Genres: Romantic Comedy
Also by this author: The Consequence of Loving Colton (Consequence, #1), The Consequence of Revenge, Capture, The Dark Ones, Untouchable Darkness, The Consequence of Seduction, Empire, The Matchmaker's Playbook, The Bachelor Auction, Enrage, The Playboy Bachelor, Eulogy, The Consequence of Rejection, Envy, Risky Play, Ruthless Princess, Surrender, Scandalous Prince, Mafia Casanova, Destructive King, Mafia King, Office Hate, Falling for the Villain, My Summer in Seoul, Broken Crown , Office Date, The Anti-Fan and the Idol, The Godparent Trap, Dissolution, The Unperfects
Killian swept in like a knight in shining leather pants to save Scarlett once she exposed the groom. The next time they saw each other, they ended up fake-engaged. Can they find a way to make it down the aisle together and live happily ever after? Find out in #1 New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken’s EXposing the Groom, a romantic comedy with a side of rockstar.
How it started:
An accidental phone grab during my rehearsal dinner while my fiancé went to use the restroom.
How it ended:
Reading all the dirty texts between him and my maid of honor, aka little sister, during our vows in front of the world in what would later be considered one of the most viral wedding videos on TikTok.
Of. All. Time.
Did I mention his vows were before mine, and he compared me to my adopted dog because... and I quote, “I’m so loyal.”
It’s not my fault that my first instinct, after exposing his dirty lies, was to run up to the clueless rockstar that was supposed to headline my reception and ask him to sing my tears away. I never expected him to help me escape certain disaster, kiss me senseless, and then buy me ice cream.
But that was all in the past—until I’m staring down at a wedding invitation from the crappy little crap pants ex. You see, he swapped sisters, and now a year later, they’re getting married at a gorgeous winery while I’m still staring down at a plus one, wondering if I can bring my pet turtle.
How it happened:
In desperation, I sent a drunken text to the hot rockstar with a picture of my turtle, Chuck Norris… in a bowtie. Who knew he would show up at the wedding—but get this, it wasn’t to save me, nope, it was to… yup, SING!
SHE STOLE HIM TOO!
But now that he’s there and I’m there, and the history is there, I beg him one more time to save me, this time as my date.
But lie after lie just kept pouring out of my mouth until we were somehow fake-engaged.
I would laugh if crying didn’t feel so good.
Should have brought the freaking turtle...
Exposing the Groom is a hilarious fake relationship story! One of my favorite RVD books is The Consequences of Loving Colton and this book gave me those vibes again. Just over the top funny! It is fast paced and a whole lot of craziness going on so you have to be on your toes to keep up.
Poor Scarlett finds out her fiancee is cheating and decides to expose him at the alter. Enter Killian, a rock star, who she runs into. They have great banter and the story provides them with endless antics and hilarity.
Honestly, the story is less about Scarlett and Killian and more about the craziness. I kind of loved that because it was refreshing. You know Scarlett and Killian will be fine and everything will work out, so you just get to enjoy the ride. That ride is so hilarious you will have to wipe tears of laughter away.
- POV: dual 1st
- Tears: no
- Trope: runaway bride, fake relationship
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: standalone
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »
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