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Finding Mr. Wright
Leaning N #2
a Dreamspun Desires title
BA Tortuga’s Top Ten Redneck Wedding Foods
Hey y’all! I’m BA Tortuga, here to talk about my upcoming release, Finding Mr. Wright.
In the book, Mason is a wedding planner who sets out to do a Texas style wedding at a ranch in Colorado. The bride’s brother, Noah Wright, isn’t so sure he can pull it off.
Mason did a lot of research into the top ten redneck wedding foods, so I thought I’d share them with y’all.
10. Beans. Oh, I know, beans seem like not wedding food. Trust me. Beans are important. Preferably pinto beans. Casserole beans to be exact with the brand. Cook them long and slow, and don’t forget the pork.
9. Deviled eggs. Plain, gussied up with paprika, or super fancy with roasted red pepper, bacon and chives, these handheld appetizers are perfect for wandering guests.
8. Sausage balls. Made with sausage, cheddar cheese and Bisquick, these puppies are baked off and they get crispy and yummy.
7. Tortilla roll ups. Take a flour tortilla. Meat. Cheese. A little spiced cream cheese. Cut into bite sized pieces. Yay.
6. Jalapeno poppers. I you’re lucky, you get my Daddy to make them.
5. Chips and salsa. Don’t scoff. This is mandatory in Texas.
4. Grape jelly meatballs. Google it, y’all.
3. Various cold salads. Potato salad. Cole slaw. Broccoli salad, although that might stick in the teeth.
2. Not wedding cake sweets. Think doughnuts. Cupcakes. Texas sheet cake. Pecan pie tarts. Anything trendy as long as it’s finger food.
1. Brisket. This is Texas brisket, y’all. Slow smoked and crispy on the ends. Uhn.
Thanks for hanging out with me, y’all, and I hope you love Finding Mr. Wright.
Much love, y’all
About the book:
Everything’s bigger in Texas, including weddings. And misunderstandings.
Colorado wedding planner Mason O’Reilly lands a major contract: a two-hundred-guest wedding at the Leanin’ N Ranch, where his friends Ford and Stoney are working to provide a safe space for GLBT events. The Wright/Preston ceremony is a destination wedding, and as the grooms are from Texas, everything is done over the phone and email. There’s no way that could lead to trouble, right?
Oil tycoon Noah Wright isn’t happy about the impending disaster, but he admires Mason’s quick thinking and grace under pressure. And that’s not all he likes about the out-and-proud wedding planner. Even though Mason’s interested in Noah, his Mr. Right can’t possibly be a rancher from Dallas.
Get the book:
What do you get when you mix the enemies-to-lovers trope with a pinch of doing-the-bossman and an almost FUBAR wedding plan?
Finding Mr. Wright, is what.
Mason is a wedding planner in Colorado. His most recent contract calls for a 200-person wedding and reception at the Leaning N Ranch where Ford and Stoney (from the first book) have been busy creating a fabulous destination for weddings and other such things, all LGBTQ friendly. Yurts included. I had to google what a yurt is, but now I know.
Anyway, a few days before the wedding, Noah Wright, whose office has so far communicated with Mason by phone/email about this huge wedding, comes up to the Leaning N from Dallas, where he's got a gazillionaire oil business, to make sure everything is as planned but finds out that someone somewhere FUBAR'd - Sam isn't one of two grooms, as Mason assumed, but the bride, and as her brother, paying for the shindig, he ain't none too pleased. Matter of fact, Noah acts much like an entitled jerk at first, but the author did a fine job making him a lot more likable as the book progressed.
But Mason is of course a professional, no matter how much he wants to climb Mr. Tall, Dark, and Handsome at first sight even if he's a bit snotty and snarky, and quickly rearranges things to be fit for a princess.
Noah is impressed. Intrigued. And definitely in lust.
I quite liked this. This author has an uncanny knack for writing fun characters, and I enjoyed my time reading this book. Of course it's super tropey - this is a Dreamspun Desires title after all - but when you take away all the OTT and super rich stuff, you're still left with two men who fall hard and fast (with sexy times too), and decide that nothing shall stand in their way to their HEA. Well, Mason might not be so convinced at first, but Noah is - and what Noah wants, Noah gets. They figure it out, y'all, as they should.
It was lovely to revisit with Ford, Stoney, and all the folks on Leaning N - they played a big part in Mason pulling off the wedding after the big oops, and I hope we'll get to see more of them in a future book. Sam, the bride, and her groom were a fun couple too, even if Sam came across as a wee bit on the spoiled side, used to getting her way. Seriously, a climbing wall?
There were a few moments toward the end where Mason has some doubts, understandably so, based on what he's being told. I mean, I knew that they would get their HEA, but for a short while there, I was a little worried that things might not work out as planned. Mason actually shows some backbone throughout, and refuses to let Noah walk all over him. Good for him, that.
It's a feel-good read, which is what I expect from one of these titles. This was an excellent addition to this series, and while it can be read as a standalone, why would you want to? Read 'em both, I say. They're worth it.
** I received a free copy of this book from its publisher. A positive review was not promised in return. **
About the author:
Texan to the bone and an unrepentant Daddy's Girl, BA Tortuga spends her days with her basset hounds and her beloved wife, texting her sisters, and eating Mexican food. When she's not doing that, she's writing. She spends her days off watching rodeo, knitting and surfing Pinterest in the name of research. BA's personal saviors include her wife, Julia Talbot, her best friend, Sean Michael, and coffee. Lots of coffee. Really good coffee.
Having written everything from fist-fighting rednecks to hard-core cowboys to werewolves, BA does her damnedest to tell the stories of her heart, which was raised in Northeast Texas, but has heard the call of the high desert and lives in the Sandias. With books ranging from hard-hitting GLBT romance, to fiery menages, to the most traditional of love stories, BA refuses to be pigeon-holed by anyone but the voices in her head. Find her on the web at www.batortuga.com.
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