THE BEST MAN'S BRIDE (Royal Wedding Invitations #4)


Rock star Jack Masterson is every woman’s sexy, heartthrob fantasy. He can have any woman he desires—except the one woman he wants — Celina Harris, the one who got away. Two years ago, focused on his career to the exclusion of all else, he let her slip through his fingers, but now there’s a royal wedding coming up, and both Jack and Celie will be there. 

It’s taken two long, lonely years, but Celina is finally putting the pieces of her life back together. Now appointment secretary to San Michele’s Serene Dowager Margaret she spends her days assuaging royal egos, and ensuring that all runs smoothly. Each night she returns home to solitary peace after the heart ache of her tumultuous relationship with Jack. 

Thrown together by the royal wedding arrangements, Celie knows the key to survival is to resist Jack’s careless charm. But Jack isn’t the man he once was, and seeing Celie awakens all his former desire. Can Celie resist the former love of her life, or will he break her heart all over again?


     Wasn’t sure what to expect with this being about a prince getting married and all.   The woman works for his grandmother.  Never been a fairytale kind of a girl but the rock star aspect caught me.
     This was cute.  There was enough angst from Jonas’ grandmother the elder princess of San Michele the Serene Dowager Margaret or Maggie to family and friends.  The story revolves around three best friends, roommates from grad school in Iowa.  Jack Masterson, Jonas the prince, and their friend Celina Harris.  With a bit of a catch.
     Both men were smitten but it was Jack who was bold enough to approach.  A good thing too.  Because at the Frat party they attended he had to frog walk a frat guy out and toss him into the hedges for not listening to the word “NO!”  When it was uttered by “Celie” as he likes to call her.  He took her to his place to calm her down by playing his acoustic guitar for her. He played for hours.  You see Jack was part of the local hot rock/jazz/blues band.
     She felt safe and totally comfortable with him too.  When she felt better he walked her home asked her out to the concert he was playing the next night.  They became a couple.  They get married she finishes grad school, Jack on the other hand signs a record deal and starts touring the world dropping out of grad school.  They blow up.  It’s time for her graduation he is supposed to be on his way home when he calls and says the manager booked a charity gig on graduation night.  She’s disappointed but understands.  He wants her to come out to Barcelona to be with him but she had invited her parents to come be at her graduation. 
     But she changes her mind and shows up.  But there’s a problem when she gets there and she turns around goes home and files for divorce.  He never goes after her or tries to contact her.  Making her feel she wasn’t worth his time or effort.
     So, two and a half years later when she is now working for Maggie and Joe is getting married, his fiancĂ© and he run into Jack at his concert.  Jack assumes that Joe wants him to be his best man like he was for theirs.  Now there is a runaway train called Jack headed her way moving on the tracks toward Celina.
     This book is funny and a fast read.  The author made the characters enjoyable to read about even the ones that were ones you were not meant to like.  I loved Maggie, Joe’s grandmother, she really made the story pop.  I give this: 5 stars.  Provided by 

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