Book Review

‘Four Weddings and a Fiasco: The Wedding Charade’ by Melissa McClone

twc mm Growing up in her twin sister’s shadow, Claire O’Ryan has made a life for herself away from family and the Hollywood limelight. But when her sister’s lies start spinning out of control and she finds herself in trouble, Claire and her former crush are forced to help out.

A-list actor Brady Simms enjoys playing a good part and pretending to be engaged to his childhood best friend, Claire, sounds like an interesting role. Planning a fake wedding happens all too easily. Acting like he’s madly in love with the quiet, sweet librarian feels all too right. And her kisses…all too perfect. Will a game of make-believe turn into a real-life happily ever after?

REVIEW: San Francisco

Claire O’Ryan is awakened at nearly midnight by Brady Simms, an old friend. She has had a crush on him for a long time, but he and her twin sister, Cate, are in love. Brady is a handsome leading actor in Hollywood, and Cate is also a famous actress. Claire is a librarian who was recently laid off. She’s hoping to get a new job soon, but in the meantime, she’s volunteering in the children’s section of a library and loves interacting with the children.

Claire lets Brady in and is surprised to see him. He says he needs her help. He shows her an engagement ring and she assumes it is for Cate. So she is totally shocked when he says he needs her to marry him. It turns out that Cate lied in an interview saying that Brady and Claire have been dating behind her back and are now getting married! In fact, it’s he same scenario of her latest film release. Actually, this is a ploy to promote her movie. In addition, Brady confesses to Claire that he and Cate broke up a year ago and have only been pretending to be a couple. This was also contrived by Cate to hide an illicit romance she is having with a married actor. So, Brady needs to have Claire go along with him as he covers for Cate and act like they are engaged and planning a wedding.

While Claire does not like lying, she finally agrees to help her sister. Just the thought of at least feeling engaged to Brady makes her heart do flip-flops. Thus, begins the preparation with a well-known wedding planner. But problems arise when the paparazzi get involved and Claire and Brady need to hide out for awhile. This togetherness brings on an attraction that soon starts to heat up. When Cate starts telling even more lies to make herself look like Claire is the “bad guy” in all of this, Claire has had enough of playing this game to cover her sister.

Will the press find out? What about Claire’s relationship with her selfish sister? Where does Brady fit into the picture?

This is a sweet romance and a very well-contrived plot. I commend the author on the story.

Complimentary copy provided by the author

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