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Kissing the Maid of Honor

(Secret Wishes #1)

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3.77  ·  Rating details ·  1,761 ratings  ·  174 reviews
Kissing her best friend's brother never felt so right…

Sela Sullivan is resolved to be the best maid of honor ever, even if it means tolerating the best man. Insufferable, too-handsome Luke Watters is not only the guy who humiliated her at a kissing booth in high school, but he also happens to be her best friend’s older brother. Positive he’s the same arrogant jock, Sela vo
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Published May 13th 2013 by Entangled: Bliss
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The BookChick
My Rating: ❤❤❤❤
VERY GOOD: The characteristics of a 4 star book include: a great story; I loved the characters; and there was an interesting plot and unique story elements; there may have been a few odd things kept the story from being amazing. I would read it again and I would recommend it to a friend.
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This book was provided by the publisher for an honest review.

Kissing the Maid of Honor was my first every read by Robin Bielman but it won't be last. The story was funny, engaging, an
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Geri Reads
May 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
4.5 Sweet Stars

Desperate times called for wishing wells.

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Or so Sela thinks...

Sela Sullivan resolved to be the best maid of honor to her best friend's upcoming wedding even if it means tolerating the best man. The best man, by the way, is the bride's big brother who also happens to be her older brother's best friend.

Sela and Luke had a history in high school. No, they weren't high school sweethearts. Not even close. In fact, Luke figured in Sela's most embarrassing moment during that time, which
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Jen
May 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Desperate times called for wishing wells

Good luck with that! Sela’s the maid of honor in her best friend’s upcoming wedding and her wishing well wish is to stay as far away from Luke, best man and brother of the bride, as possible. Luke’s been her secret crush for most of her life and he’s also the cause of her most humiliating teenage moment.

What was Luke supposed to do? Ten years ago his sister’s best friend paid five bucks for some high school kissing booth action and lets just stay the ex
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Nefise
I loved it!
It's very sweet, very nice love story.

I like to read friends to lover contents in romance books. So a book includes that kind of story, I'm in! I was not sure if I like this one but it's the best ever I've read to friends to lover and best man-made of honor concept.
The progress of the story, the family, friends, relationships and love that grew between them, all of them written very well.

I will definitely follow the author and will read other books too.
Stella
May 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013, for-review, romance
Short review: Loved it! Seriously, this is the kind of story I would DIE to see made into a movie :-D Sela was the kind of heroine I would love to have as a best friend and I instantly fell for Luke he was charming and so sexy and sweet! *sighs* A heart-warming and sweet story with so many butterflies and sizzling sexual tension/attraction, can't wait to read the next stories in the series, Robin Bielman delivers another keeper. I loved all the characters and would love to live with them in Casc ...more
Sarah
Apr 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
As a teenager Sela had a massive crush on Luke but when he publicly humiliated her at high school she swore to stay as far away from him as possible. Luckily his job as an extreme sports photographer has keeps him away from their home town and their paths haven't crossed in years. Now his sister Vanessa is getting married though and although Sela is determined to be a wonderful maid of honor for her best friend she is dreading having to face Luke again. Luke didn't mean to hurt Sela but the inte ...more
Crista
Jun 27, 2013 rated it liked it
Review posted at: Swept Away By Romance

3 stars!

The blurb on this book hooked me from the get-go and I knew I had to read this book. In some ways it definitely lived up to my expectations, and in other ways it ended up being a disappointment.

Sela Sullivan has had a “thing” for Luke Watters since she was a kid. Luke was her brother’s best friend and her best friend’s brother (you may need to read that tongue-tying sentence a few times to get it ☺!) Things went south for her when she paid money to
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Emmy
Apr 20, 2014 rated it it was ok
Part of me doesn't quite know how to feel about this. It started off pretty cute. It was light, it was fun, I was enjoying myself. And then it became all about accidental touches that sent sparks through their bodies.

Um, no. I hate this concept.

And even though Sela was supposed to dislike Luke for how he treated her in high school, she couldn't stop staring at his body or thinking about kissing him or blah blah blah. All you're experiencing is lust. Get a control on your hormones, girl.


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HILLZ
May 10, 2013 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars
Can you say sexual tension? Holy MOSES! The sexual tension between Sela Sullivan and Luke Watters is thick. This made for a great story!

Sela is best friends with Luke’s younger sister and Luke is best friends with Sela’s older brother. That being said, any relationship they may want to have with each other is OFF LIMITS! Sela is also the maid of honor in her best friends wedding.

Sela and Luke are funny together. They constantly challenge each other. Luke & Sela have an undeniable a
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Lori
May 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I received my e-book copy from Entangled with the promise for an honest review.

