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Wedding Date Rescue

(Fire and Sparks #1)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  237 ratings  ·  55 reviews
As a Firefighter, Kent Wakefield has been burned before, and not just by fire. So when Casey Bradford, his best friend's off-limits, gorgeous little sister, asks him to be her fake boyfriend, he flat out refuses. He doesn't do relationships, real or otherwise. But when his well-meaning, marriage-pushing mother corners him about his cousin's wedding, he panics and tells her ...more
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Published February 27th 2017 by Entangled Publishing. LLC (Bliss)
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Casey Bradford runs a matchmaking service, helping women find their Mr Right but when her husband to be deserts her at the altar, it has a negative impact on her business, too! When her investors and backers are threatening to pull their money, Casey needs to take decisive action to keep her company. When it is suggested she get herself a fake boyfriend, she initially has no intentions of doing so, she can't lie! However, the more she thinks about it, the more her brother's friend and colleague, ...more
Robin Bielman
Jan 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I adored this book! Friends to lovers is one of my favorite tropes and Casey and Kent were so much fun to read about. I loved all the glimpses into their past that helped shaped their strong friendship and loved even more how they discovered the one person they couldn't live without was right under their nose all along. I had a smile on my face throughout the story, laughed out loud, and swooned over Kent. He is Firefighter McHottie and his banter with Casey was one of the things I loved best ...more
Suze Lavender
Feb 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Casey is from a small town and being left at the altar is something everybody knows and talks about. She has a matchmaking business, but it's suffering because she couldn't keep her man. She's being pressured by her investors to date someone again and to make it believable, so she can save everything she's worked so hard for. She already knows who she should ask, but will the man she has in mind be willing to fake a relationship with her?

Kent lost everything he held dear because of a fire. He's
Mar 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, ebook, reviewed
I absolutely adored this latest book by Sonya Weiss. WEDDING DATE RESCUE is one of the sweetest, most romantic love stories I've read in a while. Kent and Casey are both just so charming with humorous and playful personalities. The way they teased each other was so fun to read. I was truly laughing out loud so many times at the dialogue I'm glad I wasn't in a public place. Ms Weiss does a great job of creating the ease between them that comes from having grown up together and knowing each other ...more
Becky Burciaga
Jan 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Take a hero firefighter, damaged both physically and emotionally, one woman desperate to save her business, bring them together to serve at cross purposes, and you have a genuinely wonderful story that'll leave you with a light heart and a smile. Ms Weiss has created relatable characters who are filled with so much personality that it is extremely difficult not to fall in love with them. The premise of best friends to lovers is not new, but when done the way this author has, in its own unique ...more
Friends to lover stories always get to me. To think that your "one" has been with you the whole time. You already know everything about them , there is no "guess" work. I loved this story, and the strong female and even stronger male leads. It has me laughing, crying, walking away and counting to 10 before I came back and finish reading. Over all this book had it all to me, the HEA, the drama, the make up , the laughs, and tears. Way to go Sonya!

Reviewed by GypsyBelle

Jan 31, 2017 rated it liked it
I received a copy of this title from NetGalley. It does not impact my review.

After reading a pretty heavy, emotional book I really needed something light and fun and Wedding Date Rescue was exactly that. Casey is a professional matchmaker who was recently left at the altar. Her business is declining and her investors are worried. Its suggested that she find a new man and quick even if its just for show so her investors dont lose faith. She decides her relationship-phobic friend, Kent, is just
Sweet and fun fake relationship / friends-to-lovers story! Kent and Casey are the perfect couple, even if they didn't realize themselves. They've known each other their entire lives, but as the little sister of his best friend, she has always been off limits to him. But with Casey's matchmaking business in danger of closing its doors after her failed relationship, and Kent's ex attending his cousin's wedding, they are both in need of a significant other. They may be fake dating, but they both ...more
Bette Hansen
Feb 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Adored this one!! A great combination of friends to lovers, best friend's little sister, and fake fiancee tropes made this one a winner for me. Slightly damaged from a prior relationship Kent isn't looking for a new one no matter what his family thinks he should do. Casey just got jilted at the author leaving all her hopes and dreams up in the air. A new relationship is the last thing she wants but she NEEDS one desperately. Who better than these two to pretend to be together?

