Friday, August 10, 2012

Wedding Woes

With the popularity of wedding shows now, you can hardly turn on the TV without catching a show about one aspect of a wedding or another. There's Four Weddings, Bridezillas, Say Yes to the Dress and Randy to the Rescue just for starters. And I must admit, I really enjoy some of these reality shows.

I think one reason shows dealing with weddings are so popular is because in one way or another, they all tug at our heartstrings when we hit that happy ending.

But not everyone has a happily ever after. A friend's sister was engaged to a seemingly nice guy many years ago. He proposed, they planned their wedding but then something happened. A few days before the wedding she got cold feet and called off the marriage. She said something just hadn't felt right.

Fast forward three years. The jilted groom contacts her and proceeds to spend the next six months trying—and succeeding—to sweep her off her feet. He again proposes and she accepts. They plan the wedding and this time she is sure all is well. The night before the wedding—right after the rehearsal dinner—he tells her he doesn't want to marry her. In fact, he only proposed and took it to that point to get back at her for crushing him three years earlier.

She is, of course, devastated. But two years later she meets the man of her dreams and they live happily ever after. But this story stuck with me for years. I always thought being jilted at or near the altar would be devastating.

So I thought the jilted bride setup would make for a great way to torture a character. Hence, The Very Best Man was conceived. Here's a little about the book, which is releasing today from Ellora's Cave.

Always the bride, never the bridesmaid. After growing up without a father, wannabe bride Wendy Weston will resort to anything to secure a husband, including chasing down the man who dumped her. But in order to find him, she must turn to the guy who makes her knees weak, uber sexy best man, Marco DeLuca.

Marco has always kept his attraction to his cousin’s woman under wraps. When the wedding implodes, he wants to be the one to catch the beautiful bride.

Comment and win a download of The Very Best Man. Read an excerpt HERE


flchen1 said...

Whoa! That's one crazy wedding story, Wynter! I can't say that I have one like that (thankfully!!!) but I've always loved reading about weddings--I guess it's that celebrating love thing ;) We don't get invited to many weddings any more, not being of "that age" ;)

Congratulations on The Very Best Man! The blurb and excerpt sound delicious!

f dot chen at comcast dot net

Maria said...

Congratulations on the new release Wynter! My sister's had a similar experience except she was the one who was dumped by her first fiancee 8 months before the wedding and then later he wanted to start over but she had moved on. Thanks for the giveaway!

junegirl63 at gmail dot com

Wynter Daniels said...

flchen - I've always loved wedding stories, too. Thankfully, most are happy ever afters;-)

Wynter Daniels said...

Thanks, Maria. I think that's often the case when someone is dumped. They don't usually wait around. And who could trust the dumper after that?

erika said...

If all wedding were like that I would probably go to Great excerpt, can't wait to read more. Love your books!!!!!!!!!!

Wynter Daniels said...

Thanks, Erika! I appreciate that!

Alison Rush said...

looking forward to reading this
thanx. alison

Wynter Daniels said...

Thanks, Alison!

Wynter Daniels said...

I chose Erika's name as winner! Congrats, Erika. Thanks to everyone who stopped by and commented!

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