Tessa’s Wedding, Adored Book 2

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It was all happening too fast! He hadn’t entered her life silently like a thief in the night, but more like a bulldozer, and she wondered about losing herself in the aftermath.

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Tessa Martin had accepted Sean’s marriage proposal last Valentine’s Day, so she couldn’t understand why he was pushing her for a short engagement and a quick wedding. It was all happening too fast! He hadn’t entered her life silently like a thief in the night, but more like a bulldozer, and she wondered about losing herself in the aftermath. So when one of the refrigerators in her small florist shop breaks down near closing, she doesn’t want to call him to ride into the sunset and rescue her. She calls a repairman herself.

Sean knows how life can tragically change on a dime. He lost his first wife, a childhood sweetheart, to another man’s moment of careless driving. He grieved for her for ten long years. Now that he’d finally started living again, he didn’t want to waste a single moment! But Tessa works too hard, and doesn’t let him in to help. Maybe it would be easier on everyone if they just eloped? But will he have to spank her long and hard to get her to agree?

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Tessa?s usual patience had completely deserted her, as she gave the offending equipment a good swift kick, which of course only resulted in a nicely-bruised toe – not the cooler?s springing to life in terror. It was the week before Mother?s Day, for crying out loud. Of all the times for her biggest refrigeration unit to conk out ? and of course it was the one in which all of her most beautiful arrangements were on display for her customers to peruse and hopefully buy. Oh no. It couldn?t possibly be the smaller ? less expensive-to-replace, rattier one in the back that she?d been expecting to die at any time. Nope, it had to be the most expensive cooler in the store.

Son of a bitch. The repair guy had been there this morning already, and had supposedly fixed the blasted thing at an enormous cost to her budget – a cost that she really couldn?t afford. Just before closing time it had begun to wheeze again, and a few minutes later had stopped dead. Of course the repair place wasn?t open at this time of night. If she called someone, and she really didn?t have a choice about it; she had to ? she was going to have to call an all-night place from Boston, and that was going to cost her an even prettier penny. In the meantime she was going to have to cram all of the recent deliveries of fresh cut flowers into the three coolers she had left, which wasn?t going to leave much room for the designs she?d been working on for Mother?s Day.

She was of a mind to kick the thing again, but didn?t fancy having to work with a broken toe, along with everything else that was going wrong today.

To top it all off, she was going to be home later than she?d told Sean, too, so she was going to have to make that call and hear the tone in his voice that she least desired – the one that meant that she was pushing his patience with her to the limit, and she was probably going to end up over his lap.

Not because he was an asshole who was jealous of her job – not in the least. Sean owned his own small business ? an auto repair shop ? and he knew what it was like to be a sole proprietor in an economic atmosphere like today?s. What he?d be concerned about ? not angry at all, but concerned ? was that she tended to drive herself very hard, and not make any accommodation for the need to take care of herself ? to take time off, occasionally, and pay attention to what her body needed, which was often times basic as a good full night?s rest.

Sean did his best to take care of her, despite her own reluctance. She was certainly a helluva lot better off with him than she had been by herself. He made sure she ate three square meals a day ? not just driving through a fast-food joint, or burgers from the diner across the road from her shop, which were also on the prohibited list – but real meals. He thoroughly enjoyed cooking, so he often sent her off to work with a sack lunch of leftovers from last night?s supper, which was always heavy on the veggies, despite the fact that there weren?t very many of them she favored.

He always made her eat a good breakfast every morning. He had been appalled at her eating habits when they?d moved in together, not more than a month ago, and during the process of getting her place ready to move had discovered her stash of brown sugar cinnamon frosted Pop Tarts, Cheetos, and Hershey?s Kisses, and had thrown them all out while Tessa whimpered audibly and stared mournfully at the trash can for a very long time afterwards.

It wasn?t that he thought she was fat. She wasn?t, and he didn?t. Hell, he didn?t care if she weighed three hundred pounds as long as she was eating well and felt well. But she wasn?t doing either, and he knew that just tweaking her diet a bit ? not drastically, because that would put her off, but just a bit here and there ? would help her feel enormously better.

And Tessa would probably never admit it, but she did feel a lot better. She would admit to him ? loudly and often enough that he had prohibited her from doing so within his hearing ? that she felt very deprived, and missed all of her sugary treats. He would, occasionally, bring such things home to her, like a small slice of cheesecake from Helen?s, or a small bag of Kisses.

