Series: Wedding Favors #1
Published by Entangled: Lovestruck
Publication Date: June 30th 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely mine.
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…
Who doesn’t love a second chance story? I like the idea of a couple reuniting during their friends’ wedding and realizing that they can’t live without each other. And I still do even after reading BRIDESMAID BLUES.
Dani Brown has got a-maid-of-honor assignment, to distract the best man until after the wedding. The only problem with this is that the best man is her ex, who dumped her almost a year ago but Dani is willing to take one for the team. Even though she’s still in love with Jamie, Dani is determined to keep her interactions with him fun and lighthearted. Both Jamie and Dani still share a sizzling attraction and soon find themselves adding benefits to their renewed friendship but is it possible to have a friends-with-benefits relationship with the ex who broke your heart, without wanting more?
I liked Dani because she was fearless about going for what she wanted and even if her boldness led to her making misguided choices, she made no apologies for them.
Jamie is by far the most unlikable hero I have ever read about, with almost no redeeming qualities. He’s an overgrown man-child with daddy issues, who is still trying to earn his father’s love and approval to no avail, even as he himself runs away from commitment and I think that Dani was too good for him. His about-face from commitment-phobe to wanting forever with her was too abrupt for me. She should have kicked him to the curb, but that’s just my opinion.
And oh! Don’t get me started on Roxy. Intense dislike is an understatement for how I feel about being manipulated ‘for my benefit’ so that button got pushed big-time!
I can’t say that I loved BRIDESMAID BLUES, but it certainly evoked very strong feelings in me, if my rant-y review is anything to go by and I have to give kudos to Ms. Boone for taking a risk in writing these characters like this. In spite of my mixed feelings about this book, I’m actually interested in the stories of the other secondary characters.