From the publisher:
Kennedy Martin is shocked when her ex calls days before his wedding, expressing serious second thoughts. Doesn’t he see his fiancée’s actually the glaze to his doughnut? Now she’s got no choice but to crash his wedding and convince the man he’s with the right woman.
Instead, she crashes into the absolute last man she ever wanted to see: Maverick Owens, her old college nemesis. Maverick is still as awful, infuriating, and just The Worst as ever―even if he looks way too sexy in his cowboy hat. And of course he’s convinced she’s actually at the seaside ranch to ruin the wedding.
Now the only way to get some face time with the groom and save this marriage is to participate in all sorts of pre-wedding events…with Maverick. Stuck on a canoe, making small-talk at cocktail hour, and even a hoedown with her worst enemy? This just might be the longest week of her life…
The popular enemies-to-lovers trope is in all its glory here as Kennedy and Maverick literally run into each other for the first time since college. Super competitive, both of them battled wits in their college careers. She went off to med school, and he was supposed to go to veterinary school. Instead, he’s home on his family’s ranch and needs to make sure that Kennedy doesn’t spoil things. The family ranch makes most of its money these days from hosting weddings, and Mav quickly learns that Kennedy is not an invited guest.
Kennedy and the groom used to date, but that turned into a true friendship instead. She is happy to hear he’s finally getting married, but the bride-to-be is a bit insecure about her fiance’s “friend” so she isn’t invited. But when he drunk dials Kennedy from his bachelor party and tells her he is having doubts, he also asks her to come so they can talk. Kennedy, along with her other best friend, jump in the car and head for the ranch.
Kennedy and Mav start spending time together; it helps with keeping her presence on the down low, and for some reason, he isn’t bothering her nearly as much as he did in college. He is also insanely good looking, which she is trying to ignore. As if.
Everyone finds their happily ever after in this sweet and sometimes sexy romance. This was a a lot of fun to read, and I found it pretty much unputdownable. Don’t miss it.
11/2021 Stacy Alesi, AKA the BookBitch
THE WEDDING CRASHER AND THE COWBOY by Robin Bielman. Entangled: Amara (October 26, 2021). ISBN: 978-1649370945. 368 pages.