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Marrying the Wedding Crasher

(Harmony Valley #11)

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4.49  ·  Rating details ·  45 ratings  ·  40 reviews
This bachelor's pretend girlfriend just made a shocking discovery--

She's pregnant!


Although they dated for only a month, Harley O'Hannigan just agreed to be Vince Messina's plus-one at a Harmony Valley wedding. Big mistake, given her deepening feelings for the tall, dark, unavailable bachelor. And what about Vince's long-buried family history? Then there's the growing sec
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Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Published March 1st 2018 by Harlequin Heartwarming
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Brittany
Feb 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Marrying the Wedding Crasher is part of the Harlequin Heartwarming line that consists of sweet, contemporary novels. This book is one of a long line of fun stories in the Harmony Valley series, however, it can be enjoyed as a stand alone novel.

I really liked this book. There were plenty of humorous moments, as in all of the books in this series. Yet, there were also some deep hurts and fears that the main characters had to overcome. I really liked watching them navigate around Vince’s family as
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Kelly
Mar 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
When I get a book to read, I generally don’t go back and look at the blurb for the book. I just jump in. I have had the book for a week before I was able to start reading it. Then when I was finished, I went back to look at the blurb before writing my review. I was kind of shocked to see that the pregnancy was the top of the blurb. To me, it was a critical point in the book, a curveball that changed the way the characters interacted with each other and their emotions. I liked seeing the shock on ...more
Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)
This is such a fun book! It’s swoony, yes, and truly heartfelt but there’s a lot of humor too.

The town of Harmony Valley is full of quirky octogenarians with a phone chain that passes out gossip faster than…well… than gossip spreads through a small town. “Who does Irwin belong to?” Oh Irwin… I adore Irwin. The elderly man who wants to run with the bad boys and win his fair lady’s heart. The scene with the motorcycle – and the scene in the beauty salon – both had me literally laughing out loud.

Vi
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Rachel Holtzclaw
i'm going into this knowing that this is the lowest review this book has received so far. it's weirdly exhilarating? anyway, here we go:

i read this book because my friend sara told me to. (hi, sara!) i don't usually read harlequin romances. this isn't my usual jam. i think that needs to be said before i get to the rest of the review because i'm going to be picky about stuff that i'm sure other readers of this genre have zero problems with.

marrying the wedding crasher (which implies an entirely
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Nicole
Feb 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Marrying the Wedding Crasher (2018) by Melinda Curtis is part of the Harmony Valley series, but does read as a stand-alone story. This book is set to release tomorrow, March 6, 2018, by Harlequin Heartwarming Publishers. This book will be available in all forms including eBook, and is 384 pages in length. With a full-time job and a very busy five-year old at home, this book took me two days to read. I received a copy of this novel from Harlequin Heartwarming in eBook form for review. In no way h ...more
Kathleen
Feb 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Marrying The Wedding Crasher is a heartwarming contemporary romance story that follows the unexpected relationship of Harley O'Hannigan and Vince Messina.

Vince Messina needs a date for his younger brother Joe's wedding. Vince has been able to keep his brothers at arm's length about his personal life for years. But there is no getting out of going back home to Harmony Valley, California, so Vince asks his ex-girlfriend and co-worker Harley O'Hannigan to be his date after he let it slip to his bro
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Marjorie
Mar 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Returning to Harmony Valley, California, is always a treat. I always look forward to seeing what the elders are up to and how they handle new younger people coming to town. And for those who come back home to visit, they try and get them to stay. They know what improvements need to be made and they are too old to make it happen. Vince Messina has returned from Texas with his week-long date, Harley O’Hannigan, for his brother Joe’s wedding. They had stopped dating, but Vince needed a pretend date ...more
Jo-Anne
Mar 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: won, wtr, own, tbr-clean-up
I love a book that leaves me smiling. When I started it, knew I'd like it but didn't expect it to trigger so many emotions. Vince didn't want to go back to his home town because of the bad memories he had growing up there. But his brother was getting married so he had to go whether he wanted to or not. He could get through this. It was only for a week. But he needed a date and didn't have one. Harley agreed to pretend to be his girlfriend and go with him even though they weren't seeing each othe ...more
Shash
Mar 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a great book! I loved the story – the humor, the emotion, the romance. I really enjoyed being with the Messina family. I loved the banter between them. It was fun to watch Vince and Harley try to prove they were a couple to the family.