I love the writing
Heather andrews
Jan 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sometimes when Kent speaks, he leaves no room for quetioning, "Im going to make love to you, Casey, and the first time is going to be powerful and fast and hard, because Ive wanted this for too long. I liked this book it was sweet, I loved Kent. ...more
April Symes
Friends to lover stories are always my cup of tea and this is one that fits that category for me. Casey is a professional matchmaker who was left at the alter recently . Due to this, Her business is declining and her investors are worried. So now some people are suggesting she get someone to play her new boyfriend-which he would be just for show- so her investors dont lose faith. Casey thinks about it and finds that will have to do and thinks Kent, her friend who is really a relationship-phobe ...more
Tanja Kezmic
Dec 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: omgreads
This book just might be my favourite friends to lovers story. Everything about it was perfect. From the way they denied that they have feelings for each other to the way they ended up together.

I love Casey and Kent. These two were funny, sweet and even though they started out as a pretend couple, the chemistry was very real. I love the insight from everyone, especially from the gramma.
"Caution is for the bomb squad. When you love someone, you go full speed ahead, enjoying every moment of not
Feb 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
Due to close family friendships, Casey and Kent have been friends since they were babies and neither have realised that their feelings are no longer platonic. Casey's matchmaking business is threatened by the bad publicity of her fiancé Dominic jilting her at the altar and when one of her investors says she needs a fake relationship she thinks of Kent, her commitment phobic friend. Casey and Kent are such a cute couple and I loved their story. Friends to lovers is one of my favourite tropes and ...more
Brittany (The Crafty Engineer's Bookshelf)
Casey has a lot on her plate since being left at the altar. It's hard to run a matchmaking business when you can't even get your own happily ever after. In order to keep her dream alive, she needs to find a guy who will fake a relationship with her. Kent is her brother's best friend and the perfect candidate for the job. He's a firefighter who got seriously injured doing his job and his ex left him because of it. He's not looking for anything serious. When sparks fly between them that neither of ...more
Feb 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a wonderful friends to lovers read. Kent and Casey have known each other since babies. They both need each other to fake a relationship but is it more and can they make it work. This was a great read and Sonya Weiss did a great job keeping you interested and know wanting to read what happens with Josie and Lincoln.
Feb 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, 2017reads
I took a chance on this one on a whim since friends to lovers stories are one of my favorites. This was a quick and fairly easily read for me, the author put a lot of personality and story. Kent was damaged emotionally and physical and wanted to stay far away from all relationships. Casey was jilted but kept going, her determination to save her failing business. Together they have this mutual benefit scenario. Very likable characters, I enjoyed the banter a lot.

As her brother's best friend Kent
C.J. Butcher
Feb 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
As a Firefighter, Kent Wakefield has been burned before, and not just by fire. So when Casey Bradford, his best friend's off-limits, gorgeous little sister, asks him to be her fake boyfriend, he flat out refuses. He doesn't do relationships, real or otherwise. But when his well-meaning, marriage-pushing mother corners him about his cousin's wedding, he panics and tells her he has a date.

After being left at the altar, Casey is out of options. She needs a boyfriend ASAP or she can kiss her dreams
Isha Coleman
Feb 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
ARC Review: Wedding Date Rescue (Fire and Sparks) by Sonya Weiss

What happens when friendship and romance collide? Sparks fly. With Wedding Date Rescue, I knew what I was in for. Romance, a little light humor and an irresistible time. I went in with the mind set that it would be a cute read and came out adoring Kent and Casey from beginning to end. Never underestimate the power of the heart. Sonya Weiss grabbed hold of my heart and was reluctant to set it free.
Feb 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Oh my goodness, this is about the sweetest book I have read. I loved both Casey and Kent from start to finish. Kent just reached and grabbed hold if the old heartstrings. And the flirty, fun, and friendly banter between them only made me love them more. Their story kept me hooked the entire time. Casey's grandma almost stole the show. Oh how I want to be her when I grow up. The mothers were hilarious and her brothers were fantastic. I cannot wait for more for Casey's brothers. My only bad thing ...more
Feb 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
When Casey was dumped at the alter by her fiancée, Kent was there to shield her from as much pain & humiliation as he could. Just like he had been there all her life. They grew up together & were friends.

