the most about this book, is that it didn't follow the often common theme of a much older hero. In fact in this case, Hunter, is actually younger than Raven. He isn't the man that she's been set up with, but it soon becomes clear that he is the man that she is meant to be with.
Raven and Hunter do their best to keep apart, Raven because she must keep dating the chosen man, in this case Hunter's older brother Brent for three months. For Hunter, it's a case of family loyalty, he can't even consider falling in love with the woman that his older brother is dating.
As the book progresses, everything gets sorted out and people end up with who they are supposed to be with. Along the way, Raven discovers her hitherto undiscovered talent as a stand up comic and with Hunter's help faces her fear of performing.
All in all, this was a funny and fun read and highly recommended. I'm really looking forward to the next books in the series. I'll be reviewing those here too. So if you're looking for a great read, I'd check it out now.