Posted in 5 paws, Review, romance on June 26, 2016





The Wedding Wager by Barbara DeLeo

Release date: 5/16/16



Nick Katsalos has a foolproof plan to save his parents’ floundering wedding venue. The last thing he expects is for Erin O’Malley, the captivating daughter of his parents’ biggest rival, to waltz in and charm the client who could finally get the family business back on track. Nick would be furious–if only he could stop thinking about her.

When Erin and Nick enter into a wager to determine who will win the contract she prepares for the worst…and is surprised by the glimpses of warmth she sees in the man behind the numbers. But Erin isn’t about to forfeit what could be the biggest wedding of the decade to a man as cold as Nick. Especially since securing it means she could finally prove to her father she’s just as capable of handling the family business as him.

But as the competition heats up, Erin and Nick must decide what’s more important—winning or love.


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Combine romance with a competition and what do you get? The Wedding Wager! and no, it isn’t a wager on who is going to marry who, but on which wedding venue is the best in town. Nick is very analytical and finds faults in movies, paintings, etc. Erin can be a free spirit when she chooses is ruled by her emotions (most of the time). What could they possibly see in each other? Only the best of course.

This is a clean romance (yes they have sex but we don’t know the details!) and very engaging. Both Erin and Nick want to save their respective family’s legacy in their wedding venues but both have something to learn about what makes a good event and what they need in their own lives.

When I read about Nick’s venue all I could imagine was My Big Fat Greek Wedding, and I imagine it was very similar to what you would expect to see in a Greek venue.

I think both Erin and Nick learned something about themselves in this book that made them better people for each other. Sometimes you just have to take a leap of faith.

We give this 5 paws up!


About the Author

Barbara DeLeo’s first book, co-written with her best friend, was a story about beauty queens in space. She was eleven, and the sole, handwritten copy was lost years ago, much to everyone’s relief. It’s some small miracle that she kept the faith and is now living her dream of writing sparkling contemporary romance with unforgettable characters.

After completing degrees in Psychology and English then travelling the world, Barbara married her winemaker hero and had two sets of twins

She still loves telling stories about finding love in all the wrong places, with not a beauty queen or spaceship in sight.

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