Friday, July 11, 2014


pic and description taken from Deseret Book

Adrielle Pyper knows how to plan a wedding, and she's especially good at pleasing bridezillas. But when her biggest client and best friend is married just three days before the wedding, Adri's world falls apart. She moves to the resort town of Sun Valley, Idaho, and starts from scratch. Thanks to Adri's impeccable tast and unique style, she lands two celebrity clients, and her business seems headed for success—that is, until someone vandalizes the specialty wedding dresses she imported from overseas. The race is on to uncover a secret hidden within the yards of satin and lace before Adri becomes the next victim.
With a delightful blend of mystery, toe-curling kisses, humor, and spine-tingling thrills, Diamond Rings are Deadly Things is a romantic suspense novel that will keep you turning pages long into the night.

My Review / Thoughts:
I love it when a clean story comes around that I get a chance to review.  This book was such a fun read.  I love mystery.  This book was super cute also.  I know, sounds kind of like an oxymoron, but it was mysterious and cute :).
I just loved Adri.  Adri is a wedding planner along with her assistant Lorea.  They are a great couple of girls hoping to take their business to a whole new level.  They decide to add wedding dresses to their store.  It was suppose to be a good thing.
Adri has two brides she is planning weddings for one is Sylvia and she is a bridezilla, The other is Natalie, Lorea's friend, and she is super sweet.  It's fun to see the differences.  I could honestly not understand why anyone would be a bridezilla.  It's so sad.  No one likes mean girls.
When they get their first shipment of dresses there is already a problem.  Some are missing, and one has a rip in it.  Adri takes one home to take out the hem for Lorea and she finds a surprise in the hem of the dress.  One that she is sure that dangerous people are after.  Instead of calling the police right away she hides what she has found, and the worlds gets a little more dangerous for her after that.
There is something in Adri's past that has kept her closed off from others for a while.  That is until Lorea convinces her to go out with someone.  Lorea decides to go out on a date with Dallas, a man she had gone out with once before.  She is so happy that she decided to go out again.  She also has a mysterious hottie that she has been seeing on her runs.  
A new lawyer rolls into town by the name of Luke Stetson.  Okay, how can you not love the name Stetson.  Hello!  Luke and Adri don't really hit it off right away.  Luke is a total cynic when it comes to marriage.  Luke is handling Natalie and Brock's prenup.  Luke seems to start showing up everywhere now along with Dallas.  
I loved this story.  There is so much going on and I love how it connects in the end.  Again, I thought I knew who the bad guy was.  Then I thought there might be more than one bad guy.

There is a lot going on in this story.  There is the wedding planning, the mysterious package in the dress, and then there is Adri's past.  There is so much to love about this book!!!  

If you like mystery, and romance then this is a great book for you.

I loved how every chapter had a cute wedding themed dish, craft, etc.  There are some in the book I plan on using for a nephew that is getting married soon.

Source:  I was given this book by Shadow Mountain in return for an honest review.  I was not compensated in any way for this review.  These are my own PERSONAL thoughts on the book.

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About the Author:
Rachelle J. Christensen
pic and bio taken from Goodreads

Rachelle J. Christensen is a mom of four cute kids. She has an amazing husband, three cats, and five chickens. Her first novel, Wrong Number was awarded Outstanding Book of the Year from the League of Utah Writers and was also a 2010 Whitney Finalist. Her second suspense novel, Caller ID was released March 2012. She is also the author of a nonfiction book, Lost Children: Coping with Miscarriage for Latter Day Saints. Rachelle enjoys singing and songwriting, playing the piano, running, motivational speaking, and of course reading. Visit her to learn more about upcoming books.



  1. Yay that you loved this so much and yay for those clean read that still manage to be fabulous!

    1. I agree! I love it when a book is fabulous and clean!!! It makes me so happy.

  2. This is such a good book! I'm glad that you liked it too and give it a great recommendation. We just have to keep spreading the word about how wonderful Rachelle is as an author. I met her once and she was very sweet.

    1. That is awesome. This was my first book of hers, and I loved it. I will definitely be picking up more of her work :). I love meeting Authors, it makes their books so much more interesting to me! I don't know why, it just does :)

  3. This sounds wonderful, and I love these types of stories wrapped in mystery. Great review Paij!

  4. Judging by your review, this is the only kind of cute-sey story I like! Adding to TBR now :)

  5. This sounds really fun -- I'm obsessed with Say Yes to the Dress, so maybe I need to try some wedding fiction :)
    Jen @ YA Romantics

    1. I have admit I have only seen that show once...and it was pretty fun. I don't know if I could handle the bridezillas though ;)