Friendship and love should be something we cherish and value every single day. But in case we’re overwhelmed with life, there’s February 14. A day where we can make it a mission to show the people around us how much we care about them.
If you’ve read my books (and I hope you have), you know that they deal with romance, but more than that I’d like to think that they deal with friendship. The friendship of five very different girls and how life has presented love to them in singular ways.
- There’s Kassandra, who has a hard time accepting love,
- There’s Laura, who battled to find the love of her life,
- There’s Marisol, who struggles with cultural differences,
- There’s Natalie, who married a man that’s old enough to be her parent,
- and there’s Denise, who married her high school sweetheart.
Regardless of their differences they’re there for one another.
The Bridesmaid’s Checklist series is a new adult contemporary romance that deals with the love stories around this group of friends. Sometimes their relationship is fun, easy and uncomplicated… some others it can be the complete opposite.
Here are some reviews of the story:
Ms. Castle wrote a great contemporary romance (with a hint of spice/kink) … It’s about self-discovery for Kas and events that shaped her from her college days that still felt raw and unresolved … You’ve all read about the Bridezilla or even been around the Bridezilla, right? … Laura is the worst one…EVER! I can’t wait to read their stories in the future.
Kassandra is the resident planner in her group of friends. So, of course, when another one of the ladies gets engaged, Kassie is tasked with planning the wedding along with all the other events that come with it… The journey is full of twists and bumps along the way. Secrets are exposed, some even I could not have predicted. Kassie has to learn to let go of past hurts and trust her heart. The pacing was steady and there was quite a bit of humor sprinkled throughout.
In closing… A quick read with humor and a sweet romance.
The Bridesmaid’s Checklist is a fun romantic story that has a great mixture of drama, humor, and romance, that easily kept me engaged and turning the pages. Anyone can relate to the craziness surrounding wedding event planning, and how the best laid plans can unexpectedly go awry, especially when romance issues and buried secrets are added into the mix. I really enjoyed following Kassandra’s personal journey of self discovery, especially when she makes necessary changes in her life, and finds an unexpected romance in the arms of a charmer like Josh, who is determined to break down the walls that surround Kassandra’s heart.
Kassandra is a smart, beautiful and loyal woman so when her friend calls to say she’s getting married there is only one thing to do, help.
There is only one problem Kassandra knows the groom a little too well … Josh is a lover of women and enjoys trying new things. He has had a fair share of relationships and his reputation isn’t the best… There are some hot moments between Kassandra and Josh that were well written and I was glad there was an HEA. The characters whether you love or hate them are well written and engage the reader… I recommend it to a lover of contemporary romance and it’s a great start to a new series.
Sometimes being the strong, independent woman can mean that you are also the silent, lonely woman (or man!) and this book proves that point exactly. Our main character is strong and works hard to get to the point in life where she is sound and able to carry herself. However, she isn’t quite happy and is definitely feeling stranded at sea… I recommend this read, especially if you want something that has a deep side, but is very fun and easy to enjoy.
To celebrate Saint Valentine’s Day and friendship I decided to have my book FREE for February 14. Download your copy on today.
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But the celebration doesn’t have to last for only one day. I decided to have a giveaway for the rest of the month. Visit Rafflecopter to win a paperback copy of Laura’s Wedding or a $10 dlls Amazon giftcard (open internationally).
Thanks for celebrating Valentines with me and The Bridesmaid’s Checklist!