Tuesday, June 30, 2015

ARC REVIEW: Bridesmaid Blues (Wedding Favors #1) by Boone Brux

Title: Bridesmaid Blues
Series: Wedding Favors #1
Author: Boone Brux
Publisher: Entangled Lovestruck
Published: June 30th 2015
Format: eARC | Pages: 194
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Source: Publisher
★★★★ (4/5) Stars!

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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…

I received a copy of this book, from the publisher, in exchange for an honest review. In no way did this sway either my review or my rating.

With meddling friends, a second chance at love and lots of angst, humor and swoons...Bridesmaid Blues has become an instant favorite. It was a quick and easy, unputdownable read that had me completely charmed from start to finish! 

When the opportunity presented itself to review this book I snatched it up without hesitation or even reading the blurb. I've previously only read one other book by Boone Brux but really it only took that one book to appreciate her writing. The first one being paranormal/mythology had me curious if I would feel that same excitement with one of her contemporaries. No worries there. I was just as captivated with this one, if not maybe even more so.

Though I'd probably end up saying this about everything that I list that made me fall in love with this book, but the thing that I loved most is the characters. It's not just Dani and Jamie that I ended up completely in love with, it was everyone. This group of friends and their dynamic had me grinning ear to ear as I devoured every word on the pages. I can't wait to read each of their stories, and to see some more of the bride, Roxie's, meddling.

As for the two main characters of the book though, I adored Dani especially her appearance in the opening chapter. The way she just sort of...falls...onto the pages had me in stitches. And holy swoons batman, Jamie! I loved how obvious it was that even though he is this no commitments and definitely no love or marriage kind of guy, you could really tell that deep down his feelings for Dani were stronger than he even realized himself. They were both so sweet and funny. Their banter was great. I just really loved their relationship.

I am such a sucker for second chances at love. They're the stories that make my heart thud the wildest, when they're done right. Boone Brux has definitely done it right in the case of this book. Her characters are so fun and full of life that you want to be friends with them yourself. There was just the right amount of push and pull to give you hope and yet at times have you wondering if things would come together in the end. I love that! I'm already dying for the next book in this series and this one has just released! Sigh.

If you haven't read a book by Boone Brux yet I highly recommend starting with this one! It'll leave you hooked and wanting more. Besides, misery loves company and I want you all miserable and waiting for book 2 with me! :)

Thanks to Entangled Publishing for the opportunity to read and review this book!!

1 comment:

  1. Aw, second chance romances are quickly becoming my favorite and it sounds like I would LOVE this one! I love strong friendships. :) Great review