The Convenient Groom Now an Original Hallmark MovieDr Kate has it all a radio talk show, a nationally syndicated column, and a publisher who is paying for a lavish wedding to coincide with the release of her first book, Finding Mr Right For You But when her fiance jilts her the morning of the wedding, her life begins to crash around her Who, after all, would want a relationship book by a counselor who can t even hold her own engagement together When Lucas Wright realizes what has happened, he offers to marry Kate and save her public image Kate s heart and her pride have been deeply wounded Are Lucas s handsome smile and utter devotion enough to convince her that her marriage is than she had ever expected Pretty good, but I ll admit that I mostly liked this story for the hero I m not quite sure why, but I just found the heroine hard to like But the plot was enjoyable if not entirely believable. Kate Lawrence, or Dr Kate, is ready to have her big day not only is she finally getting married, her book is being released What kind of book A book about love, relationships, dating, and marriage This expert is, however, about to be shamed in front of the world because her intended groom, Bryan Montgomery is a no show Not only is he getting cold feet and backing out, he is shacking up with another woman, Stephanie He actually calls her when he s in this woman s bed What s a girl t Kate Lawrence, or Dr Kate, is ready to have her big day not only is she finally getting married, her book is being released What kind of book A book about love, relationships, dating, and marriage This expert is, however, about to be shamed in front of the world because her intended groom, Bryan Montgomery is a no show Not only is he getting cold feet and backing out, he is shacking up with another woman, Stephanie He actually calls her when he s in this woman s bed What s a girl to do when she s got everything prepared for the big day except the groom Well, if she s the heroine of a fiction novel, she s going to find another groom, and quickly Luckily her friend, Lucas, is there to step into place.Lucas is excited to be the groom, in fact, because he s secretly loved Kate from afar But can this marriage of convenience transition into the real thing Or will someone who knows the truth spill the beans Will Kate s book be a success or a flop Will Kate realize how useless she is in this love game Will she see what a great man Lucas is and stop whining and pining for Bryan I liked this one well enough It was cute in places And Lucas sounded like a great guy.But And this really has nothing to do with the quality of the story itself I just found myself questioning why this book was Christian It s published by a Christian publishing house, yes And it is mostly smut free I mean the reader knows that Bryan is carrying on an affair behind the scenes And it s never exactly stated one way or the other if Bryan had been intimate with Kate in the past I presumed as much since the topic of her virginity never came up But I don t know what the author intended So don t take my word for it by any means And any intimacies that occur between Kate and Lucas happen after the I do s even if those occur before any declarations of love So I don t have a problem necessarily with the content It swhat is not in the book.Not all Christian books have a focus on God, on having a personal relationship with Jesus as Savior and or Lord But usually, there is something even if it s not the main focus of the book No mention of God No mention of personal faith No church No bible study No bible reading No prayers No spiritual insights or aha moments when she realizes that she needs God or wants God We have a slightly shallow woman who is trying to do it all and be it all without seeking God, without turning to Him There is nothing in the pages of this book that would give the reader any indication that the characters were Christian excepting the fact that it s a Christian publisher that some may recognize as suchand excepting page 299 where the author s note to the reader mentions that Lucas s love for Kate is meant to represent Christ s love for us That Jesus can be any woman s knight in shining armor A statement that leaves me slightly puzzled What would you do if you were a relationship expert on finding the right mate with a syndicated column and a book due to be released on your wedding day and your fiance jilts you five hours before the wedding This is the dilemma that Kate Lawrence faces in The Convenient Groom A Nantucket Love Story This is the touching story of a woman who finds out that she has much to learn about love, and the man who continues to love her through all of her ups and downs Kate Lawrence s personal and What would you do if you were a relationship expert on finding the right mate with a syndicated column and a book due to be released on your wedding day and your fiance jilts you five hours before the wedding This is the dilemma that Kate Lawrence faces in The Convenient Groom A Nantucket Love Story This is the touching story of a woman who finds out that she has much to learn about love, and the man who continues to love her through all of her ups and downs Kate Lawrence s personal and professional life are on the verge of collapse as her fiance announces a few hours before the