Monday, April 18, 2016

Book Review: Never a Bridesmaid by Janice Thompson

Never a Bridesmaid: A May Wedding Story
(A Year of Weddings Novella Book 6)
by Janice Thompson

Kindle Edition
File Size: 2579 KB
Print Length: 85 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
Publisher: Zondervan (April 28, 2015)
Publication Date: April 28, 2015
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Audible Audio Edition
Listening Length: 2 hours and 26 minutes
Program Type: Audiobook
Version: Unabridged
Publisher: Zondervan Release Date: April 30, 2015

Ratings: ★ ★ ★ 

Note: I received a review copy of this book free from BookLookBloggers. The review posted below is based on my personal thoughts while reading the book.

My thoughts:

First off, I don't think the title fits the story. Just read the synopsis!

Think I'd rate this as an OK book. The romance part was just okay, it didn't have that 'wow' feeling. The storytelling's kinda slow but some parts felt rushed. Weird? Lots of circling in the story but when people are introduced, no time to really know or connect with them. The plus in the story would be Mari's relationship with her family. Never had a sister so that was what I enjoyed exploring. 

 About the book:

Meet the people who make it all happen – the planners, the photographers, the musicians who have helped orchestrate the perfect day for countless couples as they find their own happy endings in the second Year of Weddings novella collection.

Can one bridesmaid undo the disasters caused by a poorly chosen maid of honor and save her sister’s wedding from disaster?

Mari’s older sister Crystal is getting married, and Mari is one of her bridesmaids – actually, the last in a lineup of five bridesmaids, but that doesn’t really bother her. Much. But Sienna Jameson as the maid of honor? Really? She might be Crystal’s best friend, but she’s ditzy and undependable on her best days. When the best man turns out to be hunky Derrick Richardson, the right fielder for the Houston Astros and one of Houston’s most eligible bachelors, Sienna abandons her duties as maid of honor to chase Derrick, and it’s up to Mari to make sure Crystal’s wedding day goes off without a hitch.

While Mari is wrapped up in dress fittings, bridal showers, and bachelorette nights, Derrick has taken notice of her devotion to her sister and her determination to make the wedding perfect. But between dodging Sienna’s advances and watching Mari running around like a madwoman, Derrick is left to steal moments whenever he can to get to know this beautiful bridesmaid.

When the maid of honor shows up to the ceremony late and more done up than the bride herself, Mari fears her attempts to make her sister’s wedding perfect have all been for naught. Will the bride be up-staged by the maid of honor? Will the fifth-in-line bridesmaid ever be recognized for all the work she’s done? And will Mari finally have a moment to revel in the magic of a wedding and dance in the strong arms of a man?

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