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I’m not sure how to describe Hitched! without giving too much away.  Here’s the official line from the publisher:

“Here comes…
Planning the most talked about wedding of the year is enough to make engineer Frith Taylor break out in a cold sweat. She’s used to construction sites, not wedding fairs! But estate manager George Challoner’s offer of help is one that’s too good to resist.
….the unsuspecting bride!

George may be the rebel of the prestigious Challoner family, but his insanely good looks are giving Frith wedding fever! Charm personified, he’s making her feel things she hasn’t dared feel before. Maybe her little sister’s wedding won’t be the only one Frith’s planning…?”

But that isn’t quite the way I’d describe it.  The first part isn’t too far off – Firth is asked to help with her sister’s wedding and it is definitely a celebrity to do.  She’s not used to high society so she’s out of her element.  George Challenor does get involved but it isn’t quite as they describe.  It’s a little more complicated and definitely half the fun of the book.  The second part just doesn’t fall in line with the way the book plays out.  And it is definitely more complex for it.

I really liked seeing George and Firth interact.  They both have a lot of baggage and it was enjoyable watching them come to terms with themselves and each other.  Firth has a lot of self-esteem and trust issues so George’s excessive charm and flirtatious sense of fun definitely rubs her the wrong way.  But George’s lighthearted side hides some deep scars of his own.  Hart does a great job of giving readers a complex and troubled hero that still has a lot to offer his heroine.  And I thought the ending was one of the best I’ve seen from a Harlequin story in a lot time.  I think it fit very well with the characters as they were depicted.

Harlequin describes their Kiss line as  fun, flirty and sensual.  Hitchd! is all of those but it also offers readers some added depth than I think the cover might lead readers to believe.

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