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Where There's a Will (The Runway Project 1.5) by Gianni Holmes at Coco Nutz

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Romance / Holiday
Reviewed by Lena Grey on 14-February-2020

Book Blurb

Can they pull off a Valentine's Day Wedding in just two weeks?

Ainsley couldn't be happier that he and Willy have settled on a wedding date even if it's on Valentine's Day. With just two weeks to plan a fairytale wedding, he is adamant that everything has to be just as he envisioned it. Maybe if he gives Willy the perfect wedding, he will feel better about his insecurities that he's not good enough for Willy. But how can he feel otherwise when his social media accounts are blowing up with perfect examples of how unsuitable he is for someone like Willy?

Will knows Ainsley well enough to brace himself for an extravagant wedding affair. As the date approaches, he can't help but notice the difference in his fiancé since Ainsley started planning their wedding. The more invested Ainsley was, the more strained their relationship becomes. Can Will soothe his fiancé's fears, or will he cancel their wedding when he learns Ainsley's odd behavior is more than pre-wedding jitters?

This book is not meant to be read as a standalone. The story follows androgynous model, Ainsley, and his partner Will from Unwrapping Ainsley, the first book in The Runway Project series.


Book Review

“Never let the past spoil your present or govern your future.” – Author Unknown

After they set a date for their wedding, Will, of ‘Where There's a Will’ by Gianni Holmes, expects Ainsley to go all out planning their wedding, but nothing could have prepared him for the intensity with which Ainsley dives into the preparations. He wants to be involved, but not in every little detail. Will is usually calm and collected, especially in comparison to Ainsley, but Ainsley’s obsession is beginning to irritate Will. He is not the jealous type, but he finds himself resenting the wedding planner for spending so much time with Ainsley. He feels shut out and frustrated.

Ainsley has been overjoyed ever since Will proposed, but as the date draws nearer, he is becoming more and more anxious. Even though Will has never compared him to his deceased husband, he still worries about whether or not he is good enough for Will. Even though Will knows that Ainsley’s life before him was anything but chaste, he worries that if Will sees all the pictures and videos out there of him in compromising and risqué situations, that Will is going to change his mind and not want to have him as his husband after all. The more “dirt” that shows up online, the more afraid Ainsley becomes. He feels that he owes it to Will to show him the information before they get married, just in case he wants to change his mind. To distance himself from the anxiety, Ainsley throws himself into the wedding planning to the point that he is too distracted to think about what he considers the inevitable showdown.

In an effort to make up for his seeming disinterest in planning the wedding, Will tries his best to apologize for not being more involved. Unfortunately, his efforts are not as well received as he hopes. Ainsley seems even more convinced that Will doesn’t care about it, but is just feigning interest, not being sincere. In the middle of their tuxedo fitting, he has a meltdown and demands to be taken home. The next morning, Ainsley comes down with a knapsack over his shoulder. He tells Will that he needs to have some time alone and that he is taking his dog with him. Ainsley says he is coming back, but Will is terrified that he doesn’t mean it. Ainsley gives Will the links to the “offending” sites and leaves, pretty much convinced that once Will sees them, he will no longer want him.

This book is a whirlwind of emotions for two of my favorite characters, Will and Ainsley. These two opposites truly bring out the best in each other, reminding us of how wonderful true love can be. Thanks, Gianni, for giving Will and Ainsley their Valentine’s Day wedding.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 114 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 11-February-2020
Price $2.99 ebook
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