Monday, 27 July 2015

Bride Without a Groom - Amy Lynch

"Single, coupled-up or married, this laugh-out-loud summer read is the perfect anecdote for the wedding season!
Rebecca has chosen the most luscious, five tiered, wedding cake. The engagement ring that she has selected is celebrity inspired. The wedding singer is on speed dial. He doesn’t usually do Michael Bolton, but as it’s for a first dance he’ll make an exception. Father Maguire is checking dates for the parish church as we speak. The deposit on the white sand honeymoon is paid for in full on Barry’s card. She has fallen for an ivory lace couture gown that is to die for. The down payment may require her to sell a left kidney, but it will be worth it. Isn’t that why you have two?
There’s one teeny tiny problem. It’s nothing, really. No need to panic! It’s just that Barry has yet to propose. Says he’s not ready! He can be a bit of a kill joy that way. It’s time to face the harsh reality – Rebecca is a bride without a groom!"

Sometimes, you just can't beat a good old romantic comedy - and this was hilarious. Rebecca is probably the most spoiled, selfish, high-maintenance character I have come across since Sophie Kinsella's Shopaholic Becky, and I LOVED HER. She's irritating, self absorbed and there is no way on Earth I would ever be friends with her in real life, but I still thought she was brilliant. I am a massive goody two shoes, and would love to get away with the cheek that Rebecca displays - from "accidentally" ordering a honeymoon on Barry's credit card (before he's even proposed) to literally NEVER going to work (each excuse more fanciful than the last) she is a living nightmare - but underneath it all she is really quite sweet, and although I did feel sorry for poor old Barry at times, I was totally rooting for Rebecca to get the wedding she deserved. 

A funny, sweet, romantic tale I really enjoyed this and am looking forward to hearing more from Amy Lynch. 

Bride Without a Groom is out now and you can get it here:

**Many thanks to the publisher for my ARC**

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