Hello, Book Dragons! Today I would like to welcome you all on my stop of the Blog Tour for The Secret Bridesmaid By Katy Birchall and I would like to share a review, with all of you. Thank you very much to Jenny from Hodder for the invitation. Please do show some love to all the wonderful book bloggers on this blog tour by following and sharing their work. 🙂
Thank You very much to the publisher – Hodder Paperbacks for the review copy.
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release date: 13 05 2021
Price*: Kindle £2.99 (GBP)/ Paperback £7.03 (GBP)
Kindle $10.99 (USD)/ Paperback $8.85 (USD)
Pages: ~ 384
My rating: Really liked it.
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What I learned from this book: To annoy your enemies, don’t give up and be successful. 😉
Description of the book: Sophie Breeze is a brilliant bridesmaid. So brilliant, in fact, that she’s made it her full-time job.
As a professional bridesmaid, Sophie is secretly hired by brides to be their right-hand woman, ensuring their big day goes off without a hitch. From wrangling rowdy hen dos to navigating last minute portaloo cancellations, there’s no problem she can’t solve.
So when she’s employed by an actual Marchioness to help plan the society wedding of the year, it should be a chance for Sophie to prove just how talented she is.
Of course, it’s not ideal that the bride, Cordelia, is rude, difficult and determined to make Sophie’s life a nightmare. It’s also a bit inconvenient when Sophie finds herself drawn to Cordelia’s posh older brother, who is absolutely off limits. And when a rival society wedding is announced, things get even more complicated . . .
Can Sophie pull off the biggest challenge of her career, follow her heart and maintain her reputation – all while keeping her true identity hidden?
How this book made me feel: Professional bridesmaid? Yes, please! I love a good rom-com, they are funny, romantic and just make me feel good, for some reason. 😀
The protagonist in this book is Sophie, and the book is told from her perspective. Sophie is too good to be true 😀 , she is so well organised, likeable, patient, composed, helpful and just so cool that I want to be her. 😀 Why? Because I would have lost my patience after the first difficult bride. 😀 She agrees with all the bizarre request, allows to be treated horribly, her self respect being trampled over and over, and what she does? She smiles and carries on… Girl, how can you be so happy about everything? 😀 I really enjoyed all the characters in this novel, they are funny, enjoyable and interesting personalities.
I enjoyed the narrative thoroughly. The plot is filled with not only the weddings and crazy demands, but also with Sophie’s past life and relationships. I really liked these different parts of Sophie’s life, presented to the reader. I liked all the little twists and turns that this book had to offer as well. The topics discussed in this book were romance, breakups, friendships, the life of the rich and many more.
The writing style of this book was superb! I really enjoyed the added messages, bizarre emails and crazy stuff that Sophie has to deal with on a daily basis. The atmosphere of the book constantly changes, depending on the situations. The chapters have a medium length, but the pages just flew by for me, I was absorbed with Sophie’s life and her stories. Even though the ending of this book was quite predictable, I really liked how this book was rounded up.
So, to conclude, this book is a great mood booster, filled with characters that are full of personality and charisma, as well as the plot that shows different sides of Sophie’s life, it is laugh out loud funny and very enjoyable. I was very hooked from the first page, and I would strongly recommend it to anyone who needs something easy, fun but at the same time very well written and playful. I hope you will give this book a go and would like it as much as I did. Enjoy!
Thank You for Your time! ❤
About the author: Katy is the author of several young adult novels including The It Girl series, the Hotel Royale series and Morgan Charmley: Teen Witch. She is the co-author of the middle grade Lightning Girl series and Star Switch with Alesha Dixon, and the Find the Girl teen series with YouTube stars Lucy and Lydia Connell. Katy was proud to be the author of a retelling of Jane Austen’s Emma for the Awesomely Austen series, a collection of Austen’s novels retold for younger readers. She has also written a non-fiction book, How to be a Princess: Real-Life Fairy Tales for Modern Heroines. Katy lives in London with her partner, Ben, and her rescue dog, Bono.
Website: https://www.katybirchallauthor.com / Twitter:@KatyBirchall / Instagram: @katybirchallauthor
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