Wedding Favors

  • Title: Wedding Favors
  • Author: Anne Tenino
  • ISBN: 9781626492929
  • Page: 457
  • Format: ebook
  • Wedding Favors Lucas Wilder s best friend is a traitor First Audrey moved back to their hick infested hometown Bluewater Bay and now she s marrying a local His own brother in fact And as her man of honor Lucas
    Lucas Wilder s best friend is a traitor First, Audrey moved back to their hick infested hometown, Bluewater Bay, and now she s marrying a local His own brother, in fact And as her man of honor, Lucas gets coerced into returning for an extended stay Although, between his unfaithful ex boyfriend and his artist s block, going home isn t the worst thing that could happen.Lucas Wilder s best friend is a traitor First, Audrey moved back to their hick infested hometown, Bluewater Bay, and now she s marrying a local His own brother, in fact And as her man of honor, Lucas gets coerced into returning for an extended stay Although, between his unfaithful ex boyfriend and his artist s block, going home isn t the worst thing that could happen Even if the best man is Gabriel Savage, Lucas s first crush, first hookup, and first heartbreak.The only reason Gabe hasn t been waiting for Lucas to return to Bluewater Bay is because he never thought it d happen Not that it matters now that Lucas is back Gabe s still a logger who s never been anywhere Canada doesn t count , and Lucas is now a famous sculptor who s been everywhere twice Plus, there s that shared past.When Audrey asks Lucas to make her wedding favors, the only place to set up a kiln is at Gabe s tree farm Soon, they pick up where they left off twelve years before, then blow past it, discovering why neither of them forgot the other Now they have to choose how much of their history they ll repeat, and what future they ll make together.

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    About Anne Tenino


    1. Catalyzed by her discovery of LGBTQ romance, Anne Tenino left the lucrative fields of art history, non profit fundraising, and domestic engineering in that order to follow her dream of become a starving romance author For good or ill, her snarky, silly, quasi British sense of humor came along for the ride.Anne applies her particular blend of romance, comedy, and gay protagonists to contemporary, scifi, and paranormal tales Her works have won many awards her novel, Frat Boy and Toppy, is frequently referred to as a gay romance classic she s been featured in RT Book Reviews magazine she holds the position of VP of Programming at her local RWA chapter and she s achieved bestseller status on s gay romance list.Born and raised in Oregon, Anne now lives in Portland with her family, who have all taken a sacred oath never to read her books When not crocheting genitalia, growing tomatoes, driving teenagers around, or cooking something obscure, she can be found at her computer, procrastinating Possibly while also lying on the couch, eating bon bons.Check out what Anne s up to now by visiting her site anneteninoLinks Dreamspinner Press dreamspinnerpress storRiptide riptidepublishing authChicks Dicks chicksndicksTwitter twitter AnneTenino profile annetenino


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    1. ~4.5~I have been waiting for this book since I read the prequel in:In my review of that anthology, I stated that I LOVED this story until the end, when I realized that it was. The. End. And then I went into full-on angst mode. Because this is surely only the beginning of a story. I need MORE!Well, I'm happy to report that I got my MORE, and what a MORE it was. In Helping Hand, the short story prequel, Gabe and Lucas are still boys. Lucas is nearly out of high school and planning a future away fr [...]

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    2. *3.5 stars*A sweet read with some HOT moments, but with lots of communication issues. Review to come.

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    3. The book was goode audio was even better? Who knew?'Wedding Favors' is the seventh book in 'The Bluewater Bay' series and while I have fallen a bit behind with this series. I still keep buying the books because one day I will get back to them and get caught up and listening to this audio book simply confirmed that I need to do this.As I frequently do with audio books that I've previously read here's the link to my original reviewBluewater Bay #7 Wedding Favors - Original ReviewYou might notice t [...]

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    4. So in my review of 'Lights, Camera, Cupid' book #6 and the 'Bluewater Bay' Valentine's Anthology the last story was called 'Helping Hand' and this is the book that it connects too. I thoroughly loved this book.Lucas and Gabe have a history, as explained in 'Helping Hand' and now Lucas is drawn back to Bluewater Bay at the request of his best friend, Audrey, who happens to be planning on marrying Lucas's brother who also happens to be Gabe's best friend. Like or not these two men are going to hav [...]

