Author: Melinda Curtis
Series: The Bridesmaid Series (sweet romantic comedy)
Publisher: IndieWrites, Inc
Release Date: January 19, 2015
Nicole Edwards has walked down the aisle as a bridesmaid thirteen times! Thirteen times! In an effort to change her luck, this master baker plans to give up waiting for Jake – who doesn’t know she’s alive – sell her business in New York City, buy a food truck in Los Angeles, and find her own happily ever after.
Chef Sean O’Malley could use Nicole’s dessert skills at his restaurant in New York City. In fact, he’s banking on a joint venture with Nicole, although he hasn’t yet approached her about it. When he learns during a pre-wedding event they’re both working that she’s moving to L.A. because she’s giving up on Jake, he decides to give her a crash course on how to be noticed. Sean has, after all, three younger sisters. He knows how a woman’s mind works. But he doesn’t factor in how his heart works or how easily it could be broken.
This is the second book in the Bridesmaid Series. The first was The Wedding Promise, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Always a Bridesmaid is Nicole and Sean’s story. It also includes, in the headings of every chapter, emails to each other from the characters in the first book of the series. It’s a stand-alone book, but the emails make much more sense if you’ve read the first book.
I loved this story. It was fun, flirty, had some snort moments (you know if you’d been drinking milk and laughed so hard you snorted and milk goes everywhere), and kept me interested clear to the end of the book. The characters were yummy. They were flawed, witty and colorful. I liked that each of the main characters learned something during the course of the book. For the most part this was a clean read. There is definitely just kissing, one swear word, and the innuendos were more about funny situations that the characters experienced or said. They were more ‘adult’ in nature. (“Such as the one character’s phone sending a text with auto correct using ‘porn’ instead of ‘pork’ which makes the message quite funny, a wardrobe malfunction, etc.) Most likely the innuendos would go over a younger teen’s head. I’d still be a bit apprehensive allowing a teen to read it.
Always a Bridesmaid will put a smile on your face and make you laugh out loud.