Wedding of the Century (Marry Me contemporary romance series Book 1) - Patricia McLinn

Wedding of the Century (Marry Me contemporary romance series Book 1)

By Patricia McLinn

  • Release Date: 2016-10-13
  • Genre: Contemporary Romance
Score: 4.5
From 1,867 Ratings


Their botched wedding is only the start of their storybook romance.
Annette Trevetti felt like a modern-day Cinderella as she walked down the aisle towards her first love and the heir to a fortune. But her wedding day bliss screeched to a halt when an extremely pregnant woman crashed the ceremony claiming her Prince Charming was the father. Devastated, Annette shakes the dust of her small Midwestern town off her boots and starts a seven-year climb up the corporate ladder to claim her own fortune. But when her brother gets injured on the job, she has no choice but to return to her Wisconsin hometown and risk exposing the feelings she still has for the man who broke her heart. 

Single dad Steve Corbett’s biggest regret is tied up with his greatest joy. When Annette returns to town seven years after she left him at the altar, his love for her hasn't changed one bit. And if his match-making daughter and their one-of-a-kind elderly relative have it their way, they’d pick the romance up right where it left off. Working alongside Annette on her brother’s construction project, Steve senses the flicker of their old flame. But he knows it will take a lot of sweat and tears to rebuild the crumbling trust for a second chance at happily ever after. 

With years and heartache between them, can Annette and Steve learn to have faith in each other and rebuild a new future together in this heartfelt romance? 

Wedding of the Century is a small-town contemporary romance about second chances. If you like fiery chemistry, precocious children, quirky matchmakers, romantic comedy and emotional, feel-good journeys of the heart, then you’ll love USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn’s small-town romance. 

Praise for Wedding of the Century
"So good that I read the whole book all the way through at one sitting. The characters were in-depth and honest." – 5*

“A great, moving story, with humor, emotion, and interesting characters.” – 5*

"Warm and tender." – 5*

“Best book ever!” – 5*

"A wonderful story about two people who deserve to find happiness. The many truths that are revealed when Annette returns to Tobias, Wisconsin . . . are surprising and so very human . . . Read this beautifully told story." – 5*

"Heartfelt!" – 5*

"Compelling! I really enjoyed this small-town second chance romance because it has everything I hope to find when reading a book by Patricia McLinn who has been one of my favorite authors for quite a few years. …  I can't wait (for) the rest of this series and learn more about the people and the secrets of Tobias, Wisconsin." – 5*

Praise for the Marry Me series
“With her two latest books set in a perfectly realized and perfectly charming small town, McLinn has created two beautifully written, richly emotional love stories that are a joy to read.” – John Charles, American Library Association
“Gifted Patricia McLinn has written another wonderful series filled with emotion and romance.” -- CataRomance Reviews
“McLinn has done a marvelous job creating the stories in this series.” -- Fresh Fiction

Get all the books in Patricia McLinn’s Marry Me series!
Wedding of the Century
The Unexpected Wedding Guest
A Most Unlikely Wedding 
Baby Blues and Wedding Bells

If you enjoy Patricia’s small-town romances, try her Seasons in a Small Town series!
What Are Friends For? (Spring)
The Right Brother (Spring)
Falling for Her (Autumn)
Warm Front (Winter)

About the Author
Patricia McLinn is the USA Today bestselling author of more than 60 published novels cited by readers and reviewers for wit and vivid characterization. Her books include mysteries, romantic suspense, contemporary romance, historical romance, and women’s fiction. They have topped bestseller lists and won numerous awards.
She has spoken about writing from London to Melbourne, Australia, to Washington, D.C., including being a guest speaker at the Smithsonian.
McLinn spent more than 20 years as an editor at The Washington Post after stints as a sports writer (Rockford, Ill.) and assistant sports editor (Charlotte, N.C.). She received BA and MSJ degrees from Northwestern University. Now living in Kentucky, McLinn loves to hear from readers through her website and social media.


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