R*BY Review Challenge: The Tycoon and the Wedding Planner by Kandy Shepherd

August 18, 2015 Reviews 1 ★★★★

R*BY Review Challenge: The Tycoon and the Wedding Planner by Kandy ShepherdThe Tycoon and the Wedding Planner by Kandy Shepherd
Series: Dolphin Bay #2
Published by Harlequin Romance on July 1, 2014
Genres: Coastal Romance, Contemporary Romance
Pages: 256
Format: eBook
Source: My own copy
When one wedding leads to another… 

Kate Parker distracts herself from her memories by keeping busy - and how better than organizing weddings for Dolphin Bay's sweethearts? But tall, dark and handsome tycoon Sam Lancaster's arrival suddenly has Kate forgetting where she left the confetti….

And mysterious Sam will be around awhile longer than the cutting of the cake - because he's got to oversee Kate's building project! There's no time for distractions…but is it time to stop running from happiness now that it's led them to each other?

R*BY Review Challenge 2015

You can check out this year’s nominees here, and if you want to check out the schedule for the review challenge, click here.

As the reviews are made live, the schedule page will be updated, so you, the lovely reader, can find them all in one spot!

The seventh title in this year’s R*BY Review Challenge is The Tycoon and the Wedding Planner by Kandy Shepherd. Originally released in July 2014, this is brought to you by Harlequin Romance.

OK, now what did I think of The Tycoon and the Wedding Planner?

I love wedding-themed tales – for the romance, the atmosphere, and the potential for some epic drama.

The Tycoon and the Wedding Planner, brings us Kate’s tale. She has lived a life away from Dolphin Bay, however after encountering some pain, she has retreated to her familiar world. I loved that even though Kate had lost the confidence to venture outside her comfort zone, she was still able to find joy and happiness in the familiar. The secrets in her past could have led Kate into full-time hermit land, but it doesn’t. Her love for her family and friends, and the community in which she lives, can’t be anything less than a good thing.

Let’s face it, we’ve probably all done a Kate at some stage – thinking we are all hot for one person, and upon testing that out, finding ourselves a little on the cool side. I would totally get why Kate would be uneasy about getting involved so soon after that misstep. But then there comes Sam.

Sam’s a big city guy, but I love that he didn’t pooh-pooh the small town life. He is a strong, moral character with an admirable desire to keep work and life separate – not that easy when he meets Kate, I tell you.

Kate and Sam are just so lovely to read about – neither expects to be attracted and their chosen life paths are quite different, but their connection is instant and powerful. Even with the bumps that they encounter along the way, I enjoyed and cared about seeing these two find their happily ever after.

The Tycoon and the Wedding is on the sweeter end of the scale, in terms of nocturnal activities, and that sweetness works really well with Kate and Sam’s story.

This was a fun, romantic, relatable tale, and I’m more than keen to read more from the pen of Kandy Shepherd as a result.

The Tycoon and the Wedding Planner is nominated in the Short Sweet category at the R*BYs, and I wish you, Kandy, the very best of luck!

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