Review: The Secret Bridesmaid
Title: The Secret Bridesmaid
Author: Katy Birchall
Release Date: May 4, 2021
Rating: 3/5 Stars
Find it here: Goodreads
Synopsis from Goodreads: 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 hired by London brides to be their right-hand woman, posing as a friend but working behind the scenes to help plan the perfect wedding and ensure their big day goes off without a hitch. When she’s hired by Lady Victoria Swann––a former model and “It Girl" of 1970’s London; now the Marchioness of Meade––for 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, Lady Victoria’s daughter, Cordelia, is an absolute diva and determined to make Sophie’s life a nightmare. It’s also a bit inconvenient that Sophie finds herself drawn to Cordelia’s posh older brother, who is absolutely off limits. But when a rival society wedding is announced for the very same day, things start to get…well, complicated.
Can Sophie pull off the biggest challenge of her career––execute a high-profile gala for four hundred and fifty guests in record time, win over a reluctant bride, and catch the eye of handsome Lord Swann––all while keeping her true identity a secret, and her dignity intact?
Heartwarming and hilarious, The Secret Bridesmaid celebrates the joys (and foibles) of weddings, the nuances of female friendship, and the redeeming power of love in its many unexpected forms.
My Review: This one was funny and I loved the main character but I was expecting this to be a romantic comedy and instead it was much more about female friendships, and the ridiculousness of big society weddings. I thought there was a ton of hilarious parts and pranks. Cordelia was awful but I loved her character development. I also loved the dynamic of Tom and Sophie but their relationship seemed like an afterthought.
*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*