Grammar/editing: B – a few small errors
Received from: Harper Collins UK via netgalley.com
Goodreads: Undertaking Love
Date completed: 10.24.13
Description from the publisher:
The moment love-phobic Marla Jacobs discovers that the shop next to her Little White Wedding Chapel is to become a funeral parlour, she declares all-out war.
Marla’s chapel in the sleepy Shropshire countryside has become a nation-wide sensation, but the arrival of Funeral Director Gabriel Ryan threatens everything Marla has worked for. She can picture the scene: wedding limos fighting for space in the street with hearses; brides bumping into widows; bouquets being swapped for wreaths.
Marla’s not going down without a fight. She enlists a motley crew of weird and wonderful local supporters, and the battle lines are drawn. But, as soon as Marla meets her nemesis, she realises just how much trouble she’s really in. His gypsy curls and Irish lilt make her stomach fizz – how is she supposed to concentrate on destroying him, when half the time she’s struggling not to rip the shirt off his back?
Funny, romantic, and dangerously sexy, UNDERTAKING LOVE is a delightful debut from an exciting new voice in Women’s fiction.
Marla owns a sweet little wedding chapel that draws couples from all over the country looking for the less than traditional wedding party. The new neighbor is supposed to be a Cupcake Bakery, but their funding fell through. Instead, the sign going up is for a Funeral Home! This means WAR, or it should, but that director is a GOD! Will business sense and logic win or lust and love?
I absolutely enjoyed this fun story. There is no squeamish factor for me, because my husband actually worked in a funeral home to put himself through college back when we first got married. He is not a director; that wasn’t his major.
Ms. French has created a great cast of characters with a few side stories that played well to develop all fully. Marla’s dog is even fully developed as a character in this book and I loved that big old furbaby, Bluey. I saw a picture of the model Ms. French visualized as Gabe the funeral director. He would be enough to have the whole town dying to visit his parlor! I look forward to reading more from Ms. French. Her comedic timing is perfect.
Other Books from this Author:
- Blaze (A Minxes of Romance anthology)
Pseudonym Kitty French (erotica):
- Wanderlust: A Holiday Story
- Knight Series
- Knight & Play
- Knight & Stay
- Knight & Day