Chasing I Do by Marina Adair : Book Review

2zjkkk9Storyline Rating : 3/5 stars

Brief Summary from Goodreads :

Darcy Kincaid might be a runaway bride, but she still believes in happily ever after, which is why she’s devoted to helping couples orchestrate their perfect I do. Even though her fiancée turned out to be unfaithful and a big disappointment, Darcy walked away from her wedding fully committed—to her unborn daughter. Now, a single mom, it’s up to Darcy to secure her daughter’s future, which is why she’s invested her life savings into renovating Belle Mont Manor, Portland’s oldest, and nearly forgotten, wedding venue. So when Wedding Magazine offers her the cover for their June issue, in exchange for planning the wedding of a high-profile couple, Darcy thanks her lucky stars. Until the star’s best man turns out to be her ex’s brother… 

The last time Gage Easton saw Darcy, she was sneaking out the back door of her own wedding—destroying his brother’s life. No way is he going to entrust the gorgeous jilter with his biggest client’s special day, no matter how much in love with her he secretly was. Determined to take his client’s wedding elsewhere, he confronts Darcy, only to meet a toddler with Darcy’s blonde curls and the Easton blue eyes that has him renegotiating—the wedding for a chance to know his niece. But when a fun day in the park leads to warm family dinners, Gage finds himself stuck between his loyalty to his brother—and the two women who have stolen his heart. 

My Point of View :

It’s been awhile since I reviewed any books since nothing inspired me to write any. Sigh…I hope I haven’t already run out of awesome romance to read. I’m sorry that my first review after awhile is going to be one to criticize instead of singing praises.

I think I’ve been reading a string of okay-romance for awhile now, and this is one of them. Chasing I Do started out promising, introducing the heroine, Darcy – a wedding planner and the owner of Belle Mont Manor, meeting her dead fiance’s twin brother, Gage. In fact, the synopsis basically sums up about 50% of the story. During their first encounter, it is obvious (to the readers, I suppose) issues between Darcy and Gage’s family and those issues were hinted during their conversations, but not revealed in great detail. I suppose that was what kept me reading. Though, there are still things that I wish was explain thoroughly. Darcy’s background is one of them. It was mentioned throughout the story that her family was not a good one and Darcy did not have a good childhood in her family, but specific issues were not mentioned. Then, there’s her relationship with Kyle. The only thing I know about Kyle is that he cheated on her before their wedding and died shortly after. Darcy must have some good memories of Kyle….right? Or else, why would she go with Kyle even though she loved Gage? I wish there was some flashback scenes on her, Kyle, and Gage’s past. At least then the story would be a lot clearer.

The ending was a tad bit rushed and abrupt. I thought there was a sequel, where Darcy and Gage’s story would continue. But…no…….it really was the end for them, while the sequel is on Rhett and some girl name Laney. I wonder if Margo will ever come around and forgive Darcy (for what Darcy didn’t intentionally caused) and if Darcy will allow Kylie to meet her grandma. I guess there is a lot of things to wonder about….since many things weren’t explained in detail. This story is definitely one of those “it-could-have-been-good” kind of story.

Favorite Quote : None from this book.


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