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Back in college, the bras-before-bros sisterhood decided to live for achievement in the boardroom, not the bedroom. Rosalind Betters embraced that philosophy, pursuing her career and little else. But when her last single friend, Kamakshi, announces her engagement in of all things, an arranged marriage, Rosalind reevaluates the merits of matrimony. In her typical gung ho fa ...more
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Published 2013 by Tulipe Noire Press
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Aditi
Saved the date, bought the gown, now it's time to find the man. Arranged marriage! My first reaction would be no way in hell! But that's not what Rosalind Betters thinks! Have Gown, Will Wed by Killian McRae is an one-of-a-kind novel, with a really compelling and convincing plot based on a really unique theme-the idea of arranged marriages!

Thanks to the author, Killian McRae, for providing me with a copy of her novel in exchange for an honest review.

Rosalind is too stuck up with her career, to
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Tessamari ♥Many Waters...♥ ~ Sweet Spot Book Blog
Release date: Wednesday September 25, 2013
Cover reveal on Friday, September 13, 2013 @ www.sweetspotbookblog.com

Four Stars

C’est la vie. Every silver lining had its cloud. One thing Rosalind knew for sure: unlike scores of literary inventions and hallmark movie heroines, no empty place in her heart existed where a widget called “man” would fit.

I never knew there was such a thing as an intelligently written, humorous romance until I started reading this story. That’s the only way I can accuratel
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Mandy
I received Have Gown, Will Wed in return for an honest review from the author Killian McRae. Rosalind has been working hard on her career since she graduated from Stanford ending all relationships before anything serious develops. It’s the day that she makes a huge deal for her company that her last single friend Kamakshi informs her that she’s getting married and it’s just around the corner. Having heard about Kamakshi’s arranged marriage Rosalind decides that it’s time she find a husband.

Not k
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Azucena Sandoval
Nov 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I have been a fan of Killian for a long time, she knows the world of Silicon Valley and to read a story about a woman taking charge of her life is so much fun. Rosalind is on top of her game, captain of industry. In her 30's there is on draw back a lot of her friends are getting married, so she tackles the job of getting married much like she would hire a new employee in her high power firm: hiring an headhunter.
As much we want to tackle the issues with a clear head and good plans one thing thr
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Dana
Dec 18, 2013 rated it it was ok
Not impressed. I don’t ask for a lot from my low key romance books, but I couldn’t handle the quality of this one. It was so, so poorly written. I found multiple outright mistakes in tense, spelling, using the wrong form of a homonym, etc. Beyond the mistakes, the writing wasn’t anything special. It didn’t really flow and it just seemed like I could have written it myself. The story itself was fine, although not quite what I had expected. I had hoped for a lot more wedding planning details and l ...more
Eyvonna Rains
Aug 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Unique, Intelligent Romance with a Twist

When I read the title for this book, I knew it would be a unique story. I was not disappointed. Not only was it original, it was filled with ambitious, successful, intelligent women who still maintained their sexiness and femininity. Her answer to being too busy to search for a suitable husband was genius. Rosalind took traditional marriage matchmaking and turned it on its head with a modern twist. The romance was steamy, yet tasteful. This is one of the f
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Lexi Divan
Sep 26, 2017 rated it liked it
This is kind of a crazy story of a woman who doesn't want to be left behind on the marriage list. Hiring a consult agency to find a husband before her friends finish getting married. Well I honestly wasn't to fond of the story but it was an okay one time read.
Flirty Reader
Nov 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Let me preface this review and stress that Have Gown, Will Wed is one of the smartest books I've read in a long time. Maybe even too smart. But does having a book being too smart make it any less entertaining? Nope.

Killian McRae is a very prolific author. Her prose, her storytelling, the way she crafts her chracters are near flawless. I have to applaud an author who can balance the amount of cultural, societal, and emotional depth to her characters, the plot, and the setting of any book. It's
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Aimee
" 'Oh, I've had my dealings with those types, I assure you. But I'm afraid you quite misunderstand me.' She back stepped to her chair and sat, crossing one delightfully long leg over the other. 'I'm not looking for an employee.'

His mind reached for another possibility. 'Even for interns, this isn't -'

Her grey eyes narrowed. ' Not an intern, either. What I'm after is -'

'A husband!' The words exploded from Carmen's lips along with a sound that was somewhere between a squeal and a sigh. 'She want
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Erin
Sep 23, 2013 rated it liked it
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Have Gown, Will Wed by Killian McRae- 3 stars

In the fast-paced business world dominated by men, a woman has to be strong, independent, and willing to give up a lot to make it. Rosalind had done just that, and she thought her friends had, too. But just like anyone else who outgrows the visions of the perfect future they have in their 20s, her friends had all realized having no one to share their lives with would make all of that success worthless. What a wakeup call that was for Rosalind!

