The moment love-phobic American expat Marla Jacobs discovers that the shop next to her Little White Wedding Chapel is to become a funeral parlour, she declares all-out war. Marla’s chapel in the sleepy Shropshire countryside has become a nation-wide sensation, but the arrival of Funeral Director Gabriel Ryan threatens everything Marla has worked for. She can picture the scene: wedding limos fighting for space in the street with hearses; brides bumping into widows; bouquets being swapped for wreaths Marla’s not going down without a fight. She enlists a motley crew of weird and wonderful local supporters, and the battle lines are drawn. But, as soon as Marla meets her nemesis, she realises just how much trouble she’s really in. His gypsy curls and Irish lilt make her stomach fizz – how is she supposed to concentrate on destroying him, when half the time she’s struggling not to rip the shirt off his back?
I have just finished Undertaking Love by Kat French and it was a perfect easy romantic read. The gorgeous Gabriel is in the process of opening up his own funeral business in a small little village of Beckleberry and it is fair to say that one particular trader in the village is less than amused an it so happens to be Marla who owns the Wedding Chapel next door and she makes it very clear that he is not welcome in the village and she is worried about the effect it will have on her business as Funerals and Weddings are big occasions but definitely not ones that go hand in hand. Marla will do all she can to protect her business. Problem is Gabriel knew from the minute he see this angry red head that he had found the woman he wants to be with it’s a shame she cannot stand him!
Every so often I will read a book that I enjoy but the leading character doesn’t warm on me and that is what I found with Marla but luckily because I was swooning over Gabe it really wasn’t a problem with this book. Gabe was a gorgeous gentleman who was oozing sex appeal which is not something I would think I would be saying about an undertaker! He was a wonderful charming character and he made this a joy to read. There are a fair few characters alongside Gabriel and Marla, and they all added something to this book some you love such as the loveable Dora and Emily, and then some you will be cautious of from the first meeting such as the slimey Rupert.
There were some great comical parts to this book with my favourite being when Marla is trying to pretend no one is home and is crawling on the floor but her plan doesn’t quite work out! There is also romance blossoming around every corner it is like the village of love and everyone wants a piece of the action! I actually liked the various relationships as it kept you interested in the storyline.
This was a great romantic, breezy read perfect for Sunday reading in the sun. This is a fab price at the moment on kindle at only 99p !!