Friday, April 24, 2015

Every Bride Needs a Groom by Janice Thompson

Katie Fisher's small town of Fairfield, Texas is all she knows and all she wants. Surrounded by family, friends and her long-term boyfriend, Casey, her life is almost complete. Having dreamed of being a bride and wife all her life, she is beyond ready for Casey to pop the question. She's sure it will be soon and with the encouragement of her cousin, she enters an essay to win a one-of-a-kind wedding dress. Ironically, on the same day she wins the dress, her boyfriend breaks up with her. Tired of everyone knowing and talking about her business, she travels to Dallas for some time away from Fairfield and to inform the bridal shop owner that she can no longer claim the prize. She's unprepared for the owner's son, a recovering, handsome and single pro-basketball player named Brady. As Katie is swept along through the fitting and designing, she and Brady strike an easy friendship that could be so much more. Will Brady discover her secret and will he want anything to do with her if he does? Read more in Every Bride Needs a Groom by Janice Thompson.

Every Bride Needs a Groom commences Janice Thompson's “Brides with Style” series and delivers an emotional story about losing dreams and finding new hope. Though there were plenty of issues for Katie to work through, I would have liked a little more depth. In spite of Katie's (and her family's) issues, the story felt pretty light overall. Katie's character exemplified uniqueness and beauty. I was initially unsure if I would like the first person point-of-view, especially since Katie has such quirky, small-town mindset (at least in the beginning), but after a few chapters, I enjoyed seeing her life from her perspective. As with other books by Janice Thompson, movie trivia and humorous situations are woven into the plot.

Every Bride Needs a Groom is solidly written and will likely appeal to readers looking for a clean, sweet romance with touches of humor.

Read an excerpt from Every Bride Needs a Groom on the publisher's website.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."