I love a good romance and to add a vampire edge to it – well that sounded fun. Sometimes you want to read something deep and engrossing, sometimes you just want something light and humorous to relax your mind. Don’t Bit the bridesmaid is perfect for that.
I really took to Alice – her penchant for bracing her courage with Appletinis, her way of seeing the best in everything and everyone, and her loyalty to her family. Then there’s Noah…hottie neighbour who sends Alice into a sort of mind jello stupor when she sees him. This time she needs his help – the description covers why – and of course as always things do not go smoothly.
Noah is lovely, a real gentleman but he;’s a vampire – and the scent of Alice is driving him crazy and making him work to keep control of his behaviour. That’s something he’s unused to having to do as a two hundred year old vampire. Of course having persuaded him on the cruise celebrating her sister’s wedding, aided by the fact he needs to hide for a week, Alice omits to tell him they’ll be sharing a room. That’s goes down well, Noah is struggling but can’t tell Alice why, and of course she thinks its because he doesn’t want to get that close to her in case she’s going to jump him. That doesn’t help her low self esteem.
The cruise goes on, and its full of things that test Noah, Alice desperately wants to show her ex Brent, who’s the best man, that she’s moved on. She and Noah get closer and the obnoxious Brent keeps hanging round her much to Noah’s irritation. Noah tells himself its only for a week and that he can go back to normal with Alice but slowly he realises its not going to be that easy.
Alice mum Edna is a terrific lady, full of fun and joie de vivre, and is accompanied by her current much younger boyfriend. Cindy the sister getting married loves Alice and knows who Noah really is but is keeping the secret – she hated Brent. Brent – he’s the nasty every good romance needs. He sneers and belittles Alice, then apologises and tries to get round her. Its all wrapped up with big doses of humour and cheer, some steamy hot sex and lots of love. Lasagne – I’ll always think of Noah and Alice now when I have that! Great kitchen scene….
Its a real fun read, light-hearted and full of humour and a lovely HEA though not without some drama first. Its not an in-depth, heavy read but one for when you want to feel good and happy after enjoying a few hours break from real life.
Well written and edited, and priced at £2.63 for around 209 pages its fairly priced and for lovers of humours romance with a HEA its perfect.
Stars: four and a half, just not quite a five for me.