Publication Date: February 24, 2015
Always the wedding planner, never a bride, Elliot Lynch is famous for orchestrating the splashiest weddings in Charleston, South Carolina. When her father’s sloppy management practices leave them on the brink of bankruptcy, Elliot will do whatever it takes to save the family business. When asked to appear on “The Marrying Type,” a reality TV show about the people behind the scenes as couples exchange I dos, she says yes to the invasion of privacy (and the hefty paycheck that comes with it).
With a camera crew capturing every detail of her life, Elliot faces her most challenging contract yet: planning a wedding where her ex is involved in every part of the process. Add in a lazy assistant, liquor-loving bridesmaid, and rival planner encroaching on her turf, and Elliot’s wedding season goes from high-end to high-stress.
Forced to confront her past, Elliot must live out her troubled present on national TV if she has any hope of saving her future.
We’ve got a fun-filled wedding novel on our hands here people! The Marrying Type is a hilarious romantic comedy and I highly suggest you go get yourself a copy. This is the first novel I’ve read by Laura Chapman and I have to say that upon finishing the novel, I immediately added her to my list of go-to authors.
Elliot Lynch specializes in organization and excellence in all aspects of her life. She works for her family’s [wedding] event planning company called Engagements. She’s very clever when it comes to fixing problems and soothing raging bridesmaids, mothers and brides.
When Elliot realizes the unfortunate financial state that her father has left the company, she has no other option than to participate in her cousin’s latest reality TV project called The Marrying Type. The premise of the show is to follow wedding planners around and get an inside look at the hard-work and major drama that happens behind the scenes to make a special day run smoothly.
The drama gets even more interesting when Elliot meets her next client and realizes that she knows the girl’s brother. No one else knows that the two knew each other and it leads to some interesting dynamics. Throw in a witty and fabulous gay friend, a nightmare girl that keeps ending up in wedding parties and a few family secrets, and you’ve got yourself a recipe for some serious laughs. Who would’ve thought there could be so much drama involved with wedding planning and reality shows?!
The Marrying Type is a fun and entertaining story about learning from our mistakes and not being afraid to let love into our lives. Everyone makes mistakes but it’s how we deal with them that matters most. We can’t let fear of the unknown keep us from living our lives and being in love. It’s important to remember that there are never guarantees in life, but that that’s no reason to not live our lives to the fullest. This novel was a sweet take on second chances in life and love. 5 stars for this fabulously fun wedding story!
My Rating: 5/5 Stars
Laura provided me with a free copy of the novel in exchange for an honest review. Receiving novels free of charge in no way reflects on my honest opinion and no monetary compensation was provided for my review. I encourage you to write reviews and share them on sites like Goodreads and Amazon!
Connect with the Author – Laura Chapman
Laura Chapman is the author of The Marrying Type, Hard Hats and Doormats and the Autumn and Tuck series, which appear in Merry & Bright and A Kind of Mad Courage. A native Nebraskan, she loves football, Netflix marathons, and her cats, Jane and Bingley. Until she fulfills her dream of landing a British husband or becoming a Disney princess, you can find her in a bar penning her next novel.