The Bridal Squad

The Friday Night Brides are back! And this time, it’s their first season running the business!  It was one thing to just model in a weekly fashion show, it’s quite another to be the ones calling the shots and making future brides’ dreams come true.  Their first client has them wondering if they’re really prepared for their new roles!

 The Bride:  Julianne is big on fitness, small on patience.  And planning her wedding is grating on her every last nerve.  As a Zumba instructor, she loves the freedom to create and choreograph her routines and help others achieve their goals, but having to stand back and let others choreograph her big day has her wanting to hip-hop toward eloping!

 The Matron of Honor:  As the only married member of the bridal party, Natalie considers herself the aficionado on all-things weddings.  And even though her time in the spotlight is over, that doesn’t mean she isn’t full of ideas on how her best friend’s wedding should look and feel and be!  And it doesn’t take long for her to realize that maybe it’s not so much that she’s wanting to help as it is that she’s afraid of her own honeymoon ending.

 The Bride’s Sister:  Nothing screams unwanted relationship advice than when your younger sister gets married before you.  It’s not that Harper doesn’t want to get married, after three failed engagements she really does!  But finding the right man to walk down the aisle with is proving harder than she thought. And it gets even harder when constantly being compared to the perfect couple!

 The Reluctant Bridesmaid:  There is nothing Kayla wants more than to see one of her best friend’s get married…if only the whole process wasn’t so exhausting!  Travel and adventure and being on the go fuels her.  Having to stay in one place for an extended period of time while wearing taffeta?  Not so much.  Her job tends to take her away on a moment’s notice and this is one time she may have to pass up the trip of a lifetime in the name of friendship.

This is the second in the series and you should read the first to get the proper context. Luckily Samantha Chase writes great romance novels so this shouldn’t be a hardship.

 I loved the different, intertwining stories that showcased so many characters. Chase has a talent for creating realistic personalities that drive you to take an interest in their lives as if they are friends you’re following but she also creates the type you can’t help but hating. The dynamics she creates for the couples to play off each other feel as if she watched real couples and copied their relationships.

 The story line manages to hit all the high notes on the emotional spectrum; you’ll laugh, cry, feel pain and desire as this diverse group of characters takes you through a twisting plot of friendship and drama all leading to a conclusion that is anything but predictable.

 Thank you to Netgalley for allowing me to review this book.

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