Still, the eating and the sleeping and even the flower cooler weren?t the biggest things that bothered her, really. It was the fact that, after he?d proposed on the day after Valentine?s Day, just this past February, Sean had told her that he didn?t intend a long engagement, and that he wanted her to pick a wedding date no later than this spring.

Tessa had balked at that suggestion ? she knew it really wasn?t one anyway ? and tried to maneuver him around it, saying that perhaps they could delay until the fall, which was one of the slower times in her shop. He wasn?t having any of that. He loved her, she loved him, and he wanted them to be married as soon as possible. He?d told her that she should be glad he had reconsidered the idea of eloping. Luckily for her, neither of their businesses would allow that.

Instead he?d fixated on this spring, and she had allowed that she might be able to throw together a wedding at the end of spring, so she settled on Saturday, June 16. It was bridal season, and a very busy time for her, but he had agreed that they could put the honeymoon off if she would take four days and go to New York City with him for a very short pre-honeymoon. He did still grumble occasionally about the date?s being way too far in the future, but had acquiesced, and he wouldn?t go back on his word. Tessa didn?t know what his problem was, why he was so desperate for them to get married.

He couldn?t be pregnant, could he? She wondered. No, he was much too macho for that.

She never did figure out a reason for the breakneck speed at which he wanted them to become man and wife. She knew he had been married before. She had heard that first from one of his employees, Red, who had wanted to feel her out a bit and see if she was really good enough for Sean, and she guessed she had passed the test. Sean had told her early on in their relationship that Sean had once been married, and that she had died, but he had been so overcome just by saying that much that she hadn?t pushed him to talk any more about it. It was obvious that he had adored her. Tess had gleaned from what Red that Sean hadn?t even so much as dated until she came along, and his wife had died ten long years ago.

30 reviews for Tessa’s Wedding, Adored Book 2

  1. Karen

    Not as much story but more scenes of Sean helping Tessa calm about the upcoming wedding. He wants to keep her from being overwhelmed.

  2. Karen

    Not as much story but more scenes of Sean helping Tessa calm about the upcoming wedding. He wants to keep her from being overwhelmed.

  3. Adele (verified owner)

    Ok i gave this book four stars. It is a good story, but there is something about it that bothers me. I have read many of this authers books and have enjoyed them, but this jyst misses for me. I have given my ussues with this story a good deal of thought, and although the content is enjoyabke the writting style is almost clinacle. That for me makes it a tuff read.:

  4. Adele (verified owner)

    Ok i gave this book four stars. It is a good story, but there is something about it that bothers me. I have read many of this authers books and have enjoyed them, but this jyst misses for me. I have given my ussues with this story a good deal of thought, and although the content is enjoyabke the writting style is almost clinacle. That for me makes it a tuff read.:

  5. anon

    It began as a story, but fell into short scenes after that. I\\\’d rather have had a more fluent story, but all in all a nice read.

  6. anon

    It began as a story, but fell into short scenes after that. I’d rather have had a more fluent story, but all in all a nice read.

  7. Alicia (verified owner)

    I love almost all of CF\\\’s books but this one didn\\\’t jive form either. The first one was good but this is a little too broken up to make for a smooth story.

  8. Alicia (verified owner)

    I love almost all of CF’s books but this one didn’t jive form either. The first one was good but this is a little too broken up to make for a smooth story.

  9. Evelyn

    I liked the first one but this one just isn\\\’t as good. The stroy doesn\\\’t flow and just feels like a bunch of scenerios put together without any real effort to connect them.

  10. Evelyn

    I liked the first one but this one just isn’t as good. The stroy doesn’t flow and just feels like a bunch of scenerios put together without any real effort to connect them.

  11. DT

    I normally love CF stories. This one fell short for me. Although it started off well it went no where. Tessa is stressed and Sean sets out to helping her be calm before their upcoming wedding. This story lacked a smooth flow and depth

  12. DT

    I normally love CF stories. This one fell short for me. Although it started off well it went no where. Tessa is stressed and Sean sets out to helping her be calm before their upcoming wedding. This story lacked a smooth flow and depth

  13. Kendra Trafton

    This is very short and cute but definitly not one of my favorites by CF who usually is hands down a great author and one of my favorites.

