Author: Summer Dowell
Pages: 279 pages
Published: 17th February 2022
Rating: 5 Stars
I’m a huge fan of love and marriage and all that gushy stuff. Just for other people. Not me.
I’m a simple woman. All I want is for my wedding planning business to thrive. That’s it. I don’t want some annoying photographer (Okay, I’ll admit it. He’s attractive. In a guy-you-want-to-hate kinda way) that tries with moderate success to get under my skin. I don’t need some adorable stray puppy that’s just dying to make me a dog mom. I don’t want any of it. All right?
I mean, am I attracted to Avery? Sure. If you’re into the big brown eyes and full soft lips kinda thing. She may or may not have sneaked her way into my film roll more times than I can count this week. But as enticing as Avery is, she has a bite to go with it. Like a tiger, just waiting for you to come close and count its stripes so it can attack. But what if there’s more to her than the human checklist vibe she gives off? And what if I’m drawn to that part?
A laugh-out-loud, clean romance that is full of all the sarcasm and swoons! ♥♥♥
Thank you to NetGalley and the author for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
This was a cute romance that I couldn’t put down. It’s a standalone but is the third book in The Wedding Business series, but you don’t need to read the others to understand this one as it’s a new couple. If anything this book made me want to read the others from the glimpses we see of the other characters.
On Schedule is told from both character’s perspectives. Avery is a wedding planner, and is awfully good at her job. When she overhears her client listening to someone suggest she is not good at her job, she is not impressed. Avery is even more annoyed to find out it’s the photographer that is joining them for every planning event leading up to the wedding. It doesn’t help that the photographer is extremely attractive. Tyler, the photographer, didn’t mean to get under Avery’s skin but once he finds out how annoyed she gets, he can’t help but do or say things to irritate her more.
‘There’s nothing and then suddenly, pieces you had no idea were there to pop out at you.’
This was kind of like an office romance, as it was two work colleagues working together. I loved the banter between the two characters as they got closer and learnt to tolerate each other. Avery is a workaholic, she puts everything into her wedding planning business and leaves no time for relationships. Her two friends, Hope and Haley, set her up on some blind dates, which don’t seem to work out. But is that because she can’t get Tyler out of her mind?
‘When we’re apart, you’re on my mind, and when we’re together, I don’t want to leave.’
After a work event, Avery and Tyler come across an abandoned puppy, and Avery immediately falls in love. This is almost the tuning point in their relationship, as they spend a lot of time around this puppy. There were so many cute moments between these characters and I was grinning at certain scenes. The tension between these two in the dark room scene had me addicted! Avery is determined to remain professional, but she doesn’t want to take after her workaholic parents. I loved that Avery and Tyler were both vulnerable with each other and shared their insecurities about life.
This was a lighthearted romance that will leave you swooning and wanting more. I’m definitely going to be reading more from this author in the future!