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Book Review | The Secret Bridesmaid by Katy Birchall

Date Published | May 4, 2021

Date Read | June 2021

Goodreads Rating | 2

Overall | This is technically a book filled with adult characters but they all behave, think and at like bratty teenagers. You have mean girls, you have a big speech at the end in front of everyone at a dance and then you have zero romance – like not even hand holding. This can’t be called Women’s Fiction because it deals with young adult, teenager angsty stuff so not really sure what the point of this book was.

Pros | Had a cute cover and the description made it seem like a fun situation but the main character is dead set on doing a great job for a client that she signed an NDA for so she can’t possibly brag about it or even reference it to get new business which wasn’t a big deal. I totally get that she would want to do something for the money but why would she keep saying that her reason for continuing with this terrible client is so that she can help her business reputation. It didn’t make any sense.

Cons | This book was about nothing but mean girls treating each other like garbage and eye rolling and pouting when their parents told them they had to do something

Warnings | This is not a romance and there is no HEA

POV | First Person POV Past Tense

Will I Be Continuing With The Series | No

Description | Matrimony meets mayhem in a modern British romcom about a young woman charged with pulling off the biggest aristocratic wedding of the year––and the misadventures that ensue.

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 hired by London brides to be their right-hand woman, posing as a friend but working behind the scenes to help plan the perfect wedding and ensure their big day goes off without a hitch. When she’s hired by Lady Victoria Swann––a former model and “It Girl” of 1970’s London; now the Marchioness of Meade––for 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, Lady Victoria’s daughter, Cordelia, is an absolute diva and determined to make Sophie’s life a nightmare. It’s also a bit inconvenient that Sophie finds herself drawn to Cordelia’s posh older brother, who is absolutely off limits. But when a rival society wedding is announced for the very same day, things start to get…well, complicated.

Can Sophie pull off the biggest challenge of her career––execute a high-profile gala for four hundred and fifty guests in record time, win over a reluctant bride, and catch the eye of handsome Lord Swann––all while keeping her true identity a secret, and her dignity intact?

Heartwarming and hilarious, Katy Birchall’s The Secret Bridesmaid celebrates the joys (and foibles) of weddings, the nuances of female friendship, and the redeeming power of love in its many unexpected forms.

The Secret Bridesmaid A Novel by Katy Birchall - Lisa Siefert Book Reviews
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