Always a Bridesmaid
She's sworn off weddings…
After two failed relationships and six stints as a bridesmaid, Stephanie Ludlow is convinced she's man-poison. So when her hormones point due south to her sexy—but not so charming—new landlord, she can't help the sparks that fly. It's a good thing she's declared a strict "no sex" policy, because Mike Brubaker might ...more
For me I pictured Mike as Gerard Butler ...more
When Stephanie gets evicted from her rental she must quickly find another place to stay. She's in a tough position, so when a room in a beautiful house is immediately available, she jumps at the chance and takes it. When she gets a look at her new landlord, Mike, sparks fly. He's totally sexy. Here's a bit of the scene from when they just meet:
She heard shuffling, fumbling sounds from the other side of the door, and then it opened to reveal a broad-shouldered, flat-stomached man dressed in f ...more
The problem for me with books like this is that there's nothing really worth writing about in the review. It was a cute love story. There, I'm done. See?
Was it even all that cute? I don't know. Mike and Stephanie were thrown together because Mike needed someone to rent a room and Stephanie needed a room to rent. They each thought the other was attractive, yet couldn't seem to explain their feelings (it's called lust, people ...more
Thumbs Up: 4
Overall: A really cute read with an solid HEA.
Plot: A romance with a dash of spice and conflict.
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? N/A
Book Boyfriend: Mike
SUMMARY (50 words or less)
Based on the title I had a different idea of how this story was going to go. But in the end, I can’t say I’m unhappy with the storyline. It was good with just enough conflict, bad boy like behavior and spiciness to keep ...more
There were parts of the book that felt really rushed and random. Towards the end of the story, it felt a ...more
I loved that Stephanie was independent and strong, she handled her life like she wanted to be in control and have the final say in her choices. The pain from her past relationships was keeping both her and Mike from movi ...more
I have for a very long been a fan of the authors work and this time I loved the "fight" between her characters Stephanie and Mike. The book was a cute little romance about as the blurb suggests two people trying their darnest to not fall for each other,purely due to having love and lost at one stage in both their lives.I really loved the spark in this one !
I loved how the author brought the characters together and added just enough heat in the bedroom ...more
This was a cute and easy to read romance. There were some great scenes (view spoiler)[ I loved the scene where they wash the dishes together (hide spoiler)] and sweet moments. My only issue with this book was its ending. I would have been more satisfied there was just a bit more about how the characters ended up. I think an epilogue would have given a bit of balance - after spending so many pages getting to that point and then....
I really enjoyed this and will be looking forward to re ...more
I would recommend read it at the park while kids play or throw it in your purse and pull it out when your in a waiting room, its not a book that requires a lot of concentration.
I give it 3 stars, not a great book but fun ...more
A cute and sweet story...
Stephanie has had it when it comes to relationships. She's decided her time is better spent going back to school, getting her Masters, gaining experience outside of her dad's company. Between work, and school, she simply has no time for any kind of relationship, whether a fling or long lasting. Truth be told, she doesn't want to bother with going thru the emotions of meeting a guy, getting to know him, figuring out whether things may or may not work ...more
"That was the woman I love, running out of my life."
Always A Bridesmaid is yet another book from Entangled's Indulgence line that I have fallen head over heels in love with. Another Entangled Romance that had me swooning and left me breathless.
Stephanie is sick of always being a bridesmaid but never a bride. She wants romance and love, but love doesn't always work out with her. But when she moves into a new house and she meets the gorgeous new landlord/room ...more
Always a Bridesmaid is a book that captures you right from the beginning. Stephanie is looking for love but can't seem to find it. Mike is a divorced father that has given up on love. Why love when it leads to heart ache and pain? So when Mike and Stephanie meet they d ...more
Stephanie is gun shy about relationships, seeming to make the wrong choices in men and always falling hard for them and then falling apart when the relationships ended. So when she meets her new landlo ...more
The book didn't feel complete to me. I guess right off the bat I was thinking of a little different of a story. With the title Always a Bridesmaid, I was thinking the story would focus more around her friend's wedding, but that was actually a smaller part of the book. There was a bit of romance, but the majority o ...more
I’ve decided it had to be fate, I had just requested Always a Bridesmaid to review and then I hopped over to Guilty Pleasures to find an interview with the author. Although Cindi has 50 published books, she is a new to be author and I’m happy to say I’ll be checking out her other books soon.
Always a Bridesmaid is the story of two people who have loved and lost. For Stephanie not only romantically but also when her Mom up and left her and her dad when she ...more
Always a Bridesmaid was my first novel by Cindi Myers. I enjoyed everything about this novel except for the romance between Stephanie Ludlow and Mike Brubaker. I know crazy right? I really enjoyed Ms. Myers fluid, easy-to-read writing style, but I had trouble believing in the relationship/attraction/connection between Stephanie and Mike. I think it had a lot to do with how wishy-washy they were about their feeling ...more
I found the novel very realistic in some parts.I'm sure divorsed parents all over the world worry what their child feels aboyt dating other people or if they are gonna be replaced by a new father or mother.Another thing is how a broken heart affects some people in their future relationships.
Stephenie has given up on love after 2 relationships that didn't worked outMaybe I'm a little exaggerating here.Mike is bi...more
Published By: Entangled Publishing: Indulgence
Age Recommended: Adult
Reviewer: Arlena Dean
Blog For: GMTA
"Always a Bridesmaid" by Cindi Myers was nice well written good romance novel and I did thoroughly enjoyed the read.
Stephanie was a graduate student working for her father...she was a very determined independent and capable of not letting anyone or anything get in the way of her goals. Stephanie's mom had left her and her dad when she was only sixteen...Mike w ...more
Always a Bridesmaid is a book with soul and emotion that skirts the edges of women's fiction by having ...more
Stephanie decides to check the house. She was not expecting to meet her future landlord withou ...more
Sweet | Sexy | Great Descriptions | Mike... yum
like I said above... Mike is just yummy! I mean come on - we meet him as he answers the door in his flannel PJ bottoms and nothing else! LOVE IT!
I enjoyed this book - it is a nice quick read. The story is sweet and steamy. The description of the house is AMAZING! I absolutely loved it - totally want to live in this house!! It is amazing - really!!
I loved the little scene in the bar ............click here ...more
It warmed my heart. For Mike and Stephanie love will always sneak up on you when you least expect it.
There were some great supporting characters in this book which helped make the story. It was a cute read. I really liked the ending of the book
I am torn between 3 and 4 thumbs up but hey since ...more
Stephanie is wary of relationships after being dumped first by her mom, then 2 boyfriends.
Mike is a divorced father, trying to get to term with his divorce and his ex- wife betrayal. His bitterness & cynisism are just a shield to hide his pain. Very realistic in handling divorce issues, especially when there is a kid involved,
I say cute story but I think it is too flat but good. Mike and Stephanie were thrown together then they had attraction but complications about Mike’s priorities so they argue. Eventually they achieve a HEA ending.
Cindi Myers worked as a newspaper reporter, travel agent and medical clinic manager before turning to writing full time. She's written both historical and contemporary romance, as well as dozens of short stories and nonfiction articles. Cindi thinks writers have the best job in the world.
Former president of San Antonio Romance Authors, Cindi is a member of Romance Writer ...more