The Wedding Rescue, by Ivy Layne is a 354-page contemporary romance novel and is the first book out of a 3-part series of “The Billionaire Club”. It is written from a first-person POV, two-sided.
Ivy Layne is an author who generally writes dirty, dirty sex scenes. So if you’re someone who is looking for some dirty read (which there is nothing wrong with that) this is the book for you.
Spoilers Ahead ***
For this series the author is defining the female protagonists as one who is curvy or what would fall under what society classifies as BBW. I found it interesting because I’ve never read a book that has centered around the female protagonist being anything but model thin. I appreciated that this book addressed a societal group that is underrepresented in fiction.
Leigha has a rather low self esteem for herself as she grew in a household where her beautiful, thin sister got all the attention and Leigha was just an after thought. That being said, compared to her sister Leigha is a shy, boring (her words, not mine), independent woman who works hard. She does all the adult things, steady job, mortgage payments, retirement funds, but she has pretty bad taste men. Her last boyfriend took advantage of her, wiped out her savings and left her high and dry. And now, with little money she has, Leigha is staying at a premier casino on the Strip for her perfect sister’s wedding. What she doesn’t expect is a man to approach her in a bar and proposition her to be her date for the weekend.
Dylan owns the casino that Leigha is staying in and when he sees her at the bar he has to have her, but you know…just for that weekend. When he finds out the dilemma she’s in, lack of money, embarrassed to tell her family that her steady boyfriend is no longer around he offers make her problem go away for the weekend. He will be the boyfriend and date for the wedding.
The interesting part of this story is the world that the author creates all connects to her other books. There is a Russian mob that is introduced here, apparently, Leigha’s former boyfriend owed money to. That Russian mob becomes a central theme in the rest of this series as well as going into the Winters Saga and the story of Sinclair Security.
As you’ve seen I’ve written so many reviews on Ivy’s books because I just love her style of writing. It’s entertaining, most of the time, completely not relatable but you know, that’s okay. It’s fun.
In summary, I give this a 3 out of 5.