The acclaimed, award-winning author of The Bridal Season returns to the elegant drawing rooms and sprawling country estates of Victorian England in the. If Connie Brockway can do it, why can’t Hollywood? Bridal Favors is, to put it simply, as close to a perfect romantic comedy as you are ever. Award-winning author Connie Brockway takes readers to the elegant drawing rooms and sprawling country estates of Victorian England in this captivating tale of.

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Set in Chelsea, England, during the late Victorian era, this brisk and refreshingly droll tale sets cheeky Evelyn Cummings Whyte on a collision course with the scruffy but invariably handsome Justin Powell. When year-old Evelyn interrupts what she takes to be a tryst between Brockwwy and a prominent diplomat’s wife, she exacts a note of debt from the ruffled year-old favorss return for her silence.

Ten years later, Evie, who is filling in for her aunt as a fsvors wedding planner, comes calling with her note. She bridao Justin’s familial estate for the wedding of the season. He agrees reluctantly, complaining it will interfere with his bird-watching he’s an ornithologist on the tail of the elusive Bubo Formosa Plorimus Most Beautiful Owl but in truth, the nuptials will provide an excellent cover for his espionage activities.

Far from the frivolous ladies’ man Evie thinks he is, Justin is really a spy, but his latest mission to hide a “diabolical machine” being shipped to him by his handler may put them both in danger. Readers are left to wonder what the machine is for much of the tale, and in the end, it’s not what we’re led to believe.

A handful of other surprises keep the narrative lively, and Brockway’s brixal characters and lilting writing style sweep the reader along to a heady and hilarious denouement.

Late one night, young Evelyn Cummings Whyte bumps into Justin Powell as he exits a married woman’s bedroom.

Evelyn agrees to keep silent about the indiscretion, and Justin is left in her debt. Now, ten years b, Evelyn calls in the favor. Ever since her aunt eloped to France, Evelyn has been trying to keep Whyte’s Nuptial Celebrations running smoothly, and now has one last chance to keep the company solvent.

A wealthy American client insists on cpnnie her second wedding at North Cross Abbey, which just happens to be Justin’s ancestral estate. Justin agrees to let Evelyn use his digs on one condition: Thinking that the wedding offers the perfect cover for his plan to ferret out a dangerous enemy spy, Justin quickly discovers just how challenging, yet enjoyable, it is keeping Evelyn unaware of his real plans, and out of danger.

The second of RITA award-winning Brockway’s “Bridal” books, this a scrumptious literary treat with delightfully unconventional yet wonderfully engaging characters, superbly crafted plot, and prose rich in wit and humor. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

Brifal you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Evelyn Whyte has never forgotten the night she first met Justin Powell—or the shocking indiscretion that left the raffish military hero eternally in her favkrs.

Justin is happy to oblige, but his hospitality may place the wedding party in peril. Unaware of the daring double life he conceals behind a cloak of amiable gentility, Evie and her guests descend on North Cross Abbey. Pursued by enemy agents amid a whirl of festivities, Justin vows to keep Evie safe.


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Customers who viewed this item also viewed. From Publishers Weekly Set in Chelsea, England, during the late Victorian era, this brisk and refreshingly droll tale sets cheeky Evelyn Cummings Whyte on a collision course with the scruffy but invariably handsome Justin Powell.

Product details Mass Market Paperback: Dell August 27, Language: I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. Read reviews that mention bridal favors connie brockway justin powell ten years years later wedding planning planning business wedding planner cummings whyte future favor years ago aunt as a society wedding evelyn cummings read all her books later evelyn later evie justin and evelyn justin and evie romance hero.

Showing of 32 reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Justin strikes a deal, that if she bbridal say anything about him, he borckway be indebted to her and will return the favor. Ten years later Evelyn breaks into Justin’s home and explains that she’s standing in for her aunt as a wedding planner and the current clients want to have the wedding at Justin’s estate.

