Insert Groom Here
Eva Ward has won a lavish wedding on the nation’s hottest morning show and can’t wait to kick off her happily-ever-after in style. Too bad her fiancé backs out on-air—and cameraman Aidan Walker makes sure her private meltdown goes viral, down to the last couch-kicking moment. The only way Eva can save face and keep her perfect nuptial plans on track is to star in a new “find-a-groom” reality segment. But finding Mr. Right in one month means ignoring her handsome new producer—none other than Aidan himself—and getting their instant, exasperating attraction out of her system…
Eva soon finds there’s a lot more to Aidan than freewheeling charm. But one glimpse of his caring side can’t make up for off-camera politics, Aidan’s own secrets—or Eva’s fear that they’re too different to ever trust each other. So it’s time for her to flip this script, write twists no one will see coming—and risk her heart to get the real thing…
Insert Groom Here is my first KM Jackson novel. The blurb intrigued me, sounding both fun and romantic, so I dove right in. Hang on… lemme say first… how cute is this cover???
The first half of the book is slow going. There is a large amount of inner monologue that got old pretty quick. I started to skim, hinging on boredom – especially when simple facts were repeated (how many times do we need to know the barista looked at her with pity?) and were used primarily to dump information on us. The flow was choppy, but I really wanted to see where it was going and give Jackson a fair shot.
Right around the halfway point, things shifted. Aiden and Eva’s tension took a front seat and the relationship blossomed with roadblocks that were well placed. The heat between them grew right along with their feelings and I LOVED that they didn’t just say screw it, I want you. The show must go on, yeah?
By the end of the book I was invested and ready to see and HEA, so when the author threw me for a loop I was a little off-kilter (in a good way). Eva didn’t become a shrinking violet (YAY!) Aiden was never touted as perfection with a yummy chocolate shell, and the drama didn’t tip over the OTT edge.
Overall, Insert Groom Here was fun to read, once I got to the meat.