Always the Bridesmaid
The hilarious new novel from Lindsey Kelk, author of the bestselling I Heart series
Everyone loves a bridesmaid - except Maddie, who’s perpetually asked to be one.
Everyone loves a wedding - except Maddie’s best friend, who’s getting divorced.
And everyone loves the way Maddie’s so happy behind the scenes - except Maddie herself.
One best friend is in wedding countdown while
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This book is not only fun, but is also i miracle worker - it pulled me out of the reading slump that overtook my life for the last three weeks.
How do I know I'm finally out of it?
Because I finally can't wait to read all of the books in the world, and my to-be-reviewed pile looks appealing, not intimitating.
I enjoyed reading this book. ...more
Kelk has created such likeable and relatable characters once again. Maddie is just a normal ...more
But it is. Let me clarify something first; I really really love all of Lindsey's books. She is my favorite chicklit author. And then this book came along and I'm just really disappointed.
Spoilers ahead, obviously. And I tend to write in capslock a lot, nasty habit of mine, sorry!
The book is just a bit boring, to be honest. The plot is cliche and I know that chicklit plots usually are, but there was just something missing. Like, ...more
Lauren and Sarah are Maddie's two best friends the girls often fall out and kiss and make up again. Sarah is getting divorced while Lauren is planning on getting married (Having many changes of mind along the way)
Maddie's ex is Seb and her boss is a vile cow called Shona. ...more
Reading a chick-lit can never NEVER go wrong, i mean, ...more
The only thing I could have needed is a little more character developement of Tom, Shona and Elinor.
I hope to see a 2nd book about these people :)
I guess it’s nothing worth announcing at the top of my lungs with a loudspeaker that I adore Lindsey Kelk’s books (as if the name of blog isn’t obvious enough..), but I look forward to her books every year. Without fail. A huge fan of her I Heart.. series, her standalones are a bit of a rare treat, her last one being in 2011. So I was thrilled to be reading an entirely new story with a brand new heroine and fall in ...more
I love it when you actually get what the description promises. It's humorous and has a really nice course of action with some great turns and outcomes.
I liked the main character, Maddie, a lot. I liked the humour, the love part and her friends. (Except for bridezilla Lauren, maybe. She was a little distressing.) But generally, I kind of liked everything.
At some point, Maddie complains about Lauren texting and calling her all night so she's permanently knackered - how ...more
Genre: Chick Lit & Romantic Comedy
:: 5 Pretty Little Stars ::
This book is FABULOUS! I won this book on twitter from the author (thank you!) and hadn’t had a chance to read it… Until now. AND OMG I am so glad I read this book. I am now officially hooked on all things Lindsey Kelk and I cannot WAIT to read more of her novels. This one in particular is LAUGH OUT LOUD FUNNY. It’s also sweet, fun, charming, and totally adorable. I loved the characters, the plot, and ...more
There were a few moments that made me shake my head in disbelief - typical ...more
The biggest downsides in this book, in all contemporary romance books written in this century is that we have 300 or so pages of miserable stories and just two pages of happiness. I wish I could read more about what happens AFTER everything is alright, not before. Or would that be too boring?
To be honest this book took me some time to read - this is not something that happens when I read her books, but for some reason I found this pretty tricky to get into. This could have been my own fault, I was unfortunate to not have the time initially to really get into this ...more
The story follows Maddie. Maddie is such a likable and relatable heroine. She is full of energy and passion. She is writing a Bridesmaid journal throughout this story, since she is going to be bridesmaid at her best friend Lauren’s wedding. She is also organising the wedding in her spare time ...more
That was a fun read! :)
The story does not really tell anything new, as usual we have:
- the cute, clueless, clumsy and super adorable protagonist
- the totally self-centred, selfish but in the end totally awesome best friends
- the horrible family that does not understand her lifestyle, but who love her very much anyway
- the awful, bitchy boss who's life mission is to make hers completely miserable
- the so hot, but oh so wrong love interest
- the not so hot, but oh so right love ...more
Moooving on… Lindsey Kelk has outdone herself with Always the Bridesmaid. It’s extra funny. It’s extra sarcastic. It’s extra sweary. It’s extra romantic. It’s extra everything.
With a plot not too heavy, but still with great twists. ...more
'Always the Bridesmaid' is about Maddie, who has been single for two years. She lives in London and has two best friends, one of whom is getting married and the other one getting a divorce. So with her one best friend turning into bridezilla and the other being heartbroken and sad, and herself being the wedding planner in her free time, Maddie's life turns out to become quite turbulent. Above all, a new man comes into her life and things get even more ...more
----- If you read further there a spoilers!--------------
Because it was more or less the same as the 'I heart' books but unfortunately a cheap imitation:
- Heroine meets two guys in the beginning. One is the good guy and one is the not so good guy. Guess which one she dates first? Exactly.
- She is not happy with her ...more
There's two main things that this book has an advantage:
1) I heart Lindsey Kelk
2) I fancy the pants off any (fictional) men named Will or Tom.
There's nothing about this book I disliked. I finished it in two days and loved it from beginning to end. Maddie is a great main characters. She's so incredibly lovable. Lindsey Kelk has the power of creating the perfect main characters for her books, it's impossible for me to dislike any of her main characters, they have a certain flair about them.
I liked this but didn't love it. There were some real laugh out loud moments in this book. Many characters in this book seemed to be very childish and naive - and they were supposed to be over 30 years old! And the so-called best friends make me shudder! They were awful friends. Except Tom whom I truly liked from the first second, all the other characters just weren't my cup of tea (her friends were really totally unlikeable and so selfish and just horrible).
Solid writing as always from ...more
I picked it up meaning to only read one or two chapters and then I stayed up till 2.
There is a refreshing portrayal of complicated female friendships. There are some laugh out loud funny moments and oh my gosh, the hero is quite swoonworthy.
I am looking forward in reading more Lindsey Kelk.
Maddie is an events assistant, she doesn’t like to say “no”. Not only is she working a project to secure a very long over due promotion at work, allowing her to take control and get away from her dragon of a boss. Her best friend Lauren is getting married and Maddie is planning the ...more
Will is an asshole, Tom is a confused lonely doormat.
2 stars for making me laugh a couple of times over the utter ridiculousness of it all.
(view spoiler)[The whole Will/Tom thing made no sense to me at all, how can she think ...more
This book was such a lovely balance of relationship (problems), friendships and work drama. Finished it rather quickly, as well. Great read if you just want your brain to switch off for a bit, knowing you'll enjoy the book and there won't be too many great conflicts in it.
This review makes no sense, but let's just say I really, really enjoyed it.
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