Book number 49 in my Goodreads Reading Challenge is Chasing I Do by Marina Adair.
‘Darcy Kincaid might be a runaway bride, but she still believes in happily ever after, which is why she’s devoted to helping couples orchestrate their perfect I do. Even though her fiancée turned out to be unfaithful and a big disappointment, Darcy walked away from her wedding fully committed—to her unborn daughter. Now, a single mom, it’s up to Darcy to secure her daughter’s future, which is why she’s invested her life savings into renovating Belle Mont Manor, Portland’s oldest, and nearly forgotten, wedding venue. So when Wedding Magazine offers her the cover for their June issue, in exchange for planning the wedding of a high-profile couple, Darcy thanks her lucky stars. Until the star’s best man turns out to be her ex’s brother…
The last time Gage Easton saw Darcy, she was sneaking out the back door of her own wedding—destroying his brother’s life. No way is he going to entrust the gorgeous jilter with his biggest client’s special day, no matter how much in love with her he secretly was. Determined to take his client’s wedding elsewhere, he confronts Darcy, only to meet a toddler with Darcy’s blonde curls and the Easton blue eyes that has him renegotiating—the wedding for a chance to know his niece. But when a fun day in the park leads to warm family dinners, Gage finds himself stuck between his loyalty to his brother—and the two women who have stolen his heart.’ (Thanks Amazon)
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Anyway, back to the book. Darcy Kincaid is a single mother who has worked hard for herself and her daughter to put Belle Mont Manor back on the map as a wedding venue. Despite Darcy’s own failed engagement she is keen to give other couples their happy ever after.
Gage Easton in Darcy’s former brother-in-law to be. Following Darcy running out of her own wedding, and the subsequent death of his twin brother Kyle, Gage and his family have had nothing to do with Darcy. So it is a surprise to discover that she is the owner of the wedding venue that Gage’s brother, Rhett and his fiancee have chosen. A surprise, and a problem.
Gage and Darcy have clearly loved each other from afar for a long time. Kyle’s death had a profound effect on both of them, but the years apart have done very little in dampening their feelings for each other.
This is an easy read, chick-lit novel and the first in the Easton series which is based on the Easton brothers. There is nothing surprising in this novel, but there is a lot of issues covered: death, life, family, and love. Darcy and Gage’s story is a lovely one, particularly in the face of the many issues they face. I enjoyed meeting the Easton brothers, and I look forward to reading more about them in the future.
Rating: 📖 📖 📖