A Wedding to Die For

A Wedding to Die For

XavierMayne / Jan 25, 2020

A Wedding to Die For When a high profile gay celebrity couple asks two of the city s most established vendors to provide cake and flowers for their wedding and they refuse a resulting boycott threatens to shut them down

  • Title: A Wedding to Die For
  • Author: XavierMayne
  • ISBN: 9781632164698
  • Page: 176
  • Format: Paperback
  • When a high profile gay celebrity couple asks two of the city s most established vendors to provide cake and flowers for their wedding and they refuse, a resulting boycott threatens to shut them down It s up to the next generation in the family owned businesses to save them from ruin Justin Capella, baker s son, and Roman Montgomery, floral scion, work together to plan tWhen a high profile gay celebrity couple asks two of the city s most established vendors to provide cake and flowers for their wedding and they refuse, a resulting boycott threatens to shut them down It s up to the next generation in the family owned businesses to save them from ruin Justin Capella, baker s son, and Roman Montgomery, floral scion, work together to plan the gay wedding of the year Justin and Roman haven t seen each other since that fateful day in third grade when a single kiss shocked Justin and sent Roman to boarding school As fate would have it, Justin and Roman rediscover love while working on the wedding But disaster might pry them apart again Troopers Brandt and Donnelly are working with a statewide task force for the rights of LGBT citizens all while searching for a killer wedding planner As guests at the wedding of the year, they are the first responders when all hell breaks loose In investigating, the troopers are led to a shadowy figure they believe seduced Roman into doing his bidding But the real murderer will cover his tracks at all costs, including Roman and Justin s lives.

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      • XavierMayne

        Xavier Mayne is the pen name of a writer who has been both a university professor of English and a marketing professional for software companies He currently manages a team of writers for a large technology company based in the US Pacific Northwest Versed in academic theories of sexual identity, he is passionate about writing stories in which men experience a love that pushes them beyond the boundaries they thought defined their sexuality He believes that romance can be hot, funny, and sweet in equal measure.The name Xavier Mayne is a tribute to the pioneering gay author Edward Prime Stevenson, who also used it as a pen name He wrote the first openly gay novel by an American, 1906 s Imre A Memorandum, which depicts two masculine men falling in love despite social pressures that attempt to keep them apart.


    350 Comments

    1. I love these guys!! What a great story and it's always good to see Nestor and Bryce stop in. Thanks for the BR Cory! XO


    2. This was another solid book from Xavier Mayne. Starting off Law & Order style with a ripped from the headlines issue as a florist and baker refuse service to a gay couple planning their wedding. Brandt and Donnelly step in to help enforce the state's laws, but taking on the equal rights issue is only the beginning. The sons of those business owners step in to work on the wedding and rekindle a relationship that abruptly ended when they were children, but just as things seem to be going well, [...]


    3. Another great Brandt and Donnelly story. This one centered around gay marriage and certain businesses not wanting to provide services to said gay marriage.I love the relationship between B&D and I'll read any additional books that come out about them :)


    4. Brandt & Donnelly are back. Initially on a case of getting homophobic shop owners to comply with new laws. Later on investigating the sabotaging of a wedding.This book got a bit more serious than the previous ones bringing me close to tears at one point.I love seeing our troopers working together. I love that they are so secure in their own relationship - no drama between them. Just contentment and friendly banter.These books are about cases they work on so they tend to sometimes take a seco [...]


    5. I like how the author has labelled these as "capers" because really they are most definitely not police procedural type crime stories, despite the two MC's being state troopers. In this story marraige equality has finally reached their state - which means that a big celebrity gay wedding is on the cards (and not Brant & Donnelly's just yet). When the grooms to be are turned down by the best florists and wedding cake providers in town they decide to take legal action, but Brant & Donnelly [...]


    6. Xavier Mayne does it again. He is made his point across with this book Brandt and Donnelly need to open the eyes of a couple of business owners and explain that everyone has equal rights. Justin and Roman the sons of the business owners take care of the wedding details for a famous couple. But when things get complicated Brandt and Donnelly need to find the truth behind the situation. This book is beautifully written and always Mr. Mayne touches the issue of gay rights in a well manner and make [...]


    7. 4 star review by RhondaI really wish I could sum up this book easily, but no can do. This is going to be the longest review I have done so far as it touches on many delicate issues that gay and lesbian couples go through when trying to exercise the same rights that heterosexual couples get easily.Laws have been passed, which guarantee access to public accommodation to all citizens, including those who are LGBT. Even though that provides same sex couples those rights, many couples when trying to [...]


    8. 4.5 stars - This series! I'm in love, I swear. Brandt and Donnelly are just as sweet and hot together in book three as they were when falling in love in book one. Once again they have a mystery to solve in the gay community, not to mention their wedding to plan for. The new romance in this story centers around Justin and Roman who were friends as boys until Roman kissed Justin in the fourth grade and was promptly sent away to a Catholic boarding school. They hadn't seen each other in years when [...]


    9. Over-the-Top and Well Worth the RideThe exceptionally hot, talented and deeply in love police troopers Ethan Brandt and Gabriel Donnelly have what might appear to be a rather dubious challenge as this book starts out--convincing wedding suppliers that refusing to comply with the state's non-discriminatory laws when it comes to same-sex weddings is not exactly good for business as well as potentially illegal.From there you can read the plot's synopsis to see what is involved in this sometimes lig [...]


