Erin Davis will do whatever it takes to be the photographer for high-end brides. So what if capturing the moments of people’s lives means she has no time for her own. Nothing will get between her and the security she craves, not even the gorgeous farmer refusing to let her shoot in his sunflowers.
His family has always been tied to the land, but lately Luke Anderson feels more like he’s chained. While he ponders his future, he still has cows to milk and no time to deal with Erin or Bridezillas in his fields. Yet there’s something about the sexy city girl he can’t say no to. So he says yes: just this once.
With the town in need of a photographer, Erin agrees to spend wedding season in Whitetail. The sparks flying between her and Luke quickly ignite, but just as Erin starts to picture her own happy ending, Luke takes a gamble that could risk it all…
There’s something wonderful about the town of Whitetail, Wisconsin. The lovely little town Fiona Lowe introduced us to earlier this year in Saved by the Bride is back in the equally wonderful follow-up, Picture Perfect Wedding. Reading this book was like coming back to your home town after a while away and catching up with old friends. I love getting that feeling when I’m reading a book.
Erin is trying to bolster her reputation as a wedding photographer, and the wedding in Whitetail she’s been commissioned to shoot could be her ticket to the big time…..if she can get the owner of the sunflower field to agree to let them use it.
Luke has wanted to run the family farm his way for a long time, and now his father has retired to Florida, he has that chance. His enthusiasm and desire for the farm however is in a funk and he doesn’t know why. He most certainly doesn’t need the demanding bridezilla and her photographer trampling all over his sunflowers while he works it out.
I loved Erin and Luke as a couple. They match so well, despite each’s reservations about committing to love and relationships. There’s a lot of humour in their interaction, and the dialogue as always with Ms Lowe is sharp and witty. It was a lot of fun and on occasion heartbreaking watching these two work through what has been keeping them from the happiness both richly deserve.
As with Saved by the Bride, the supporting characters in Picture Perfect Wedding are wonderful. I loved seeing war widow and wedding planner Nicole find new love with sexy newcomer, fire chief Tony. I won’t give away too much, but the drama that follows visiting bridezilla Connie’s big day is awesome on a Days of Our Lives-scale. Fiona Lowe, I must say you do know how to give the baddies their comeuppance. When you read it, you’ll know to whom I refer. Oh, and I love the dogs – my daughter would go nuts for Maggie-May and Mac.
The only issue I have is that I now have to wait until January next year for the next book in the series. If you are looking for a fun, sweet, romantic read to get you through the last days of Winter or to laze away the end of a northern Summer, this is definitely one to put on the reading list. Actually, put the whole series on the list if you haven’t already – you’ll have a blast with the great folks of Whitetail!
My rating: 5 out of 5
Release date: 12 August 2013
Note: I was provided with an advanced reader copy of this book by the author, Fiona Lowe in return for an honest review.