October 16, 2017
Blurb: Life and death matters take on a whole new twist when a quirky funeral planner tries her hand at matchmaking for a prominent playboy.
Six months ago, Cassidy Baldwin was among Milwaukee’s leading wedding planners, until she became the scapegoat for a corporate scandal. Now the only job she can land is organizing over-the-top themed funerals for her best friend’s family business.
Then the city’s most affluent and eccentric philanthropist dies, and Cassidy is hired to fulfill the woman’s deathbed wish: find a wife for her playboy nephew, Ryan Mitchell.
Ryan’s always avoided the spotlight, and he’s not thrilled by the media attention spawned by this final decree. If he doesn’t marry within the year, however, his aunt’s quirky staff will lose their home and livelihood. So he wants Cassidy to find him a Ms. Right Now that he can ultimately divorce, but she’s determined to find him a true soul mate since the right match could launch a new matchmaking career for her. Too bad she seems to understand him better than any of the potential brides she’s found.
Is it worth risking a real chance at love to arrange a fake wedding?
Sensuality Level: Behind Closed Doors
SASCHA DARLINGTON’S REVIEW
I am about a week late on reviewing Eliza Day’s ‘Til Death Do Us Part, but I do have my little notes from kindle and the first one reads: “love the eccentric characters” and that is only part of what I enjoyed about this laugh-out-loud funny romp.
How can you not immediately love a book in which a highly successful wedding planner has been scapegoated out of a job and shamed because her boss/boyfriend believes his sister rather than her and has now been relegated to doing theme funerals, many involving cigars? Throw in a deceased millionaire cat woman whose staff is made up of eccentric people from all walks of life and a hot romance and you’ve got several fun hours of reading pleasure.
The give and take between Cassidy and Ryan is believable. Obviously Cassidy is going to be having some trust issues after being dumped and threatened. Ryan also has trust issues because the one woman who he thought loved him for him, didn’t. He adores his aunt’s staff who helped raise him and he would do anything to make sure they were safe. I liked that protectiveness about him.
I’ve never read an Eliza Day novel before, but if this represents her typical writing style then I will be reading more. Being swept up in several hours of good humor and slapstick can be the greatest escapism.
This is perfect for fans of Jennifer Crusie.
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
4 butterflies out of 5 butterflies