When Kent's girlfriend walked out on him after he was injured on the job, Casey was there telling him any woman would be lucky to have, scars & all. Now, Casey needed his help with her business & Kent needed her help with a wedding his ex would be at. Who knew their feelings
Mar 02, 2017 rated it it was ok
While I suspected this was going to be a fairly wholesome story, I totally forgot there was a huge chance this would be unbelievably hokey. I mean, look at the cover and read the summary. It totally was what I suspected. I put it down tons of times and walked away to find other reads because it was so difficult to get drawn into this book. It just didn't feel real. Of course we know it's fiction, but I don't want it to feel that way. I want to get so swept away by the emotions that it becomes ...more
Jan 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
ARC received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This was a 4 star for me. I loved Casey's character and her love of all things love. Kent was multi-dimensional and they were a good pair. The only thing that stumped me a bit was that I would've loved a bit more background into what happened between Kent and his ex. It was alluded too, but I feel like a clearer explanation, maybe in the form of a flashback would've been amazing and would've really given us a clear view into Kent's
Jan 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received this book via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

I started this book because I was having trouble engaging in another book and this book didn't waste time grabbing a hold and taking me on a journey. A friends to lovers seems to be catching my eye lately. I was crushed when the story begins and the Casey was left at the alter. When her best friend Kent swoops in to protect her from the fray, i was secretly hoping for more between them. But the two of them are stubborn and can't
Jan 29, 2017 rated it liked it
I received this book from the publisher in return for an honest review.

Wedding Date Rescue is the first book in a new series called Fire and Sparks by Sonya Weiss. This is also the first novel I've ever read by Ms. Weiss. While not my absolute favorite book, it did spark enough interest in me to want to read more of this series.

In this book, Kent and Casey fall into a fake romance that turns into something much more. But Kent has been left jaded by an old relationship and Casey just happens to
Karla Andrews
Jan 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Oh my!!! What a talk to my heart and make me cry book! The love those two have is so amazing. U can feel every emotion. Every sting of the hearts
Elizabeth Neal
Mar 19, 2017 rated it liked it
**3.5 Stars**

Four months have passed since Casey's wedding, well, it would've happened if jackhole, err Dominic, hadn't ran away five minutes before it began. Casey is healing, but living in a small town where everyone knows everything is hard. But it's pointed out that people are doubting her abilities to find love for them when her own ended so horribly and it's impacting business. She's warned if she doesn't want to close the company, then she needs a new "relationship."

"Rejection sucked, and
Angel Hatfield
Jul 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Casey runs a matchmaking service helping women find their Mr. Right. But Caseys future husband leaves her at the alter. It is bad for her business Casey has to do something to keep her company as her investors and backers are threatening to back out of her company. Casey needs a fake boyfriend/ but she doesnt want to lie. She thinks her brothers best friend Kent and colleague firefighter is ideal for the job. Especially after he rescued Casey from a tree, hey have always been friends and Kent ...more
books are love
Mar 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Received in exchange for a honest review.

Kent was amazing. He was kind, gentle, funny and sweet. Perfect for Casey. And you could tell that he has loved her for years and denied it. Now though he is afraid. Since his horrible spiteful ex left him and what she said to him when she came back for a wedding he has felt he isnt worthy of love or a relationship. He harbored guilt over Aiden. Guilt that he had a hard time letting go of.

Casey was fun, sweet and easygoing. Her and Kent and a fun
Claire Mc Partlin
Jan 31, 2017 rated it liked it
This was a quick, light-hearted read. I did feel it was a bit rushed in places, especially the beginning, and had trouble feeling the chemistry between the two main characters at first, but they grew on me.

Casey is a matchmaker who has recently been stood up at the altar by her to-be husband and now her business is losing clients because of it. Her business partners aren't happy and so she needs a fake boyfriend fast to regain her credibility and so they don't pull their investment. Her
Jennifer Pierson
Feb 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Wedding Date Rescue was a story that I truly enjoyed. In fact, I was a bit upset that it wasn't longer as I didn't want it to be over. Casey has been humiliated by being left at the alter, and as she lives in a small town, everyone knows, and talks about her humiliation. Kent has been burned by love physically, and mentally, which means he has no desire to ever be in a relationship again. So when Casey tries to talk him into a fake relationship, he's still very leery about even that. Since this ...more
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Sonya Weiss is a freelance writer, ghostwriter and author. She's addicted to great books, good movies, and Italian chocolates.

She's passionate about causes that support abused animals and children. Her parents always supported her bringing stray animals home although the Great Dane rescue was a surprise.

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Fire and Sparks (3 books)
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