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Confessions of a Bad Bridesmaid

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She should never have agreed to be a bridesmaid! Bridesmaid Olivia Matthews has arrived at her best friend’s glamorous society wedding – and stepped into her worst nightmare! From her cleavage to her attitude, nothing about Livvie is welcome – and before she knows it she’s won the disapproval of everyone there. The only silver lining is best man Edward Winchester. He might ...more
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Published January 1st 2014 by Harlequin KISS (first published December 17th 2013)
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Nov 16, 2013 Desere rated it really liked it
Walking in high healed boots, dragging along her luggage, freezing her butt off and attempting to stay upright and make it to her best friend's wedding is not the picture Olivia had when she packed her bags and headed off for the event of the year where she could let go and get some hot action!

Nor did she think she would be stripped bare of her make up or her soul before the weekend is over. Or that in the arms of Edward she would discover she is more beautiful than she ever knew.

In this read f
Jan 03, 2014 Adite rated it liked it
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When bridesmaid Olivia arrives for her best friend Fiona's wedding in England she is all set to have a good time. But instead of being the life of the party she quickly becomes the joke of the party as everyone makes fun of her inappropriate clothes and her attitude. Except for the groom's brother, and best man, Edward, who is hot, chivalrous and besides kisses like a dream. But Olivia's plan for a weekend-only fling with Edward goes upside down when she loses her heart to control-freak Edward. ...more
DelAnne Frazee
Jan 01, 2017 DelAnne Frazee rated it really liked it
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Title: Confessions of a Bad Bridesmaid
Author: Jennifer Rae
Published: 12-17-2013
Publisher: Harlequin Kiss
Pages: 223
Genre: Mystery, Thrillers & Suspense
Sub Genre: Women Sleuths; Cozy Mystery; Amateur Sleuths
ISBN: 13:
Reviewer: DelAnne
Reviewed For: NetGalley
Rating: 3.5 Stars

I received a copy of "Confessions of a Bad Bridesmaid" from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

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She should never have agreed to be a bridesmai
Nov 16, 2013 Kimberly rated it liked it
My review cross-posted from Wit and Sin:

Olivia Matthews is ready to let loose! Armed with tight dresses and a perfect tan, the Aussie bridesmaid is ready to take England by storm. Or at least ready to have a good time at her best friend’s wedding. But from the first, nothing goes as planned. The only appealing part of the weekend is the groom’s brother, the sexy Mr. Darcy-ish Edward Winchester. Now if only Olivia could convince Edward to give into their m
Aug 21, 2014 Lapada rated it it was ok
The writer has a nice voice and the love scenes were very hot. That's one star each. Unfortunately the heroine in this book is so insecure, needy, dysfunctional and cringe-worthy embarrassing that she has no business being a bridesmaid at her bf's wedding - she should be in therapy and taking very strong medication. There is nothing likeable about her and I really struggle to read a book where my feelings for the main character vacillate between pity and embarrassment. The hero is not much bette ...more
Jan 16, 2014 Heidi rated it really liked it
When Australian, Olivia, travels to England to be the Maid of Honour for her best friend, little did she know how many difficulties and humiliations she would need to overcome. Why is the groom’s family so hostile towards her? Are all the family members the same or does Edward (the groom’s brother) make an exception?

I love reading Modern Tempted books! Contrary to what I always thought, these books encompass so much more than just the typical boy meets girl scenarios. There is always a deeper un
Cheryl M-M
Dec 26, 2013 Cheryl M-M rated it really liked it
Do you believe in instant attraction or love at first sight?
This story features the colourful party girl Olivia. She has the dress sense of a peacock in high heels. She meets her exact opposite in Edward, who is straight-laced and very conservative. Poor Edward finds Olivia completely exasperating and is also inexplicably drawn to her from the get go.
I felt bad for Olivia, who has self-esteem issues. What is wrong with me? Seemed to be an automatic mantra or inner earworm to any type of attentio
Nice story. The hero was supposed to pick the Australian heroine up at the London airport and take her to the family pile for his brother's wedding to her best friend but didn't, due to a mixup in times. He catches up to her as she's struggling down the country lane in the December cold. The heroine has brought all the wrong clothes and is still jetlagged. The hero sees himself as the family fixer and the heroine as a complete ditz, but a sexy, intriguing one. I liked this story, but it's really ...more
Oct 05, 2014 Angela rated it liked it
Confessions of a Bad Bridesmaid saved me from book slump!

