I can’t tell you how excited I was when I heard about this book/novella! When the announcement went up I was like… O___________O!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I’ve missed Abby and Travis like crazy! All of Travis’ brothers, Shepley and America, GOD it feels like forever, especially since the Beautiful Disaster series were the first two books I ever reviewed. Naturally, this series holds a special place in my heart. A Beautiful Wedding is a WONDERFUL addition to the series and honestly, I couldn’t have asked for anything more! (Except maybe the movie…)
Just barely escaping the fire that stole many lives away, Abby starts to panic, afraid Travis will be identified and sent to jail. So she comes up with a plan – to get married in Vegas and use it as an alibi. But will Travis buy it? Will the authorities buy it? And what happens during their mysterious and very quick Vegas wedding?
It was like I never left Travis and Abby. The book picks up right after they get back to Travis’ place and have a few minutes to let the information sink in. Considering what happened, Abby’s got a good head on her shoulders to be able to stay calm and attempt to think SOMEWHAT RATIONALLY after the event.
I do admit, the book kind of ruined their HAPPILY EVER AFTER for me…
My reasoning behind this is that despite Abby wanting to marry Travis, her intentions aren’t exactly pure. She’s not marrying because she loves him and can’t stand it (even though she does love him so much she can’t stand it), but she’s marrying him as an EXCUSE not to be in town; to try to keep Travis from getting arrested. As noble and understandable as her intentions are….it just sort of ruined their happy ending for me. I was just sad to see that her decision to get married wasn’t just…
“OMG WE ALMOST DIED! I CAN’T IMAGINE MY LIFE WITHOUT YOU LET’S GET MARRIED RIGHT NOW <333333”
it was more like…
“FUUUUUUUU Travis is going to go to jail! I’ll lose him forever when I just got him back! Gotta think of a way to outsmart the police!”
Honestly though, after this wedding and the wedding in Jennifer L Armentrout’s Lux Series I’m starting to not hate the idea of a Vegas wedding. I thought they were trashy and lame, and no disrespect for anyone who’s had one, but I just didn’t see the appeal. Now…they don’t seem so bad. All I want and all I need is for my future husband to love me enough, I mean to REALLY love me. The wedding is really just extra, all it is is just a piece of paper. The vows are what’s important.
I can’t wait to read the Maddox Brother books coming…hopefully this year. God, wish I could marry into that family, or a nice family like that. Well, 2014 just started so I better keep looking for the right one~
“I’m just trying not to have a Tom Cruise moment.” Travis said, beaming at everyone in the room. “I now understand the whole jumping on the couch and punching the floor thing. I don’t know how to express how I feel! Where’s Oprah?”
4/5 Hearts of Love