Review: The Bridesmaid Blues, Tracey Sinclair (AD)

*I was given this book for free in return of a review, my views are my own. Also, this is my very first book review so please be nice* 

I have only ever been a bridesmaid for two weddings and I was only little so I never had to experience the stresses and nightmares of the responsibilities that a bridesmaid has at a wedding.

After reading The Bridesmaid Blues by Tracey Sinclair, I can now imagine what that is like.

The book is about

Luce knows she should be thrilled when Jenna asks her to be bridesmaid – after all, they’ve known each other since childhood and Jenna is the best friend any girl could have. But it’s hard to get excited about weddings when you’re terminally single and the best man is the boy who broke your heart: Jamie, the groom’s dashing and irresistible brother. How can she face the man who dumped her when she’s still so hopelessly in love? Then again, maybe this is the perfect opportunity – after all, where better to get back together than at a wedding?

So Luce has six months to figure out how to win back her ex, but she has plenty else on her plate – from an old friend returned to Newcastle with an announcement of her own, to a youthful colleague who may or may not have a crush on her and a mother who is acting very strangely indeed… and that’s all before a mysterious, handsome American walks into her life.

Sometimes being a bridesmaid isn’t all confetti and champagne…

Set in Newcastle, I lost myself in the picturesque scenes of the Quayside though if I am being greedy I would have liked more description of the city.  

My favourite character is Luce, I can really relate to her character, I love how frivolous her life is and her scattered thoughts. Especially when it comes to relationships, she is thinking one thing and saying another.  I also enjoy her career, like me she is feeling a bit lost and noticing how her friends are going up in the world and having their lives sorted.

The book is a little bit of a slow starter but once you get the hook, you are hooked on and you will want to stay in the garden and read it till it’s finished (like I did).  I love the way it is written is very conversational, it has that soap drama vibe to it.

There is a heated scene in the book, a romantic fizz if you will and you will have to wait till l the end to find out.  I was dedicated to following Luce’s life and I was desperate for her to find love and be a happy ending. It is up to you till you read it and find out if she does. 

It is a light-hearted book, I can see it becoming a film or a North East drama series.  I do hope there is a second book to come as I want to know what happens to Luce and her future.


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