Series: Meet Me at the Altar #5
Published by Chasing Romance Inc.
Publication Date: May 10th 2022
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely mine.
In just one night, she stole his jacket…and his heart.
Shy baker Emilie Michels never thought she’d meet her Prince Charming. Especially not at an event she’s working at. But when a handsome stranger finds her hiding in a corner and strikes up a conversation, she can’t help but be drawn in. Unfortunately, duty calls and she’s forced to flee, leaving the man of her dreams behind. All she has to remember that night is his first name and the suit jacket he gave her to stay warm.
Family has always come first for the Vandergrifts. It doesn’t matter what Cooper might want out of his life, his parents have had a plan for him since the day he was born. His mother even has his wedding all planned out, despite the fact that there’s no bride in the picture. But when Cooper walks into the Meet Me at the Altar offices for a cake tasting and finds himself face to face with the woman he met at a party all those months ago, he thinks it might be time to finally have a say in his love life.
Cooper had resigned himself to a life that would be all about family obligations, but just a few hours with Emilie have him convinced that maybe he could be something else. It’s just a matter of deciding whose happiness matters more: his family’s or his own.
As the scion of a monied family with the pedigree to go with it, Cooper Vandergrift has had his entire life mapped out from birth. With an overbearing and controlling mother determined to call the shots on his life, Cooper sees no way to deviate from that plan and pursue the things he desires. Until a chance encounter with baker Emilie Michels opens his eyes to what could be, if he was brave enough defy his family.
Cooper is quite a complicated character, and his mother was the most atrocious character I’ve read in quite some time, so you can’t help but root for him to get as far away as he possibly can. With Emile he can be himself and he’s also very good for Emilie too, opening her eyes to possibilities and getting her out of her comfort zone. What’s not to love about them?
Their relationship is certainly not easy because of their very different backgrounds, and they falter when it really counts, but with very supportive friends also invested in their wellbeing, it’s only a matter of time before everything is set to rights.
I loved Emilie and Cooper, as well as their friends and how they rallied for them. This is a really great addition to this series and I am looking forward to reading more books in it.