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In the Event the Flower Girl Explodes

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It’s the wedding of the century. Her big brother – the man who was a second father to her after their dad passed – is the groom. And Nicole is fighting just to keep her head above water.

She’s surrounded by an aloof bride-to-be, a psychotic mother of the bride, ridiculous bridesmaids, and a town that feels like a parody of Americana. Her own family is perfectly fine with ev
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Nicole Winger's father passed away when she was quite young, and her older brother, who became the father figure in her life after that, is about to get married.

Cue the wedding stress - a bridezilla who obviously gets her bridezilla attitude the honest way - she has inherited the attitude from her mother; bridesmaids who desperately reek of being "hangry" (give them a candy bar please), and all the millions of details and stresses therein.

Add to all of this chaos is cousin Ella, who tends to get
Grass monster
Mar 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Nicole and Andrew are brother and sister. When their dad died when Nicole was young, Andrew stepped in as a father figure and they have always been very close. That is until Andrew gets engaged to Cora. Things suddenly become very strained between the siblings and Nicole swears the fake Southern girl Cora is to blame.
With the wedding looming, Nicole has to deal with a crazy bride aswell as her family.
Everything has to be perfect and done Cora’s way which Nicole isnt too happy about. She thinks h
Ruth B
Feb 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, chick-lit
Nicole's brother is getting married. The man who practically raised her after her father's death and who never introduced her a girlfriend or a date is now marrying the craziest girl (in a figurative speech). Nicole is left to deal with a hurricane of a wedding that includes over the top and exaggerated parties, a family that swears is from the South and who follows southern traditions to the extreme and a bride to be she doesn't really know. Nicole doesn't deal with the stress very well so she ...more
Feb 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Entertaining book. Read it in one sitting.
Talia Mason
Apr 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
In the Event the Flower Girl Explodes  written by  Abby Rosmarin was one of those books that I just couldn’t put down, this book kept me turning pages way into the early hours.
Nicole’s father died when she was young and so she and her brother had become amazingly close as they grew up.
 Nicole relied on her closeness with her brother throughout her school years for emotional support…but suddenly that all changes.
Things have been strained between Nicole and her brother since he became engaged to
Mar 05, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: giveaways
I chose this book from a Goodreads giveaway because the title is awesome. On reading it, I could not tell what the book was supposed to be. Most of it revolves around a sulky, self-centered young adult going to her big brother's wedding to a bride she doesn't like. Everything about the bride and the wedding is written so absurdly that I am not sure whether it is supposed to be funny (it is not) or just insulting to all Southerners (Virginia girl here, not amused).

In the last handful of pages, t
Aug 29, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: giveaway-wins
Whiney, emotionally immature protagonist and way too detailed descriptions of things and actions that simply didn't add to the story. ...more
I want to thank Abby Rosmarin, author and Goodreads First Reads for the eBook Kindle copy of In the Event the Flower Girl Explodes that I won in the Giveaway.

Nicole is the sister of the groom, Andrew and he has found the 'love of his life', Cora. Nicole finds Cora extremely difficult to understand and to understand what her brother could possibly see in her.

Cora with her nightmare mother plan two wedding showers, one in Illinois and one in their hometown in Florida were the wedding will be held.
Laura Guilbault
Aug 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: 13+
4.5 stars.

Don't judge a book by its rating!
I'll admit: I judge books by their covers and their ratings on Goodreads... But I am so glad that I got to read In the Event the Flower Girl Explodes. First off, that cover and that title are soooo amazing! I love it!
Rosmarin has mastered writing dialogue. Her characters come alive so well, I could vividly picture each and every conversation, from a character's facial expression to their tone. The humour is weaved in throughout a shocking and sincere st
Feb 23, 2018 rated it liked it
The most memorable part of this book is that the characters were SO whiny.
Not all of them were so ridiculously whiny, but the main ones were.
Some of the others pretty much just constantly yelled at the whiny ones for being so whiny.
Others really weren't present in the story at all - such as Cora. She was pretty much the antagonist, and when scenes featured her, she just kind of seemed fake... Which is half of what the whiny characters complained about.
Now, don't get me wrong, some of what the ch
Jen Pennington
Apr 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
The characters grate on me. And this is a wonderful thing.

This book takes wedding hype and ensuing family dynamics and magnifies them through the eyes of a just-out-0f-college woman named Nicole who herself is trying to figure out how to adult and reframe every aspect of her life. The over-the-top Yank/Southern narrative laced throughout the book seems intentional in the way that young people can be more judgmental until they experience different people from different walks of life. Remember - t
Boundless Book Reviews
Nicole is a supportive sister (at least she's trying to be). Her brother, the man that raised her after her father passed, is getting married. A big wedding is to come, and Nicole is dealing with a crazy bride and all that comes along with a wedding. She must find a way to figure things out before she loses all that is important to her.

This book was a quick and easy read. It was humorous in the dislike that Nicole obviously has for Cora, her brother's fiancee and the rest of the wedding in gener
Robin Croskery
Jun 01, 2018 rated it liked it
Southern weddings can be nightmarish

Disclaimer - Abby is my cousin-in-law. I've read her other work, and find her to be a good writer. As for realism, this story hit a bit too close to home. I'm not even sure if Abby realizes how much she relied on her brother-in-law's wedding (my cousin) as inspiration. I had hoped that Andrew would end up with a better ending than my cousin. But, there again, art imitates life a bit too closely. In all, an interesting look at the wedding industry, and how fami
Elizabeth A. Carpenter
Feb 24, 2018 rated it did not like it

Just a really big waste of time. I always try to finish books that I start, couldn’t do it. Blah
Mar 25, 2018 rated it liked it
What a whirlwind! So glad Nicole got her act together even if it took awhile.
Alexa K.
I received a free copy of the book from the author in exchange for an honest review. As you can see that did not affect my opinion and rating.

I was actually looking forward to reading this book, and I was okay with the first few pages but then it just kept… being so goddamn boring, annoying and lacking a reason for existence that I just couldn’t… I couldn’t handle this book.

The Plot

Honestly? There is no plot. There’s no storyline. It’s just a bunch of idiotic characters, most of them being assho
I don't read a lot of chick lit. I thought this book would be a rehash of My Best Friend's Wedding, and that would've been fine with me. It is kind of like that, but also not. There are a lot of characters in this book, enough that it could have been three times longer (or the start of a series). But, Abby Rosmarin keeps the action focused on only a small handful. (Not quite a One-Sitting Book for me; I read it in three.) And, through that tight focus, she stays away from too many of the genre's ...more
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Mean Girls meets Bridesmaids. The women are mostly pretty bitchy, snobby, and judgmental. There's a lot of North verse South humour which was fun for me to read. The main characters are more like snobby high school girls who you wouldn't want as friends. I appreciated that there was no romantic story arc for the main character, which is typical in modern books. This was a refreshing tale of growing up, accepting our families, and expecting more of ourselves. ...more
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