Here Comes The Bride – Review

 Here Comes The Bride – Review

Author: Hope Ramsay
Series: Chapel of Love, #3

Released: August 29, 2017


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There goes the groom . . .

For Professor Laurie Wilson, planning her wedding to longtime boyfriend Brandon Kopp has been a whirlwind. But somehow, between all the cake tastings and dress fittings, she never imagined being left at the altar. In the aftermath, she does what any sensible woman would—she swigs champagne and considers keying his car. Until someone knocks on her door with a much better idea for revenge.

Best man Andrew Lyndon thinks Laurie’s better off without Brandon. But Laurie’s father—and Andrew’s boss—isn’t going to accept anything less than a reconciliation. And he’s made it Andrew’s problem to solve. So Andrew decides to make Brandon jealous by setting Laurie up on a string of “dates.” After a couple of weeks, Brandon will be begging Laurie to take him back. But Andrew’s plan works a little too well because suddenly he’s the one falling for Laurie—and planning a proposal of his own.

Here Comes The Bride – Review

Hmm, I have conflicted feelings about this book.

Don’t get me wrong, I totally enjoyed numerous parts of this book.

But. I just couldn’t get over how much of an idiot Brandon is. Like, come on dude. Absolutely nothing about him appealed to me! But on the other hand, Laurie was a doll.

I love how strong she is portrayed. I haven’t been left at the altar, but I have been through a divorce (or two). I love how her entire world didn’t end because of this guy. Picking yourself up after something like this is definitely a tough situation. However, she had some amazing friends, and they were there for her every step of the way. 

One thing I didn’t like about this book was that there were so many different characters. In a way, it’s good because it definitely sets the scene for other books in the series. (Looking back, this book is #3 in the series). So I do like that. But I didn’t like it because, at times, I felt it took away from Laurie’s story. To that point, I do feel the book was written in a third person omniscient point of view. We could tell the feelings of most of the characters, which did deter from Laurie’s point of view. I normally like this pov, but I think it was just too much.

Overall, this was a sweet, romantic read. I enjoyed the premise and read through it fairly quickly. The only reason my rating is a 3 instead of a 4 is that there are just too many secondary characters. Occasionally, I did feel lost within the story.

*I received an ARC from the publisher. Thanks!


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About Hope Ramsay

Hope Ramsay is a USA Today bestselling author of heartwarming contemporary romances.  Her books have won critical acclaim and publishing awards. She is married to a good ol’ Georgia boy who resembles every single one of her Southern heroes. She has two grown children and a couple of demanding lap cats. She lives in Virginia where, when she’s not writing, she’s knitting or playing her forty-year-old Martin guitar.

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