Vince and Harley had a lot of depth to them and were easy to love. They were flawed human beings, struggling with challenges life had brought them. I loved watching them work through things and come out the other side in a better place. And together. :)

It was
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Marissa
Mar 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Kindle Copy for Review

I received a free, advance copy of this book and this is my unbiased and voluntary review.

Vince Messina returns to his small hometown for his brother’s wedding. It is a place fill with bad childhood memories of his dad and their mom leaving. He brings along Harley O’Hannigan as his plus one whom he been seeing for a month so he would not have to attend it alone.

Secrets are a bound as they reach Harmony Valley which may soon tear them apart. What started out as a pretend r
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Jean
Mar 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really liked this story.
Vince and Harley were both wonderful characters. Vince has always avoided relationships because of a fear that he may turn out like his father. He and Harley had dated briefly, but then he makes a deal with her to take her as his date to a family wedding in order to keep his family from hounding him about settling down.
There were certainly some tense and emotional parts to the story, but the sense of family really came through. I loved all of the characters in this stor
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Deanna Vrba
Feb 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Harley O Hannigan agree to be Vince Messina date. but she ended up pregnant...
Marcie Robinson
Feb 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“Marrying the Wedding Crasher” by Melinda Curtis is part of her Harmony Valley series and features Vince Messina and Harley O’Hannigan.

Vince hasn’t been back to Harmony Valley in years and is only back now to attend his brother’s wedding (Joe from “Marrying the Single Dad”). Having only phone conversations over the years, and to keep his brothers off his back, Vince pretended he has a girlfriend. Now, he needs to prove to them he actually does. The only person who comes to mind is Harley O’Hanni
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Pascale
Feb 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
This story depicts a strong female character in a typically male career who has been dealt an unfair hand and she struggles to get back on her feet financially. She strikes up a deal with an old flame - an exchange of services. She will attend his family wedding and he will repair a valuable piece of equipment. She must not fall in love with him. Absolutely not. Stay focused. Do. Not. Fall. For. Him. Hmm 🤔...

A fun, clean romance.
Julia David
Feb 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
I love Harmony Valley. The old people are so much fun. Vince and Harley tried to make a go of it before, but Vince isn't the marrying kind. Or is he? Vince is forced to confront a lot of old family secrets when he goes home to watch his little brother get married. He brings Harley to be a buffer against his family and people of Harmony Valley who like to be match makers. Harley is dealing with her own problems, but agrees to help Vince. Is she just setting herself up for heartache?
Rosemary K
Feb 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Marrying The Wedding Crasher has it all. There is love, pain and second chances. Harley O'Hannigan has a front row seat to the drama. She's agreed to go with Vince Messina to his brother's wedding. She and Vince had dated for a short time. Now they are pretending to be a couple. What could possibly go wrong? Harley is a sweet and feisty woman but she's hurting. Her dreams seems unobtainable. I felt her pain. I hated to see her give up. Vince likes Harley, but with his past he doesn't want anythi ...more
Anna
Feb 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love these types of stories. Fake wedding date to pull one over on the family. But are they just kidding themselves??
Secrets revealed and family ties broken and mended make for at least one happy ending. Will there be another?

Vince doesn't want to go home for his brothers wedding. He never wanted to set foot there again. With his family and history along with secrets he just doesn't feel the need to go. But he has to and he needs a date. And who better than the woman he can't get out of his he
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Marjorie
Feb 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Returning to Harmony Valley, California, is always a treat. I always look forward to seeing what the elders are up to and how they handle new younger people coming to town. And for those who come back home to visit, they try and get them to stay. They know what improvements need to be made and they are too old to make it happen. Vince Messina has returned from Texas with his week-long date, Harley O’Hannigan, for his brother Joe’s wedding. They had stopped dating, but Vince needed a pretend date ...more
Cathie
Feb 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book!! Just like the others, it’s total romance. This especially touched me because of the background subject matter. I have been in those shoes. Melinda, you did a great job of handling the “taboo” subject! Thank you for speaking out through this book!!
Debra Floyd
Jan 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: melinda-curtis
Absolutely loved the book. Loved the way Harley realized she was in love with Vince. Loved how Vince was in love with Harley and how he finally learned to deal with his past. I could only wish a man would propose to me the way he did Harley. I hope there are more in this series.
Cynthia
Mar 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
When you give everything you have and made to feel like you are nothing it can affect you no matter what age you are. This is what happens to both the main characters but in different ways. It is a story about hopes, dreams, sorrow, misunderstandings, pain, mending, filled with love, forgiveness, sometimes dreams do come true. This story touched me in so many ways the author knows how to reach in touching your heart with so many emotions come home to Harmony Valley where you will laugh, cry, che ...more
Jennifer
Mar 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Vince hasn't been back to Harmony Valley since he left many years ago. His younger brothers have tried to get him to visit, but he always comes up with an excuse as to why he can't make it home. Joe, Vince's younger brother, is getting married and wants him to be a part of the ceremony. So excuses won't work. Vince decides he may be able to make it through the wedding festivities if he brings someone along.