Kissing the Maid of Honor was a truly well written sweet story. I enjoyed the various relationships between all the characters. The friendships and sibling relationships were so realistic and relatable. I laughed and smiled while reading this book. It was such an honest and endearing journey of love between Sela and Luke. I like how they tried to stay away from each other only to realize it was no use. It had me hooke
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Hayson Manning
I straight up loved Kissing the Maid of Honor. Ms. Bielman writes from the heart and it shows. Her characters are real people I want to sit down and pass the time of day with. I love getting lost in a story and I really did get lost in Kissing the Maid of Honor.

Sela has promised to be the maid of honor to her best friend Vanessa. She's dismayed to find the man she'll be partnered with will be none other than her high-school crush, Vanessa's brother, Luke Watters who's back in town after ten yea
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Samanthe Tucker
May 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Okay, so…full disclosure…I loved Ms. Bielman’s Ever After novellas, “Worth the Risk,” and “Yours At Midnight,” but I’d never read a Bliss before and I wasn’t sure a sweet love story with a closed door on the sexytimes was really going to satisfy me. Turns out I was wrong to doubt! This “enemies to lovers” story conveys all the heart, heat and emotion anybody could ask for, without turning me fifty shades of red while I sat in the pediatrician’s office with my e-reader.

Don’t let the Bliss imprin
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Marilyn Brant
May 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Funny, sexy and heartwarming by turns, Robin Bielman's latest -- Kissing the Maid of Honor -- is a romantic treat from beginning to end! As a reader, I found myself really rooting for Sela and Luke, enjoying the steamy chemistry between them, feeling their anguish at the mistakes they'd made in the past, and falling in love with their wonderful small-town community, too. Lucky for us, this book is the first in a trilogy, and I'm already looking forward to the next "Secret Wishes" novel!
Paula Altenburg
Apr 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Loved the book! The hero really had to work for his HEA, and what woman wouldn't like that?
Maria
Sep 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary
Sela Sullivan is very happy to be her best friend’s maid of honor and she is determined to do anything she can to realize every wish of the bride. But when she discovers that the guy who broke her heart ten years before is going to be the best man, her strength of will starts to waver and her heart as well. Furthermore, Luke Watters is her best friend’s older brother and her brother’s best friend.

How do you know you are really enjoying a book? Personally, I understand that when I cannot think a
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Amy R
May 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Robin Bielman has become an auto-read author for me. I know that with her books I will get a lot of emotion from her characters and a heartwarming story. The plot in Kissing the Maid of Honor is well constructed and the set-up of characters for more books in the series is done very well. Sela and Luke are characters the reader can relate to and support. Sometimes I tend to pick a side - hero vs. heroine, but in this story I was really rooting for both them. The romance throughout the story was s ...more
Nicola
May 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This was a pleasure to read. Robin Bielman has given us a book that is written well, has a great storyline, characters who are endearing, humour, romance and heartwarming moments combined with those that pull on the heartstrings a little.

Sela and Luke were both wonderful easy to love realistic characters. Sela, a nurse is a homebird; she’s kind, compassionate, caring, has never left her hometown and is determined to be the best Maid of Honour her best-friend Vanessa could wish for. Luke is her
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Artemiz
May 20, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley, 2015
Kissing the Maid of honor by Robin Bielman was a nice, straight and clean romance novel.

Well there is Sela - she works as a nurse and she is her best friend's, Vanessa's, maid of honor.

There is also Vanessa's brother, Luke, who works as a photographer, who travels around a world and takes photos of extreme athletes in extreme situations and he is kind of a daredevil himself.

Some ten years ago, Sela kissed Luke in Kissing booth and Luke reacted like teenager boy who kissed his best friends little
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Rita
May 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Kissing the Maid of Honor is a light, sweet, and romantic story. It only took me a few hours to read this story because I was immediately hooked and engrossed in the story. Sela Sullivan has a crush on her best friend Vanessa’s older brother since she was a young girl. In high school, Sela and Luke shared a kiss at a kissing booth. Unfortunately, Luke embarrasses Sela by saying hurtful words that he didn’t really mean. He very much enjoyed the kiss, but his best friend is Sela’s older (and very ...more
Janna Shay
Jul 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Delightful romance that plucks the heart strings

Kissing the Maid of Honor is a sweet and endearing romance. Robin Bielman pens a tale of unrequited love that will warm the reader’s heart. It’s a delightful novel with engaging and likeable characters, and a story line that flows smoothly.