  14. Kendra Trafton

    This is very short and cute but definitly not one of my favorites by CF who usually is hands down a great author and one of my favorites.

  15. JC

    A very enjoyable short read. Not harsh like some of this authors other story. Sean and Tessa are both wonderful understanding characters.

  16. JC

    A very enjoyable short read. Not harsh like some of this authors other story. Sean and Tessa are both wonderful understanding characters.

  17. Connie (verified owner)

    In the first book Tessa and Sam fell love it at the end he proposed. I have been waiting for this second one to get them married. Tests still doesn\\\’t obey very well, she is still too independent and she still lies to Sean to try and get out of trouble. They are a wonderful couple and she needs Sean to keep her in line and keep her safe

  18. Connie (verified owner)

    In the first book Tessa and Sam fell love it at the end he proposed. I have been waiting for this second one to get them married. Tests still doesn’t obey very well, she is still too independent and she still lies to Sean to try and get out of trouble. They are a wonderful couple and she needs Sean to keep her in line and keep her safe

  19. Kamil Tyler (verified owner)

    This was a short but enjoyable read. I like that there wasn\\\’t a harshness with the discipline but heavy on the love.

  20. Kamil Tyler (verified owner)

    This was a short but enjoyable read. I like that there wasn’t a harshness with the discipline but heavy on the love.

  21. jeanped (verified owner)

    Such a cute story… Definitely worth the read… I really enjoyed this, even more than the first book that seemed a bit rushed in the end… This one took it\\\’s time… It was like the two short books should really have been one long one. Should you decide to read this book, make sure you read the first one first, that way you have a background knowledge of this story…

  22. jeanped (verified owner)

    Such a cute story… Definitely worth the read… I really enjoyed this, even more than the first book that seemed a bit rushed in the end… This one took it’s time… It was like the two short books should really have been one long one. Should you decide to read this book, make sure you read the first one first, that way you have a background knowledge of this story…

  23. Cindy (verified owner)

    Excellent read. Just as great as the first book. Loved it a lot.

  24. Cindy (verified owner)

    Excellent read. Just as great as the first book. Loved it a lot.

  25. Rhonda (verified owner)

    This was a short but sweet sequel to the book Adored, which really needs to be read first. Tessa learns that Sean is very serious about her listening to him and doesn\\\’t hesitate in spanking her the day of their wedding while making sure the word obey I\\\’d included in their vows.

  26. Rhonda (verified owner)

    This was a short but sweet sequel to the book Adored, which really needs to be read first. Tessa learns that Sean is very serious about her listening to him and doesn’t hesitate in spanking her the day of their wedding while making sure the word obey I’d included in their vows.

  27. Cassie

    Cute, short sequel. It has a little bit more action, and gives some nice resolution to the relationship, but again, I wish it were longer. 3.5 stars.

  28. Cassie

    Cute, short sequel. It has a little bit more action, and gives some nice resolution to the relationship, but again, I wish it were longer. 3.5 stars.

  29. Denise (verified owner)

    I have always enjoyed the author\’s writing style, it is done so well. This is really a 2.5. My problems with this is the harsh (even though another reviewer said it wasn\’t – curious to think what they thought was harsh) way she is treated. she is spanked every night. If she was into BDSM or it was stated she was a masochist, it would be okay. But she is not and to scream and cry oneself hoarse multiple times is too harsh. I know from the first book that he was a little too controlling. That is nothing to what he is in this book. I\’m surprised he allows her to work or even have a thought in her head. This, to me is beyond a dd relationship. there is never any discussion he is always spanking her and doing it very hard. If i was her i would want to know if i do anything right, because it doesn\’t seem so. That he enjoys to do this to her adds to the problem.

  30. Denise (verified owner)

    I have always enjoyed the author’s writing style, it is done so well. This is really a 2.5. My problems with this is the harsh (even though another reviewer said it wasn’t – curious to think what they thought was harsh) way she is treated. she is spanked every night. If she was into BDSM or it was stated she was a masochist, it would be okay. But she is not and to scream and cry oneself hoarse multiple times is too harsh. I know from the first book that he was a little too controlling. That is nothing to what he is in this book. I’m surprised he allows her to work or even have a thought in her head. This, to me is beyond a dd relationship. there is never any discussion he is always spanking her and doing it very hard. If i was her i would want to know if i do anything right, because it doesn’t seem so. That he enjoys to do this to her adds to the problem.

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