    10. I did not like this book as much as the first 2,but it was still pretty good. I really, really love Brandt and Donnelly together. They are so sweet!


    11. When a local baker and florist turn away a prominent gay couple and refuse to work their wedding, the couple strikes back. State law has recently been affirmed to prohibit discrimination, and the issue just might end up in court. But the governor and the attorney general would like to avoid that, which is why state police officers Brandt and Donnelly are called in to assist. And they resolve the issue with only a single meeting with each vendor.The owners still aren't keen on being associated wi [...]


    12. Not enough Bryce and NestorLove this series. Read them out of order (4,1,6, 5,2,3:), so this was my last and least favorite, probably because it wasn't "sprinkled" with Bryce and Nestor as much as other books:):):)Other books though are all 5 stars for me!




    13. "Frat House Troopers" is one of my favorite GFY, friends-to-lovers stories. Ethan and Gabriel were just so right for each other, and the book was full of humor and sweet moments. The sequel, "Wrestling Demons," had an adorable and touching young couple at its center and it served up more cute and funny (and lots of Bryce and Nestor).And this book was giving me that same light-hearted fun despite the characters tendencies to talk in preachy speeches about gay marriage. Ethan and Gabriel are getti [...]


    14. We start off with the planning of a wedding between two high-powered gay men in a town where gay marriage is still not completely accepted. Shopkeepers want to deny services to the couple so the law has to intervene and force compliance of equality laws – thus Brandt and Donnelly are called in. This is great as they are planning their own wedding (with the hilarious help of Bryce and Nestor of course!) so it’s convenient that they get to interview florists, bakers, etc in the name of justice [...]


    15. Well, I really enjoyed all the Brandt and Donnelly parts. Lots of funny moments as they try to find a wedding coordinator. Also the stuff about gay marriage not being recognized in every state really made me think. I hadn't really thought about what it means when you're marriage isn't recognized and how devastating that can be if something bad happens and you're not allowed to see your sick or injured partner. Unfortunately, the new romance in this book didn't really work for me. It felt too muc [...]


    16. This series keeps getting better and better. While the first book was more on the light side. The second and the third installment were a bit darker. The books address a lot of problems our society face today when it comes to LGBT rights and people's issues with them. It is nice to see the relationship between Ethan and Gabriel progress and at the same time getting introduced to new characters. What is really great about these books is that every time I'm half through I think the case is as good [...]


    17. 3.5*I have not read the other books in this series and this one can be read standalone but I am guessing that the key characters read over the whole series probably mean a lot more.I enjoyed the humour, especially Brandt and Donnelly doing the wedding planners. I felt annoyed by Roman. I felt angered by Roman. I felt revolted by Marcus. I felt sorry for Roman. I cheered when Justin sent him away. I went through a whole range of emotions, I feel worn out. Lots of serious issues covered.Overall, i [...]


    18. I was so looking forward to this final installment of the series, and was sadly disappointed with it that I could not force myself to finish.At some point I may go back and try to finish reading, but for now I don't that happening anytime soon.I just couldn't keep reading after that odd and disturbing scene between a main character and a possibly new character who had not been introduced yet. I was already not feeling a character(view spoiler)[ Roman (hide spoiler)] and this scene not only made [...]


    19. I really loved this book. This has been a fun series and I can't wait for the next book. Brandt and Donnelly are one awesome police couple. At first I wasn't sure of Roman's motives. I thought he might be playing Justin, but the more I got to know him, he grew on me. And I love the salute to Romeo and Juliet that I totally missed until about 60%, when it finally hit me. I was like, "Duh! How did I miss that?" haha!


    20. 3.5 starsThird installment in the series so far, and after adjusting to the somewhat slow start (I would have preferred to see the story start with the scene with Brandt and Donnelly meeting with Bryce and Nestor and then come back to the scene that in fact is starting this novel - but that's me, because I'm primarily a comfort reader. Once I got a few chapters into the story the plot and the clear message the author is conveying intrigued me enough so I read it straight through.


    21. I really enjoy Brandt and Donnelly. Poor guys just can't catch a break andNOTbe involved in a crime! The only thing I didn't like about this book was one of the characters, Roman, because he was a-hole. Sorry but he didn't do anything to impress me.4.5 stars for the story rounded up to 5 because of the Brandt/Donnelly action!


    22. I wasn't too sure about this series but I had a 18 hour flight to Europe so I thought it would be a good time to try it on my e-reader - I was certainly glad I did! I was thoroughly engaged and did not want to sleep on the flights! I was perfectly happy reading through all the adventures these State Troopers encountered. Seriously sexy and very entertaining!


    23. I think that A Wedding to Die For was my least favorite of the series but having labeled it so doesn't diminish the entertainment and enjoyment I got from the story. I can honestly say that the bad guy in this one is very easy to hate. Once again, old friends return to add to Brandt and Donnelly's daily lives in ways that only Bryce and Nestor can, aka wedding planners from hell.


    24. This was really good. Even though some parts were a bit over the top, Xavier Mayne's writingstyle is really good. An exciting story with very sweet, very emotional en very sexy moments. I hope we will be reading about Brandt&Donnelly for years to come! :)


    25. I wasn't overly fussed with Book 1 and Book 3 unfortunately also failed to click with me. Thankfully it didn't take too long to read and didn't require too much thought with easily followed plot lines. 3 stars


    26. CompletedI had forgotten how much I liked these two police officers. They are an extremely likable couple, I will read more from this author.




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