The Bridesmaid Blues by Tracey Sinclair
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…
‘A smarter, funnier Bridget Jones’ Diary for the 2010s – great pithy writing and instantly likeable characters’ Cass Green, Sunday Times/USA Today bestselling author of In a Cottage in a Wood’
I was very pleased to join the blog tour for this intriguing book, described as the characteristics of Bridget Jones’ Diary.
Thanks to Anne Cater for arranging this blog tour and inviting me.
Where do I start, I finished the book within 24 hours, I loved every moment from the fantastic loveable characters, to what they get up to, giggling and connecting with the main character Lucinda all the way.
Lucinda is a fantastic realistic character, who has her ups and downs constantly throughout the story, as the story develops she has a few very delightful young males that come close, but unfortunately due to not being able to read the situations she is in and a few secrets, Lucinda seems to still be single. Her first (what she thought was her) true love with the rush of a motorbike ride and his careless attitude, she becomes besotted only to be let down by him, as he explains he has other commitments! I do feel sorry for Luce (Lucinda) she is very unlucky and doesn’t seem to have much success in her relationships. She is well travelled from being brought up in Newcastle, to moving to London for work and lifestyle change.
Luce has a best friend from school called Jenna who surprises her with her plans to get married, the biggest problem for Luce is that the best man is her ex! The wedding is months away and the story continues with the planning of this wedding alongside a friend from London –Hali, who makes a surprise visit to explain she is also is getting married! Two bridesmaid duties, hen parties and various other surprises along the way, Luce has a lot to think about, although her main worry, as far as she is concerned, is getting back with her ex!
Luce has some great friends that support her single life, encouraging her to be who she is, sharing in her drinking sessions, which are quite a few! I’m not sure at what point she is actually sober in the story, apart from the coffee shop visits in morning, which she shares with her very handsome and young colleague – Eliot.
The twists and turns of the story are very engaging, I loved to know what happens next and what else she can get up to and what other surprises may arise.
An absolute must read, it made my laugh and I would have no problem in reading it again!
Buy it here at Amazon.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Tracey Sinclair works as a freelance writer and editor.
Her novel and collection of short stories (Doll and No Love Is This, respectively) were published by independent publisher Kennedy & Boyd, and Dark Dates is her second novel and the first in the Cassandra Bick series.
Her work has appeared online and in print in magazines as diverse as Sky, Printer’s Devil, Yours and Woman’s Weekly, and has been performed on the radio. Her first play, Bystanders, was premiered as part of the New Writing Season at Baron’s Court Theatre in 2011 and later staged at both the White Bear and Tristan Bates Theatre.
She is theatre lover and regular contributor to online theatre magazine Exeunt (www.exeuntmagazine.com).