The Bridesmaid's Checklist: Laura's Wedding by K.T. Castle
Book 1: The Bridesmaid's Checklist Series
Publisher: Independent Self Publishing
Publication Date: Paperback - July 15, 2016 / eBook - July 18, 2016
Format: Paperback - 300 pages
Kindle - 3725 KB
Genre: New Adult Romance / Chick Lit
Genre: New Adult Romance / Chick Lit
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Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book blast event hosted by Goddess Fish Promotions.
The whole event kicks off with the worst kind of surprise when Kassandra discovers who her friend's fiancé really is, and she's torn between supporting Laura's future happiness and hiding the deeply buried, intimate past she shares with the groom-to-be. Struggling to be the bigger person and do all the hard work on her own, Kassandra finds surprising comfort in Josh, the best man in the wedding and someone she's been avoiding for years. He's charming, thoughtful, handsome, and the worst kind of womanizer, but she just can't seem to stay away. All the while, Kassandra can't help wondering if the wedding could be any more cliché—until she finds unexpected ways to change things up a bit.
My Book Review:
In The Bridesmaid's Checklist: Laura's Wedding, the first book of The Bridesmaid's Checklist Series, author K.T. Castle weaves an intriguing new adult romance tale that sheds a whole new light on the crazy dynamics of friendships, romance, and wedding planning.
Told in the first person narrative, the reader follows the crazy trials and tribulations that Kassandra faces when best friend Laura becomes engaged, and she wants Kassandra to be her Maid-of-Honor and help plan her wedding. Kassandra has helped her other friends plan their weddings, so she doesn't think anything will go wrong, that is until she discovers that the groom happens to be her ex-boyfriend! Kassandra struggles with wanting to help plan Laura's wedding while hiding the secrets from her past relationship, and when the trials and tribulations of the whole affair start to build, Kassandra finds unexpected support and comfort from Josh, the best man and womanizer whose charms she has resisted for years. So what's a girl to do when she is torn between the dynamics of friendships and the affairs of the heart?
The Bridesmaid's Checklist is a fun romantic story that has a great mixture of drama, humor, and romance, that easily kept me engaged and turning the pages. Anyone can relate to the craziness surrounding wedding event planning, and how the best laid plans can unexpectedly go awry, especially when romance issues and buried secrets are added into the mix. I really enjoyed following Kassandra's personal journey of self discovery, especially when she makes necessary changes in her life, and finds an unexpected romance in the arms of a charmer like Josh, who is determined to break down the walls that surround Kassandra's heart. I would be remiss if I didn't mention how much I enjoyed the rich description of the tropical South Pacific island setting of Bora Bora.
I really enjoyed reading The Bridesmaid's Checklist, it has a HEA that normally comes with romance stories featuring a wedding theme, but alas, there is a cliff hanger ending that leaves the reader wanting more. I look forward to reading what new wedding adventures await in the next book of The Bridesmaid's Checklist Series.
The Bridesmaid's Checklist: Laura's Wedding is an enjoyable romance tale that will leave a smile on your face.
RATING: 4 STARS
About The Author
K.T. Castle is an author/artist in progress. She's on a quest to find the words, forms, and colors to materialize the worlds and people of her imagination. She never saw herself as an incurable romantic, but lately, that's what she finds herself musing about. Love is found everywhere, regardless if it comes from a nice person, an ass — mundane or even vampire. When she's not busy with work, in front of a computer placing many thoughts in order, she makes her best to be creative or relax with a good book and a snack. Some of her favorite characters are Sookie, Rule and Shaw, Bella, Edward, Clary, Jace, Wrath, Hollywood, Blaire, Woods, Ethan, the Sleeping Beauty, and Ariel.
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