wedding that he is in love with another woman Kate s publisher planned her wedding to coincide with her book release on finding the perfect spouse, and now the world will know how she abysmally failed at choosing her own mate Kate knows that not only will she have to deal with heartbreak, but also with the collapse of her career when the news is made public Kate s professional life is salvaged as Lucas Wright, her landlord, steps up and offers to marry her Kate s publicist has withheld the name of the groom from the media so Lucas offer sounds like a lifeline to Kate, and she agrees to a temporary marriage What Kate doesn t know is that the only reason Lucas married her is because of the unrequited love he has for her As Kate and Lucas settle into their platanic marriage, she rebuffs most of his attempts to become closer As complete opposites, Kate knows that she and Lucas could never be happy together on a permanent basis When Kate finally starts to relax with Lucas, events unfold that cause her professional life to crash As Kate tries to pick up the pieces of her life, she has much to learn about love.This was an enjoyable book with a wonderfully sweet hero Lucas loves Kate throughout the book and will do anything to protect and help her Kate was a mostly likeable heroine, but there were times when I became impatient with her unswavering refusal to see what she really had with Lucas When I first read about this book, it was listed as a Christian romance There is nothing overtly Christian in the book, but the author s letter in the back describes Lucas love for Kate as an allegory for Christ s love for us If you like a sweet romance with a bit of angst, this one is for you Oh my goodness, I absolutely loved this story This marriage of convenience tale in a modern setting was funny, romantic and engaging from cover to cover In this story Dr Kate, a marriage counsellor and writer about to launch her book Finding Mr Right for You, is jilted at the altar However, Lucas Wright loved the last name choice steps in as her convenient groom , and though she denies it she can t help but start falling for him after their first kiss I could not stop reading it I ve n Oh my goodness, I absolutely loved this story This marriage of convenience tale in a modern setting was funny, romantic and engaging from cover to cover In this story Dr Kate, a marriage counsellor and writer about to launch her book Finding Mr Right for You, is jilted at the altar However, Lucas Wright loved the last name choice steps in as her convenient groom , and though she denies it she can t help but start falling for him after their first kiss I could not stop reading it I ve never read anything by Denise Hunter before but I ll be looking for her books from here on out A cute concept, but could have been executed a little better As with most of Hunter s books, I found myself really disliking the female lead for most of the book and loving the male lead I wish we would ve seenof their relationship before the marriage because I never really understood why Lucas loved Kate already I didn t like how she treated him for pretty much the whole book But, I did like the Happily Ever After. I am a huge Denise Hunter fan and I so don t know how I missed THE CONVENIENT GROOM when it first came out I became aware of it s existence when it was made into a Hallmark movie and I promoted that on my blog, letting all those lucky people who had Hallmark channel on TV know I don t have TV Ugh Color me green So knowing the book is always better than the movie if the book came first I went looking for it And yes, I did buy it, but I didn t buy it fromso it will not say I m a I am a huge Denise Hunter fan and I so don t know how I missed THE CONVENIENT GROOM when it first came out I became aware of it s existence when it was made into a Hallmark movie and I promoted that on my blog, letting all those lucky people who had Hallmark channel on TV know I don t have TV Ugh Color me green So knowing the book is always better than the movie if the book came first I went looking for it And yes, I did buy it, but I didn t buy it fromso it will not say I m a verified buyer Again, ugh THE CONVENIENT GROOM was just as amazing as I knew it would be Lucas was literally a dear, and so swoon worthy, Kate was shattered, didn t know which way was up and was grasping at a life saver to save everything her reputation, her career, her sanity Dr Kate had a lot of intelligent advice, but she didn t know what true love was she found her perfect mate and emotions weren t involved That was my thought when she was stunned by her reactions to Lucas You know, sometimes you know something in your head, but your heart has different ideas, She had a lot to learn The book did end with some lingering questions, but it was sweet, swoon worthy, and sigh a sad moment when I closed the cover Now I found the movie is available for sale and I ll get to see it after all Yay If you missed this book, grab it now THE CONVENIENT GROOM Other books in the series are Surrender Bay, THE CONVENIENT GROOM, Seaside Letters and Driftwood Lane I am a huge Denise Hunter fan and I so don t know how I missed THE CONVENIENT GROOM when it first came out I became aware of it s existence when it was made into a Hallmark movie and I promoted that on my