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    5. My thoughts on this book? Well, I give it a I loved it! I loved me some Gabe and I loved me some Lucas and I loved the two of them together. And boyyy were they hot together! I especially loved that they reminded me a bit of Jurgen and Nik in Whitetail Rock (and if you've read that, you know exactly what I'm talking about), in the best way possible. They were hot, they were tender, they were there for each other with minimal angst and yessss. Yes to everything!Thank you, Anne Tenino! I totally n [...]

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    6. This was not too bad.It was cute and it had some steamy moments. My only thing is that at times the book felt too long but it was cute. 3.5 Stars.**ARC kindly provided by the publisher via Netgalley for an honest review**

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    7. The prequel of this book was pretty much the only story of the anthology that I liked. I'm happy to say that this sequel did not disappoint me.Twelve years ago, after coming out to his parents and after a hot and heavy make out session with Gabe his brother's best friend, (remember Gabe? The smoking hot ginger lumberjack?), Lucas left Bluewater bay to go to college. Lucas and Gabe ended things on a really bad note and left things unsaid. Now, Lucas has to come back for his brother's and his best [...]

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    8. Fingers crossed this isn't going to be cheese-fest.4/14/154.5 Stars!!!So this wasn't a cheese fest at all! I loved this book, IMHO this is Tenino's best work to date. I'm a sucker for older friends/lovers/old flames reconnecting so needless to say this story did it for me. And the sex was so fucking hot, Lucas was such a kinky, intense bottom! Who else would he be perfect for other than the toppy, manly Gabe? I loved that I could feel the chemistry between them from the start, and by the time th [...]

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    9. I liked the characters and thoroughly enjoyed the bedroom scenes, but there was something about Tenino's writing style that was too jarring (especially in the first 50-60% of the book) to let me settle into the story and be swept away by this quirky second chance romance.

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    10. 3.5 starsOkay, that's it. I'm moving to Bluewater Bay to find my very own lumberjack. What I liked most about 'Wedding Favors' was how Lucas and Gabe understood, and accepted, each other's quirks. Gabe understood that Lucas' tendency to get lost in his own world wasn't self-absorbed, it was just how Lucas dealt with all of his creative thoughts. And Lucas doesn't see anything wrong with Gabe's dedication to the family farm, even if it's a financial struggle. The two fit together, and I didn't ne [...]

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    11. ****Thanks to Riptide and Netgalley for the review copy of this book. ****Wedding Favors is the first novel by Anne Tenino that I've read, and I really enjoyed it! I did read the short story Helping Hand from Lights, Camera, Cupid that led into this book, first, though, in case it would give me some insight into the characters - and I really think it did. I don't think you have to read that short story first, but I do think you will get a better picture of Lucas, especially, if you do.Lucas Wild [...]

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    12. Lucas is an artist who left his little hometown to pursue his art. And to get away from the guy he had a crush on, who played him, ignored him, and broke his first-time heart. Years later now, his best friend Audrey has moved back there, she's marrying his brother, and she's coerced him into coming back to be her Man of Honor at the wedding. Lucas is at loose ends, having just broken up with his own boyfriend. He's willing to try to be there for her in his old hometown, for a little while. But a [...]

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    13. A sweet enough romance but lacking in tension and a little too long and meandering for my liking. There was something about Lucas that annoyed me and I found it hard to connect with him although I liked Gabe. And it also had a pet peeve of mine; smug couples trying to meddle and matchmakeurgh. Needles to say, this is my least favourite of the Bluewater Bay series.

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    14. Wedding Favors is the seventh book in the Bluewater Bay series. All of the books in this series can be read as standalones, which is good because there are 18 books in the series so far! I have only read 3 books in this series (and they weren't in order), and I didn't feel as if I was missing anything at any time. Out of the 3 books I've read so far, this one was my favorite. It's a second chance romance, which happens to be one of my favorite tropes.Lucas is just getting out of a long time rela [...]

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    15. The prequel of this book which you can find in Lights, Camera, Cupid was pretty much the only story of the anthology that I liked. I'm happy to say that this sequel did not disappoint me.Twelve years ago, after coming out to his parents and after a hot and heavy make out session with Gabe his brother's best friend, (remember Gabe? The smoking hot ginger lumberjack?), Lucas left Bluewater bay to go to college. Lucas and Gabe ended things on a really bad note and left things unsaid. Now, Lucas has [...]

