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Wade Johnson wants to make their wedding perfect for his bride-to-be. The problem is, “perfect” doesn’t exist at Poker Flat.
Kendra Lowe, former professional poker player and current sole owner of Poker Flat Nudist Resort, is more than ready to marry her almost perfect cowboy, but when her mother arrives a week early, she’s unprepared for the emotions and baggage that come with her—from her blunt ways, to old memories, to her soon-to-be ex.
Wade has finally convinced his fiancé to tie the knot. Unfortunately, there are more knots that need to be untied first. Luckily, the misfit band of employees at Poker Flat are determined to help him get her to the altar…one way or another.
Gun-shy after her first beautiful wedding ended in a demoralizing marriage and harsh divorce, Kendra’s hoping this one is anything but perfect. As hard as it is for her to accept, some things are simply out of her control. It becomes very clear that this wedding will depend more on her family, friends, and if love truly can conquer all. If it does, it’s even stronger than she is.
I’ve been waiting for this wedding for a long time and I am so excited it’s finally here. Although there are some interesting snags as the day approaches.
The first one, Kendra’s Mom shows up lock, stock and barrel a week early for the wedding, expecting to move in. She truly has no filter and is hilarious even though Kendra doesn’t always think so.
With no available casitas they temporarily put her up in the stable manager’s office.
This is a favorite scene when Kendra’s Mom arrives in the middle of the night.
“You’re gonna bring my sweeties and the rest of my bags now, right?”
Mac shook her head. “Not until Kendra tells us where you’re staying. Like I said, the resort is full.” Mac moved her gaze to her. “Right, boss?”
She nodded. “We are, but I’m sure mom is tired, so we can put her in Jorge’s office for tonight. In the morning, Lacey can work her magic I’m sure.”
“Office? What? You expect me to sleep on a desk or something?” Her mother frowned, clearly expecting the worse. “Why can’t I stay with you?”
“I’m afraid all I have is a small couch and Jorge’s office has a big comfy one. Wade has already gone over there and made it up for you.”
Her mother crossed her arms over her ample bosom. “The groom. I want to meet this man. I didn’t inspect your last fiancé before that marriage and look how that worked out.”
Her chest squeezed at the reminder of what an idiot she’d been. “Very true. I’m sure Wade will answer any questions you have tomorrow. I think we should get you settled in.”
“To an office. Nice way to treat your mother.”
Kendra ignored her mother’s mumbled words. She had no doubt her mom would be thrilled with the accommodations once she saw them. “Mac, why didn’t you just bring her bags down on the cart?” She’d noticed there was only one bag on the back.
Mac glanced at her mother. “Because we’re going to need the wagon to get them all down here.”
“What?” She looked at her mom. “What did you bring? The kitchen sink?”
Her mother’s lips formed a slow, smug smile. “I would have if I could have cut the pipes.”
Airlines charged per bag. Her mother didn’t have that kind of money. In fact, she couldn’t have received the airline ticket yet, since it had just been mailed two days ago.
“Mom, how did you get here?” Even if she took the bus, a cab ride to Poker Flat would have been over a hundred dollars from the Phoenix station.
Her mother shrugged. “I drove.”
She widened her eyes. “Drove? You and Fred bought a second car?” Could the man who produced her have gotten his act together after all these years?
Her mother laughed. “Not even close. I took the car, everything I could fit in it and all the money in our account. I’ve left your father. I’m going to live here while the divorce goes through. Aren’t you happy?”
In complete shock, it took her a moment to notice the vibration in her back pocket. Turning away from her mother’s triumphant smile, she answered the phone.
“Yes?” Her voice came out in a whisper.
“Kendra, what’s wrong?” Wade’s voice on the other end had her heart clicking into a more normal rhythm. Only he had the sixth sense when it came to her emotions.
Taking a few steps away from her mom, she kept her voice low. “Mom just informed me she’s divorcing Fred and plans to live here until it goes through.”
Wade’s low whistle on the other end reassured her he understood exactly how impossible the situation was. “That’s a big pile of shit to deal with at this early hour in the morning. Just bring her over here, and we’ll hash it all out later.”
“That’s awfully rude.” Her mother’s voice carried as it always did. “It’s the middle of the fucking night and she has to take a phone call? I thought this was a nudie resort. Why do you have sweats on?”
Mac’s low tones floated over. “Because staff are not allowed to go nude while working.”
“That seems weird. You’d think everyone would be nude here.”
Kendra took a deep breath. “We’ll be right there.” Ending the call, she spun around and strode toward her mom. “Okay, let’s get you to bed.”
Post, Lexi. Wedding at Poker Flat (Poker Flat Series Book 5) (Kindle Locations 108-139). Lexi Post. Kindle Edition.
Now Jorge gets a big surprise in the morning and he does do a bit of flirting, which we all know is gonna backfire on him.
Then Wade’s folks decide to make the trip a bit early, their arrival had me laughing out loud.
There is plenty of fun, laughs, a bit of drama and lots of love and sizzle in this book. I can’t wait to see what Lexi will have in store for Poker Flat next.
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Lexi Post is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of erotic romance. She spent years in higher education taking and teaching courses about the classical literature she loved. From Edgar Allan Poe’s short story “The Masque of the Red Death” to Tolstoy’s War and Peace, she’s read, studied, and taught wonderful classics.
But Lexi’s first love is romance novels. In an effort to marry her two first loves, she started writing erotic romance inspired by the classics and found she loved it. From hot paranormals to sizzling cowboys to hunks from out of this world, Lexi provides an erotic experience with a “whole lotta story.”
Lexi is living her own happily ever after with her husband and her cat in Florida. She makes her own ice cream every weekend, loves bright colors, and you will never see her without a hat.