D'Vaughn and Kris Plan a Wedding - PREVIEW
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by Chencia C. Higgins
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 25 Jan 2022 | Archive Date 24 Feb 2022
Carina Press & Carina Adores (Harlequin), Carina Adores
Carina Adores is excited to offer this special preview of D'Vaughn and Kris Plan a Wedding by Chencia C. Higgins. We hope you enjoy reading the first few chapters!
D’Vaughn and Kris have six weeks to plan their dream wedding.
Their whole relationship is fake.
Instant I Do could be Kris Zavala’s big break. She’s right on the cusp of really making it as an influencer, so a stint on reality TV is the perfect chance to elevate her brand. And $100,000 wouldn’t hurt, either.
D’Vaughn Miller is just trying to break out of her shell. She’s sort of neglected to come out to her mom for years, so a big splashy fake wedding is just the excuse she needs.
All they have to do is convince their friends and family they’re getting married in six weeks. If anyone guesses they’re not for real, they’re out. Selling their chemistry on camera is surprisingly easy, and it’s still there when no one else is watching, which is an unexpected bonus. Winning this competition is going to be a piece of wedding cake.
But each week of the competition brings new challenges, and soon the prize money’s not the only thing at stake. A reality show isn’t the best place to create a solid foundation, and their fake wedding might just derail their relationship before it even starts.
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This preview offers readers a chance to read the first few chapters of D'VAUGHN AND KRIS PLAN A WEDDING by Chencia C. Higgins.
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I loved this sample! A book that takes the fake dating trope to the max with a fake marriage? Sign me up. Can’t wait until this one is released. Definitely a must read.
This looks amazing. It’s already made me laugh. The characters are like-able and interesting and the set up is primed for drama and feeelings. Chencia Higgins has been on my author to read list for a while and after a couple of chapters, I regret not having read her sooner.
This preview of D’Vaughn and Kris Plan a Wedding by Chencia C Higgins has made me so excited to read the rest of it! It seems like such a sweet and easy to read romance with great representation and a fun plot.
D’Vaughn is a fat Black femme lesbian who has yet to come out to her religious family and is using a reality show to do it. Kris is an Afro-Latine butch who has joined the show looking for love. To win “Instant I Do,” all they have to do is convince their friends and family that their fake relationship and engagement is real through six weeks of wedding planning.
Will they manage to do all of this without also falling in love? Something tells me they won’t!
I have so far adored Higgins characters, and cannot wait to finish this novel. Anyone looking for Black, fat, and sapphic representation, look no further. This books seems so adorable and fun while also touching on some tough topics like coming out.
This book seems like it's going to take fake-dating to the extreme with fake-engagement/fake-marriage, and since that's one of my favourite romance tropes I'm super excited. I like both POV characters so far and it seems like it will have some great representation. Will definitely be wanting to pick this one up when it comes out in January!
Thank you to NetGalley and Carina for the chance to read a preview!
The preview did its job and I am hooked. I don't watch reality TV but I have read a lot of the "Bachelorette"-esque romances that have been floating around lately and just finished ROSALINE PALMER TAKES THE CAKE for a book club. I like the setup of this one even better because there's no potential for a love triangle or secondary characters hogging the spotlight--forced proximity for our main couple all the way! And I am excited by how casually inclusive and intersectional the book is. Can't wait to read more!
This is such a fun book!
This preview gives us a glimpse of the setting and characters of the book and how D’Vaughn and Kris met and started their relationship. I really like the setup of this book, and I think the whole program is unique. It has excellent LGBTQ+ representation, and all the characters for the program seem interesting. I like the writing style. The banter between the main leads is great, with believable chemistry.
I’m looking forward to reading the rest of the book.
Thank you, NetGalley, publisher, and author, for the preview!
This was such an excellent start! The premise of the book intrigued me, and the first couple of chapters here blew me away! Higgins has taken the reality show concept and worked with it to present the various perspectives, voices, attraction and upcoming issues, all with a lively and attractive writing style that had me absolutely gripped from the off.
I loved these first looks at the characters and I absolutely cannot wait to see how this is all going to roll-out.
Loved this. Sapphic glory that it is. It's literally so funny and so gay. I cannot wait to read the rest of the book!
What a great preview! I rushed to order a copy of the full book so I could finish it as soon as possible. This book was like a warm hug. D'Vaughn and Kris have great chemistry already. I love all of the representation of queer, WOC, and plus size too. I'm also a sucker for the specific genre of reality tv romance and I'm looking forward to seeing how this one plays out.