cover image To Me I Wed

To Me I Wed

K.M. Jackson. Dafina, $7.99 mass market (368p) ISBN 978-1-4967-0570-9

The second in Jackson’s Unconventional Brides series (after Insert Groom Here) is a charmingly sketched contemporary romp set on Long Island, N.Y. In-demand event planner Lily Perry is concerned with everyone else’s happily-ever-after—and never her own—until she reads about another single woman throwing a wedding for herself and decides that marrying herself sounds like a life-affirming choice. Vincent Caro is still captivated by the erotic interlude he had with Lily at a friend’s wedding. He’s terrified of commitment; he’s busy trying to get his fledgling restaurant off the ground; and when he hears Lily’s marry-herself idea, he thinks it’s ridiculous. But none of that stops him from pursuing a romance with her. Feisty Lily and her even feistier grandmother, Mama Dee, endear themselves to readers from page one, and Vin’s fear and the reasons behind it are achingly real. The author keeps things lively and fresh until the surprising, satisfying conclusion. This engaging (no pun intended) romance will leave readers clamoring for more. Agent: Rachel Brooks, L. Perkins Agency. (May)