Promise Harbor Gazette
Yesterday, about two hundred guests in attendance at the Ralston-Brewster nuptials at St Mark’s Methodist Church witnessed a stunning spectacle. As lovely Allison Ralston and Promise Harbor Fire Department Captain Josh Brewster were about to exchange vows in a candlelight ceremony, they were interrupted by an uninvited guest.
Other guests identified the interloper as Gavin Montgomery, former Promise Harbor resident, who readers will remember as the instigator of the infamous skinny dipping incident of 2002. To the shock of all those in attendance, including the groom it must be said, Montgomery picked up Ms Ralston and carried her out of the church. Captain Brewster rushed out after them, one assumes to rescue his bride, but returned to the church to announce the wedding was off.
Sophie Brewster, mother of the groom, insisted guests attend the reception at the Promise Harbor Inn. There, this reporter spoke to several people about what had happened to see if anyone had any insight into why the groom was jilted.
Josh Brewster wore a black look, refusing to speak to this reporter, and was seen leaving the inn early. Rumors swirled that he had once again decided to go after his erstwhile bride. Rumors also swirled that a certain female guest left the reception at the same time, and that Josh was seen a short time later at the ferry dock with a beautiful young woman. There were many guesses as to who that woman could be, including a certain ex-girlfriend of Captain Brewster — could she be the reason Ms Ralston left her groom at the altar?
Another member of the wedding party also bolted from the reception shortly after Josh Brewster —Josh’s sister Greta McBain, the bride’s matron of honor. There was much speculation that she had also gone after the bride, but other guests speculated that Mrs. McBain might have returned to her home in Boston, although many expressed surprise at the absence of Mrs. McBain’s husband at the ceremony and several rumors circulated as to the state of Mrs. McBain’s own marital bliss.
Gavin Montgomery’s questionable reputation caused some worry for many guests. This reporter spoke to Detective Hayley Stone of the Promise Harbor Police Department, also a guest at the wedding, and inquired if the police were involved in this matter—could this have been a kidnapping? Detective Stone was quick to defend the wedding crasher, some might say almost as quick as when the pair went joyriding in a stolen truck not too many years ago.
Most worried of all, of course, were the mother of the groom and the father of the bride. Sadly, Promise Harbor residents will remember the untimely passing of Lily Ralston last year and the happiness this wedding was bringing the two families being joined by marriage. This reporter spoke to Sophie Brewster who provided little information beyond several slightly unsavory suggestions as to what your reporter might do rather than “bothering” Mrs. Brewster’s guests.
This reporter also spoke to Owen Ralston, father of the bride, who had no comment.
A number of guests had travelled from afar for the wedding of the season, including successful investment banker Devon Grant, now of Boston; and pro hockey player Jackson Stone, best man at the wedding. They were surely left wondering about their trip to Promise Harbor for the wedding that didn’t happen. There was also talk about Detective Hayley Stone’s presence in an official law enforcement capacity at a bachelor event the evening before the wedding, where she reportedly busted Jackson Knight for disturbing the peace and assaulting an officer — Detective Stone, we presume? Seems Mr. Knight’s luck hasn’t changed all that much since his career-ending injury that’s become nearly as infamous as his reputation off the ice.
The bride, Allison Ralston, remains missing and incommunicado, not answering her cell phone, and the mystery of her disappearance continues. Will she return to Promise Harbor to finally get hitched ?
Into even the best-planned wedding a little chaos must fall…
Join the residents of Promise Harbor, Massachusetts for the wedding of the season! Or, at least, for the most entertaining wedding of the season.
The groom’s been left at the altar, the Maid of Honor is MIA, the Best Man is in handcuffs and the bride has been swept off her feet–literally.
There’s definitely love in the air, but things are going to get a little crazy before anyone gets to happily ever after.
Jilted, Promise Harbor Wedding book one, Kelly, Jamieson, March 19, 2013
Bolted, Promise Harbor Wedding book two, Meg, Benjamin, April 2, 2013
Busted, Promise Harbor Wedding book three, Sydney Somers, April 16, 2013
Hitched, Promise Harbor Wedding book four, Erin, Nicholas, April 30, 2013
Kelly Jamieson is a best-selling author of over twenty-five romance novels and novellas. Her writing has been described as “emotionally complex”, “sweet and satisfying” and “blisteringly sexy”. Where you can find Kelly: Website, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, Nine Naughty Novelists, Pinterest
Meg Benjamin is an award-winning author of contemporary romance for Samhain Publishing and paranormal romance for Berkley InterMix. Meg lives in Colorado with her hubs and a couple of Maine Coon cats. Her Web site is MegBenjamin.com. You can follow her on Facebook , Pinterest and Twitter .
A born and raised Maritimer, Sydney Somers is thrilled to spend her days slaying demons, running with shape-shifter packs and making the people in her head fall wildly in love. When she’s not writing, Sydney can be found chasing after her herd of kids, talking her way into a gourmet meal, exterminating rogue dust bunnies or joking about the pending zombie apocalypse. She loves hearing from readers and invites them to contact her anytime: sydneysomers.com
Erin Nicholas is the author of sexy contemporary romances. Her stories have been described as toe-curling, enchanting, steamy and fun. She lives in the Midwest with her husband who only wants to read the sex scenes in her books, her kids who will never read the sex scenes in her books, and family and friends who say they’re shocked by the sex scenes in her books (yeah, right!).You can find Erin on the web at ErinNicholas.com, on Twitter and even on Facebook.