Bad Luck Bridesmaid by Alison Rose Greenberg
Paperback, 320 pages
Publication: January 11th 2022 by St. Martin's Griffin
From Goodreads: It’s official: Zoey Marks is the cursed bridesmaid that no engagement can survive. Ten years, three empire waist dresses, and ZERO brides have walked down the aisle.
After strike three, Zoey is left wondering if her own ambivalence towards marriage has rubbed off on those she loves. And when her building distrust of matrimony culminates in turning down a proposal from her perfect All-American boyfriend, Rylan Harper III, she and Rylan are both left heartbroken, leaving Zoey to wonder: what is it exactly about tying the knot that makes her want to run in the opposite direction?
Enter Hannah Green: Zoey’s best friend, who announces that she’s marrying a guy she just met (cue eye roll). At a castle. In gorgeous, romantic Ireland, where Rylan will be in attendance, and Zoey will be a bridesmaid. It’ll be fine.
Okay, the woman definition of fine (NOT FINE).
Determined to turn her luck around, Zoey accepts her role and vows to get Hannah down the aisle—all the while praying her best friend’s wedded bliss will allow her to embrace marriage and get Rylan back.
But as the weekend goes on, Zoey is plagued with more questions than answers. Can you be a free spirit, yet still want a certain future? Can you have love and be loved on your terms? And how DO you wrangle a bossy falcon into doing your bidding?
My Thoughts: I was hoping for a fun rom com. Bad Luck Bridesmaid was some of that. It was also the story of a woman put off on marriage and love. She considered herself that bad luck bridesmaid because of the number of brides that did not make it down the aisle.
Zoey is fun and quirky but also hard on herself. She puts a lot of pressure on herself to live life her way. Society calls for a woman to get married, settle down, and have children. This is not the life that Zoey wants or plans to live. When she got proposed to her entire life gets turned upside down. She questions if the answer she gives is the right answer for her.
This book was quick and fun to read, there were very few surprises and I enjoyed the unique ending. The book kept me entertained while not making me think too hard so I could just enjoy the story and the characters.
** Thank you NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.
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