Cate Padgett has been dating Ethan for a couple years and after finding a brochure from a jewelry store, is convinced he will pop the question. Maybe even on their upcoming trip to Cancun for a friend’s wedding. What Cate does not count on is the appearance of Janet, the gal who broke Ethan’s heart years ago, and it appears she wants back in his good graces. Instead of the romantic proposal she was hoping for, Cate spends the better part of the weekend ill in the hotel room.
Back in San Diego, Ethan proposes by placing the ring around her cat’s collar, only to have the cat and ring disappear. Add to that the fact that Janet has relocated from San Francisco and seems to find all kinds of reasons to pop by the house that Cate and Ethan just purchased, while Ethan remains clueless as to her motivations. As Cate struggles to put together the perfect wedding, appease her mother who is against her and Ethan living in sin to not boycott her wedding, and deal with Ethan’s cousin who manages to be the bridesmaid from hell, Cate finds herself questioning if she and Ethan are meant to be together.
Fans of Lyle’s “Always a Bridesmaid” will enjoy the chance to see perennial bridesmaid Cate walk down the aisle while trying to avoid becoming an obnoxious bridezilla. Quirky secondary characters and realistic witty dialogue keep the story fresh and entertaining.
Was this review helpful to you?
Whitney Lyles is a new author to me. So far, I love both of her books – Always the Bridemaid and now this one.
Granted, there are some spelling errors in the book that I think the editor should pay more attention to.
Cate is funny and as crazy as lot of bride-to-be are, however, she is not completely Bridezilla. Ethan is such a sweet, good guy and can be clueless at time.
I definitely will watch out for this author in the future.
Dont be mistaken by the title – this is not a book only for brides to read! It is a hilarious story of drama and laugh out loud moments. It is a wonderful beach read-wherever you read it, you won’t be able to put it down!