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Here Comes the Bride

(Chapel of Love #3)

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  212 Ratings  ·  61 Reviews
There goes the groom . . .
For Professor Laurie Wilson, planning her wedding to longtime boyfriend Brandon Kopp has been a whirlwind. But somehow, between all the cake tastings and dress fittings, she never imagined being left at the altar. In the aftermath, she does what any sensible woman would - she swigs champagne and considers keying his car. Until someone knocks on h
Mass Market Paperback, 274 pages
Published August 29th 2017 by Forever
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Aug 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Laurie Wilson has spent the last several months planning her wedding to her longtime boyfriend Brandon Kopp and through all the dress fittings and cake tasting she expected the day to be nothing but perfect. Laurie’s big day however turns out to be anything but perfect when Brandon decides to call off the wedding saying the two needed to take a break from one another and see other people to know if they are doing the right thing.

For Laurie the break up was devastating but her friends refused to
Should have listened to Kiki although I disliked it for slightly different reasons. Although Matt is a hypocritical pig and manwhore of epic proportions.

The ditched bride is one of my favorite tropes. I do not know why. To ramp up the never mind.

Anyhoo, the h is dumped at the altar, and the ever-present best friend that has yearned for her forever ...does nothing. Really. Okay, they end up having cataclysmic sex, but then he lets her get back to finding herself.

Random characters ma
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Anna's Herding Cats

Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup. (live on the blog 9/1)

Here Comes the Bride was a fun read as a jilted bride maybe kinda falls for her ex fiance's best man.

The Gist:

Laurie's fiance is a wanker. And leaves her at the alter. Prick move, buddy. Prick move. The best man, Andrew? His goal is to make sure she's okay. That's all he cares about. Only problem? His boss-- Laurie's dad-- wants the split couple back together and tasks Andrews with that mission. O
Left at the altar by the groom finds a jilted bride plotting to get a bit of her own back with the her former fiance's best friend. All sorts of bridal and family drama ensues, but above all there was a light and heartwarming romance that rose up from it all.

Here Comes the Bride is the third book in the Chapel of Love series. It's connected with earlier books through setting and a large cast of returning characters, but it easily can read as a standalone.

So, yes, lovely Laurie Wilson plans to we
Lisa (Remarkablylisa)
Aug 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: august-2017

I was provided an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. 

Where do I begin with explaining my love for this book? 

Let's start with the premise of this story. It's basically about Laurie being dumped at the alter in the beginning of the book. Her ex, Brandon, tells her the classic tale that they should take a break so they can figure things out, find out what love really is, and date around before settling in with someone. Determined to not look like a heartbr
3.5 Stars, Rounded

I’ve read the first two books in this series, and what stands out most from those is the heart and the writing. Now we have Laurie, left at the altar by her fiance and understandably devastated. Her father, however, thinks they are meant to be together and sets his employee (and the best man) Andrew a task: strategize a reconciliation and make sure Laurie ends up married. So Andrew sets his plan in motion: set Laurie up on a series of dates to make her ex (Brandon) jealous: ev
Aug 19, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: physical-arc
Hmm, I have conflicted feelings about this book.

Don't get me wrong, I totally enjoyed numerous parts of this book.

But. I just couldn't get over how much of an idiot Brandon is. Like, come on dude. Absolutely nothing about him appealed to me! But on the other hand, Laurie was a doll.

I love how strong she is portrayed. I haven't been left at the altar, but I have been through a divorce (or two). I love how her entire world didn't end because of this guy. Picking yourself up after something like t
books are love
Aug 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Received in exchange for a honest review.

Laurie was smart and strong. i hated to see her be so kind to Brandon after what he did. Seeing her with Andrew was so fun. they had witty banter and respected each other.

