"Catch of the Day" is a collection of four short romantic, wedding stories by different authors beginning with Brides Gone Wild by Cathie Linz which is the charming story of Pam Greenley, a floral designer, who runs into her first love and high school sweetheart, Michael Denton. Michael ended their relationship when he left for college 10 years ago, and they have not seen each other since except at their high school reunion just a month ago when they fell into bed with each other and Michael left again without a word. Now Michael is back in town for his cousin's wedding which is only one of the five weddings that Pam is coordinating the flowers for this weekend. Pam is determined to avoid Michael, but he keeps popping up and making her realize that even though she is still attracted to him she refuses to be hurt by him again. Michael, who wrote a book called, How to Hook Your Guy, under a pen name, is determined not to get hooked in the foreseeable future but simply cannot fight his continuing attraction for Pam. Funny situations arise in this romantic comedy set in a very nosy small town in which the town gossip has her own blog!
Lissy Charteris and Will Fraser seem to have the perfect relationship. They really love each other and have the most steamy sex life until Lissy comes up with the idea of abstinence for the two weeks prior to their wedding. So The Bet and much sexual frustration ensue as Will tries to entice Lissy to attack him while she drives him to near insanity with temptation. Is this the wedge that will keep them from saying "I do"? Throw in the mother of the bride from hell who will do nearly anything to keep her daughter from walking down the aisle and you have the funny and frustrating adventure of Heaven Can't Wait by Pamela Clare.
So Caught Up in You by Beverly Brandt is a story full of adventure as Tasha O'Shaunessey is determined to make sure that her sister's adventure wedding goes smoothly in Costa Playa even though she has heard the nasty rumors concerning the wedding planner for Extreme I Do, Quinn Hayes. It is rumored that Quinn is involved in white slavery, is an ex-con, and also may be responsible for the disappearance of two film stars that vanished five years ago when Quinn was the last person to see them alive. But Tasha quickly finds out things are not always what they seem as she goes swinging over the canopy of trees in the jungle, helps to hide refugees, and aids Quinn in the coverup of the murder of the head of Costa Playa's secret police all while trying to understand her intense attraction to Quinn.
In The Wedding Party by Whitney Lyles Meg Thomlinson is hopeful to reconnect with Mason Strout the guy she dumped several months ago only to realize that maybe she made the mistake of her life. They are both in her best friend's wedding party, and Meg is hoping that they can pick up where they left off. But just when Meg thinks life is back on track with Mason she meets Bill who is also in the wedding party and is now wondering if he could possibly be the man of her dreams especially when they get stranded in Mexico together.
**** I really enjoyed these combined romantic stories which make a fun and delightful read as four women each find their `Catch of the Day'! This book would make an entertaining beach read. ****
Four all-new stories that show there's no place like a wedding to catch the perfect man.
To go down the aisle or not to go down the aisle. Is that even a question? Well, it depends on whether you're the bride or just a bridesmaid-for the fifth straight time. Or whether an old flame is determined to wreck the wedding weekend. It's enough to make a girl say "I don't." Now, these brand-new stories about four matrimonially-challenged women demonstrate how one of life's best days can go so wrong-and still be sexy, hilarious, and deliciously right.
This book is an anthology with four contemporary romances. I bought it for the Pamela Clare story and didn't read the others.
Heaven Can't Wait - Pamela Clare. It's just two weeks until Lissy Chartiers and Will Fraser tie the knot. But Lissy's mother still believes Will just wants her daughter for her money and keeps asking them to sign a pre-nup. She tells her daughter that she is confusing good sex with love. So, Lissy makes a bet with Will that can't wait until after marriage to resume their sex life. Will never passes up a bet, but soon finds being around Lissy and not touching her is driving him crazy. He starts coming up with creative ways to get Lissy back in his bed.
This was an amusing story. Lissy and Will telling their friends about the bet is hilarious. If you're a reader of Clare's I-team series, you'll notice that those characters are members of the wedding party. My rating: 4 Stars.