Title: How Sweetly the Whippoorwill Sings
Author: Tray Ellis
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
On the day of Molly and Irving’s wedding the usual hiccups and snags happen, but Irving’s best man, chemistry professor Everett Donnelly, is there to smooth them over, keep everyone organized, and make last minute adjustments based on the lists he keeps. If only he weren’t distracted and reeling from his strong attraction to Molly’s brother, police officer Jake Mountbatten, whom Everett first met at the rehearsal dinner.
In between boutonnière crises and wedding photos, the two men have ample opportunities to catch each other’s eye, but the obligations of the wedding interrupt them time and again. Finally, all the speeches and traditional activities are over, and Everett finds Jake to see if they can make a little romance of their own.
Oh, I just love this novelette’s title … and according to Molly, the bride in this delightful story, whippoorwills have “an ethereal song and are considered good luck, and a symbol of everlasting love.” A lovely sentiment that just happens to prove accurate not only for the bride and groom, but for Jake and Everett as well.
This super sweet story is a “will they or won’t they” story – Jake, the bride’s policeman brother, and Everett, the groom’s professor best man, meet at the wedding rehearsal dinner and flirty looks passed between the two men all evening. They like each other a lot, but they keep getting interrupted by the wedding day chaos and festivities any time they attempt to spend any time together. As the wedding day ends, Jake and Everett finally get together … and they are perfectly delightful as they romantically dance and plan a future together.
Yes, it’s a tad unrealistic that Jake and Everett meet and immediately feel that they have found that special someone with whom they will spend a lifetime with, but this is sweet romantic fiction at its most endearing. The story is well written and lovely, the characters are delightful and actually have real chemistry, the “will they or won’t they” story line is cute and a tad suspenseful, and overall this is a wonderful story that I find simply charming!
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