Brandon on the other hand was a jerk. An idiot and needed to grow up. I was glad that he got what was due to him. He was wrong in what he did. I understand that his thought process wasn’t entirely wrong when it came to their feelings but everything else was wrong. And the way everyone t
Marsha Spohn
Reviewed at Keeper Bookshelf

Here Comes The Bride was a charming, entertaining romance between, at first, unlikely people. Being practically left at the alter is certainly no woman’s dream wedding. Although Laurie and Brandon had been together for about a decade, he still decides at the last moment that maybe getting married just yet isn’t a good idea. They should live a bit, date others, be sure of their future together before taking the final plunge. Yeah. Cold Feet. And a crappy move. I’d be
Isha Coleman
Aug 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
Here Comes the Bride (Chapel of Love) by Hope Ramsay  
Discovering author Hope Ramsay is delightful.  She puts her heart and soul into her stories and the results are an enlightening experience.  Here Comes the Bride is a sweet take on getting even.  Revenge has never been so deliciously satisfying. Laurie and Andrew deliver a kick to the funny bone and a tingling within the heart.   This is one author who knows how to make the heart happy.  Even in the darkest of moment there's always a brighter
Peggy Clayton
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was such a good book. I love to read Hope's books as they are always so good and never let you down. Hope hit a home run with this book!
Jun 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Just found another writer to read.
2.5 stars

These people were ridiculous, mean, manipulative, and just plain silly.
The main couple were nice enough but completely passive and everyone else were jerks.
Booklover, Indianapolis
(Oct) I kind of hate read this book. I mean, I think I hated it from the beginning and kept reading so my mind could continue to criticize what was a ludicrous plot – here, in 2017, a woman who has been dating the same guy for 10 years is left at the alter by him. And she’s in shock (makes sense) but still wants him back (I get it’s hard to just stop loving someone, but she immediately decides it’s her fault for being a cold fish and if he’d come back she’d totally still want to marry him, even ...more
Heather andrews
Jul 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Andrew is a man who knows how to take care of his girl, "Andrew didn’t leave Laurie’s side until she drifted off to sleep about thirty minutes after she’d taken the Excedrin." This book was an okay read, for some reason at some parts my interested waived and it was hard to get back into the book. I just think it was too much going on with all the charactera not a bad read but not great either.
Margaret Dombrowski
Jun 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
I won this ARC of Here Comes The Bride. It's quite the story, from the bride getting jilted at the alter, the best man is "recruited", or rather coerced into arranging dates for the bride. You are quite immersed in the functionality of a high power D.C. family, so there is social issues to deal with. I'm enjoying this new series!

Walking down the aisle to marry the man she loves was supposed to be the happiest day of Laurie Wilson's life, but when the groom leaves her standing at the altar, she decides to take his words to heart and date other people. However, the more time she spends with the best man, Andrew Lyndon, the more she finds herself realizing that the groom may have done her a favor by calling things off. Will she give Andrew a chance or will the man she was going to marry be able to convince her that he want
Melody  May (What I'm Reading)
Sep 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, contemporary, romance
Posted on What I'm Reading

Okay, Brandon is a jerk. Good thing he's not hero. Seriously, who waits until the day of the wedding and drops hey I think we should play the field before we get married. That's a loser. Laurie is better off without him, but it's going to take some convincing on a few people's part. Yes, Hope Ramsay brings another fun fill small town romance in Here Comes the Bride. Don't get me wrong, Laurie is a bit lost at the beginning of the story. I mean she's wasted 10 years of h
Madison  Monroe
Aug 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
Once again Hope Ramsay creates a story that touches the heart with her second book in the Chapel of love Series. I whole heartedly enjoyed this read and it especially touched my heart because I am going through a break-up myself after eight years. This story uplifted me and I could not have read a more better book at this point in my life. There were tears, laughs, and some heat to carry this story and Laurie was a great heroine and she gave this story some realism. Laurie has suffered the most ...more
Cyndi Becker
Sep 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: september-2017
Here Comes The Bride is one of those sweet and smart gems that will leave you feeling, well relief. From the very opening when Laurie Wilson is left at the alter, her life begins a accent toward enlightenment. Sure she's broken-hearted but but once the grief lifts and she begins to follow her ex-fiance Brandons' suggestion that they take a "break" and date other people, her world really opens up.

There to help her, is Brandon's best man Andrew. There's a complex web of connections in the small to
Book Loving Fairy-Blog
Aug 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 Stars

Here Comes the Bride is my first novel by Hope Ramsey. I enjoyed the storyline and the characters were easily relatable. Here Comes the Bride is a light and fun read even with the dynamic of the situation of the story. From page one I was pulled into a scene that created the ultimate dream wedding. Everything a bride wants for a perfect day is envisioned beautifully. You know instantly that everything is too perfect and the fallout begins.

