Monday, 13 June 2016

The One with the Engagement Party by Erin Lawless

Out Now
Published by: HarperImpulse
Purchase from Amazon here

The Blurb:

For fans of romantic comedies like Bridesmaids and Four Weddings & a Funeral, and bestselling authors Mhairi McFarlane and David Nicholls, this is a hilarious new romantic comedy series about one bride and her four best friends.

Nora Dervan is ready for her Happy Ever After. With her darling Harry waiting at the altar, and all her family and friends around her. She is certain that her special day will not be forgotten/will be one to remember…

But with her four bridesmaids hiding more secrets, than bottles of champagne. Will her big day be remembered for all the right reasons?
Bea has barely gotten past the fact that her two best friends are dating, and now they’re engaged, whilst cupid’s arrow points in a forbidden direction for Cleo. She is so distracted by her off limits, hot new colleague that she has forgotten Daisy, who has been left dreading the singles table. There’s more romance in the cheesy pick- up lines than Sarah’s own marriage, which hasn’t turned out as she hoped it would be.

With her wicked sense of humour and refreshingly honest voice, Erin Lawless brings to the life the romance (and horrors!) of wedding season.

My review:

I love a book with a group of great friends, and which leaves a smile on my face. Luckily this new series has already ticked both boxes. Part one introduces us to Nora who is getting married and of course very excited. She has enlisted her four best friends as bridesmaids, and there is a lot to do before the big day!

What attracted me to the book? Definitely the cover. Who couldn’t fall in love with a cover as beautiful as this one? It just screams pick me up and read me. And then there’s the title. It sounds like an episode of friends ‘the one with….’, coupled with the name Bridesmaids, which indicates romance, friends and of course drama, so I was sold.

 The novella is just 78 pages long, but it is a fab introduction to each of the ladies, and their lives. The chapters follow each of them so we can spend time finding out about each of them in turn. Who is my favourite? It’s too early to tell yet, but I have a feeling I’m going to enjoy them all for different reasons. The girls are all different, and have their own little characteristics that I am sure many of us will recognise either in ourselves, or in our own friends, which makes this even easier to engage with.

I am slightly disillusioned with love at the moment, but this story had me smiling and laughing throughout. They say the course of true love never runs smooth, and if this first instalment is anything to go by, I predict the saying could be right. However I also predict that I am going to laugh my way through the series, and want to be friends with these ladies.

Erin Lawless has been sitting on my Kindle for a while now, and this novella has certainly piqued my interest in her writing, and I will be searching for her books to bump them up by TBR pile now!!

Thanks to HarperImpulse for providing a copy in return for an honest review.

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