The Chapel Wars by Lindsey Leavitt is a fun YA romance set in Las Vegas.
Romeo and Juliet . . . but with Las Vegas wedding chapels.
Seventeen-year-old Holly's beloved grandfather has just died, and he
left her an unusual legacy: his business. Holly is now the owner of the
Rose of Sharon Wedding Chapel, which is about to be crushed under a
mountain of debt. To make things worse, Holly's grandfather had a
long-running feud with the owner of the tacky chapel next door . . . but
Holly might just have a little bit of a crush on said owner's grandson
Dax. Holly doesn't have time for a secret romance -- she's too busy
finding ways to raise enough money to save the chapel (and dealing with
friends and schoolwork, as well). But when Dax proves to be as
interested in Holly as she is in him, it proves hard to resist his
considerable charms. Can Holly save the chapel and keep her relationship
with Dax a secret?
This is a cute and fun YA romance. It does
deal with a few deeper issues, like Holly's grief at her grandfather's
death, but the overall tone is fairly light. Readers who like books by
Jennifer Smith and Stephanie Perkins, or who have enjoyed other books by
this author, are likely to enjoy this.
(Reviewed from an advance copy, courtesy of the publisher.)