Don’t Call Me Sweetheart by: Codi Gary

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While driving over the golden foothills of California’s wine country, you may pass through the picturesque town of Sweetheart, a quiet little place that caters to the nuptial needs of lovebirds looking to tie the knot. Whether the wedding is large or small, they’ve got it all…including the men and women of Something Borrowed, a wedding party for hire service. They’ll make your special day goes off without a hitch…it’s their own love lives they can’t seem to get right.

Marley Stevenson wouldn’t dream of breaking the cardinal rule of a professional bridesmaid; never cross the line with a client or their guests. Marley needs the money from Something Borrowed to pay off the mountain of debt crushing her dreams, but sexy best man, Luke Jessup, is making it hard not to shed her by-the-book behavior for something a little more daring.

Luke knows all about risks. As a SWAT officer for the LAPD, he’s taught when to hold back…and when to go for it. Marley brings out a whole host of new feelings that have him thinking about moving out of the fast-paced city and pursuing a future with the sharp-tongued blonde who’s gotten under his skin. The issue? Marley’s determined to keep him at arms-length.

Can Marley have her cake and eat it too? Or will she forever be a bridesmaid and never…well, you get the gist. “

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Content Warnings: Arson, death of a loved one [parent(s)]


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So “Don’t Call Me Sweetheart” just re-released this Tuesday [Feb 1st] and Codi is such a gem she offered to send me a copy early [via Bookfunnel] which of course I said yes to!

We have Marley and Luke who meet, connect, and have a first date before realizing they’re part of the same wedding party. Problem is…Marley is a hired MOD [maid of honor] and contractually isn’t allowed to be involved with anyone in the wedding party or tell anyone she’s hired. Needless to say, shenanigans ensue as Marley tries to push Luke away without giving away her employee status.

I don’t want to go into too many details as I try to keep the blog spoiler-free but let me just say there are some clap-worthy moments in this book.

If you’re looking for a quick read that’s set in a small town, filled with lots of wedding activities, has a swoon-worthy couple, and tons of shenanigans…look no further!


Published by Noelle Loves Books

Growing up, Japanese and Indigenous, it was hard to find books that showcased stories and worlds that accurately portrayed Noelle’s experiences. Fantasy quickly became her main love, as you could really be anyone, anywhere. As the years went on, and technology grew, Noelle was finally able to see more stories and authors that looked and felt like her. Noelle is open to all genre’s though she can mostly be found reading own voice, fantasy, and romance. Ratings: 5 Stars: Completely blew me away 4 Stars: Loved the story but didn't feel completely blown away by it 3 Stars: Liked the overall concept of the story but either had poor execution, had a lot of plot holes, or was written poorly 2 Stars: I struggled to understand the plot, poorly written, or just had really unlikeable characters along with a poor writing 1 Star: Horribly written, major plot holes, or extremely unlikeable characters and plots.

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