Thursday, September 17, 2015

Weddings -- Love, Romance, and Stress!

With my brother's wedding coming up, I'm thrilled to head away for the weekend to celebrate with my family and his fiancee's, and welcome her to our big, crazy family. I plan to dance until my feet hurt and then throw off my shoes and dance some more.

Sometimes, weddings aren't so joyous, though. They could come at the wrong time, you might wonder why you were invited because you barely know the person, money might be tight, you don't want to see someone, or any number of reasons could make it stressful. 

Stephanie and Johnny are away for the weekend for a wedding in my short romance, Better than Cake. And well, things don't go as planned. 

Better than Cake 

Lisa Carlisle

After the worst fight of their relationship, the last place Stephanie wants to be is a wedding reception. She still can’t get over what happened. Could their five years of marriage be destroyed after a blast of heated words? Johnny suggested separating. Separating! Now with her marriage on the line, she has to put on a brave face and pretend love is grand.

Johnny doesn’t know why he’d freaked out the way he had and is left with one emotion. Regret. He doesn’t want to lose Stephanie. He must find her and make things right.

Stephanie enters the reception, fearing the end of her marriage. Johnny has something else in mind—a much more decadent proposal that will turn her friend’s wedding into an event they’ll never forget.



"A beautiful short story over how something bad can be turned into something nice."

"A great short story. I really liked the story, the wedding excited them and I liked how it ended as well. It was fun and a quick witty and naughty story."

"A delightful short story that shows the impact words can make but how love, determination, and forgiveness can right the wrong."


jean hart stewart said...

This sounds great...I love decadent proposals....

Lisa Carlisle said...

Thanks, Jean!

Fiona McGier said...

What a coincidence that your family has a wedding coming up also! I'm sensing kind of a theme here. Hope you have a great time, and a long and happy marriage to your brother and his lady.

Tina Donahue said...

Congrats to your brother! Great excerpt. :)