I actual
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Hot Romance Novel
Nov 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Have Gown Will Wed was really a pleasant surprise. I would certainly give it 4 stars out of 5! My advise to the reader, which is the reason I gave it 4 stars instead 5, was to just get through the first few chapters. They seemed a little confusing with information overload. After that, the story flowed and it was just so sweet, and hopeful. It was easy to love the ultra successful CEO Rosalind. Rosalind is loyal, humble, fierce, smart, strategic, honest, successful beautiful and kind. Rosalind h ...more
Jannat Bhat
Oct 19, 2013 rated it liked it
***Received By The Author For An Honest Review***

I have to start by saying that we have a very strong, independent heroine in Rosalind who doesn’t need a man in her life to define who she is. She’s beautiful, smart, driven and extremely determined. Back in college, Rosalind and her friends always put their careers first before even thinking about settling down with a man. But as the years went by, her friends slowly started to build their family life and put their careers second. It was only h
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Everything Marie
Nov 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: adult-romance
**Received an ARC in exchange for an honest review**

I really really enjoyed this story. It was creative, hilarious, fresh, and an original love story. Killian does a great job with jumping right off the bat..no hesitation. The novel starts off with Rosalind, a strong, independent, and career-minded woman who realizes that everything she has worked so hard to build as her own, has no meaning if you can't share it with someone. She realizes that she's more lonely than ever, especially after her be
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Jodie's W.I.N.E. List
Nov 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Who in their right mind gets a wedding dress, picks the wedding date, asks her BFF to be the maid of honor, but doesn't have a groom? The synopsis grabbed me and I just had to read it to find out what kind of person does that. I was not disappointed.

Rosalind is has spent the last several years building her career and her business, to the exclusion of everything else. She didn't even realize that her friends have gotten married, had kids, and moved away. When her best friend tells her found the l
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Michelle
Oct 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. I was automatically hooked by the title. It had my curiosity up because I could only imagine how this story would develope with this title. I was not disappointed!!! it was everything I expected and more. It actually went a few places that I didn't even think of.
Rosalind is a high power exexcutive/owner of a company. Her life is totally consumed by her company so much that she doesn't even realize her best friend has been see if someone. Once she realizes how out of
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Gabby (What's Beyond Forks?)
Oct 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed

Full Review at: What's Beyond Forks?

Have Gown, Will Wed is the first book I've read by Killian McRae, and let me tell you, it won't be the last. This was such a fun little story, I read it in a day. It was a perfect book to read in one or two sittings when you just need a break from everything. Rosalind is a strong, smart, and independent woman. She knows what she wants, and she wants it how and when she is ready. She rarely deviates from her life plan, until now. But even with this deviation, s
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Talk Supe
Sep 28, 2013 rated it it was ok
Ive read Killian's Pure Souls and really enjoyed it. I was surprised with the lack of heat and great romantic tension HGWW considering PS was oozing with it. I loved the premise however the characters, Rosalind & Xavier, never transitioned from their impersonal and business like head hunting/ matchmaking / husband search relationship.

However Killian is a method writer, if there's such a thing. Her voice her is hey different from PS and I really felt like I was in Silicon Valley amongst supe
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Jane
Rosalind Betters the super career woman closes a big deal that will make her company successful and comes home to just her best friend to celebrate. With the realization that all her other girl friends have moved on to finding husbands and starting families, then Kamakshi tells her she is getting married too. Kamakshi tells her she found her soon to be husband through a matchmaker.

Rosalind hires an employment headhunter to find her future husband with time limits, specifications and qualificatio
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Reading in Black & White
Nov 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Funny, fresh, and full of romance!! Those are the words that come to my mind when I think of Have Gown, Will Wed. It has such a different storyline and I think it is one that quite a number of women will be able to relate to.

The concept of having a professional woman who seems to be independent and has all of her stuff together is a breath of fresh hair from the damsel in distress stories. Not only is the storyline fresh but the book is well-written. This was my first time reading something by K
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Renee Entress
Nov 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2013
4.5 Star Review - Have Gown, Will Wed

I recommend this book.

I enjoyed this book by Killian. The book was a good read.

Really who better to find a husband then a head hunter? Makes you wonder if it would work? The characters are all successful, smart people. I find it funny she has everything picked out but the groom.

Guess it's almost like when you are a little girl and pick out all your wedding things. The flowers, dress, and the maid of honor. Sometimes even the groom....

The book is well writte
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Jess Brown
Dec 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
If you like the TV show character Bones, I think you'll like Rosalind. She's in her 30's and at the top of her game, but has no clue how to have a long term romantic relationship. She admits to having abysmal taste in men. So, she hires a headhunter to find a prospective spouse for her.

I adored the characters in this. Great plot line and an addictive read. There were, however, a few grammatical issues. If they were edited up, this would be a five for me.
Christy
May 23, 2014 rated it liked it
I always enjoyed the fan fic stories this author wrote, so I decided to try out her original fic. It was a cute, quick read that was pretty humorous at times. Both Rosalid and Xavier are very likable characters, but it just lacked a little something for me.
Lindsay
Sep 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Such a lovely story! The synopsis was intriguing and just so different! Rosalind is a fantastic character, who knows her own mind and what she wants her life to be like until Xavier. Now Xavier Hommes.... the man is just delicious and perfect. Who wouldn't fall for him? Brilliant book!
Anne
Jan 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nook
Fresh, original, fast-paced story.
Bethany
Mar 17, 2014 rated it liked it
cute
Saylaveev
Feb 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
Not shocking that I enjoyed this book even though it was very predictable. I always seem to enjoy Killian McRae's single books.
ShoSho
2.5 stars

Maria Claudia
May 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
There is not new about the plot of this book, but it is so cute, so old-fashioned... Love it. A kind of book that helps you stay light-headed. Highly recommeded for a fun and quick read
Rumpled Sheets Blog
Review 08.11.
Ktmae Petross
Cute

I forgot that this was a chic lit book bought a while back. So I kept looking for the murder. Whoops, it was a cute story.
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Killian McRae would tell you that she is a rather boring lass, an authoress whose characters’ lives are so much more exciting than her own. She would be right. Sadly, this sarcastic lexophile leads a rather mundane existence in the San Francisco Bay Area. She once dreamed of being the female Indiana Jones, and to that end she earned a degree in Middle Eastern History from the University of Michiga ...more