BY INVITATION ONLY
BY INVITATION ONLY (4) by Lori Wilde, Wendy Etherington & Jillian Burns: In Wilde’s “Exclusively Yours,” Texas newspaper reporter Olivia Carmichael and gossip blogger/playboy Nicolas Greer butt heads (and other body parts) as they both chase after the story of the year. In Etherington’s “Private Party,” plucky caterer Tara Lindsey tries to crash a wedding to scope out a rival caterer’s handiwork, but is stopped by the tall, dark and gorgeous security guard, Wade Cooper. And in Burns’ “Secret Encounter,” Peyton Miller also tries her hand at party-crashing to bend the ear of CEO Edward Prescott, except Prescott’s son ends up crashing her bed instead. Wilde’s story steals the show, although all of the stories are amusing. It’s refreshing to read a wedding-themed anthology in which the bride and groom play only minor roles.