Bella Rossi has just inherited her family's wedding planning business---and she's kicking things off with a "Boot Scoot'n" wedding that would make any Texan proud! There's only one catch: as a 20-something Italian-American, she knows virtually nothing about country music. Will hiring a handsome DJ prove helpful---or add another major (romantic!) distraction?
As someone who has recently gotten married, I now can relax when I come across anything wedding related. Before I used to shudder and avoid all things bridal because that meant that I would have to worry about my own nuptials. However since that's all taken place, I can enjoy reading about other people's weddings and relax. Reading this book was like watching My Big Fat Greek Wedding done Italian style. Family is an essential ingredient in this book as we get to see how Bella's entire family comes together to help her out with the wedding. The characters are all fun, quirky and very enjoyable to read. While Bella and D.J. are faves right from the start, the rest of the clan is fun to get to know from Bella's best friend who can't stop reciting the pizza spiel when answering the phone to her cooking crazed aunt who wages war with the neighborhood boy. It's wonderful to see a family working together as a unit and even more so that everyone gets along.
The plot is really easy to follow and it just flows as you keep reading. Every element of the story adds to the plot from the huge shipment of cowboy boots to the pizza contest to the BBQ disaster. Once you stop reading, you don't want to stop and it's really hard to put the book down. Also if you're in the wedding mood, this book will definitely make you want to start planning for that special day.
Honestly I don't know how you could find fault with this book. There's great characters, wonderful chemistry, a really good storyline, hot guys, and LOTS of food. I had a blast reading this and I cannot wait until the next installment comes out. This is probably going to make my top 10 list for best reads in 2009. I wish that I could have had Bella coordinate my wedding! VERY HIGHLY recommended.
Fools Rush In by Janice Thompson is published by Revell (2009)