Title: Cyncerely Yours
Author: Eileen Wilks
Series: World of the Lupi #4.5
Rating Out of 5: 5 (I will read this again and again and again)
My Bookshelves: Animagus, Paranormal romance
Format: Free online short story
Publisher: Eileen Wilks online
5th sentence, 74th page: His face wasn’t.
Cynna and Cullen’s wedding day is like everything in their relationship – not quite going according to plan.
I always love a good wedding story or scene. After all, there is so much potential for things to go wrong! Wilks’ use of Cynna and Cullen’s wedding as a source of new beginnings and endings was a really sweet notion too. The explanation of some of the practices that we tend to take for granted (a white wedding gown for example) helped to show that, although some of the characters aren’t Christian, the rituals and meanings hold a place within our lives. Even for those many people who get married these days, there are aspects of this ritual that have a purpose and a place beyond the religious connotations.
It wouldn’t be a World of the Lupi wedding if everything went smoothly though. And, staying with the tradition of beginnings and endings, Cynna’s past comes back to haunt her – literally. The true purpose of this, which is, of course revealed at the end of the short story, truly helps to close the door on an aspect of Cynna’s past. And it is this great symbolism that weaves through the whole story that makes it a literary wedding that I’m going to remember for a long time.