Book Reviews

Getting Married at Crofton Hall (Modern Crofton 4) by Rebecca Cohen

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Royalty/Nobility / Artists/Actors/Musicians/Authors / Romance
Reviewed by Lena Grey on 16-November-2022

Book Blurb

Ben and Ashley are getting married! For the first time in history the Earl of Crofton will be allowed to marry a man.

But wedding admin isn't always fun, and frayed tempers and bickering are not the best ways to prepare for the happiest day of their lives, but hopefully they'll make it down the aisle before one of them kills the other. The arrival of two of Ben's old friends at Crofton Hall does not help matters, especially with their rather messy shared history.

The hall also has a new writer in residence, Chris Gamling, and while he's not always with the plot in the real world, he's a brilliant wordsmith. When he meets Jack Webb, Ashley's best friend, Chris feels the spark he's been waiting for. Sometimes meeting the love of your life doesn't have to be difficult.


Book Review

“This one-sentence wedding mantra may be helpful. Recite it to yourselves in those moments when everyone about you seems to be going crazy with the planning details: The point of the wedding is to celebrate our love. It is to make a public commitment to each other for life. Everything else is extra.” Lilo and Gerard Leeds


After a long dry spell in his playwright career, Chris Gamblin, of ‘Getting Married at Crofton Hall' by Chambers Rebecca Cohen, heads home to England. At his brother Harry's request, Ben Crofton has employed him to finish a play started by Sebastian Hewell, actor, playwright, and lover of Anthony, the first Earl of Crofton Manor.


Chris is grateful for the opportunity but is nervous about meeting Ben and learning what is expected; his fear is unfounded because Ben is nothing like he imagined. The staff and others in the hall are kind and accepting. There is an instant attraction when he meets Jack Webb, Harry's friend. Chris decides that working at Crofton Hall will be more than he imagined.


Planning for Ben and Ashley's upcoming wedding makes things more hectic at Crofton Hall than usual. Also, Ben and Ashley have different ideas about what is essential. As a wedding planner, Ashley focuses on details like flowers, table settings, etcetera. Ben is more interested in planning for the stag party. This causes a great deal of conflict between them.


As the guests arrive, Ashley is particularly bothered by two old friends of Ben whose behavior appears too intimate to be merely friends. Finally, Ben confesses that both were former lovers. This event, plus others, causes Ashley to doubt whether he will be enough for Ben or if he will miss his old life and become bored with him. Even though Ben tries to reassure him, Ashley wonders if marrying Ben is the right thing to do. If Ben can’t convince Ashley otherwise, there may be no wedding.


'Getting Married at Crofton Hall' is a satisfying ending to the 'Modern Crofton Hall’ series. Although Ben and Ashley's wedding takes up most of the story, Chris and Jack are endearing characters whose romance is tender, honest, sexy, and genuine. Thanks, Rebecca, for making things work out as they should.




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Additional Information

Format ebook and print
Length Novel, 340 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 22-September-2022
Price $4.99 ebook, $13.99 paperback
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