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review 2018-02-05 20:32
Maybe This Time: A Whiskey and Weddings Novel - Nicole Perkins McLaughlin This is the second book by this author I have read and it was quite enjoyable. The characters were cool, the plot was entertaining, and the conflict strong. They have secretly liked the other since high school and twelve years later he is her boss. Now since high school, she has had a chip on her shoulder towards him, too. She overheard him say some nasty stuff when they were in school and she hasn’t forgotten it or let him have one peaceful moment. She is feisty, and likes to give him a hard time all the time. He has liked her for years but now that he is her boss he tries to keep his distance and their back and forth verbal spats don’t make it easy. But when he sees her with a rival bar owner, he can’t sit by silently any longer. Their chemistry was fiery, which isn’t surprising based on their back and forth verbal fighting. She is so insecure in why he might actually like her and her defense mechanism is to push away. They were sweet to watch work through their struggles and come to terms with their love for each other. It was an enjoyable story.
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review 2018-02-05 20:13
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Maybe This Time: A Whiskey and Weddings Novel - Nicole Perkins McLaughlin

Maybe This Time is a phenomenal contemporary romance by Nicole McLaughlin.  Ms. McLaughlin has given us a well-written book, a nice smooth read.  The characters in this book will tug at your heartstrings in this second chance romance.  Kudos to Ms. McLaughlin for the outstanding characters.  Jen is crushed when the community theater she works for closes.  She is forced to take a temp job working for the Stag Distillery.  TJ is one of the owners of the Stag Distillery and broke Jen's heart when they were kids.  Their story is an emotional rollercoaster of drama, humor, hurt feelings, worry, sizzle and misunderstandings.  I enjoyed reading Maybe This Time.  This book captured me at the first page and kept me glued to my kindle until the end.  Maybe This Time is book 2 of the Whiskey and Weddings Series but can be read as a standalone.  This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.

 

I voluntarily read an Advance Reader Copy of this book that I received from NetGalley.

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review 2017-12-19 03:59
Review: Maybe I Do by Nicole McLaughlin
Maybe I Do: A Whiskey and Weddings Novel - Nicole McLaughlin

My review cross-posted from Wit and Sin

 

Maybe I Do has a lot of things going for it: a beautiful setting I’d love to spend time in, a warm and welcoming supporting cast, and a premise I was totally on board for. Nicole McLaughlin charmed the hell out of me with the setting; I wanted to drop in and live in Maple Springs, Kansas. Unfortunately, as much as I wanted to love this book, it ended up falling short for me thanks to the romance.

Charlotte is a wedding photographer who is wary about marriage after having been left at the altar by her high school sweetheart. Charlotte is talented, hardworking, and genuinely caring, which makes her easy to like. What I didn’t love about her was that she wants Dean so much that she takes scraps of affection from him, puts up with his push-pull attitude for way too long, and she takes way too long to stand up for herself. Dean is where Maybe I Do crashes and burns. He’s not a bad person, but to me he was a bad hero. Ms. McLaughlin did paint a clear picture of why his disastrous marriage made him insecure. However, though I understood where he came from, his jealousy, insecurities, and tendency to make decisions for Charlotte without actually asking her irritated me. As the story went on, Dean’s fears and doubts became his defining characteristics, which was incredibly unappealing. By the end of the story, I liked Charlotte’s ex (who I wanted to hate) more than I did Dean. Added to that, Dean and Charlotte spent much of the book internal monologuing rather than actually talking to one another. A lack of communication and a disappointing lack of chemistry made this romance fall flat. I had a litany of problems with the romance, but it feels overly harsh to continue. Suffice it to say, it just didn’t work for me.

Even though Maybe I Do wasn’t the book for me, I still want to read the next book in the Whiskey and Weddings series. Charlotte and Dean’s friends were lovely, the Stag was a well-imagined setting, and overall the series has potential.


FTC Disclosure: I received the e-book edition of this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

 

Source: witandsin.blogspot.com/2017/12/review-maybe-i-do-by-nicole-mclaughlin.html
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text 2017-12-12 04:08
Wedding Photographer London: Four Traits To Consider Before Hiring This Expert

Weddings are one of the life events that many individuals like to reminisce. It is a day of celebration where two individuals start a new life together in the presence of their relatives and friends. For this reason, we usually hire a professional contemporary wedding photographers London located to take shots of each memorable moment of this big day.

 

Should you require a wedding photographer at the moment, all you need to do is search online. With only a few clicks, you can easily locate lots of them, each with their unique specialities and techniques. Nevertheless, as there are a lot of them online, you might find it challenging to determine the best one to hire. To assist you, here are a few of the traits that you always have to take into account:

 

1. Has excellent photography skills

Make sure that the photographer you will work with can take quality photos of your wedding regardless of the number of guests, venue, or time. They must be able to document all the incredible moments of the event perfectly and with ease. Most significantly, the photographer should work with you closely so that your requirements and questions will be addressed properly.

 

2. Garnered numerous favourable reviews

Among the easiest ways to determine the most reputable ones among numerous wedding photographers on the Internet is by checking out client reviews. These are often found on review websites or the photographer’s personal website. If they obtained mainly favourable feedback from their previous clients, then it's a great indication that you must work with them. Browsing testimonials could also give you an idea of how the photographers treated and worked with their customers.

 

3. Has a great portfolio

Aside from testimonials, you should likewise find out if the recommended wedding photographers London located has a portfolio. Here, they showcase the images taken from past weddings which they have covered. This allows you to thoroughly examine their work and gauge their style and skills. Also, you can easily decide which photographer is much better just by comparing the pictures on their portfolios. Once you see one with outstanding work that suits your taste, then don't think twice to keep in touch with them.

 

4. Offers a wide variety of services

Opt for a wedding photographer that offers other services other than taking photos. You will locate some who offer digital editing services, wherein proficient artists put additional effects on your pictures to give them a more artistic look and feel. Other pre wedding photography London companies such as CAMEO PHOTOGRAPHY LONDON offer handmade albums to their clients. In this manner, you'll have a long-lasting souvenir that you can show to everyone, especially to your future kids.

 

Surely, a wedding is a wonderful and intimate event. In order to immortalise every second of this big event, you should work with the best wedding photographer London based. Once you start searching for one, do not forget all the attributes discussed in this article. By doing this, you can make sure that you'll get lovely and captivating wedding photos that you can look back for many years to come.

 

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review 2017-08-24 06:57
Maybe I Do (Whiskey and Weddings) by Nicole McLaughlin
Maybe I Do: A Whiskey and Weddings Novel - Nicole McLaughlin

 

Whiskey and weddings. Not necessarily a good match, but in the case of Charlotte and Dean it proves a winning combination. As card carrying members of the broken hearts club, successful careers have made them unlucky in love. When work brings them together will the pain of the past tear them apart? Sparks fly, hearts break and hope springs eternal in this temptingly charming total eclipse of the heart.

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