Wedding of the Century (Marry Me, Book 1) - Patricia McLinn

Wedding of the Century (Marry Me, Book 1)

By Patricia McLinn

  • Release Date: 2016-10-13
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 479 Ratings


She’s a working-class bride. He’s a well-to-do groom. Their botched wedding is only the start of their storybook romance.
Annette Trevetti felt like a modern-day Cinderella as she walked down the aisle towards her first love and the heir to a small fortune. But her wedding day bliss screeched to a halt when an extremely pregnant woman crashed the ceremony claiming her prince charming was the father. Devastated, Annette shakes the dust of her small town off her boots and starts a seven-year climb up the corporate ladder to claim her own fortune. But when her brother gets injured on the job, she has no choice but to return to her hometown and risk exposing the feelings she still has for the man who broke her heart. 

Single dad Steve Corbett’s biggest regret is tied up with his greatest joy. When Annette returns to town seven years after she left him at the altar, his love for her hasn't changed one bit. And if his match-making daughter and their one-of-a-kind elderly relative have it their way, they’d pick the romance up right where it left off. Working alongside Annette on her brother’s construction project, Steve senses the flicker of their old flame. But he knows it will take a lot of sweat and tears to rebuild the crumbling trust for a second chance at happily ever after. 

With years and heartache between them, can Annette and Steve learn to have faith in each other and rebuild a new future together? 

Wedding of the Century is a contemporary romance about second chances. If you like fiery chemistry, precocious children, quirky matchmakers and emotional journeys of the heart, then you’ll love USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn’s small-town romance. 

Buy Wedding of the Century to discover why love is better the second time around today!

Praise for Wedding of the Century:

”Once again author Patricia McLinn pens an evocative and powerfully told tale. The secondary cast also dazzles, especially Steve's precocious daughter. Fans will eagerly anticipate the sequel.” – C. Penn, Amazon review

”McLinn shines in this story of a love that was meant to be.” – 5-star Amazon review

“Highly recommended.” -- Amazon review 

Praise for the Marry Me series:

“With her two latest books set in a perfectly realized and perfectly charming small town, McLinn has created two beautifully written, richly emotional love stories that are a joy to read.” – John Charles, American Library Association

“Gifted Patricia McLinn has written another wonderful series filled with emotion and romance.” -- CataRomance Reviews

“McLinn has done a marvelous job creating the stories in this series.” -- Fresh Fiction

Get all the books in Patricia McLinn’s Marry Me series today!
Wedding of the Century
The Unexpected Wedding Guest
A Most Unlikely Wedding 
Baby Blues and Wedding Bells

If you like Patricia’s small-town romances, try her Seasons in a Small Town series!
What Are Friends For? (Spring)
The Right Brother (Spring)
Falling for Her (Autumn)
Warm Front (Winter)

About the Author
USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn spent more than 20 years as an editor at the Washington Post after stints as a sports writer (Rockford, Ill.) and assistant sports editor (Charlotte, N.C.). She received BA and MSJ degrees from Northwestern University.
McLinn is the author of more than 48 published novels, which are cited by readers and reviewers for wit and vivid characterization. Her books include mysteries, contemporary romance, historical romance, romantic suspense and women’s fiction. They have topped bestseller lists and won numerous awards. 
She has spoken about writing from Melbourne, Australia to Washington, D.C., including being a guest-speaker at the Smithsonian Institution.


  • Wedding of the Century

    By adorablered
    Can betrayal ever be explained enough to warrant forgiveness? What if the bride never gave the groom a chance to explain since she ran away and never looked back for seven years until family obligations forced her to confront her past love? Annette considered herself the victim. As she learns the truth about the reason Steven married Lily and became a father to her daughter, Nell, Annette discovers they were all sad victims. The question was whether she could forgive and move forward with the man she never stopped loving, or would she simply walk away. Good read!
  • Loved it!

    By sbsbrinson
    Through all the misunderstandings and manipulation by others, Steve and Annette get to the best place in the world......together!
  • The Wedding of the Century

    This was a wonderfully warm and neat easy reading book about finding lost love.
  • Wedding of the Century

    By 112950
    Loved the book♥️
  • Heartfelt

    By MacNana1
    McLinn has produced an entwined story plot with sturdy characters who internalize their actions exceptionally well. A pleasure to read such a well thought out story.
  • Compelling!

    By GreyGirl50
    I really enjoyed this small town second chance romance because it has everything I hope to find when reading a book by Patricia McLinn who has been one of my favorite authors for quite a few years. I was immediately drawn into this emotionally compelling storyline that brings our heroine Annette back to a town that she gladly left behind years ago because of a painful childhood and the humiliation of an interrupted wedding and a marriage that never came to be. Steve still carries the painful memories of that day but when Annette returns both she and Steve are compelled to face their own shortcomings and deal with the consequences of the events that broke them apart. I can't wait to read the rest of the books in this series and learn more about the people and the secrets of Tobias, Wisconsin.