It Happened One Wedding by Julie James

It Happened One Wedding



After a humiliating end to her engagement, investment banker Sidney Sinclair is done with commitment-phobic men. But when her sister winds up engaged after a whirlwind courtship, Sidney is thrown into close contact with exactly the kind of sexy playboy she wants to avoid—the gorgeous best man. She’s stuck with him, for better or worse, until her sister walks down the aisle, but that doesn’t mean she has to give in to his smooth advances, no matter how tempting they are…


Special agent Vaughn Roberts always gets his man on the job and his woman in bed. So Sidney’s refusal to fall for his charms only makes him more determined to win over the cool and confident redhead. Only what starts out as a battle of wills ends up as a serious play for her heart. Because the one woman who refuses to be caught may be the only one Vaughn can’t live without…


It Happened One Wedding was a good read, and I don't know why but the whole brothers falling for sisters things just really....I don't like it. Vaughn's brother is marrying Sidney's sister and then once they meet and are hanging out planning the wedding and everything they fall for each other. I know there is nothing wrong with that, but it is odd at times. Like Sidney keeps thinking how Vaughn is soon to be her sisters brother -in-law. Yes, and your brother-in-law as well! It was just odd that they kept putting in terms like well they are soon to be my siblings sibling-in-law instead of just they are soon to be my sibling-in-law. I know that probably makes it less weird for them, but still makes it weird for me. I don't know why I have such an eew response to that. I mean they aren't really doing anything wrong it is just...I don't like it. Why couldn't Sidney just be the best friend? Or Vaughn? So there is my issue with the book, which I pretty much kept telling myself Sidney was just the best friend, not the sister and dealt with it that way. I honestly don't know why it bugs me so much, and for most people it is probably not an issue.

Vaughn and Sidney meet once before they actually officially meet. They are both in a coffee shop waiting for dinner with their siblings, but Sidney is there to meet a guy for a first date. It does not go well, and Vaughn, being the FBI guy that he is, watches in amusement. After the guy leaves Vaughn goes over to try and pick up Sidney. She shuts him down and calls him out on who exactly he is and what exactly he is doing. Of course Vaughn doesn't like this, especially since this is the first time a lady has said no thanks to him. He doesn't really know what to do about that.

Sidney had recently been engaged and two weeks before the wedding found out her fiance was cheating on her. She is not determined to not fall for his type again, the player like Vaughn. She has her list of 34 criteria a guy has to meet to get to the second date. It is a bit ridiculous, but she is just trying to make sure she never gets hurt again (which obviously doesn't work).

Vaughn just likes his life the way it is. He likes meeting women and playing the field. Sidney calls him on this the first time the met, and while it annoys him that she can do that he also doesn't really see anything wrong with it. As Sidney and Vaughn keep getting stuck with each other they have a harder time fighting their attraction. It was fun watching them grow to like each other. A good read overall but not my favorite Julie James book.

Rating: 3.5/5

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