By: Dominique Eastwick
Publisher: Musa Publishing
Published: November 23, 2012
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Length: Short Story
Heat Level: Sensual
Date: April 2, 2013
A single kiss can change everything.
Callie Sherman has moved past her silly schoolgirl crush on Aiden Marshall. But she is still haunted by the one kiss they shared the night before he married her best friend.
Aiden has been in love with Callie since he first pulled her pigtails years ago. Believing he could never have her as more than a friend, he moved on with his life. But everything came crashing down after one kiss.
Now divorced, Aiden isn't going to let anything get in the way of his second chance with Callie. This time, if he has anything to say about it, will be their finally ever after.
Kissing the Bridesmaid is a sensually sweet romance of two people who were destined to be together; who have loved each other for two decades and now they are finally able to make it happen. I’m reviewing this as an addition to the Sherman Family Series.
Callie and Aiden have been friends since they were children. Their friendship remained strong until distance and outside interferences separated them; each carrying guilt, jealous and sadness within their hearts. Years later, circumstances have changed and Aiden is not allowing any more time to pass. Kissing the Bridesmaid is about the day their lives change forever; the moment that Aiden takes a chance to win back the heart of his best friend and the woman of his dreams.
Very short stories are hard to rate. If it is very good, you are left wanting, but are satisfied with the outcome. That is where I am. I loved Kissing the Bridesmaid. Would I have loved it without having read Ms. Eastwick’s other Sherman Family novels? Probably not, but I would have still liked it immensely. One of the biggest complaints from people about short stories is that they are not long enough. Of course I would have wanted a novella or a full book, but this story still felt complete. When you love something you can’t help but want it to continue and let me tell you I have fallen in love with this series.
Callie and Aiden are wonderfully written. Ms. Eastwick did a great job in the time allotted her. She kept the details of them and their pasts tight, thorough without draining the word count. She was able to make me feel their pain and understand what each of them where going through in their individual moments in time. Once the walls were torn down, they had nowhere else to go, but into each other’s arms and I couldn’t be happier for them.
If you want to know about Tony/Haven or Spencer, pick up the two prior books in the Sherman Family Series: Hunting JC and Tony’s Haven. This series is top notch and I’m enjoying it very much and thank you Ms. Eastwick for the quick escape and tasty little morsel of Kissing the Bridesmaid, before the next installment of the series, Killing Lucas.