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The Wedding Planner

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Though he was engaged to be married, handsome, thirty-year old stockbroker Jordon Buck never believed in the fairy tale romances or being ‘head over heels’ in love. Gorgeous, gay, twenty-eight year old, Tyler Holliday wasn’t keen on his current career as a wedding planner. Tyler aspired for something greater, but a ghost from his youth haunted him. The day he met Jordon Bu...more
ebook, 217 pages
Published August 2009 by Torquerepress.com (first published 2009)
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Daisiemae
G.A. Hauser’s books have a tendency to be either a hit or miss with me. When I saw The Wedding Planner written by her, I thought I would give her another shot and read it. I’m very glad I did. There isn’t a lot of angst in this book and it’s a very easy and quick read.

When Jordon Buck’s fiancée, Fawn, wanted to hire a wedding planner, he was all for it. Neither he nor Fawn has the time or the inclination to be bothered with planning their upcoming nuptials. He and Fawn have been dating for over...more
DarienMoya
^^HERE COMES THE BRIDE,THATS STILL UP FOR DEBATE^^

So I read this book because the concept sounded so interesting, guy falls in love with the wedding planner while planning his own wedding. You think it would get all angsty and drama orientated, but its surprisingly sweet, and has a few life lessons about what you should feel about the person you are going to marry. Settling is never an option, you should, love and crave the person you want to spend the rest of your life with.

Jordan Buck is enga...more
Brenda (b)
I enjoyed this story quite a bit. I found myself pulled into Jordan's struggle with his feelings and the circumstances of his life. I specially liked the scenes at gym and Jordan's condo between him and Tyler.
Nichole (Dirty H)
4.5 stars

This is the third book I've read by G.A. Hauser. I was so unimpressed by the first two that I had pretty much decided not to read any more of her stuff. But the blurb for this one just sounded so enticing I couldn't help myself.
I'm really glad I gave her a third chance. I ended up really enjoying this one.

I'm a fan of the slow burn - even while I'm yelling "Just do it already!" I'm loving it. This one was one of those - rife with sexual tension to the point where you're about to break....more
ElaineY
Sep 28, 2009 ElaineY rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: mm
I'm so glad I read this Hauser, having been disappointed a few times before. For a detailed review, read Daisiemae's. I concur with everything :P

Tyler is everything I want in a man, whether as friend or lover. Jordon was a bit too naive to be credible as a successful Wall Street stockbroker and yes, Fawn was overdone.

That said, I am happy to have read a book I enjoyed right after I'm Your Drill Sergeant. I was worrying about what to pick after that, as usual, coz everything would be compared to...more
♥Laddie♥ (Lee Lee)
I'm actually re-reading The Wedding Planner and I can't believe I'd forgotten what an adorable story this is.

Jordon Buck, in all of his confused angst, was nothing short of cute. I liked the way he didn't fail to see his fiance Fawn's shortcomings. He was annoyed with her but at the same time he didn't immediately blame her. He tried to see if he was part of the problem. I liked that he didn't immediately put all of the blame for the state of the relationship on someone else.

Jordon's interacti...more
Cindi

********** CONTAINS SOME SPOILERS **********

As much as I would love to start this with my opinions on the actual story, I can't. I have to start with something that bugged me throughout this entire book: bad editing. I don't know if it was just MY copy or what but there are major editing issues throughout this book. Misspelled words, names in places where they should not be (Tyler's name is where Jordon's should be several times), sentences that run together without proper punctuation, the list...more
Fangtasia
Kudos to Ms. Hauser for setting up all the necessary circumstances to make this a believable story. Jordon loves his gay brother Bryan, his mother's unconditional acceptance and support of both her sons is the right environment for him to be open to the idea of a different sexual orientation. He still freaks but hey, woudn't anyone, after believing themselves straight for their whole life? His work environment is also progressive and non-discriminatory. Jordon does have some ingrained stereotype...more
Shannon
I was expecting total fluff and fun with this one and it was fun but it had real emotions. Even made my chest hurt. I was waiting for silly but what I got felt genuine. I really loved this story. The editing could use a bit of help and some parts didn't seem very realistic but I enjoyed it anyways. Made me happy!
Elisa Ramblings
The Wedding Planner is a bit more on the usual trend of G.A. Hauser’s previous Gay Romance, where women have not exactly an exemplar role, but at least they manage to redeem a bit in the end.