blog, letting all those lucky people who had Hallmark channel on TV know I don t have TV Ugh Color me green So knowing the book is always better than the movie if the book came first I went looking for it And yes, I did buy it, but I didn t buy it fromso it will not say I m a I am a huge Denise Hunter fan and I so don t know how I missed THE CONVENIENT GROOM when it first came out I became aware of it s existence when it was made into a Hallmark movie and I promoted that on my blog, letting all those lucky people who had Hallmark channel on TV know I don t have TV Ugh Color me green So knowing the book is always better than the movie if the book came first I went looking for it And yes, I did buy it, but I didn t buy it fromso it will not say I m a verified buyer Again, ugh THE CONVENIENT GROOM was just as amazing as I knew it would be Lucas was literally a dear, and so swoon worthy, Kate was shattered, didn t know which way was up and was grasping at a life saver to save everything her reputation, her career, her sanity Dr Kate had a lot of intelligent advice, but she didn t know what true love was she found her perfect mate and emotions weren t involved That was my thought when she was stunned by her reactions to Lucas You know, sometimes you know something in your head, but your heart has different ideas, She had a lot to learn The book did end with some lingering questions, but it was sweet, swoon worthy, and sigh a sad moment when I closed the cover Now I found the movie is available for sale and I ll get to see it after all Yay If you missed this book, grab it now THE CONVENIENT GROOM Other books in the series are Surrender Bay, THE CONVENIENT GROOM, Seaside Letters and Driftwood Lane This has to be one of my favorite books, a top ten hit What girl doesn t like the idea of a handsome groom swooping in to the rescue The Convenient Groom has an amazing premise Talk about romance The hero is simply delicious, talk about attraction and I m not necessarily referring to the heroine grin As the attraction grows between Lucas and Kate, the tension feels like two opposing magnets They get closer and closer until the reader is literally holding her breath and then something This has to be one of my favorite books, a top ten hit What girl doesn t like the idea of a handsome groom swooping in to the rescue The Convenient Groom has an amazing premise Talk about romance The hero is simply delicious, talk about attraction and I m not necessarily referring to the heroine grin As the attraction grows between Lucas and Kate, the tension feels like two opposing magnets They get closer and closer until the reader is literally holding her breath and then something rips them apart My favorite scene in the entire story is when Kate finds herself snuggling with Lucas they are married , but what ensues is just laugh out loud funny You have to read the book to find out , but let me say this it sizzles and the humor oh my.What I love the most about this book though is the message The message of God s love being all encompassing no matter what we might do Yes, the romance makes my fingers quiver from the pulse of my heart as I read and I laugh outthan once, but it s the story within the story that makes it powerful.This book is one of the very best, among my top favorites and I don t say that about many books You won t be disappointed Highly recommended This review is my honest opinion Thanks to the publishers for my copy to review Re Reading NOW in June 2016 and loving it all over again When starting this book, can t put it down until I ve read the first 50 pages originally read May 22, 2015 finished once again and would give it ANOTHER five stars this book is being made into a HALLMARK movie, coming in JUNE MUST SEE See Denise Hunter s author page on facebook for details Wow, what a wonderful book Reminded me A LOT of the movie, While You Were Sleeping with Sandra Bullock one of my absolute fave Re Reading NOW in June 2016 and loving it all over again When starting this book, can t put it down until I ve read the first 50 pages originally read May 22, 2015 finished once again and would give it ANOTHER five stars this book is being made into a HALLMARK movie, coming in JUNE MUST SEE See Denise Hunter s author page on facebook for details Wow, what a wonderful book Reminded me A LOT of the movie, While You Were Sleeping with Sandra Bullock one of my absolute faves Kate gets dumped hours before her wedding and even though she marries Lucas as a last minute solution, she is questioning herself throughout Her heart is tremendous and I just loved her in this story Lucas IS a hero, but he also has a wonderful family that fully supports Kate even though his parents weren t even at the wedding since it was so last minute arranged However, his family accepts her as one of their own and I was touchedthan once seeing how much they love Kate Also, couldn t STAND Dylan, a loser from the beginning but he is so well written as an unlikable character.I almost read this in one sitting, I simply had to see what happened next, LOOOOOOVE when that happens THIS is the type of romance book that really blesses me and the kind of sweetness I want to read in all romance books I got this copy from the library, but I might buy it Highly recommended can t wait to read Married til Monday