This compilation of books focuses on the people who work at Rose Chalet, a wedding venue.
The Wedding Gift (Four Weddings and Fiasco Series, Book 1) (Four Weddings and a Fiasco): Julie and Andrew ♥♥♥
Julie used to have her own restaurant until critic Andrew called her food boring. Now she is working as a caterer for Rose Chalet. She was trying so hard to cook the food people wanted to eat, that she lost focus of enjoying the art of cooking. Andrew helped her find that and discover love too.
The Wedding Dance (Four Weddings and a Fiasco, Book 2): Phoebe and Patrick ♥♥♥
Phoebe is the florist for Rose Chalet and is willing to live without love because she saw the pain her mother would feel after a breakup. In a twist to the usual romance, Patrick wants a commitment and Phoebe has commitment phobia. While he is thinking long term relationship, she is thinking about having a one-night-stand.
The Wedding Song (Four Weddings and a Fiasco, Book 3): Tyce and Whitney ♥♥
Tyce was a sweet musician who needs love to spark his creativity. Five years ago, he fell for Whitney and has not been right ever since. Now that he has her again, he needs to convince her that they belong together.
- For Julie and Andrew, I can see them being kindred spirits since they were both passionate about cooking.
- I do not know how Phoebe and Patrick’s relationship is going to work. They did not discuss any of the particulars. Like, where are they going to live? Their story ended seemingly on this note: We are in love and everything will work out. I am not too optimistic.
- I think that Tyce and Whitney’s relationship will work out. He loved her for 5 years or I should say that he waited for her for 5 years. But part of me is thinking: What if he loved the idea of her and the reality is different from what he expected? If that happens, then their relationship will fail too.
Out of all the books, I liked The Wedding Gift (Julie and Andrew) the most and The Wedding Song ( Tyce and Whitney) the least. Julie was spunky and a good balance for Andrew. He saw her potential and pushed her until it was realized. However, I was annoyed with Whitney’s duty to her family as a way of denying herself what she wanted. Maybe I am selfish, but in my opinion, her family was sucking her dry with no regard for her feelings. She should have put her foot down long ago.
As you can tell, I obsess over story lines. I need for the author to create an air tight plot line with engaging characters so that I get the feeling the romance is long lasting and not a temporary.
Side note rant about this series: I wish the author would have used the epilogue to wrap up the story of the main characters instead of using it to plug the next book in the series. I think most people who read the series get to know the characters in supporting roles are interested in knowing their story too. Readers do not need an “intro” at the end of the main character’s book. For a series about a wedding venue, none of the characters actually got married yet.
There are more books to this series, but I have not yet decided if I am going to read them yet. Trust me when I say, if I do read them, you will read the review on this blog 🙂
Check it out yourself and buy Four Weddings and a Fiasco Boxed Set (Books 1-3) on Amazon