Thursday, 28 February 2013

Review: Picture Perfect by Janice Thompson


Picture Perfect
Series:  Wedding by Design #1
Author:  Janice Thompson
Genre:  Romance, Contemporary, Christian
Release Date: February 1st 2013
Pages:  336
Format: Paperback
Source: Copy was provided by publisher for review

Rating:

Reason chosen:

I was informed of some recent releases by the publisher and asked if I wanted to complete a review.

Summary taken from Goodreads:

Feisty wedding photographer Hannah McDermott has dealt with her share of difficult brides. But none can compare to the ultimate Bridezilla she's dealing with now. Still, she's trying desperately to impress Bella Neeley, Galveston Island's most sought-after wedding planner, so she can take the top spot in Bella's list of recommended photographers--a spot currently occupied by her arch-rival, Drew Kincaid. What she doesn't count on, however, is falling head over heels for the competition.
With her contagious humor and cast of quirky characters, Janice Thompson gives readers more of the bridal business drama they want in a brand-new series all about those long-suffering people who make beautiful weddings happen. Readers are desperately waiting for more of Bella and this new series brings her back in a big way, while introducing new characters fans will love. Fans will laugh out loud as they experience this breezy and entertaining novel from a great storyteller.

Review:

Although I haven’t read any previous books by Janice Thompson I found I really enjoyed this novel. And…now I really want to read her other series Weddings by Bella (which happen to some characters that were re-introduced in this novel). I found this book a bit slow in the beginning, but it really came through to be an overall great book. I found the beginning a little slow because I was being introduced to a bunch of characters and sometimes I found that other character got in the way of the focus on Drew and Hannah’s romance. But, in the end I found it wasn’t something that really affected my overall opinion of the novel. I found a lot of situations and characters very funny and I couldn’t help laugh out loud sometimes.


Good:

Hannah—Determined

Drew—I fell in love with Drew.

Bad:

A lot slow in the beginning, and a lot of side-tracking secondary characters.

Overall (Writing style, story line, and general):

Overall I thoroughly enjoyed it. I am determined to get to Janice Thompson’s previous series  and see how it all started. I laughed, I swooned, and I was emotionally connected with each character. This is a series I would happy to continue with.

Previously In the Series:

Technically you can check out the Weddings by Bella series

Next in the Series:

Icing on the Cake ETA: August 1st 2013

Viewer Type Recommendation:

If you are a lover of good heartfelt romance than this is for you

If you liked this you'll probably love:

A Change of Fortune by Jen Turano, Courting Cate by Leslie Gould, A Tailor Made Bride and Short-Straw Bride by Karen Witemeyer

Read Completely:
Yes

Author Website/Blog: http://janiceathompson.com/blog/
Twitter: @booksbyjanice

This book was provided courtesy of the publisher/author; however, receiving the complimentary copy did in no way influence my review.


"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. 
Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group".

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