Title: Marriage Wanted
Author: Debbie Macomber
Release Date: 2018
My grade: D
I was actually fairly disappointed in this book. I usually like Debbie Macomber, finding her books light and easy reads for days when I really could use light and fluffy. This book however was not up to her usual fair, and has the signs of being a “well, I need to write something” type of story.
The premise of Marriage Wanted (part one of the duo in the paperback I bought) was that Savannah was a wedding planner who felt that Marriage was the thing to achieve, while Nash (a divorce) lawyer thought it was simply an outdated institution and nothing good came out of it. He challenges her to marry him and test the theory out.
Or at least that is what the back of the book states. It feels like a rough draft of a longer novel. The pacing is awkward. It’s slow at first, building up the characters (except at the same time taking jumps of time to not really understand their inter-character relationships at all). The second half of the book rushes everything, from the wedding, to the falling in love bit. Issues that develop to give drama to the story are brushed over towards the end as if she was in a rush to get this story over with.
This is not the worst thing I have read, but as a story it needed more.