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Genre: Romantic fiction, contemporary fiction, romantic comedy

Stars: 4

Links: Amazon UK and Amazon US


The Blurb:

Luce knows she should be thrilled when Jenna asks her to be bridesmaid – after all, they’ve known each other since childhood and Jenna is the best friend any girl could have. But it’s hard to get excited about weddings when you’re terminally single and the best man is the boy who broke your heart: Jamie, the groom’s dashing and irresistible brother. How can she face the man who dumped her when she’s still so hopelessly in love? Then again, maybe this is the perfect opportunity – after all, where better to get back together than at a wedding?

So Luce has six months to figure out how to win back her ex, but she has plenty else on her plate – from an old friend returned to Newcastle with an announcement of her own, to a youthful colleague who may or may not have a crush on her and a mother who is acting very strangely indeed… and that’s all before a mysterious, handsome American walks into her life.

Sometimes being a bridesmaid isn’t all confetti and champagne…


My Review:

Witty and well-written, this is an intellectual Bridget Jones-esque romance.

Luce is stuck in a rut and when her best friend announces she’s getting married and she wants Luce to be her bridesmaid. Luce decides that this is the trigger she needs to get herself a date and a life to woo back the best man who broke her heart. Of course, her gorgeous, much younger colleague and the smooth new American in town may create more trouble than she anticipated…

Hilariously witty and self-depricating, this was a romantic comedy with an emphasis on neither the romance nor the comedy (and I mean this in a good way). The writing was fluid, the dialogue scathingly relatable, and the protagonist was a wonderful low-self-esteemed disaster zone with heart. Great light-hearted fun. Read it.

*I received a free copy from the author in exchange for my honest review.