The Substitute: The Wedding Pact #1- Denise Grover Swank

The first book in a humorous contemporary romance from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Denise Grover Swank.

Megan Vandemeer meant to tell her parents about her broken engagement, but a month and a half later she finds herself boarding a plane home to her wedding. Having stretched avoidance to its limits, it’s time to come clean–a terrifying prospect since her mother is sure to blame her rather than her cheating, emotionally frigid ex. A couple of drinks and two Dramamine later, Megan finds herself spilling her sob story to the tall, dark, and handsome stranger in the seat next to her.

With only one week left to save his business, Josh McMillan boards a plane to Kansas City in a last-ditch effort, leaving the details to chance. An unexpected answer is delivered in the form of the beautiful brunette beside him. Though she’s completely loopy, her honesty, openness, and humor charm him. So when she passes out before landing, he helps her off the plane–a good deed that leads to a colossal misunderstanding. Her parents assume he’s her fiancé. In a twist of fate, the mix-up might help Josh save his business, so he plays along, figuring he can help Megan too. All he has to do is stage a public break up convincing enough to appease her mother.

Josh is only supposed to be a substitute groom, but the more time he and Megan spend together, the more their pretend engagement starts to feel real…and the less they want to break it off. Can a relationship that began as a farce turn into happily ever after?

This is the first book I have read by Denise Grover Swank and I can’t wait to read more.
I found this a cute, steamy and funny read, the plane and Dramamine scene was so good had me laughing out loud along with Gram doing naked yoga had me belly laughing in a coffee shop got me some funny looks let me tell you.
I fell in love with Megan’s Gram immediately, she is this wonderfully quirky, eccentric lady will have you in stitches every time she opens her mouth.
The plot could be described as a bit far fetched i guess, but i say why not let a complete stranger act as your fake groom? and if he is as hot as Josh i say hell yes. I like the twist and the characters fates colliding it made for a good read.
The characters are well developed. Megan, Libby, and Blair have a wonderful longstanding friendship each of them having a different personality but complimenting the other well. I cannot wait to read the next wedding pact book, this series is brilliant.

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