Katie Ray and Joe Lyon are getting married and each are wondering if they are doing the right thing for the wrong reasons. Katie’s best friend Les comes home from Boston to help Katie with final preparations. Les gives Katie something to think about right before Katie’s visit to her wedding planner, Tabitha, and right after she flushed her $8000.00 engagement ring.
Tabitha had phoned a private investigator, ex-police officer Carl Hades, and requested a meeting take place at Tabitha’s right after meets Katie. Tabitha’s brides-to-be are disappearing and the police don’t seem to care so Tabitha is hopeful that Carl will want to take the case and finds out what’s happening. Carl arrives in time to find Tabitha, dead on the floor, and someone’s screams coming from the depths of the house. Carl and Katie end up being locked in a room with no furniture and no heat so they have to snuggle to get and keep warm. Katie discovers that Carl makes her body go “WOW” and it gets her to realizing why Joe isn’t the man for her. However, it takes Carl much longer to realize that Katie is the woman for him!
Weddings Can Be Murder by Christie Craig is a giggle! I chuckled throughout the book. Ms. Craig truly has a way with words, especially if you aren’t expecting it. The book is mainly about Carl and Katie but we do get a secondary romance between Les, Katie’s best friend and her ex-fiancée, Joe. Carl is an imperfect hero and Katie is almost too perfect. To be honest, by the end of the book, I was sick of hearing all of the “Ray-isms” Katie had been taught and was trying to live up to but I was so glad when she decided to ignore some of them in order to get Carl! Weddings Can Be Murder is a fast-paced book – the two romances, finding more dead bodies and trying to catch a serial killer – taking place in a matter of days but it’s definitely worth it! I’ll be on the lookout for more works from this author!