Wednesday, October 7, 2015

"Never a Bridesmaid" by Janice Thompson

About this book:

  “Can one bridesmaid undo the disasters caused by a poorly chosen maid of honor and save her sister’s wedding from disaster?
  Mari’s older sister Crystal is getting married, and Mari is one of her bridesmaids – actually, the last in a lineup of five bridesmaids, but that doesn’t really bother her. Much. But Sienna Jameson as the maid of honor? Really? She might be Crystal’s best friend, but she’s ditzy and undependable on her best days. When the best man turns out to be hunky Derrick Richardson, the right fielder for the Houston Astros and one of Houston’s most eligible bachelors, Sienna abandons her duties as maid of honor to chase Derrick, and it’s up to Mari to make sure Crystal’s wedding day goes off without a hitch.
  While Mari is wrapped up in dress fittings, bridal showers, and bachelorette nights, Derrick has taken notice of her devotion to her sister and her determination to make the wedding perfect. But between dodging Sienna’s advances and watching Mari running around like a madwoman, Derrick is left to steal moments whenever he can to get to know this beautiful bridesmaid.
  When the maid of honor shows up to the ceremony late and more done up than the bride herself, Mari fears her attempts to make her sister’s wedding perfect have all been for naught. Will the bride be up-staged by the maid of honor? Will the fifth-in-line bridesmaid ever be recognized for all the work she’s done? And will Mari finally have a moment to revel in the magic of a wedding and dance in the strong arms of a man?”

Series: “A Year of Weddings 2”, novella number #6. {Review of #2 Here!}

Spiritual Content- Prayers; Talks about the Lord working quick; ‘H’s are not capital when referring to God; A Scripture is mentioned; A mention of a Come to Jesus meeting; A mention of the apostles; Mentions of Church; Many mentions of mission trips & being blessed.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘duh’, a ‘heck’, a ‘sucker’, three ‘suck it up’s, four ‘stupid’s; A mention of divorce, drugs, drinking & a club.

Sexual Content- a nose kiss, two cheek kisses, three barely-above-not-detailed kisses and a semi-detailed; Mentions of married couples kissing; Noticing & Smelling (up to semi-detailed); Touches (up to semi-detailed); Hand holding; A mention of puberty; Many mentions of Sienna’s Double D’s, her curves & her wearing strapless and low-cut clothing; Love, falling in love & the emotions.

-Mari Hays, age 22
                               1st person P.O.V. of Mari
                                                        112 pages

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My personal Rating-

Most novellas I’ve read feel very rushed to me, and while this one did feel a tiny bit rushed, I enjoyed it. I don’t think it was the author’s best one, but I loved this quote: “But Mari, I just don’t think I can justify a show-offish wedding. I’ve never been that sort of girl. I’m the ‘Let’s go to a third-world country and take care of orphans’ kind of girl, you know?”.

See y’all on Friday with a new review!

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.

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