Ready for a steamy romance in 2021? I might have just the thing…
White Wedding by Carla Luna
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Moon Manor Press
Date Published: November 16, 2021
Print length: 280 pages
Take one lavish holiday wedding. Add one evil ex and his bridezilla. And toss in a smoking-hot chef from the past. It’s a recipe for disaster.
Victoria Blackwood has spent years trying to redeem herself after falling victim to a blackmail scheme that cost her father thousands. So, when he insists she coordinate a big Christmas wedding at her family’s winery, she can’t say no. Even if the groom is her ex, and the caterer just quit.
For Rafael Sanchez, a last-minute call to cater a huge society wedding is a golden opportunity. If he can prove he’s up to the challenge, his brothers might entrust him with a larger role in the family catering business. But when he meets Victoria, he can’t believe his eyes. Five years ago, they had a passionate fling that rocked his world. Until she left him with only a fake name to remember her by.
To pull off the perfect wedding, Victoria and Rafael can’t afford to get caught up in the past. But keeping things professional won’t be easy, not when the attraction between them burns hotter than Christmas in July..
Much like its predecessors, White Wedding is packed full of tropes a lot of readers — including myself —- love (evil exes, second chance romances, found families).
The book follows Victoria Blackwood, a woman who is navigating tricky family dynamics, figuring herself out and organising the wedding which was supposed to be hers! Things become even trickier when she finds out a former fling is catering the wedding…
I quite liked Victoria as a protagonist. Although there were moments when I thought she could’ve acted better, like standing up to her Dad or how she treated Rafael, I loved seeing her with her business head on and outside of work when the carefully constructed layers were peeled back. Of course I really liked Rafael, because who wouldn’t like a family man who cooks?! It just so helped that, when the two finally did come together, the chemistry was evident.
I really liked the new secondary characters in this book, particularly Rafael’s cousin Araceli, as well as the cameos from characters in Luna’s previous books.
If you’re looking for a light read to enjoy on these cold nights, I’d recommend White Wedding.
A Few “Thank Yous”
I wouldn’t have been able to read this book – or participate in this Blog Tour- without Rachel (of Rachel’s Random Resources ) so I just wanted to say thank you to her for organising the tour and for letting me have a spot on it, too.
I also want to thank the publishers Moon Manor Press and the writer Carla Luna for my e-copy of this book. I enjoyed it and I hope others will as well.
About the Author
Carla Luna writes contemporary romance with a dollop of humor and a pinch of spice. A former archaeologist, she still dreams of traveling to far-off places and channels that wanderlust into the settings of her stories. When she’s not writing, she works in a spice emporium where she gets paid to discuss food and share her favorite recipes. Her passions include Broadway musicals, baking, whimsical office supplies, and pop culture podcasts. Though she has roots in Los Angeles and Victoria, B.C., she currently resides in Wisconsin with her family and her spoiled Siberian cat.
Social Media Links
FB Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/CarlaLunaAuthor
You can buy White Wedding here.