KISS THE BRIDE
These feel-good stories feature couples who have some fun, along with a dawning awareness of what they want in a mate, as they find their happily ever afters. The book starts out strong with Martin’s story of an independent career woman who recognizes the chance for love, and ends with Florand’s delightful Parisian chocolate adventure. It will get you in the mood for the wedding season!
While in Palm Beach to arrange the opening of an upscale boutique in “Early Bird Special,” Dana stays with her matchmaking grandparents, who want to fix her up with their landscaper. In Martin’s offering, Dana finds that you can find love in a retirement community. “Wedding Ink” by Ridgway finds vow-writer Charlotte bowing to the bride’s demands and pretending to be a couple with her ex at a wedding party bonding weekend. Food blogger Ellie moves to Paris and goes undercover to get the scoop on French chocolatier Simon in Florand’s “All’s Fair in Love and Chocolate.” Simon is on to her, but thinks she is just that sweet something he needs. (BRAVA, May, 320 pp., $14.00)