He refuses so she shows him the brockwaay. That’s when he realizes she’s the girl he met 10 years ago. Now she dresses plainly in serviceable dresses knowing how plain she is after being compared to her beautiful sister for years. He lets her have the wedding there on the condition that he can be there as well because as a well known bird watcher, that is the time that he wants to see the habits of a bird he discovered there.

What Evelyn doesn’t know is that Justin is really a top spy for the government that hides behind a facade of disheveled looks, eccentricity, cleverness, unflappableness and obliviousness. Bfidal looking for possible spies that’s looking for a crate he’s going to receive, he pretends to be bird watching while Evelyn makes over his home for the wedding but it’s getting harder and harder for him to resist her. She’s interested in him but knows that he would never go for someone like her.

Even though there brkckway kisses and more, she writes it off as him being randy and she’s the only woman available. When he makes it clear that he truly desires her, they make love, but the next day Justin tells her that he’s a bgockway because he just realized that he’d been setup and that his superiors have made it look that Evelyn is also a spy.

So fxvors a wedding going on they find out who the spy is and trap him into revealing himself but the spy gets aways to tell the enemy that Brial and Conmie are spies.

Once a spy is known they can no longer be used and must retire thus keeping Evelyn and Justin safe. After the wedding disaster, Justin proclaims that he loves her and after much convincing she admits she loves him too. As much as I cinnie Brockway, I wasn’t ‘loveswept’ by this one. There were elements of humor and wit here and there and the H and h were okay, though nothing to write home about.


I’m sure it’s just me I never saw any real connection between the H and the h. I often felt as if I were reading a cross between Victorian and contemporary. The storyline was choppy and it drifted. It was as if the author tried to do too much Sometimes the ‘humor’ worked, sometimes it didn’t.

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Then there was the obligatory sex scene that seemed just that I didn’t see any big buildup of emotion leading to it. At least there was no abduction in the story. I like a humorous romance every now and then. And this book was humor in spades! I loved Evelyn “Evie” and Justin. Evie is so convinced that she is a golem, that she becomes an overachiever to compensate for her supposed ugliness.

She thinks since she isn’t pretty that being accomplished will make up for the lack to the man she marries. She has taken over her Aunt’s wedding planning business and has been a total failure. When the opportunity arises to redeem herself she calls in a decade old favor to Justin Powell to host the wedding at his country estate.

Ten years ago she caught Justin I what she thought was a compromising position at her sister’s coming out house party. To keep her quiet, Justin let’s her believe what she wants and promises her a future favor for her silence. From the very beginning, you feel the chemistry between these two.

Their banter is at times laugh out loud funny.

And while Evie’s belief that she is a golem never really changes – she doesn’t harp on it and doesn’t feel sorry for herself. She is a vertigo!

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The wedding reception scene is priceless!! While this book was a “spy” story – it was more Austin Powers than James Bond. The romance was subtle, but never in doubt. It wasn’t as steamy as other books I have read by Ms. Brockway, but this story didn’t suffer from the lack. While this is book two in the Bridal Favors series – it is totally stand alone.

The characters from the first book are not even mentioned ocnnie this book other than the still missing Aunt Agatha.

My only complaint – no epilogue – I wanted more! I wanted to know what happened with Evie and Justin – at the very least see them marry!! Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase. The Passionate One” – and frankly, I am amazed that the same person wrote them both. McClairen’s Isle was so dark and intense; Bridal Favors is full of light and air and cheer.

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Brockway writes both sorts with, apparently, equal aplomb. I totally adored Justin and Evelyn. They both stand out as individuals; Justin’s glib tongue is endlessly amusing and Evelyn’s determination and practicality brida, so poignantly woven in with her desire to please and vulnerability.

They’re both fundamentally good people, too, also independent and responsible. The ensemble is just delightful. Beverly the butler, Merry the dressmaker, Stow the spymaster I have to say, I am quite impressed by Brockway.

I think I’m going to have to read all her other books now, too.