Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Review and GIVEAWAY! Wedding Belle Blues by Mia Epsilon

Virtual Book Tour Dates:  6/20/14 – 7/4/14

Genres: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: 6/20/14

Short Blurb:
What do you do when the woman you love is marrying the wrong man? Sabotage the wedding!

Long Blurb:

Anna is planning the perfect wedding, but she doesn’t anticipate her
future mother-in-law’s offer of help’ which translates into take over.
Her groom-to-be avoids her and insists their growing problems are just
‘bridal nerves’. Worst of all, her best friend, Robin, begins to act
strange. Everyone around her has his or her own agenda. What’s a girl to
do when she begins to realize the perfect life she envisioned is all a

Robin has two great loves in his life: his best friend Anna and his
motorcycle. Not one to make a scene, he supports Anna in her plan to
marry the wrong man and regrets she can’t accept his ‘dare devil’
lifestyle. But when push comes to shove, he’s more than willing to make
the necessary sacrifice and prove he is the man she needs.

As the wedding date grows closer and plans shift into high gear,
Robin and Anna grow closer and not just as friends. Each must decide
what the perfect life truly means while trying to negotiate the maze of
wedding plans, secrets, and hidden motives. Will someone be left singing
the blues?

“Chasing you would be a wasted effort.” Robin waved the half eaten slice before he set the crust back in the box.
Anna slammed the lid on his hand. “What do you mean? I’m not worth the chase?”
starving teacher here.” He knocked on the inside of the box and glared
at her. “And don’t be ridiculous. Of course you’re worth a chase, but
even I can recognize a no win situation regardless if I can’t fully give
up on it or you.”
“What’s that supposed to mean?” He was hiding something besides his hand in the box. “Robin?”
liquid blue fire in his eyes singed her as he spoke. “I didn’t give the
let’s-forget-this-ever-happened-and-just-be-friends speech. I didn’t
stay too afraid to see where our relationship might have gone. No win
Stunned, she gaped at him. “I thought…but you never said…I mean we’d…”
just stared at her, face unmoving, his chest rising and falling as his
breaths increased. He was, she realized, getting angrier by the second.
swallowed and tried to find words, any words, to defuse the tension. “I
couldn’t bear to think of losing you as my friend. We did the best
thing for us.”
“We did the best thing for you.”
“But you…you agreed with me. You said you didn’t want to risk our friendship either.”
the hell could I say?” He shot to his feet, knocking the pizza box to
the floor. “You didn’t give me a choice. Either be your friend, only
your friend, or leave your life.”
“I never said we couldn’t be friends or you had to leave my life.” She whispered the words. Yet it had been close.
now you won’t face it.” He muttered a curse which shocked her with the
anger behind it. “Will you? You won’t admit maybe we could have
faced it the morning after. I’m not an idiot, Robin. When you date a
woman, it’s like your skydiving adventures. You have a thrill, anything
goes, and it’s awesome and you’re on the high of it all. Then you land
and it’s over. You never talk to the woman again, let alone have a
friendship with her. I didn’t want our friendship to be over. I still
don’t. I can’t give more than I am. I can’t.”
Anna?” He stopped right in front of her, hands on his hips balled into
fists. “Why can’t you give more? Because of Doug Dufuss?”
“No. Because I can’t just have sex with you and then watch you leave!”

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About the Author:

Mia Epsilon lives with her enduring soul mate hubby in the gorgeous Blue
Ridge Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina, USA. She’s an avid
reader of almost anything but particularly romance, a
never-miss-an-episode viewer of Doctor Who and Sherlock, and happily
suffers a coffee and chocolate addiction. She can most often be found at
her computer, spinning new stories, or in a quiet padded nook with her e
reader. Look for more stories in the ‘Weddings by C & C’ line.

Connect With The Author:

Breathless Press


Amazon Authors Page

Blog Website



My Review:

Anna's engaged, which is great news to everyone except her best friend Robin, who has been pining for her for years. How will his attempts to sabotage effect his and Anna's friendship?

This was a quick read for me, but it was a fun one too. It reminded me of how horrible things could go in wedding planning. Oddly enough, right now I am helping plan a small destination wedding for my sister, so this book did hit home a bit. Luckily, my sister's future mother-in-law is nowhere near as crazy and domineering as Doug's mother is.

Mia Epsilon really did a great job with this novel. It was funny, quirky, and pulled at your heartstrings. There was plenty of romance, but the characters didn't just float through the story. I thought that the backstory of Anna and Robin was particularly great. The thought of a friend so great that they not only stayed with you all through college but actually got a teaching job at the same school, in the same hall as you? I wish Epsilon were writing my life story.

While it was a great book, I did have two small issues with Wedding Belle Blues. The first is that while the circumstances of Anna and Robin's meeting put a smile on my face, it's a bit hard to believe. The other problem I had is that the book was entirely too short. I would have loved it more if there were more to the story, more drama leading up to a bigger climax (though Epsilon definitely nailed the climax).

This was a great book, it really was. I enjoyed reading it and simply wished there had been more to read. I recommend this to anyone who likes "chick lit" or anyone looking for a quick summer read. I am excited to see what else Mia Epsilon has to offer, because I definitely enjoyed this one. Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this book in order for me to provide you, my lovely readers, with my 100% honest views and opinions.

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