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Stop the Wedding! (a romantic comedy) [Kindle Edition]

Stephanie Bond
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,522 customer reviews)

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Book Description

STOP THE WEDDING!  is a delightful romantic comedy:

     "An author who has remained on my 'must-buy' list for years." --Romance Reviews Today

 In STOP THE WEDDING! a man and a woman determined to stop their parents from marrying fall in love with each other.

     "There should be a notice on her books: For a really GOOD time, read Stephanie Bond!" --America Online Romance Fiction Forum

     "True-to-life, romantic and witty, as we've come to expect from Ms. Bond." -- The Best Reviews

If you love romantic comedy movies, spend an afternoon with STOP THE WEDDING!

** Other romances by Stephanie Bond:

ALMOST A FAMILY--
A divorced couple reunite when the baby that was kidnapped 10 years ago is found...alive.
THREE WISHES--An antiques dealer who's in love with the governor's girlfriend unleashes a genie from a lamp and unwittingly wishes himself into a hole the size of the Grand Canyon!



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""There should be a notice on her books: For a really GOOD time, read Stephanie Bond!"" ---AOL Romance Fiction Forum

About the Author

Stephanie Bond is the author of over fifty novels, including the Body Movers series and the Southern Roads trilogy.

Carla Mercer-Meyer, an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator, has a strong musical theater background, and her performances include Into the Woods, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, and many other theatrical productions.

Product Details

  • File Size: 357 KB
  • Print Length: 178 pages
  • Publisher: NeedtoRead Books (November 11, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A6BRG6E
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,848 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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302 of 306 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ***FUNNY AND ROMANTIC!*** November 13, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I recently finished reading the Love Isn't Blind: A Sweet and Special Romances Collection and I found myself lingering in a quite romantic mood, so I decided to look for another book feeding this urge of mine.
I ended up with "Stop the wedding" and frankly, I'm not disappointed at all.
It's a story about Annabelle Coackley, a young attorney who finds out that her charming and little naïve widow mother has decided to get married again to a rather infamous aged star who has already six other marriages in his past with at least one of them to a lady half his age. It's only natural that Annabelle runs to the rescue of her mother. However the groom-to-be has a son who also runs to the rescue of his father, believing he has once again found a bride in love with his money and not his personality. When the two young saviors meet, things really get messy. Trying to prevent marriage between their parents find themselves falling in love with each other!
The story is rather common and yet the way Stephanie Bonds writes it, is unique. It's funny, romantic and quite entertaining. The characters are witty and vivid, charming and colorful and the plot flows unfettered and solid.
You will laugh, you will be amused and you will be touched.
But most of all you will enjoy every single word of it.
I love it.
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48 of 52 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun Romantic Comedy November 15, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Today's selection is light and fun, overall a romantic comedy. So, if you love watching these types of movies, you will love Stephanie Bond's new book Stop the Wedding. Let's meet the characters and what I thought of the book.

Character list:

Annabelle Coakley: Divorce Lawyer, and daughter of the bride.
Clay Castleberry: A Venture Capitalist and son of the groom
Martin Castleberry: the groom, some what a playboy, work on his 6th marriage
Belle Coakley: the Bride, widow
Michaela (aka Mike): friend and sounding board of Annabelle

My thoughts:

You have to view this as if you were watching this unfold on the screen (by the way would be HILARIOUS). With all romantic comedies you have your cast of characters and how they all work together. Annabelle and Clay actually have the same mission: to break their parents apart, but they don't realize they are on the same page. So, the story really focuses on those two trying to sabotage the relationship and call off the wedding. If you are a fan of romantic comedies you know that this never works, and you just have to watch how it all plays out.

In all romantic comedies you have the unlikely couple, which you can guess (at least I hope). If you remember the plot from My Best Friend's Wedding, some what similar to that plot except you have the kids trying to break the wedding. I have to say it's a lot of fun. Plus, you need the friend that says, "this is a bad idea." Do they listen to friend? No, but the friend is always there. Finally for a complete romantic comedy you need the moment where you worry if it will all workout or not (the nail bitting moment). If you are a sap like me, you will start crying at that moment.

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37 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny, clever and romantic! November 15, 2012
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I loved this novel of the adult children who conspired together to stop the wedding of her mom and his dad. Not always predictable, the story took some twists and turns until the reader is not only engaged by two love stories in one book, but cheering for the characters, all of whom have someone else's best interests at heart. Very sweet and funny, two adult children love their single parents very much and are looking out for them, yet keeping an open mind as the facts come to light. Well written with great dialogue that moves the plot along at a merry clip.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Stop The Presses! This Is A Winner! November 23, 2012
By I.A.
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Lord knows I've been tough on Stephanie Bond in my reviews; both "Our Husband" and "Three Wishes" had promising settings and plots that didn't deliver. "Uben macht der Meister," as they say in German, and Bond's prolific writing has provided the practice needed to make her prose sharp, the story tight, and her characters 3-D. "Wedding" is a clever mix of at least two parallel stories (much better than just a single plot line that has often plodded along in her previous books). As other reviewers have mentioned, there is a mother-daughter dynamic, a father-son dynamic, and then the relationships between the two "grown ups" and a budding love/hate-fest between the two children. It makes for a lot of ripe possibilities that Bond leverages well. The story flows smoothly, with fast moving sentences and nicely described settings. It's madcap, escapism, chic-lit fun. Enjoy if you carve out a few hours for yourself over the holidays.
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Would I reread this down the road? Yes
Would I pay for it? Yes
Would I rec it to a friend? Yes
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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Thank you Amazon for suggesting other reading or I never would have found Stephanie Bond and "Stop the Wedding". It was the first book I downloaded on to my Christmas Kindle.

As most of you will probably be the same reader as I, you have your all time favorite authors. You read the cops, robbers, detective mystery but every once in a while you just want a feel good book. You all know how the book will end but when it does it leaves you wanting more. What happend next.

Thanks again Amazon for suggesting this, trust me I will keep Stephanie on my favorites and looking forward to the new series starting in 2013.
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Stephanie Bond was several years into a corporate computer programming career when an instructor in her night school MBA program remarked that she had a flair for writing and encouraged her to submit one of her projects to academic journals. "But," Stephanie says, "all I could think was 'I wonder if I could write a romance novel?'" Bond grew up on a farm in eastern Kentucky where the entertainment choices were few. Luckily, she had a beloved aunt who shared her passion for reading. "When she visited once a year, she brought boxes and boxes of gothic novels by Victoria Holt and Phyllis Whitney and lush historical romances--I was in heaven! So suddenly thinking about writing in the genre of the books I loved was very exciting." After writing every spare moment for two years, Stephanie sold her first romantic comedy manuscript, IRRESISTIBLE? to Harlequin books. Two years later, she walked away from her corporate career to write commercial fiction full time. To date, she's published over 60 romance and mystery projects with Random House, St. Martin's Press, HarperCollins, and Mira Books, and is most well-known for her BODY MOVERS humorous mystery series. Her newest series is TWO GUYS DETECTIVE AGENCY (about two sisters whose last name is Guy). Stephanie lives in midtown Atlanta and is probably working on a story at this very moment.

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