Perfect Groom Jordon is the dream of every woman: successful stockbroker with penthouse apartment near Wall Street and detached house in the suburbs, he is soon to be married with bimbo flight attendant Fawn. It’s not that Fawn is not a nice girl, it’s only that she doesn’t give the impression to be ready t...more
Melissa
3.5 -4 stars

What a nice slow burn for Tyler, the wedding planner, and Jordon, the stockbroker! Jordon is a bit bicurious, a bit GFY. He is getting married....I'm not sure why other than he thinks he should be. When we meet his fiance she is nothing like you expect! She is completely self centered!

Jordon and Tyler become friends and are completely in lust with each other!

I loved Jordon's mom! I felt that Jordon was too naive....I mean he has NEVER....WATCHED....PORN!!! WHHHAATTTT? NO. WAY.!!

The...more
Lisa J.
3.5 stars. Jordon is engaged to be married to one of the most disinterested brides in the history of brides. It's not a love match. Jordon thinks it's time to get married, and Fawn will do. It's not clear why he puts up with her, even though she treats him like crap. His cluelessness was a bit grating (as was his stereotypes about gay men).

He meets Tyler the wedding planner and is instantly smitten. Soon, they're working out together and sharing meals Jordon prepared. Tyler has a past that peop...more
FloJ
This is a much better Hauser than that Acting Badly/Dirty series.
Truly enjoyable. The characters did not have that high volume voice they often have in her books and the peripheral characters all seemed real. There was a cameo from Claire Epstein (the modelling agency from The Kiss) she is the cousin of our hero Jordan.
Alina
Apr 02, 2012 Alina added it
Way too much heterosexuality and Fawn here for my liking.

The story was good and I loved Tyler and Jordon, but I actually hated all Jordon's whining and begging in hopes to have sex with Fawn. Seriously it was embarrassing to read and not at all what I want to see in m/m romance books. Actually him getting hard from the sight of her boobs was way out of place in this type of story, imo. Here goes countless mentions of periods and such.

And I didn't get the basics of Jordon and Fawn's odd relations...more
vLadimiR
May 19, 2014 vLadimiR rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to vLadimiR by: Laddie

Jordon Buck is a middle-aged stock broker on the verge of getting married to his fiance, Fawn and since the couple are very busy, they hired the services of wedding planner Tyler Holliday.

The conflict arises when Fawn starts to deprive her future groom of much needed time in bed. To complicate the situation further, Jordon's life is thrown off its axis after meeting their wedding planner. The attraction was instant and although both men were reluctant to admit their feelings initially, Jordon an...more
Leigh
Two complaints with this book. First, everyone is gay, to the point of ridiculousness. They only straight people are the parents and every other side character and relative is gay. Second, who really does porn in their own name? Everyone knows porn stars have fake names, so that was the dumbest plot device ever.
Karen
Feb 11, 2014 Karen rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: m-m
2.5 stars--The story line was cute--had true potential, but as far as pulling it off--well, gag-me-with-a-spoon, the author definitely jumped the shark with this one.

Almost everyone was gay, and those few who weren't loved everyone who was, and MC Jordan, one of those who wasn't--snap your fingers, instantly was--and loved it.

MC Tyler, the gay wedding planner, was in one moment BIG and MACHO and in the next, he was FLAMING.

Jordan and his gay brother discussed the intimate details of their sex...more
Simsala
2-2,5 stars

Groom falls for the wedding-planner.
Cute story but stereotypical characters and the awkward writing with dialogue on elemantary school level made me want to pull my hair out...
Hortencia
The two main characters, Jordon and Tyler, were likable. Jordon was a little shallow when it came to his worries about women (letting themselves go and not wanting to work after they had children) and gay men (being promiscuous and unfaithful). But his being like that is what moved the story along and made it what it was, so I can't criticize his character for being what he was.

