Wednesday, February 28, 2018

"Always the Wedding Planner, Never the Bride" by Sandra D. Bricker

About this book:

  “As a wedding planner, you'd think she would have the perfect wedding experience...
   Sherilyn Caine has left Chicago behind to marry Andrew Drummond IV, an Atlanta native with a family name that tops all the social registers. Landing the job as The Tanglewood’s wedding planner is a piece of cake for someone with a Type A personality; she’s the perfect fit for a wedding destination hotel known for its attention to even the tiniest details.
  But when everything else is going along swimmingly, why are her own wedding plans drowning right before her eyes? One way or the other, Sherilyn is determined to make this wedding work—until the latest development threatens to call the whole thing off. Is it possible that Sherilyn is allergic to her fiancé?”

Series: Book #2 in the “Emma Rae” series. Review of Book #1 Here!

Spiritual Content- A few Scriptures are quoted, mentioned, & talked about; A few Prayers & Blessings over food; ‘Thank God’ is said quite a few times; Church going; Talks about God & praying; Mentions of God; Mentions of prayers & praying; Mentions of churches/cathedrals, church going, sermons, hymns, & pastors; Mentions of Christmas & Christmas Eve; Mentions of a Christian men’s group; A few mentions of being counseled by a pastor; A few mentions of believers; A couple mentions of faiths; A couple mentions of blessings; A couple mentions of miracles; A mention of a cross necklace;
             *Note: A few mentions of superstitions; A mention of a curse; A mention of a goddess.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘crud’, a ‘shut up’, a ‘stupid’, two ‘idiot’s, two ‘sucker’s, and two ‘wuss’s; A bit of eye rolling & sarcasm; A but of Pain & Screams (barely-above-not-detailed); Allergic reactions (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of a suicide attempt; Mentions of injuries, pain, & blood/bleeding (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of alcohol, drinking, drunks, DUIs, & rehab; Mentions of throwing up & vomit; A few mentions of jail time & arrests; A few mentions of smoking & cigars; A few mentions of gas & farts; A couple mentions of (dead) bodies; A couple mentions of punching someone; A couple mentions of robbing a bank & running over a man (doesn’t happen, it’s a scenario); A couple mentions of clubs & a pub; A couple mentions of tattoos; A mention of killing someone; A mention of strangling; A mention of wild parties;
             *Note: Going to Starbucks; Mentions of actors/actresses, singers, celebrities, & movies (including Katy Perry & Lady Gaga); Mentions of brand names; A mention of Covergirl; A mention of GQ.

Sexual Content- five hand kisses, two cheek kisses, three head kisses, an almost kiss, three not-detailed kisses, five barely-above-not-detailed kisses, and a semi-detailed kiss; Touches & Embraces (up to semi-detailed); Noticing, Nearness, Tingles, & Smelling (barely-above-not-detailed); a ‘sexy’ and three ‘hot’s; Many mentions of dating, dates, boyfriends, girlfriends, cheating, exes, & breakups; Mentions of seeing a girl kissing a guy who wasn’t her boyfriend (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of kisses & kissing (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of touches (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of noticing; Mentions of a magnificent looking guy; A few mentions of an engaged couple saving themselves for their marriage (it’s not side one way or the other if they are or not); A couple mentions of cranking out babies; A couple mentions of honeymoons; A couple mentions of jealousy; A mention of an older man fixing to marry a former stripper; A mention of lingerie; A mention of swooning; Love, falling in love, & the emotions;
             *Note: Sherilyn criticizes her body & weight; A few mentions of AIDS; A few mentions of plastic surgery; A couple mentions of Sherilyn’s curves; A couple mentions of kicking someone’s butt; A mention of a woman’s “everything” dropping when she’s forty; A mention of a buxom woman; A mention of a woman’s great body; A mention of a nude, drunk man; A mention of butting heads; A mention of kicking someone’s rear; A mention of moving a rear end.

-Sherilyn Caine
-Andrew “Andy” Drummond
                                P.O.V. switches between them
                                                        313 pages

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My personal Rating-
While I didn’t laugh as much as when I read the first book in the series, I did still laugh and enjoy this one! I personally would have like more faith content, but I did like the ending. I could have done with less of certain comments and kissing, though, similar to the first book as well.

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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