The Secret Bridesmaid by Katy Birchall @KatyBirchall @HodderBooks @JennyPlatt90 #BlogTour #Review

Thanks for stopping by! I’m delighted to be taking part in the blog tour for The Secret Bridesmaid by Katy Birchall and sharing my review today. With thanks to Jenny at Hodder for the invite to join the tour and for my copy. First things first let’s take a look at the description for the book…

Sophie Breeze is a brilliant bridesmaid. So brilliant, in fact, that she’s made it her full-time job.

As a professional bridesmaid, Sophie is secretly hired by brides to be their right-hand woman, ensuring their big day goes off without a hitch. From wrangling rowdy hen dos to navigating last minute portaloo cancellations, there’s no problem she can’t solve.

So when she’s employed by an actual Marchioness to help plan the society wedding of the year, it should be a chance for Sophie to prove just how talented she is.

Of course, it’s not ideal that the bride, Cordelia, is rude, difficult and determined to make Sophie’s life a nightmare. It’s also a bit inconvenient when Sophie finds herself drawn to Cordelia’s posh older brother, who is absolutely off limits. And when a rival society wedding is announced, things get even more complicated . . .

Can Sophie pull off the biggest challenge of her career, follow her heart and maintain her reputation – all while keeping her true identity hidden?

MY REVIEW

I have to start by saying that I loved the premise for The Secret Bridesmaid. I mean we’ve all heard of wedding planners but Sophie’s job as a secret bridesmaid means she is right in the middle of things. Sophie is able to sort problems out from the inside and nip things in the bud hopefully before they became big problems for the wedding. However Sophie’s biggest challenge to date is helping Cordelia. Let’s just say after their first meeting I was very intrigued to see how this story would play out.

What can I say? I was entertained from start to finish at all the various antics in this book. From bridezillas, troublesome relatives to outlandish requests. Although let’s just say that poor Sophie had her work cut out when it came to being Cordelia’s bridesmaid! Even though things were tricky between Cordelia and Sophie, I loved the interactions between them. Especially as it was often a case of one step forward and two steps back.

Sophie has such a lovely nature with an abundance of positivity that came across so endearing. I also have to mention Cordelia because she was a brilliant character. I thought the author did a wonderful job of slowly revealing her personality to the reader. Sophie does not have it easy in this book and I loved how she focused on her job and put so much effort in no matter what the request. Alongside the main story we also have Sophie taking part in other weddings. These snippets were so much fun to read, easily making me smile and giggle throughout.

Now there is romance within the story but I wouldn’t say it was necessarily the main theme. It was however a lovely addition to an already wonderfully entertaining story. All of the characters brought something to the plot whether it be entertainment, humour or even a dose of drama. It was very easy to root for pretty much all of the characters. Everything worked really well from the sprinkling of romance, the friendships and the humorous side that left me smiling away to myself. As I’m writing my review I’m still smiling at some of the events in the story.

The Secret Bridesmaid has a fabulous rom-com feel, the kind that not only worked well as a book but you could also see coming across well as a film. I really enjoyed getting to know Sophie and the rest of the characters. The Secret Bridesmaid is a fun, warm and loveable escape of a book!

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