love on a deadlineBook Description: They’ve helped orchestrate the perfect day for countless couples. Now twelve new couples will find themselves in the wedding spotlight in the second Year of Weddings novella collection. MacKenzie “Mac” Davis left her hometown of Red Leaf, Wisconsin, to pursue a degree in journalism. But when her dad, the town’s beloved Coach Davis, suffers a mild heart attack, Mac returns home to help out. She takes a job at the weekly newspaper but instead of covering serious topics, her editor wants her to write about social events—like the garden club’s flower show and the historical society’s afternoon tea. Mac knows it’s no way to earn her father’s respect—or the attention of one of the newspapers she hopes will hire her when she leaves Red Leaf. When Hollis Channing, Mac’s high school nemesis, returns to Red Leaf to marry her celebrity fiancé, the editor asks Mac to cover the big event—and all the festivities leading up to—for the newspaper. The last thing Mac wants to do is reconnect with the person who made her life miserable when she was a teenager . . . unless it’s spending time with Ethan Channing, the bride’s older brother—and Mac’s first crush. Mac is no longer the awkward girl who wore the school mascot costume to the Homecoming dance but she realizes something hasn’t changed. Her feelings for Ethan.


donna update headshotDonna’s Review: Love on a Deadline is a novella in The Year of Wedding series. If you are new to the series, 2014 was a year of brides, 2015 is a year of people who orchestrate weddings for others getting to find their own love story. Mac is the daughter of a beloved coach in their small town of Red Leaf, Wisconsin. Her dad raised her after her mom passed away so she is a little bit of a tom boy. She left home to purse a degree in journalism and the story opens after she has returned to help her dad after he suffered a mild heart attack. She is working at the local paper covering small town social events like the garden club’s flower show. She yearns to capture the big serious story that will get her the attention of a big newspaper for when she can leave Red Leaf. Her editor has now asked her to cover the big wedding of Hollis Channin who happens to be the sister of Ethan, the boy she had a crush on all through high school. Hollis who was her nemis in high school, is marrying a celebrity so it has the potential to be a big story. It also has the potential to reconnect her with Ethan. Ethan was endearing. When they watch the old sports videos I was cracking up visualizing her in the mascot costume. Love on a Deadline is a cute story of two people reconnecting after high school. I also enjoyed the small side story with Hollis and her fiancé.

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