Friday, May 01, 2015

Book Review: Always the Bridesmaid

5 stars (I loved it) for Always the Bridesmaid by Lindsey Kelk

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Maddie Fraser has never been anything other than the girl in the background: golden boy Dan’s little sister, crazy Shona’s minion, workaholic Sebastian’s ex and now she’s also the girl in the middle of her warring best friends. 
Lauren has announced she’s getting married – just as Sarah’s husband asks her for a divorce. Nothing in Maddie’s career in event organising has prepared her for this particular combo of planning and real pain. The news that her ex is also tying the knot is the final straw. While the magazines say she should be leaning in, all she wants to do is sleep in. But whether she likes it or not, everything is about to change for Maddie. For better or worse, this grown-up bridesmaid is taking centre stage…  
Source: Goodreads


Publication day: May 7th



Before I start there's a few things you need to know:
1) I Heart Lindsey  Kelk *wink wink*
2) I totally fancy the pants off any (fictional) men named Will or Tom. And I was lucky enough that both got to make an appearance throughout this story!

Lindsey Kelk has a way of creating main characters that are interesting and lovable (I'd love to add relatable to the list but how often does anyone find themselves having to dye rabbits pink or drink more G&T than any human liver could digest?). I have yet to come across a main character created by her that I dislike. Maddie is no exception.

It's hard for me to describe what it was that made me love this book, because obviously there's more to it than just the two previously mentioned points (though those are a great plus). But the fact I devoured this book in two days and loved it from beginning to end, says it all.

Maddie is a 31-year old, who has been working as an event's planner assistant for over ten years. She has two best friends and an apartment as messy as any book blogger's 'to read'-pile.
On top of that she has a monster as a boss, a best friend in the middle of a divorce and another best friend turning into bridezilla.

You can only imagine how crazy her life becomes when sexting a new boyfriend, serving as an emotional buffer and planning the event of a lifetime and her best friend's wedding all come into the mix. As Maddie tries to juggle everything that gets thrown at her, you somehow find yourself as a reader already halfway the book without realising it.

Argh, words fail me to describe to you why I enjoyed this book so much. Just go out and get it it's all kinds of fabulous! Always the Bridesmaid read incredibly easy, there was never a dull moment.
Maddie is such a great character and I loved her from the first sentence, just like every other character introduced, even the backstabbing ones (of which there are a few).

Lindsey Kelk has a way of using her words in such a way that it makes her characters pop off the page and her story flow with ease. 



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