Book & Author Details:
My Big Fat Vegas Wedding by Lori Sizemore
Published by: After Glows Publishing
Publication date: April 10th 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
He needs roots.
She needs money.
A whirlwind wedding could solve all their problems…if it doesn’t bring the Vegas mob down on their heads.
Grace Winters needs a miracle in the form of cash. A young widow with a stack of bills and a dead-end job, she’d do anything to save herself, her son, and her mother from the street. Anything but gamble—the Vegas vice that got her husband killed.
Dominic Rosas needs a happy family—or at least the appearance of one—to buy out his father’s shares in the Lucky Star casino, ousting the vicious man and avenging his sister. When he finds himself wildly attracted to a down-on-her-luck waitress with a stubborn will and a sharp sense of humor, a hasty marriage seems the obvious solution to both of their problems.
To Grace, Dominic seems too good to be true, a kind man with money to burn and an inner strength a world away from her gambling-addicted husband. They share a spark she’s never felt before, giving her hope that maybe this time marriage might work. But when she finds out he’s investing in the Lucky Star, the very mob casino where her husband gambled away their future, the dream crashes around her. Dominic swears he can invest in the casino, avenge his sister, and keep her safe, but Grace fears she’s placed her bets on the wrong man—again.
I still struggle a little with the fact that this series is not set against a contemporary timeline. Attitudes are different. Expectations are different. And so my mind set also needs to change.
So with that reset baseline, I started this book. It is another short read, and is set in the same timeline as book 1, with some character overlap. That helped to cement the story for me.
Again, this is not a long book, but again, the author doesn’t force this story. There are twists. There is tension. There is tenderness between the two protagonists. And once again, for the most part, this works.
The author has, in just a few short pages, woven a story and characters with emotion and depth.
I voluntarily reviewed an review copy of this book.
Lori Sizemore writes sexy and snarky romantic comedy. She adores all things story and geeks out about craft books, writing classes, and how-to blog posts daily.
When she’s not writing, she’s spending time with her family, playing video games, or crocheting. Sometimes all three at once, as she’s a master multi-tasker.
She loves to read a good book, in any genre, but her favorite is romance. Find her online blogging or on social media through her website, lorisizemore.com.