Review: Always The Bridesmaid

Posted 22nd December 2015 by Emma in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Always The BridesmaidAlways the Bridesmaid by Lindsey Kelk
Also by this author: I Heart New York, I Heart Hollywood, I Heart Paris, I Heart Vegas
Published by Harper on 7th May 2015
Genres: Chicklit, Humour, Love & Romance
Pages: 374
Format: eBook
Source: I bought it
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Maddie Fraser has never been anything other than the girl in the background: golden boy Dan’s little sister, crazy Shona’s minion, workaholic Sebastian’s ex and now she’s also the girl in the middle of her warring best friends. Lauren has announced she’s getting married – just as Sarah’s husband asks her for a divorce. Nothing in Maddie’s career in event organising has prepared her for this particular combo of planning and real pain. The news that her ex is also tying the knot is the final straw. While the magazines say she should be leaning in, all she wants to do is sleep in. But whether she likes it or not, everything is about to change for Maddie. For better or worse, this grown-up bridesmaid is taking centre stage…

I am a huge fan of Lindsey’s work so when I heard there was a new book I immediately preordered it. I read this back in May when it was published but for some reason I never wrote a review.

Maddie has been asked to be her friends bridesmaid and she gives her a journal to complete. The book is written through this journal, like a diary which I rather enjoyed. Maddie is an events organiser and of course Lauren decides to capitalise on that and get Maddie to organise her wedding…except it’s in Maddie’s spare time….for free….

Maddie’s other friend Sarah, also a bridesmaid,  is getting divorced and tbh I can’t think of a worse situation to be in. Lauren and Sarah are at opposite ends of the scale and poor Maddie is stuck in the middle trying to keep the peace.

Maddie is also up for promotion at work and does everything she can to prove she should get the job. As well as all of this…Maddie has some love interests which provide some amusing tales in her journal.

This is a great chicklit read  that will have you craving for more.

About Lindsey Kelk

Um, hi! My name is Lindsey, I’m a writer, I live in New York and I’m an interwebs addict. Phew, now I’ve got that off my chest, there’s really not much else to say. I’m from England, specifically ‘up north’, lived in London for seven years then skidaddled to New York. I’ve been here since 2009 and I really don’t particularly want to leave. It’s ever so nice.

I write books, I write articles for magazines, I blog about beauty things, sometimes I put myself in very silly situations and write about that and on the odd occasion, I interview people. I’m much better at talking about myself though. I have been described as an ‘oversharer’. And ‘gobby’. I believe this is endearing.

I love music, movies and TV. I watch WWE. A lot. It’s possible I’m actually a 14-year-old boy who is confused about his sexuality. I’m naturally blonde. The prescription for my right eye is -9.5. I’m never in one place for too long and next year I want to travel lots more. I like cooking, eating and entertaining. And fashion. And yoga. And talking all of the time. I love texting. And karaoke. And Twitter. And football. And obviously, I’m a fan of reading, writing and all things book-related. I hate mosquitoes, small-minded people and pickles. But not pickled onions. I like pickled onions. Hard to get in the states, you know.


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