Sela Sullivan has had a crush on her best friend’s brother, Luke, for years. After being humiliated by Luke’s derogatory comment after the kiss they shared at the high school kissing booth, she learned to go on
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Hollyberry
May 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-s, own
I really enjoyed this book, I was able to connect with the characters a little more than I have been able to in the last couple of romance novels that I have read. This is a story about Sela and Luke, they have agreed to be the maid of honour and best man at Luke's sister Vanessa's wedding. Now normally this would not be a big deal at all, however, there is a history between these two as Sela has been Vanessa's best friend since they were young, and there was an embarrassing episode that Sela ha ...more
Kelly Moran
Jun 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: my-reviews
Sela Sullivan is determined to be the best maid of honor ever, even if it means tolerating the best man. Luke Watters is not only the guy who humiliated her at a kissing booth in high school, but he also happens to be her best friend’s older brother. Positive he’s the same arrogant jock, Sela vows to focus on her duties and steer clear of the sexy man. She even drops a wish into a well to make it so they spend as little time together as possible. As a world-renowned extreme-sports photographer, ...more
Linda
Nov 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: contemporary, romance
After I'd read HER ACCIDENTAL BOYFRIEND, the 2nd book in Robin Bielman's Secret Wishes series, I immediately purchased this 1st book. I finally got to read it!

OMG! It's absolutely a FABULOUS (note all the capitals!) read! I loved every single page and I didn't want it to ever end.

Since I finished it, I've actually gone back to it a few times just to re-read parts as the book gives me a happy high! This is a story I can see myself reading over and over.

Years ago, Sela had a crush on Luke, her b
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Melody  May (What I'm Reading)
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First off, I thought this story was sweet. I adore Sela and Luke. I think they were so cute together. I love how they were really going against the odds here. Here's why: Sela is best friend's with Luke's younger sister and Luke is best friend's Sela's older brother. Let's be honest there are so many friend codes that are being broken with these two coming together. But hey, how can you stop love?

Honestly, this is a feel good book. Something sappy and happy that will b
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XxTainaxX
May 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Kissing the Maid of Honor is a sweet story about past mistakes, forgiveness, change, and how even something you do as a kid can influence how you grow up. I felt personally connected to the story and its characters because the plot is relatable and sincere. The characters are flawed and all the more real for it. Luke is funny, deliciously sexy, and such a great match for Sela. I would be more than happy to nurse and comfort Luke :-p Sela is a caring person with so much to give and personal obsta ...more
Christy Kate McKenzie
May 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Sela and Luke have a history, but not one either would like to repeat. As the maid of honor at her best friend's wedding, Sela has sworn to steer clear of Luke, but his role as best man, not to mention the sizzling attraction between them makes it difficult to stay away. Luke left behind his quiet hometown for an exciting, and often dangerous, career as an outdoor sports photographer. When Luke comes home for his sister's wedding, Sela, whose heart he broke when they were kids, is everywhere he ...more
Lynn Reynolds
May 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
Rating: 4.5 stars

This is one book that I would read again - especially once the series is over. You can go back and read all the books one right after the other. One hope I have is that Robin will go back and tell us Vanessa's story. I want to know how she came to make her wish at the famous Cascade wishing well.

This book would also make a great gift. Maybe you are getting ready for your own wedding. Not sure what to give your bride's maids? Your own maid of honor? If they love reading romances,
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Shelley Wall
Jun 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Great read! He wasn't really a bully but he still had a reputation to maintain and good graces to keep with family...he was the kid she had grown up with. Her brother's best friend and she was his sister's best as well. So why would he ever want to admit that kissing HER in high school was the greatest thing EVER? They would have all thought him crazy -- or gotten mad and punched him.

Fast forward several years and damned if she hadn't become even more difficult to ignore.

This was a well-written
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Danielle
May 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Another sweet and charming read from Robin Bielman who is quickly becoming one of my favorite contemporary authors. I didn't want to put this book down. I was drawn in to the story and the chemistry between Luke and Sela from page one. I loved the banter between the two and loved the way their relationship progressed. I loved that it wasn't rushed and we were able to see them "fall" for one another. Both Luke and Sela were great characters and I really enjoyed their stories.

I seriously hope tha
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Cheryl Sanders
Jun 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved it! The story and characters progressed perfectly. The story just flowed. Details were there without being too much. I felt like I was there watching everything unfold :) It was great! Forgiveness and second chances was the theme between main characters Sela and Luke. Now that they are in the same wedding together, there's time for Luke to apologize for the wrong he caused Sela, 10 years ago, in high school but is she willing to listen? This is my first book by Robin Bielman and I can't ...more
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