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Tall Tales and Wedding Veils (Playboys) Mass Market Paperback – June 1, 2008
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Heather Montgomery is a supposedly larger than usual heroine at a size 12 but her size is never mentioned as being too much. While at a fitting for her cousin's wedding she's reminded again that she's doing all the wrong things in life. Heather's from that backwards thinking family that believes a woman HAS to be married with children. A career isn't necessary as long as she's barefoot and pregnant with a ring on it and a man sitting in a recliner. She's a almost 30, single and successful accountant but her mother is disappointed that she doesn't have a man and no children yet.
Her cousin getting married, Regina has the perfect life according to her mother. She's planning the biggest wedding and marrying a rich and successful guy. No matter that she barely finished college. She's getting MARRIED and that's all a woman needs in life according to this family. Regina and her mother Barbara, Heather's aunt do their best to belittle Heather for her single status at ever chance they get.
On a bachelorette party trip to Vegas, Heather runs into Tony McCaffery. A man she knows from her local bar back home in Plano. Little does she know that Tony's in Vegas trying to win the money to buy the bar. When his luck runs out and he tells Heather his plans she feels bad for him losing out on his dream and gives him a $10 chip she found as good luck to try to win the $20 grand he needs. Heather's $10 chip and Heather prove to be Tony's good luck and when she wins $20k in a slot machine she gives the money to Tony. As usual in Vegas, the two get drunk celebrating the win and end up married.
Of course while drunk, Heather drunk called her parents to tell them and her mother is over the MOON over her daughter finally becoming a REAL women and getting a man and MARRIED! Tony indebted to Heather agrees to fake they're marriage so she doesn't lose face in front of Regina and her aunt Barbara.
Naturally, through the course of the book they fall in love. Tony's not a bad hero and Heather's not a horrible heroine either but the secondary characters are what really drag this book and make it annoying. It would have been REALLY cute had they all be axed.
Overall, I thought this book was cute but I was very annoyed with Heather's meddling family especially her mother and they're "you're a loser of a women if you're not married by 30" mantra. That was a real drag on the book and just annoying enough to make you quit reading but I kept on.
I bought this book for $1.99 and for that price it wasn't bad at all but if this book is ever $5 or more I'd skip it because the 1950s homemaker views on marriage and family is always annoying.
When it's cheap it's a quick read and I'd get it, if it's pricy I'd skip it.
Happy Reading!! :)