Monday, December 16, 2013

Review: Marrying Missy

Title: Marrying Missy
Author; Sarah Elle Emm
Publisher: Bird Brain Publishing
Pages: 277
Format: Paperback
Source: Request Review


MARRYING MISSY is the first novel by the very talented Sarah Elle Emm. 

Tate Sullivan is in a fix: her best friend, Missy Martin, is getting married. With constant criticism from Missy Martin, Buckhead heiress and bride-to-be; stress from her intense nursing job; and a short-temper on the rise from her high powered, attorney husband, Georgia-native, Tate Sullivan is engaged in the ultimate balancing act.Tate has to cope with sleep-deprived night shifts, her closet nicotine habit, her husband's apparent workaholism, her mother's meddlesome behavior, and her ongoing attempt to educate Missy about not making borderline racist remarks about everyone who doesn't have money or look like her. 

When a collision with a runaway Golden Retriever lands Tate in the arms of the newcomer to Atlanta, Dr. Jackson Greenfield, Tate begins to think her mother has concocted the ultimate scheme. Wedding planning has never been so nerve-racking...or dangerous. Marrying Missy reveals the complexity of those who are merely planning a wedding, preparing for a marriage, and those who aren't sure what their marriage is-or has become. Sarah Elle Emm captures the world of wedding planning for a particular Georgia princess, but sublimely reveals all that is so often forgotten in that process-love and marriage

My Thoughts:

This book was a fun read about the relationship between Tate and Missy, and Tate and her husband Ben, and Missy and her fiancĂ© John.  Tate is helping Missy plan her wedding which Missy is all excited about of course she has Tate who she is dragging everywhere as part of her Matron of Honor duties.

Tate is one of the main characters whose dealing with alot, there is helping Missy with the wedding.  Her rich husband wants her to produce kids, even though he has his own secrets.  We watch Ben's anger escalate during the book he goes from zero to 10 fast.  Tate tries to keep her independence but when Ben makes his intentions know she goes to measures to protect herself.

John knows what is up with Ben and wants no part of it.  He likes Tate and thinks Ben is messing up a good thing with Tate.  Then Tate bumps in Dr. Jackson Greenfield who seems to really care about Tate, and into the same things she is.  Jackson knows about Ben and is protective of Tate and wanting to keep her safe.

This book had so much going friendships being tested to the limit.  New friendships starting, romance here and there, not to mention lots of action. I would put Ms. Emm up there with Kristin Hannah, Elin Hilderbrand.  She really knows what she is writing with this story.  Love the characters even the witchy Missy Martin.  She adds flavor to the story.  Which was incredible to say the least.
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Nancy said...

This sounds like a fun read. I will have to go check it out.

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