Monday, January 27, 2014

Review: Marrying Missy- Sarah Elle Emm

Title: Marrying Missy
Author: Sarah Elle Emm
Pages: 292
Rating:4/5 Stars
Summary: MARRYING MISSY is the first novel by the very talented Sarah Elle Emm. Tate Sullivan is in a fix: her best friend, Missy Martin, is getting married. With constant criticism from Missy Martin, Buckhead heiress and bride-to-be; stress from her intense nursing job; and a short-temper on the rise from her high powered, attorney husband, Georgia-native, Tate Sullivan is engaged in the ultimate balancing act.Tate has to cope with sleep-deprived night shifts, her closet nicotine habit, her husband's apparent workaholism, her mother's meddlesome behavior, and her ongoing attempt to educate Missy about not making borderline racist remarks about everyone who doesn't have money or look like her. When a collision with a runaway Golden Retriever lands Tate in the arms of the newcomer to Atlanta, Dr. Jackson Greenfield, Tate begins to think her mother has concocted the ultimate scheme. Wedding planning has never been so nerve-racking...or dangerous. Marrying Missy reveals the complexity of those who are merely planning a wedding, preparing for a marriage, and those who aren't sure what their marriage is-or has become. Sarah Elle Emm captures the world of wedding planning for a particular Georgia princess, but sublimely reveals all that is so often forgotten in that process-love and marriage. - the Publisher
Review: Marrying Missy was this weeks book of the week in my review group and at first I was a little hesitant to read it because it is out of my usual genre but I'm glad I did. I found this to be a quick, fun and easy read. I finished this novel in one sitting and was entertained the whole time. I did find the story to be a bit predictable but still enjoyable. I loved all the humor present and even with some of the darker parts of the story this was still a cute, fluffy read. 
At the beginning of the book I really didn't like Missy. I felt like she was a spoiled brat who would walk all over anyone to get what she wanted, and I guess she did that. But she really did grow on me, especially when you could see the change in her and for the better. Tat was another great character that you could see the change in her over the course of the book, she just grew a different way than Missy did. I did feel bad for Tate for what she went through, but at the same time it moulded her as a person and she was strong enough to realize that it wasn't a healthy situation.
I really love reading books by the amazing Sarah Elle Emm. She has such a way with words that she insnares you in her work. I would absolutely recommend this novel to those looking for a romantic comedy. I can't wait to see what Sarah comes up with next.

About this author

Sarah Elle Emm is the author of the Young-adult fantasy and dystopian, HARMONY RUN SERIES, published by Winter Goose Publishing. (PRISMATIC, May 2012,OPALESCENT, February 2013, CHATOYANT due August 2014, NACREOUS, TBD.) Her debut fiction novel, MARRYING MISSY, an Amazon Best Seller in marriage, was published by Bird Brain Publishing in October 2011. Sarah shares her Southwest Florida photo blog, "Sarah's View from the Bottom," at Sarah is a graduate of The University of Evansville, she has lived and worked in Mexico, Germany, England, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and has traveled extensively beyond. Her love of journal writing, travel, and multicultural experience have all influenced her novels. Sarah lives in Naples, Florida. When she's not walking the plank on her daughters' imaginary pirate ship, she is working on her latest book.
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