Review by Amber
There’s a lot to charm in this book, if you like the style. A lot of people say that chick-lit is dead, but I still love to laugh while reading which makes chick-lit still a favorite for me.
That being said, there’s some things that didn’t work for me in this book either. One of my major issues, I can’t explain without giving a major spoiler. But I’ll just say that one of the characters behaves in a way that makes no sense to me given this person’s long standing relationship with the heroine. It bothered me. The justification just wasn’t there.
The romance in this book actually didn’t work for me. But that isn’t the fault of the author. It’s my own issue. During Josephine’s process of acting as bridesmaid she starts a relationship with an actor, a Hollywood heartthrob who happens to be the brother of the groom. I’m not sure why I just can’t fall in with this kind of relationship. It might be that I just can’t suspend that much disbelief. And it’s pretty unbelievable. Especially to consider that it might be successful. I think I’m just too much of a pragmatist. Or it might be that the idea of being with a famous person of any kind just leaves me cold. Since it isn’t my fantasy, the opposite of my fantasy, more like a nightmare, the fiction doesn’t work for me.
Either way, I enjoyed the book, was pretty much unmoved by the romance, and would definitely read another. As an added bonus, this book is free on Amazon right now or was when this review was written. 4 out of 5 stars for Bridesmaid Lotto.
Find out more about Rachel Astor on her website www.rachelastor.net