What's the New-Jan-Plan? Discover the answer in Cara Connelly's newest Save The Date Novella, and see how mousey Jan Marone gives herself the gift of living, laughing, and finally loving … all under the hot Key West sun.
She'd come to Key West for a wedding, only to discover the hotel had messed up her reservation. So although Jan Marone has to share a tiny room with sexy Mick McKenna, it shouldn't really be a problem. Mick's her best friend, and he doesn't think of her "that way" … or does he?
Mick McKenna loves hard and plays hard. His thick black hair, chiseled jaw, and hard, muscled body make him irresistible. But when once-innocent Jan walks into his hotel room, Mick can't believe his eyes. Now she's wearing a sexy bikini and telling him it's time for her to "get lucky," making him protective and tantalized at the same time.
Worried she might be in over her head, he decides never to leave her side … and suddenly their hotel room seems smaller—and hotter—than ever. Mick's always been hands-off with Jan—but has the right woman been under his nose the whole time?
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Oh how I love this series – it’s laden with fun, funny and heart
Oh how I love this series – it’s laden with fun, funny and heart and Cara Connelly didn’t fail to deliver in The Wedding Gift.
A short (200-ish pages) novella installment that checks back in with a few of the characters introduced earlier in the journey as the friends to lovers romance between Jan and Mack develops. From the start, Connelly makes you want to know them better, and it isn’t long before you are cheering on their romance.
Jan is really funny, clever and determined: the former shy and mousey girl is grabbing the monkey by the tail and stepping into a new life. A new life means a fresh start, so she intends to do all those things that always scared her before: reinventing herself in a way that will shock and awe her best friend Mick.
Mick has always thought Jan was a terrific friend, and she wasn’t had on the eyes. But, he never really contemplated sharing his feelings for her, until the new Jan appears and the force of her personality and the changes she has made knock him for a loop. Gone is the reliable, quiet, shy and retiring Jan, and in her place is Jan to the nth power.
The banter, the friendship and the true connection between these two is apparent from page one, and it just gets better as the book rolls on. Whipping through the pages to their final “aha” moment, just before Mick finally and utterly loses his mind.
Connelly builds characters and relationships with care: funny, comical and even some dramatic reveals and moments are handled well, balanced and never overshadowing the romance. A solid pick me up read that will have you rushing out to get more of this author’s work.
I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via Edelweiss for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.