Sunday, August 16, 2015

Review- BRIDESMAID BLUES by Boone Brux

Publisher- Entangled: Lovestruck

Pub. Date- June 30, 2015
Genre- Contemporary Romance
Source- E-ARC
Rating- 3.5 Stars

A wedding. An ex. And a secret.

Maid-of-Honor Dani Brown can handle anything that comes her way when it comes to her best friend's wedding. That is, until the bride asks for a huge favor-Dani needs to distract the best man, who happens to be Dani's ex. The ex she has fantasized dismembering for a year now. The ex she'll have to suck it up and play nice with if this wedding is to go off without a hitch.

Businessman Jamie Kingsland is back in Seattle for a wedding. There's just one problem - the maid of honor wants him dead. Except she doesn't. Even though he knows he broke her heart last year when things got too serious and he panicked and left, she's being way too nice about it now. And it scares him.

Something is up with his favorite bridesmaid, and he's determined to find out what...

Bridesmaid Blues was a story I liked very much. It's just the type of book I was looking for - it was romantic, light-hearted, and it's no secret that second chance romances are a personal favorite. Although I enjoyed this, the ending was a little too unrealistic and cheesy for my taste. I just don't understand how you can go from zero to sixty in that short amount of time. What happened in the end was bogus; let's leave it at that. 

Dani is gearing up for her best friend Roxy's wedding when her ex-boyfriend, Jamie, shows up for the wedding as the best man for the groom. Imagine Dani's surprise when her best friend asks her to watch over Jamie in hopes that his cynical views of marriage won't taint her fiancĂ©'s view. Knowing that this could turn out to be a disaster after the way he left her, Dani agrees. The two start up a familiar friendship after clearing the air about what happened. But can Dani truly be friends with the man she desperately loves? 

As I stated above, the ending was unrealistic but it didn't take away from my enjoyment of the story. Dani and Jamie had great chemistry, no time apart could change that about them. There's just one teensy-tiny problem - Jamie is a commitment-phobe. He ran out on Dani after he felt things were getting too serious. So lame! How about being honest? Scared? Okay, then tell her! Don't run away
like a pansy. Like a little boy. Up to this point I'm glued to my iPad wondering what was going to
happen; loving every minute of the angst. 

Overall, I fully recommend this if you're in the mood for something fun and predictable. It's a down to earth type book that will keep you reading until the very end. Although I could have done without the ending, I'm still a sucker for HEA. Make sure you pick up a copy of you haven't already. 

*Thank you to the publisher for providing a copy for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

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About the Author-
Boone is a bestselling author in both fantasy and series romance. She began writing in an attempt to ward of the slow decomposition of her mind while being an at-home-mom of twin toddlers. It soon became clear that storytelling was her true calling.

Her books range from epic fantasy, full of hot heroes and demons, to humorous urban fantasy, where hockey moms are grim reapers and Greek gods live next door. Though she loves writing romance, Boone prefers stories where she gets to blow something up or kill somebody.

She calls Alaska home and lives there with her husband, daughters, rescue dog, Oreo, and Velma Underfoot, a black cat who rules the house.

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