I like the way Charlotte Greene writes. She always draws me into the story, and makes everything seem real. This can be quite frightening with her paranormal/ghost tales, and very heartwarming when she creates a lovely romance. The Wedding Setup is one of her romantic love stories.
This book is about two couples. One is a gay couple (Stuart and Jai) who are getting married on Valentine’s Day in Loveland, Colorado. The other couple are Ryann and Maddie, the two Maids of Honor. The tale is written in third person limited through Ryann’s eyes. Maddie, an artist living in Loveland, is Jai’s maid of honor. Ryann is Stuart’s best friend, and has come to be his maid of honor even though she is swamped with work at her job in New York. Ryann has no time for love, but she can’t shake the feeling Stuart and Jai are trying to set her up with Maddie.
The setting of this novel, Loveland, Colorado, is ideal for this tale. The town takes advantage of its name to make Valentine’s Day a huge business for the town. The characters are well-developed, and I could see the connection between both couples. I had a little bit of a problem with how Maddie and Ryann sometimes acted and reacted towards each other. I realize that it is part of the conflict in the story, but I kept thinking if they would only sit down and talk to each other instead of letting misunderstandings get in the way, then they could be together much sooner. I absolutely love the ending of this book though! It is a fun and heartstring-tugging romance that will leave you with a warm & fuzzy feeling. I received an ARC from NetGalley and Bold Strokes Books for an honest review.