Book Review: Fools Rush In (Weddings by Bella, Book 1) by Janice Thompson

Fools Rush In (Weddings By Bella, Book 1)
by Janice Thompson
Copyright 2009
Revell Publishers
333 pages
ISBN: 978-0-8007-3342-1

From the publisher:
Bella Rossi's life is just starting to get interesting. When her Italian-turned-Texan parents hand over the family wedding-planning business, Bella quickly books a Boot-Scootin' wedding that would make any Texan proud. There's only one catch--she doesn't know a thing about country music. Where will she find a deejay on such short notice who knows his Alan Jackson from his George Strait? And will Bella ever get to plan her own wedding?

Fun, fresh, and full of surprises, this flavorful combination of Italian and Tex-Mex highlights the hilarity that ensues when cultures clash.

My Review:
If you love Italian food, crazy relatives, and hunky cowboys you will really enjoy Fools Rush In, the first book in the Weddings by Bella series by Janice Thompson. The best part about this book in my opinion, is Guido, he's got a dirty mouth and throws out insults at everyone but by the end of the story he gets "saved." Oh, did I mention he's a parrot?! His antics had me laughing throughout the book and let me just say this, he helps at least one person find his true self or at least his true hair...or lack there of!

You will never get bored reading this one but with a wedding planning business, a jealous ex, and ties (if you can call 'em that) to the mob; that's no surprise. Janice did such a wonderful job with this one, especially the hero, DJ. I thought he was going to be an Italian turned cowboy but he wasn't. However, I wasn't disappointed in the least, I liked him sawdust covered hair and all! And poor Bella, I can sure relate to her! I don't live in the same house as my extended family but up until recently they have all lived pretty close and let me tell you there was no keeping of secrets between us!

I really look forward to Book 2, Swinging on a Star and the antics that are sure to take place when Bella and her family plan a Renaissance themed wedding.

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*This book was not provided for review, but given to me by my friend Lori!*


  1. Renee, you will LOVE Swinging on a Star (I have a review on my site). Fools Rush In was a GREAT book, it is just one of the feel good stories that leave you warm with laughter and pleasure long after the pages have been turned!

  2. I have to get this book!!! Great review, Renee! :o)

  3. Great review! I keep hearing such good things about this book I may have to purchase it soon. :)

  4. Terrific review! Sounds like a great book!

  5. Great review, Renee! I'm still the 50th person "wishing" this book on PBS:~( Care to pass your copy along to poor, book-less girl in Ga? LOL jk:~D
    I guess I'll just have to go out, and buy my own copy for change.LOL
    Love Ya,

  6. Oh girl I'm sorry but I'm keeping my copy but I will certainly keep an eye out for a copy for you! It's definitely a fun read. :-)

    xoxo~ Renee

  7. Renee, you are SO sweet! Thank you so much for such a kind review. You're awesome! Hope you like book two!

  8. Great review - I knew you would love it! I already read book 2 and I am just so far behind in reviews I haven't written it yet. It is so good! :o)

  9. I loved the scene at the wedding rehearsal! Hysterical! I look forward to reading more of her work. ;)

  10. YAY! You loved it, too! I'm so happy! :p

    I hope to start on SOAS this week, or next.


  11. Wow ladies! Thank you for stopping by! I had a great time reading this one and Lori I hope to be starting Swinging on a Star this week too...but it's more likely to get started next week as I have 2 books I need to read and review for the last days of January!

    @ Janice- Thank you for visiting today! You're awesome too ;-)

    I really enjoyed the book and can't wait to read the next 2!!!!

    xoxo~ Renee

  12. Oooh, crazy relatives, hunky cowboys, and a jealous ex?? What's not to like? Great review! I can't wait to read it :)


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