Sizzling Book Club January Selection: Here Comes the Groom by Karina Bliss

Sizzling Book ClubIf you read the chat transcript from our Sizzling Book Club chat the other night, you saw at the end that I announced the next book club pick: Karina Bliss’ Here Comes the Groom.

Book Cover YOU. GUYS. Seriously. I couldn’t have enjoyed this book more: a terribly real heroine with Real Problems who has a deep and abiding friendship with the hero—it’s friends to lovers with secrets and an over-the-top awesome ending, plus outstanding dialogue and hilarity. GO READ IT. Here, have blurb:

If Jocelyn Swann weren’t so furious, she’d probably laugh. Her best friend, Dan Jansen, has launched a campaign worthy of his Special Forces training to arrange their wedding, from music and minister to flowers and food. What part of no does he not understand?

Their marriage “agreement” was a tipsy scrawl on the back of a coaster…three years ago! It’s not a question of love. Of course she loves Dan. She’s loved him all her life. If only she could get him to slow down a minute and listen—to be the friend she needs right now—she could convince him that marriage would ruin everything.


As usual, if you use SBTBARE at checkout, you will get a 50% eBook Bucks Rebate at AllRomance.com, the official sponsor of the Sizzling Book Club. You can also buy a copy at Amazon.com, or Book Depository, or wherever the books in your preferred format are sold.

I’m already working on scheduling the chat, and author Karina Bliss is all over it, so if you read the book and enjoy it, you’ll be able to chat with the author at the next chat session. Please note: several participants told me there are now popup ads in the CoverItLive window during the live chat. I had NO idea, and I apologize profusely for that! I’m going to look for another onscreen chat option, but if you have one to suggest, please email me at sarahATsmartbitchestrashybooksDOTcom. If I can find a way to keep CoverItLive but get rid of the ads, I will do so. My apologies – I had no idea.

But since it is The Holiday Season, we’re doing something a little different this time: Karina Bliss has offered up three signed paperback copies, and I have three digital copies from All Romance to offer, so if you’re thinking you want to try this book, leave a comment and let me know which format you’d prefer. You have (OOPS – a little over) 24 hours to win.

Standard disclaimers apply: I’m not being compensated for this giveaway. Winners are chosen by the Random Integer Generator. Your mileage may vary. Void where prohibited. Do not remove this tag under penalty of law.

I cannot wait to hear what you think of this book. Karina Bliss is one of the best Harlequin authors I’ve read, and I would love to hear your reaction to this book when we next convene the Sizzling Book Club Chat.

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  1. 1
    Sarah says:

    I was just thinking yesterday to read this book, now I see it’s the book chat pick, I must read it!! If I win, I would have no preference, I could do either kindle or in paper form.

  2. 2
    Lizzie R says:

    What a lovely cover.  I’d get that just based on the gorgeous cover and the blurb.  I haven’t gone digital yet so paperback would be my choice.

  3. 3
    Julie says:

    I have a lovely new Kindle, and I’m itching to use it. I would love to read Here Comes the Groom. After all, there’s nothing like a book that gets the Stamp of Approval from the Bitchery!

  4. 4
    Carrie S says:

    Paperback all the way, baby!

  5. 5
    ClaudiGC says:

    I’ve just read What The Librarian Did and loved it! Really blew me away! And I’m really glad that there’s already another book of Ms. Bliss (love her name!) coming out! If I were to win, I’d prefer a print copy. Thanks.

  6. 6
    Colleen says:

    I’d prefer a paperback, but hell! I’d take an e-book!
    I’m super pumped to read this. I’ve never read Bliss before, but I loved the summary and the bits from the books in the chat. It seems like it’ll be super funny.

  7. 7
    Hezabelle says:

    I want to read this book! I don’t have an eReader though, so paperback!

  8. 8
    Jill says:

    sounds like an awesome book – I’d love to win a paperback copy!

  9. 9
    Babs says:

    OMG! I have this pre-ordered. Would be awesome to win a copy (either format works for me.) Can’t wait to read this and see the introduction of ‘alphahole’…

    Loved loved loved WHAT THE LIBRARIAN DID (full disclosure – I am a librarian so a positive portrayal of the profession always makes me happy!)

  10. 10
    StephB says:

    I’d love it in either paper or ebook form – *if* I absolutely have to choose for the contest, I *guess* I’d choose it as an ebook for my Kindle, but honestly, either version would be fabulous.

  11. 11
    LaVonne Gonzalez says:

    I just read “What The Librarian Did” last night (in one sitting which explains my zombie state today) and LOVED IT.

    I can’t wait to read Bliss’s new book! Either format works for me.

  12. 12
    Teresa N says:

    I just saw a great review of this on DA and loved “What the Librarian Did”.  Either format would be great!

  13. 13
    Rebecca says:

    This book sounds like fun. I’d love to read either format, but I prefer digital.

  14. 14
    Joy says:

    Sounds like a good book.  Evidently the person at Harlequin either was inspired or had a lot good to work with since this is a very intriguing blurb to sell the book.

  15. 15
    Shannon Lind says:

    Would love a signed copy, but am dying to read it and either version would work.

    Thanks!

  16. 16
    Emily says:

    This sounds like a good read! I’d love a paperback copy as I don’t have an e-reader.

  17. 17
    Pam says:

    Sounds like I’m going to have to pick up some of Bliss’ books. I’d love to read this one and participate in the chat too. I’ve not done a book club chat yet. I’d prefer paperback, but e book would work for me too.

  18. 18
    Bri says:

    i just read another review that also raved about it @ dearauthor.  and added it to my TBR and am planning to use it for the first book in the TBR challenge i signed up for this year.  Win, Win, Win!! :)  I can particiapte in both!  looking forward to it in paperback form

  19. 19
    Alison says:

    I can’t wait to read this book!  I would prefer the paperback copy, but either format would work perfectly!

  20. 20
    TeriAnne Stanley says:

    Awesome!  I am a new convert to HSR’s, and always looking to check out an author I haven’t read yet.  I’m kind of an either format kind of a girl, I swing both ways, literaturely.

  21. 21
    Dayna says:

    I love Karina Bliss.  I’d prefer the paper copy.  Thanks.

  22. 22
    triplets5 says:

    Happy New Years!  I’d love to have a paperback copy!  Thank you for the wonderful site.

  23. 23
    Abby says:

    I loved “What the Librarian Did” so much that I just sent my copy to my mother. I would love a paperback of this one!  Thanks!

  24. 24
    Gail says:

    Have a great New Year and enter me for one of the dead tree editions.

  25. 25
    Carla says:

    This sounds like a fun read. I would choose a digital copy if I won.

  26. 26
    Madd says:

    The book sounds awesome. I’d love a chance to read it. Paperback or digital would work for me.

  27. 27
    miz-geek says:

    I’d love a digital copy!  And apparently I’m going to have to read What the Librarian Did, since everyone else here loved it.

  28. 28
    junebugme says:

    I’ve love to try this book.  Paperback or digital is fine with me, surprise me!  Thanks!

  29. 29
    Sue X says:

    I haven’t read a Harlequin in the longest!  My preference is for a paperback copy, but digital is also fine.  Happy Holidays!

  30. 30
    Kim Storbeck says:

    As a romance loving librarian it sounds like I’m going to have to read What the Librarian Did. I’d love a digital copy for my lovely new Nook. :)

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