by :Laura Lee Gehrke

January 2012
ISBN: 9780061963179
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Mass Market Paperback

Life ainít easy for a New Money Nobody, from Goosebend, Mississippi. At least, that is the realization Miss Annabel Wheaton has come to. Which is why she needs to marry royalty. Born dirt poor in the back hills of the south, Annabel inherited a fortune worth of gold mines. Unfortunately, the Knickerbockers of New York City have refused to accept her into their social circles for the last seven years. So now she has a plan B. She can marry into respectability by snagging an earl. In theory the idea is superb, she has the money he has the respect. Everything is perfect, right? Not quite. In walks trouble in the form of dark hair, blue-grey smoking eyes that can melt butter with a glance. Annabel knew she was headed for trouble.

Christian Du Quesne, new Duke of Scarborough, never, never, ever wants to marry again. The first time was too disastrous. It does not stop him from tupping a widow or two. He is short of time and cash and he has to do something fast in order to rebuild his family fortune, not marry, of course. Then he is approached to convince a certain young lady that an English marriage may not be all that she bargained for. Unfortunately for him, he finds his body has awaken to this siren's call, and he is having the hardest time keeping their acquaintance completely platonic. If he could just taste her one good time...

Trouble at the Wedding is a fun, riveting read. I found myself laughing out loud more than once. This is a story about conflicting rules of two societies. I enjoyed this story because its devotion to creating a non-preachy plot about acceptance and money not buying love. I think what I love the most was that the center of the story was a smart, Southern girl like myself.

Reviewed in December 2011 by Lakisha.

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