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    16. This one was lovely, definitely one of the better books of the series. I loved the joyful writing, it's liight but not too fluffy the sweetness (yes, I really did!), the hotness, and the feeeelz. :)Btw if you haven't read the previous books of the series you can read Wedding Favors as a stand alone. You won't miss anything. :)

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    17. Better book in the series. Not as silly as I feared it might be. I will say I couldn't STAND Zach and Audrey at some points. DEAR Jesus if I saw one more reference or insult or description of something being "hipster" I'd yank my hair out. Decent read tho. Probably the most stand-alone of the series.

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    18. He ;) Didn't much like Lucas at first, but the little brat really grew on me. Very sweet story with everything in the right places.

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    19. Things I Find While ShelvingI received a free ARC via the publisherARC Review: Wedding Favors by Anne TeninoSo, the Bluewater Bay series, well not the greatest books in the universe, have won my heart. They're cute and fun and romantic and sweet.And Wedding Favors is no exception.Lucas's self-absorption could get annoying, but it's something that not only he but other characters are aware of and he does try to not be so self absorbed. And he and Gabe's relationship developed very nicely. I know [...]

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    20. Happy sigh.This book was PERFECT. I mean, it wasn'tperfect , I could definitely point out a few minor issues if I wanted to. But I don't want to! Everything about this story pushed all the right buttons for me. Damn, I want a Gabe of my own.These characters felt real, and their love felt real and I really loved going on that ride with them. I really got nothing done today.Oh, and keep a fan nearby. HOT!!

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    21. 2.5 stars"It didn't suck."That's the thought I had somewhere around 50% of this book when I was pondering my eventual review. I was really happy to learn Lucas and Gabe were going to get a book after my frustration about the short in Lights, Camera, Cupid. It was a prequel (and I suggest reading it before this book). I liked Lucas a whole lot in that book, and I wanted his HEA. This book is 12 years later, and Lucas should be a grown up man. Instead, it felt like most of his teen resentments and [...]

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    22. This is the first book I've read from Riptide's Bluewater Bay series, and I enjoyed it quite a bit. At times I felt it was a little longer than it needed to be, but overall a solid read with Tenino's trademark humor.

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    23. I wanted to read about Gabe and Lucas because of reading Seth's romance in a later book in the series. Seth is Gabe's hook up here. Gabe treats him pretty badly in this book. While the sex scene are hot here and I like the professions of the two heros as well as the settings and side characters, I never really like them. They didn't communicate well with each other or themselves in the past and they don't know.It is irrupting. LOL. And they are still fairly not great with other people. Lucas is [...]

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    24. audio versionI forgot how much I enjoyed this author. This was a great example of her story telling style. This was funny, sweet and steamy. It starts as a bit of an enemies to lovers story due to a fall out between the two MC's back when they were in high school. I also liked the fact that the story felt realistic. It was believable that these two could come together like they did.I liked both Lucas & Gabriel as characters and they went well together. I also enjoyed the side characters. The [...]

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    25. I'm so glad that this was the next book in the Bluewater Bay series. I loved the short story that was in Lights, Camera, Cupid found it so charming. Liked the characters and hoped that they'd find their happy. I also enjoyed that this was a story not about members of the cast and crew for the hit TV series that has planted itself in this sweet little town, but of the locals. It's about coming home, finding love in family and friends. Finding that one true love that had been hidden for so long. O [...]

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    26. I'm a Tenino fan, but this wasn't what I'm used to from her. This was a 2-star read until I reached 80%. I kept chugging along, because it's Tenino, but I was forcing myself to read until that 80% mark. I never liked Lucas, he was selfish. I liked Gabe, but he wasn't enough to carry the whole story for me. And I never could understand why he wanted Lucas. There's no accounting for taste I guess. The last 20%, the climax, was good though. That's really about it. Meh. And let's not forget about Lu [...]

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    27. Great addition to this fun series. I loved Gabe and Lucas together. The pottery details made it fun, too. Oh to have a studio with a view of the Olympic range.

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    28. My favorite in the series so fard why haven't I read Anne Tenino before?!

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    29. 3.75 Stars Oddly specific, I know.

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    30. If you read the anthology from Valentines day 2015 - /book/show/2 - there was a prequel to this story included. That little bit of a story was ever so sweet – featuring Lucas after prom getting his first kiss from Gabe- the older boy he’s been crushing on. It ends, however, HORRIBLY – with Lucas leaving Gabe for school and it isn’t until this book came out that we get to see these guys get a HEA.What I loved about this book: Gabe. He is sweet, sexy, loyal, funny and determined to do the [...]

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