I really enjoyed the wholesomeness of this book b
Aug 14, 2017 rated it liked it
Laurie is left standing at the altar by the man she was suppose to marry, the man who was suppose to love her no matter what. However it seemed he had other plans and she was left trying to figure things out with more questions the answers. Will she be able to get to the bottom too things while everyone else seems to have other plans for her? Andrew is being pulled every which way and it seems no matter what he does not one is happy. His boss wants him to help Laurie and Brandon get back togethe ...more
P.e. lolo
Oct 01, 2017 rated it liked it
I have read Hope Ramsay “Last Chance” series and as much as I like that series. I was disappointed in this book. There were parts of the story that I got and understood, but overall I was just left feeling huh. I mean first the groom walks away from the bride at the alter and every guy but one from his side of the family thinks it is the bride’s fault really! Laurie Wilson the bride has been with this jerk (feel free to add any other word or words you wish), for 10 years and has change her life ...more
The Book Junkie Reads . . .
Hope Ramsey gave me another small-town romance that make you believe in the power of small-towns and romance. Most little girls wait for the day that they can play their wedding and marry the man they dreamed of. That was the plan for Laurie Wilson. She had spend years finding the right man and months playing the perfect day. Only to be left. Then prodded in to going on more dates to make the man that left her come back. Damn, that was a big pill to swallow. Brandon had his on agenda going on so ...more
Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
Jul 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Laurie Wilson is about to embark on the most special journey of her life, marrying the man of her dreams, and starting a new life with him, but in an instant her whole world changes.. . when her fiance decides he's not ready for marriage and leaves her standing alone at the altar. Now she is left hurt, and a little part of her wants to get revenge... luckily for her the Best Man has a plan to do just that!

Andrew Lyndon is stuck between a rock and a hard place, he just watched his friend stand up
Jun 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I found this book delightfully entertaining and fun, although what happened at the start was heartbreaking and embarrassing for Laurie. Her groom, Brandon, ran from the altar because he wanted to sew his oats before tying the knot. Seeing her devastation, Laurie's friends and family take over and decide what is best for Laurie to heal her pain. Her friend (and Brandon's best friend) Andrew follows through on what is asked of him, which is to set her up with dates to prove Brandon wrong in taking ...more
Aug 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
when laurie wilson is left at the altar by her boyfriend of ten years, brandon kopp it feels like an out of body experience. things are happening, her mother is crying, her father is furious, her bridesmaids are out for blood and the groomsmen are defensive. and the best man, andrew lyndon, is calm and concerned for her and takes her away from the mess and listens to what she wants and tries to fix everything for her.

that's just the kind of guy andrew lyndon is. he's unflappable and cool and so
Aug 31, 2017 rated it liked it
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3.5 Hearts For the most part I enjoyed this story. Hope Ramsey is on my list of authors I try not to miss. The story is pretty typical. She gets left at the altar, best man checks on her and sparks fly. Ok maybe not that simple but still the gist is the same.

The characters are good and the writing is mostly good. I thought the book had some really funny scenes and some sweet scenes. No real hot and heavy scenes. It is a love story and a second chance sto
Reviews from the Heart (Kimberly Anne)
Here Comes the Bride was a fun read that I loved every minute of. There are so many scenarios at play with this one and I love them all, jilted bride, best man and the bride, bosses daughter. Yet with all of these it has just the right amount of drama. It's exciting and you won't be able to put the book down! I couldn't read this book fast enough.

The only thing that I wasn't a fan of was that Laurie moved on so quickly and was over from Brandon and their long term relationship. However, I am ne
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Hope Ramsay was born in New York and grew up on the North Shore of Long Island, but every summer Momma would pack her off under the care of Aunt Annie to go visiting with relatives in the midlands of South Carolina. Her extended family includes its share of colorful aunts and uncles, as well as cousins by the dozens, who provide the fodder for the characters you’ll find in Last Chance, South Carol ...more

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Chapel of Love (4 books)
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