The Wedding Catch
by Susan Hatler
Series: The Wedding Whisperer #2
Published by Hatco Publishing
Publication Date August 31, 2018
Genres: Clean Romance
Setting: California Contemporary
Main Character Ages: 25-34
Written for: Adults
When Avery Summers finds out the homeless outreach program where she volunteers is about to lose their building to a big developer, she’s determined to help. Unfortunately, she also has to juggle her job at a bakery, help her friend plan her upcoming wedding, and deal with a sudden flurry of dinner invitations by the bride’s cousin, a man she’d normally jump at the chance to date. It’s too bad he reminds her of the stepfather who abandoned her and her mother, causing Avery to be homeless as a child.
Handsome and charming Jason Morgan doesn’t appear fazed by Avery’s rejections and becomes a regular at the bakery where she works. When he asks her out yet again, Avery responds with a proposal she’s sure he’ll turn down—she’ll go out with him if he volunteers with her at the homeless outreach program. To her surprise, he agrees and part of Avery can’t help but be pleased. Maybe he’s not like her selfish stepfather, after all.
Sure enough, the more time they spend together, the more Avery’s convinced that Jason is more than his luxury sports car and designer suits. He seems to genuinely care about the homeless, and even agrees to help Avery hunt for long-lost tunnels dating back to the gold rush that—if they really exist—could save the outreach program’s building. Before the tunnels can be found, however, Avery’s dealt several devastating blows, including a shocking revelation that Jason works for the very developer that wants to tear the building down. Can Avery convince Jason to put his heart before his career? And will Avery find healing in forgiveness and second chances?
I would like to thank Susan Hatler for giving me this copy of the book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.
Once again, author Susan Hatler wrote a sweet, flirty, romantic story. The Wedding Catch includes a touch of adventure as Avery and Jason try to find long-lost tunnels from the Gold Rush and to save the homeless shelter from being sold and demolished.
While the story could have been told from the perspectives of both Avery and Jason and still worked, I love that the author chose to tell this only from Avery’s point of view. Being able to know her thoughts and not know what was going on with Jason was very effective.
I enjoyed that Jason seemed oblivious to the fact that he was so handsome. He was fun and flirty and persistent, which I also loved. His kind heart and willingness to just jump in and help where needed made him all the more charming. And his sense of humor was too fun! The stuff with the squirrels – it was great!
If you’re looking for a quick romantic read, don’t look any further!