Rating: 3 stars
Love can be a volcano…
After two failed relationships and six stints as a bridesmaid, StephanieLudlow is convinced she’s man-poison. So when her hormones point due south to her sexy new landlord, she throws up every guard in her arsenal to protect herself from heartbreak. Problem is, her cache is sadly lacking.
When Mike Brubaker’s wife left him, he focused all his energy on raising his nine-year-old son and providing a stable home. Relationships are a complication he can’t afford–until Stephanie walks into his life. She’s intelligent, irresistible, and driven, and he can’t take his mind off her, no matter how hard he tries.
Will interfering friends, an over-protective dad, and past mistakes keep them apart, or will they fight for the happiness that each deserves?
Always a Bridesmaid by Cindi Myers was a super cute, fast romance that I did really enjoy. The plot wasn’t my favorite thing, but I just loved what each character brought to the story.
I guess right off the bat I was thinking of a little different of a story. With the title Always a Bridesmaid, I was thinking the story would focus more around her friend’s wedding, but that was actually a smaller part of the book. There was a bit of romance, but the majority of the story was the buildup to romance. Then, the book ended right when things I thought were finally getting to a little more of a romancey type plot. Those things aside, the way the story actually did go with cute. There were so many great moments. I loved the whole side story of Mike trying to be the best father he can to Ryan – it was really touching.
I loved the characters – they all were super wonderful. Ryan was so adorable. Ilsa was a complete riot and made my laugh all the time. Mike and Stephanie were so much alike and their story was a ton of fun to read about. The characters were definitely my favorite part about the book.
Always a Bridesmaid is the perfect romance if you want a fast read on the shorter end. I read it in just a couple hours, and the entire time I was reading, I really didn’t want to put it down at all.