Harley is a dreamer and an architect. The combination leads her to design structures that
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Marcie Robinson
Feb 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“Marrying the Wedding Crasher” by Melinda Curtis is part of her Harmony Valley series and features Vince Messina and Harley O’Hannigan.

Vince hasn’t been back to Harmony Valley in years and is only back now to attend his brother’s wedding (Joe from “Marrying the Single Dad”). Having only phone conversations over the years, and to keep his brothers off his back, Vince pretended he has a girlfriend. Now, he needs to prove to them he actually does. The only person who comes to mind is Harley O’Hanni
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Candy Laine
Mar 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I enjoy every trip I make back to Harmony Valley. This time round we meet Vince Messina. He's coming home to his brother Joe's wedding. Naturally he can't go back alone. He needs a date and the only person he would ever consider asking is the girl who he's still hung up on even after breaking up with. After all he knows he can never truly commit to a relationship and bring the hell that his father brought to their house on anyone he truly loves.
Harley O’Hannigan has a secret that has her working
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Phyllis
Mar 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Marrying the Wedding Crasher was everything I’ve come to expect in a book by author Melinda Curtis. With a subtle sense of humor, her books are lighthearted and fun despite the drama.

Vince is the protector of his family and always has been. Despite being the middle child, he took on the responsibility of covering for his dad’s inadequacies as a child. He also harbored a secret from his brothers that had the power to cause them to hate him, and so he avoided them. Until he had to return to Harmon
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Lynn Brooks
Mar 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4 1/2 STARS!

Secrets abound as we head back to Harmony Valley! Melinda Curtis always brings us a heartwarming, sweet romance when we visit her make-believe world, and this time was no exception! The characters catch our attention quickly and the drama surrounding them intrigues us from the start. He seems like a nice guy, but she obviously broke up with him for a reason ... and she seems down-to-earth, but why all the secrets? The story unravels into a great exes reuniting and becoming better tha
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Sarah
Mar 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Harley's life is turned upside down and nothing seems to be going right. When her ex boyfriend Vince makes her a deal and she try to find a solution that can work for both of them so that she can help him and get help to. Vince has to go home for a wedding but he has a list of secrets he's keeping and he knows it they come out they could destroy him. Can the both help each other and protect there hearts or will all the secrets come out and blow up in there faces?

OMG this is seriously the sweeter
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Fleur
Mar 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018
Harmony Hills is a very small town where they have a phone tree so everyone knows everything pretty much as soon as it happens and when all 3 Messina brothers finally re unite it is the talk of the town. Vince convinces Harley his ex and co-worker to go to his Brother Joe's wedding so they will leave him alone and not delve into his life, a good simple plan right? wrong!
Having been the first time back home after a troubled upbringing Vince has to face his past that haunts him, as well as finall
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Melinda M
Mar 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: done, arc-book
Marrying the Wedding Crasher by Melinda Curtis is her 11th book in the Harmony Valley Series. It does well as a stand alone but it will make you want to read the rest of the series. Melinda Curtis does a wonderful job of giving the reader enough information on the characters from previous books so you do not feel lose. This book is the story of Vince Messina and his visit home for his younger brother's wedding. Harley O'Hannigan is a co-worker of Vince and his plus one for the wedding as well as ...more
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Prior to writing romance, award-winning, USA Today Bestseller Melinda Curtis was a junior manager for a Fortune 500 company, which meant when she flew on the private jet she was relegated to the jump seat—otherwise known as the potty. After grabbing her pen (and a parachute) she made the jump to full-time writer. Between writing sweet romance and sweet romantic comedy, Melinda finds time to bond w ...more

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