The three de la Rosa sisters, Mari, Jane, and Pearl have inherited their
parent's successful wedding planning business, Rings and Roses. The
parents retired and are returning to their home country in the
Philippines. Set in the hustle and bustle of Washington, D.C., the sisters
are close and have frequent disagreements about the business, but
always have each other's backs and give each other support. Mari is
the oldest and is the take charge one. Jane, a single mother raising a
seven-year-old son, is is the peacemaker. Pearl is the youngest and is
experiencing a feeling of being limited in her ambitions. She feels she is
ready to have her own "top" client and is willing to push for it even if it
means she has to leave the company and start her own. Mari does not
seem ready for her to soar!
A romantic song title introduces each chapter setting the mood and
adding a new dynamic to this endearing story. Romance plays a part to
ache of the sisters. For Mari, it is meeting the handsome brother of her
pregnant bride-to-be, Hazel. Reid is handsome, single, and sexy and
Mari doesn't know what to do about him. She is very attracted to him
but does not know how to proceed nor does she have the time for
developing the relationship. Reid, however, has some positive feelings
and romantic ideas including sending her one perfect, lovely rose. Be
still my heart!
Trenton, my favorite, has been the love of her life since childhood for
Pearly-Pearl, as Trenton calls her. He is the brother of her best friend,
Kayla. He has just returned from active duty and their paths have
crossed again. He is more good looking, so easy to be with, and walks
her home when it is barely three blocks away. Wow, what a guy! He
goes to a singles Yoga class with her to entice a new client, Daphne
and her fiance. This is the "top" client Pearl is setting her sights on. Is
this her chance to make her mark at Rings and Roses?
For Jane bringing up Pio without a father presents problems and she
decides to give his dad, Marco, a chance to share Pio's life... Was she
wrong in not letting Marco share her life?. She also has a severe
asthma attack and while hospitalized meets Dr. Gabe. There is an
instant attraction. Now she has a romantic triangle to think about. Will
she make the right decision for her forever love?
THE KEY TO HAPPILY EVER AFTER
by Tip Marcello is a story about mixing business with family. It is a
complex journey mixed with sweet romances sprinkled in! I was rooting
for Pearl and Trenton - he is perfect for her. The sisters are close,
committed and compassionate. In the end, they cling together and the
friction evaporates as they lead their business into a happy and
profitable future while finding their forever togethers. I loved this
delightful tale of sisterhood. The sisters will win your heart as they did
mine and here's hoping for a sequel. THE KEY TO HAPPILY EVER AFTER is a keeper!
A charming romantic comedy about three sisters who are
struggling to keep the family wedding planning business
afloat—all the while trying to write their own
happily-ever-afters in the process.
All’s fair in love and business.
The de la Rosa family and their wedding planning business
have been creating happily ever afters in the Washington, DC
area for years, making even the most difficult bride’s day a
fairytale. But when their parents announce their retirement,
the sisters—Marisol, Janelyn, and Pearl—are determined to
take over the business themselves.
But the sisters quickly discover that the wedding business
isn’t all rings and roses. There are brides whose moods can
change at the drop of a hat; grooms who want to control
every part of the process; and couples who argue until their
big day. As emotions run high, the de la Rosa sisters
quickly realize one thing: even when disaster
strikes—whether it’s a wardrobe malfunction or a
snowmageddon in the middle of a spring wedding—they’ll
always have each other.
Perfect for fans of the witty and engaging novels of Amy E.
Reichert and Susan Mallery, The Key to Happily Ever
After is a fresh romantic comedy that celebrates the
crucial and profound power of sisterhood.