Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Not My Cup of Tea

June Bride
Marybeth Whalen

Book Summary: Wynne Hardy never thought she'd get engaged on a reality TV show., but when she met Andy on The Rejection Connection, the two of them hit it off. Now he's asked her to marry him, much to the public's delight and fascination. They're all set to wed on live TV in a seaside ceremony at the height of the wedding season.
But just as Wynne thinks all her dreams are coming true, her ex-boyfriend walks back into her life at the worst possible time. Steve broke her heart years ago, and she's still sorting through her feelings for him. Her heart isn't as clear as her head that it's past time to move on - even though she's engaged to Andy.
At a local TV talk show appearance, Wynne meets Meredith, who won another reality TV show - Marathon Mom - proving herself nothing of a superhero. As Wynne's beach wedding plans spin out of control, Meredith offers to help, unknowingly stepping on Wynne's secret feelings . . and exposing some secrets Meredith has been keeping to herself. Can these two reality stars get real about their feelings? Will Wynne go through with her televised wedding and be the perfect June bride the network is looking for?

Review: The story premise was solid. The characters not so clear or concise. I did not like Meredith or Andy. I did not feel much excitement for Wynne or Callum. I kept waiting for the story to pick up and before it ever did it ended. That is what bothered me the most. It had and ultra women’s lib mentality at the end. No one can not find themselves in a man by also being a couple is part of a man or woman’s identity when they are married. So there is this relationship that every woman searches for that will connect her to that man who is hers. It is as deep a mystery as our relationship in Christ. too difficult to explain and yet everyone yearns for something more…. That is what I did not find in this story. Christ is the greatest love story but when the characters are no longer seeking that with the other person than for me it is not a favorite.

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