Olivia flies from Australia to England to be a bridesmaid in her best friend's wedding. Since she has always felt less pretty and less appealing than her friends and sister, Olivia expects very little in the way of quality male attention. She puts on a party girl act to hide her low self-esteem.

When she meets Edward, all that begins to change. Olivia questions her insecurities and her reality.... As does Edward.

I'll be honest. This was
Alexis Sky
Nov 10, 2013 Alexis Sky rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
I was given a copy of this by NetGalley and the Publisher for an honest review.
Olivia's life is not going well. She's come to England to celebrate the marriage of her best friend Fiona. Livvie's always felt second best, second to her beautiful sister, never good enough for a man to stay by her side too long. The self doubting eat her alive making her dress and fix herself to a way she believes makes her attractive. Edward, the groom's surly older brother, becomes fixated on Livvie and soon the s
Ali Williams
Dec 19, 2013 Ali Williams rated it it was amazing
Jennifer Rae’s debut Mills & Boon novel is charming from the very first paragraph. Opening with: “It wasn’t just cold. It was bones-aching, tits-freezing cold.” Her vivacious voice and ability to capture places and people caught me too.

Olivia is not perfect. She gets unbelievably drunk at her best friend’s wedding weekend, flirts with all the wrong guys (including some creepy rahs who could have walked straight off the Made in Chelsea set) and wears dangerously high stiletto heels in the dep
Jan 30, 2014 Karen rated it really liked it
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Olivia knew it was going to be a challenging weekend. It started off all wrong – a miscommunication between her best friend and her groom’s brother meant she was missing an escort from the airport. After the tube, a bus, and a slog down a muddy road in totally inappropriate boots, she’s flagged down by the most insufferable man ever. He just happens to be the man who was supposed to meet her at Heathrow, and neither of them are pleased to be meeting this way.
Jan 29, 2014 Janet rated it really liked it
Instant attraction and a quirky heroine are only two of the elements in this wonderful novel from Jennifer Rae. She has a talent for creating characters that, while flawed, are compelling and it's worth getting emotionally invested in their journey to happily ever after. Ms. Rae writes with humor, but it's fun not slapstick. The dialogue is clever and witty, but appropriate to the characters and situations. I thoroughly enjoyed my reading experience and recommend this author.
*I received my copy
Nov 24, 2013 Carola rated it liked it
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I had a hard time with Olivia at first. I didn't like her. As the story progressed, I understood her and her facade. But it would have been nice to get a little bit more on her background. There were just a few snippets here and there. I am not usually a fan of "falling in love during a weekend" so I had to suspend belief a little with this one. Nonetheless, it was an enjoyable read.
Dec 01, 2013 Quinn rated it liked it
Good premise, okay characters. Not a whole lot of lovable in these two main characters for me. I don't mind when characters start prickly and turn out nice but Edward stayed grumpy for too much of the story for me. Olivia needed to grow a backbone and not cow-tow to what they thought her to be.
Sandra R
Aug 01, 2015 Sandra R rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars

Really different story - fresh - flirty and very emotional and steamy. And Australian !!

Yes, it all took place over one weekend, but it felt right.

I also got a chuckle out of Bunny and her friends. I felt like I was watching 'The Only Way is Essex' when they were featured. LOL
Karin Baine
Jun 18, 2014 Karin Baine rated it it was amazing
I so want this made into a film! The perfect rom-com :D
Roz ~ My Written Romance
3.5 out of 5

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