In some reviews, it was mentioned that Bryan and Adrian are negative stereotypes. Again, for the purpose of this novel,...more
Julesmarie
3.5 stars

I actually really enjoyed the way the relationship between Jordon and Tyler progressed. It was a very believable GFY (although I admitted love that genre, so it's hard to find one I wouldn't believe) and I loved how patient Tyler was through it all. The chemistry between them is incredible, and it was really fun to get to experience their journey with them.

The only thing that keeps this from getting more stars is Fawn. Not only was she an annoying character, but Jordon became annoying i...more
Trix
It was a nice story. I would give it an overall 3 star rating.

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Vivian ♪(┌・。・)┌
3.5

This book was quite good, despite my 3.5 rating. It would have actually the 4 except for some really. . . "urgh" parts. I loved the sexual tension and playful banter between the two characters, and how even though he was attracted to Tyler he didn't act upon it. I thought the little twist (if it could be called that, since it was pretty damn obvious) was pretty hilarious. And I loved loved loved the very secondary characters, such as Adrian and the Spanish? guy (forgot his name. . .) from the...more
Leslie Nicoll
THE BLURB

Though he was engaged to be married, handsome, thirty-year old stockbroker Jordon Buck never believed in the fairy tale romances or being ‘head over heels’ in love. Gorgeous, gay, twenty-eight year old Tyler Holliday wasn’t keen on his current career as a wedding planner. Tyler aspired for something greater, but a ghost from his youth haunted him. The day he met Jordon Buck and Fawn Lea to help them plan the big event, fate met up with Tyler Holliday.

In the middle of a Manhattan summer,...more
Barbara
Funny but I actually expected more from this book. It has a strong start, Jordon's open mind is a good example for how men should handle when other men flirt with them, although I guess Jordon's own attraction to men helps this a lot. The sizzling attraction and chemistry between Tyler and Jordon is palpable, and it's both exciting and amusing to watch their battles that lead to their epic love.

Except the delicious teasing and bantering turns into a gross-sobbing fest and disguting sappiness th...more
Eyre
I went into this book with a bit of apprehension. I have no patience with cheaters, and the blurb made me think that Jordan would cheat on his fiancee Fawn. In the end, I enjoyed the story. From the beginning, Fawn is a cold, selfish b*tch. It is very easy to see that she is not right for Jordan, who is way too tolerant of her selfishness. When Jordan meets Tyler, the wedding planner, he is immediately attracted to him. The rest of the book deals with Jordan and Tyler's growing friendship and lo...more
Det
Apr 14, 2014 Det rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: 5-stars
I just love that even though there's so much sexual tension and even feelings happening between Jordon & Tyler, Jordon didn't cheat on Fawn. Another thing I love in this book was the development of Jordon & Tyler's feelings for each other, the way that I can't help but smile whenever they're together teasing each other, just being happy and enjoying themselves but there were still frustrating times like whenever Jordon still thinks it was a good idea to marry Fawn or those times I just w...more
Beacullen
A friend recommended this book and I have to say I wouldn't have picked it myself based on the title lol. Let me just say THANKS for the rec!. The characters are just so good, Jordan is just a nice guy. Hes engaged to be married and thinks his relationship is perfect. He keeps telling himself she isn't clingy and he likes that. Soon its not enough to see her when she finds it in her schedule to make time for him. The more time he wants the less she gives. She insists he hire a wedding planner to...more
GymGuy
Quite cute, but pretty high on the sophomoric level. I think this book is much more in line with teens than adults. There is little character development, no pathos and the characters are about as deep as an 8x10 glossy. The book is okay if all you are looking for is dessert.

What I found most simplistic was the way Tyler described Jordan. He kept saying how honest and faithful he was. I kinda thought he was just naive and dopey. All the characters were thin. Maureen was just weird. At the end o...more
Melanie
So lovely and sweet.
I've noticed a few reviews that complain about the MF element in a MM story but, it's all about the romance, there's no romance in the MF relationship so that didn't bother me at all.
It's a beautiful story with wonderful supporting characters too.
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