‘ People used to say to me, “You’ll know when you meet the love of your life. You’ll just know” ‘
Evie Hart is 27 years old – a journalist and a bridesmaid at 4 weddings in a year. However, Evie hasn’t found ‘The One‘ for her yet. Of course, she has gone through her share of boyfriends – and they are enough to form an ‘ex-boyfriends’ club amongst them. But she hasn’t met the one who would flutter her heart. Then she meets ‘Action Man’ Jack Williamson at her friend Grace’s wedding and even though she would really like to make an impression on him, every time she finds herself caught in embarrassing situations around him. Will Evie ever be a bride herself?
This book is your classical chic-lit romance. Those of you who like budding romances and light-reads will like this one but those who are sick of romantic romantic novels should well avoid this. As for me, I am still a fan of the young adult novels, so I found this book a decent weekend read. 🙂
Since the title itself is ‘Bridesmaids’ there is a lot about weddings being shown. All the crazy preparations that follow and do not end till the last hour – Hair!!! Shoes!!! Tiara!!! – and all the pandemonium that ensues searching for them. From all the wedding rehearsals to the First Dance by the couple till the wedding hangovers , all has been covered satisfyingly well by the author.
Besides Evie’s life, the book also has another angle based on her best friends and their complications.
There is Grace – recently married to the love of her life Patrick after 7 solid years of commitment and 2 daughters.
There is Charlotte – the kind, shy, demure girl, a little over-weight and that has her self-confidence crushed too.
Valentina – the self-loving, cosmetic queen, branded with top brands from head to toe and always fishing for good looking guys with good looking bank balances
and Georgia – wealthy, down-to-earth and humble.
Valentina has an offensive air of superiority throughout the book, but I loved her character the most somehow. 😛 It was entertaining compared to the rest of the gang.
And oh yes, this book has no connection to a movie of the same name. So, if you would like some decent fun read, I’ll suggest go for this. (y)