I did have a bit of a feeling that I was falling into the middle of a story in starting Wildflower Wedding, but it didn't take me long to catch up! Madison is two weeks away from her wedding. She's set to marry Brash deCordova, the town's designated "hottie" police chief. This, in itself, is already a huge thing for the couple, but that isn't the only important event happening in Madison's life at the moment! Madison is not necessarily a detective, but she is someone hired to research things for clients, etc. This brings about a whole lot of problems for the to-be Mrs. deCordova.
I think the reason I was able to delve into this book so easily is because it resembles greatly a cozy mystery novel. I don't know if some people would consider this a cozy, but I didn't from first hearing about it. I honestly didn't have an impression like that about it. Once I started reading, however, I couldn't help but think that it gave me familiar feelings like that of a cozy: a protagonist thrust into semi-detective mode, family and relationship issues and events, and the ultimate thrilling end (with a twist!).
Author Becki Willis does a fantastic job of getting the reader to not only become interested in the story, but truly become invested in these characters. All the characters were so well-rounded and fit into the story exceptionally well. Each character has their part to play, and they most definitely come together to form the larger than life story. I was intrigued by the twists and turns throughout - wondering how each piece could possibly fit with the other. Willis' writing left me guessing and once I thought I had "it" - I found out I seriously didn't (haha). It would be very easy for any story to become overwhelmed by the number of characters and storylines, but Willis is able to balance these extremely well. It was this balance that left me rooting for Madison to get to her wedding day, laughing at Brash's disgust at being plastered all over the media (shirtless!), and cringing along with Derron at...well, you have to read to find that one out. Willis' writing kept me submerged in this story because so many things keep me going! From the mystery behind Nigel's family and the death of certain characters, to the eagerness to read about the ever-blooming love between Madison and Brash - it all kept me turning the pages until the very end.
So, all in all, read this story for its thrills, and care about it for its loving, fun - and sometimes twisted - characters.
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