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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Review: The Shocking Secret of a Guest at the Wedding by Victoria Alexander

The Shocking Secret of a Guest at the Wedding (Millworth Manor, #4)Publisher: Kensington
ISBN: 1420132261
Pages: 400 pages
Genre: Romance/Historical/Regency
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The bride and groom cordially request your presence for a wedding at Millworth Manor…

Guests will include Jackson Quincy Graham Channing, New York City banker, and Lady Theodosia “Teddy” Winslow, wedding planner to the finest families in England.

Introductions shall be followed by light conversation, dancing, flirtation, arguing, reconciliation, and an impulsive kiss that both parties are quite certain they will never repeat.

Until they do.

A mutually beneficial fake engagement will be accompanied by all manner of very real complications, scandalous revelations, nefarious schemes, and one inescapable conclusion: That true love—unlike the perfect wedding—is impossible to plan…

My Review:

Intro: This is going to sound random but I have spent the day in low grade mourning. My grocery store eliminated the book section. I love book stores but there is no place I shop more than my local grocery store and they had an awesome book section. And now it’s gone replaced by a random DVD selection. I am considering shopping somewhere else—you hear me, Pathmark!!

But that aside, I am a big Victoria Alexander fan. I love her books. Her heroes are always favorites of mine and that can be said for Jackson in The Shocking Secret Guest at the Wedding. He’s on the Favorite Heroes List.


Heroine: Theodosia-She had some moxy. She was strong, vivacious and witty. I loved her. I loved that she stepped in to help her family avoid financial ruin with her party planning “hobby.” If Jackson goes on my Favorite Heroes List, Teddy definitely goes on my even shorter Favorite Heroines List.

Hero: Jackson-I read that his name was Jackson and immediately began to imagine Jax from Sons of Anarchy in Regency garb. I couldn’t help myself and it’s not a bad image at all. I love that he was an American hero. That’s not something I read too often and it was a nice change of pace. I did love that he did not debate whether or not to help Theodosia avoid a marriage proposal via a fake engagement. He just did it.

Chemistry: I love books involving a fake engagement. Especially ones where the main characters have strong personalities like Teddy and Jackson do. They bickered and bantered and had such amazing chemistry that it was difficult to avoid loving them together.

Chemistry Rating:

Conclusion: I really enjoyed this one. I loved both Jackson and Teddy and thought they had amazing chemistry and I loved the banter between them. And I do so love a good fake engagement plot. Almost as much as an arranged marriage plot. 

Overall Rating

Author Info
New York Times bestselling author Victoria Alexander was an award-winning television reporter until she discovered fiction was much more fun than real life. She turned to writing full time and has never looked back. Victoria grew up traveling the country as an Air Force brat and is now settled in a very old house in Omaha, Nebraska, with her husband, two allegedly grown children and two bearded collies. She firmly believes housework is a four-letter word, there are no calories in anything eaten standing up, procrastination is an art form, and it's never too soon to panic.

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  1. This book is going on my wish list. This would be an awesome giveaway to win!



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