About the Book
Book: Blind Dates, Bridesmaids, and Other Disasters
Author: Aspen Hadley
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 9, 2019
On the surface, Rachel Stevens’s life looks perfect.
One great job, two awesome roommates, and a supportive family. But when her roommate Hannah announces her engagement, Rachel sees eternal singleness and innumerable cats in her future. When the bride-to-be issues a challenge–go on six blind dates before I say “I do” –Rachel isn’t convinced her imagined future is that bad in comparison.
The dates are predictably horrible and the situation further complicated by the return of James, Rachel’s first, long-lost love. James says he is over her but is Rachel over him?
Blind Dates, Bridesmaids, and Other Disasters by Aspen Hadley is an excellent contemporary romance. I had SO much fun reading this one. I was engaged in this story so much that the pages flew by. The characters are outstanding. The camaraderie and deep friendship between Rachel, Val, and Hannah is beautifully illustrated. I love how they are there for each other no matter what, and they don’t shy away from being open and honest too.
James is my new favorite hero. He is definitely handsome and intelligent, but what I loved the most is his strength, patience, and quietude. James is a man who knows when to be present and speak his mind, and when to be absent and give a little space. And, his love for Rachel is perfect. It’s true, it’s real, and it’s super sweet. James really is the best kind of hero!
While I adore pretty much everything about Blind Dates, Bridesmaids, and Other Disasters, I have to say that the blind dates are the best part of this story. I laughed out loud so heartily that I may have cried a little. The blind dates are so awful and awkward and mind-blowing they’re unforgettable. I shook my head so many times, and wanted to hug poor Rachel. What a hilariously rough go at finding love!
Blind Dates, Bridesmaids, and Other Disasters is a contemporary romance I highly recommend. It’s well written, vastly engrossing, and so, so sweet. This is a story that I won’t soon forget.
I purchased a copy of this novel in eBook form from Amazon.com on December 16, 2019, in order to review. In no way has this influenced my review. The opinions expressed in this review are my own.