I’m not a fan of odd numbers by any means, however, today is a good odd number day as it’s my stop on Erin Lawless’ blog tour for her new release, ‘The One With All the Bridesmaids’! Big thanks to Samantha Gale from Harper Impulse for inviting me to be part of the tour!
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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.
What does TWG think?
Oh my god, I’ve just realised that I have never read an Erin Lawless book before! I know I have purchased a few of her previous novels, but unfortunately they’ve been sitting on my TBR for far too long, shamefully! After reading Erin Lawless’ new release, I now have the urge to buy every single book of hers and binge read them.
I don’t usually read the tag lines on blurbs before I read a novel because I sometimes think that they’re forcing me to think a certain one. However…..the tagline on this blurb is absolutely bang on. If I were to describe this novel with a movie reference, I would 100% say that it’s like Bridesmaids….except funnier.
Once again this review will have to be vague due to the amount of spoilers that could be written. Don’t worry, I won’t spoil, but this is why I need to keep it brief as I can talk for England…no, really, I can.
It didn’t take me long to find my favourite bridesmaid! Despite the other characters reservations about their friendships with this particular bridesmaid, I absolutely LOVED her. Her mouth ran away with her. Her facial expressions got her in more trouble than Lee from Blue’s womanising ways. Her cold exterior rivalled Elsa’s from Frozen, yet she came across as the more ‘real’ one of the group. Who am I on about? Bea of course! I think I gelled with her more than the others because I saw myself in her character. Being totally honest, there were a couple of the characters I found myself disliking. I won’t say which ones as everyone’s opinion is different.
I adored the whole music reminiscing for playlists and such, felt like I was being transported back to my youth. Well, I say transported…maybe hiding my face in embarrassment as I realised that I could have easily have joined the ‘cool club’ too at that wedding.
I LOVE how Erin Lawless isn’t afraid to delve into the nineties, bringing them into the present and into her storylines. It’s so much fun and completely relatable. I just loved her. Erin Lawless has such flawless, side-splitting humour which, instead of laughing because it’s so funny, you end up laughing going ‘omg I totally did that!’ or ‘she’s bang on!’, if that makes any sense!
‘The One With All the Bridesmaids’ is a fun, modern and addictive tale about weddings and then some. This book really is the perfect antidote to any bad day, bad mood, or blah feeling, because as soon as you lay your eyes on Nora’s story, your frown will have turned upside down before you can even say ‘Spice Girls’.
Brilliant, brilliant book.
Thanks Harper Impulse.