A return to the Riviera on the trail of a runaway groom …
When out-of-work actor Ryan Calder attends a wedding as the plus-one of successful businesswoman, Nadine Wells, he doesn’t expect to get in a scuffle with the groom.
But Ryan has a good reason. He recognises the groom from another wedding where the same man made a quick getaway, taking the wedding money and leaving a heartbroken bride in his wake. It seems he’s struck again, and Nadine’s poor friend is the target.
Ryan and Nadine decide they can’t let it happen to another woman, so with a group of friends they hatch a plan that will take them to the French Riviera, hot on the heels of the crooked groom. But could their scheme to bring him to justice also succeed in bringing them closer together?
Book 2 – Riviera series. Book 1 – Summer in San Remo. Book 3 – A Villa in Portofino.
Evonne Wareham was born in South Wales and spent her childhood there. After university she migrated to London, where she worked in local government, scribbled novels in her spare time and went to the theatre a lot. Now she’s back in Wales, living by the sea, writing and studying a PHD in history. She still loves the theatre, likes staying in hotels and enjoys the company of other authors through her membership of the Romantic Novelists’ Association.
Evonne’s debut novel, Never Coming Home won the 2012 Joan Hessayon New Writers’ Award, the 2013 Colorado Romance Writers’ Award for Romantic Suspense, the Oklahoma National Readers’ Choice Award for Romantic Suspense plus was a nominee for a Reviewers’ Choice Award from RT Book Reviews.
Another great read from Evonne! Thank you. This was brilliant. A much needed read with lots of drama, friendship and wedding excitement. The story itself had some great twists and the characters were totally relatable. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The two main characters, Ryan and Nadine attend a wedding. Ryan is an actor (but just hasn’t had his big break yet), he works in a bar and also provides a “plus one” service (who happens to be Nadine in this case). The book follows on from Summer in San Remo – but you do not have to read that first. The wedding they attend seems familiar to Ryan and during the photo’s he realises he has seen the groom before – only problem is the groom is speeding off on a motorbike with the brides money – turns out he is a serial runaway groom! (Not sure if that also counts as a bigamist – but that doesn’t spoil the story :)) Nadine’s good friend Jake runs a Private Detective agency and starts his own private investigation on the groom (John Thackeray) and the group hatch a plan to create a fake wedding of their own. The fake wedding is to be set in France on the Riveria. Nadine is to be the bride but Ryan struggles with this as he has feelings for her. He doesn’t act on them as he thinks Nadine is totally out of his league. Nadine has feelings for Ryan too, but doesn’t think he would be interested in her. During the planning stage, her best friend Cassie realises and tries her best to get them together and tell each other how they feel. Meanwhile, Nadine has to pretend she has feelings for John (fake groom) who seems to be getting more and more shiffty. The story is fluid, is easy to follow and is great for the imagination.
This book features characters from Summer in San Remo however this book can be read as a standalone (although I would highly recommend the reading the first one as it’s excellent).
Cassie and Jake are in attendance at a wedding of an associate along with Ryan and Nadine, who is being paid by Nadine to be her escort when the Groom does a runner and it turns out he is a scam artist.
As Jake and Cassie run a Private Detective Agency they decide to try and get to the bottom of the scam with the assistance of Ryan and Nadine. Nadine is going to be the bait for the con artist but the only problem with that is that she has fallen in love with Ryan and the feeling is mutual so how will he cope seeing his new love with another man, even if it is purely business?
This is a wonderful read that I enjoyed immensely and I like the fact that although Jake and Cassie are in this the focus is not on them for this book.
I would recommend this book if you want a great read based in the gorgeous Riviera, beautiful Bath and Bristol.
Its a while since I have read a book that i’ve looked forward to picking up so much but this was that book. Quite a different story, a wedding scammer that takes place ‘after’ the vows but is recognised by our hero, Ryan who is attending a wedding in the capacity of a ‘friend’.
Ryan and his friends then decide to set up a trap to stop him which sounds easy but a few twists and turns get thrown in to test them all, not least a love triangle!
I loved it and i’m sure many others will too.
Evonne’s books are always filled with great characters, story lines and sexual tension between the main characters Nadine and Ryan, that builds beautifully and sprinkled with humour. Wedding on the Riviera is a fast paced pure escapist read that had me gripped from start to finish. Sit back and enjoy – I did.
This is a glorious mix of crime, romance and friendship. The author has worked all the elements together in a very easy and clever way. It kept me turning the pages and I read this in one go! Just did not want to put it down! Ryan and Nadine are worthy heroes of the romance which goes from UK to France and back. They are backed up by their friends to form a tight group to find the criminal who has been targeting susceptible women. A novel crime but realistically portrayed. Enjoy with a bar or two of chocolate to keep you going as I am sure like me you will not to stop reading.
Revenge, sweet revenge
When someone scams your friend in the most despicable way, wouldn’t you want dish out revenge and payback on the culprit.
This is exactly what Nadine, Cassie and Jake plan after their friend is deserted by her new husband immediately after the marriage ceremony. The groom runs out of the church, leaving his new bride broken hearted, her bank account emptied and responsible for all the bills of their lavish wedding. It seems that the groom is a con artist, making his living romancing then swindling women.
Jake runs a successful detective agency and is wealthy enough to finance an extravagant plan. Using Nadine as bait to reel in the swindler, they expect the con man to work his usual scam of defrauding his unsuspecting pray, finally they’ll expose his crimes to the police.
Nadine would be the perfect bait, she’s wealthy, a widow and successfully runs her late husband’s company. But Ryan, Nadine’s usual plus-one, is concerned about her safety, especially as he has more than employee feelings for her.
Beginning in Bath and Bristol, the main action takes place on the glorious French Riviera.
A complicated enough plot to keep a reader fully involved, this is a fun read and thoroughly recommended.
Another good read from Ms Wareham – a feisty heroine with a hunky hero, a bit of a different story, and some updating on characters we had met before, with an interesting and unexpected little twist at the end. I can’t really say more without giving spoilers, I can only suggest that you read if for yourself! I think you will find it worth the effort, I enjoyed it.
Adored this story! Ryan is an out of work actor, working as a paid escort to rich women. Nadine is one of those women. What happens when he falls for her? Throw in a crooked runaway groom and the romance of the Riviera and you have a perfect mix of adventure and who knows what else! Thoroughly enjoyable story and who wouldn’t fall for the gorgeous Ryan!!