This new book by Janice Thompson is pure fun and perfect for hopeless romantics who watch or read their favorite love stories over and over again. Every Bride Needs a Groom is less than subtle with its Texas overtones and Steel Magnolia type personalities. All of the characters are thick with accents and geographic stereotypes. But these are the reasons it is so charming and enjoyable to read. Because I have lived in Texas, shopped at Brookshire Brothers, and eaten at Sam’s, I know that Janice Thompson hit the mark with her characters. For and added bonus, all of the chapter titles are song titles of the one and only Loretta Lynn.
In Every Bride Needs a Groom, Thompson introduces Katie Fisher who is in love with weddings and gowns and all things bridal. Sadly, her hopes are dashed when her long time boyfriend Casey reveals he has no plans of marriage, but of a new adventure…in another state. Having jumped the gun, Katie entered a contest and won a wedding dress from a top designer and now must claim her prize without a groom or a wedding date.
Her new love interest is an injured professional basketball player whose mama just happens to be the dress designer. I loved this story for the way Thompson follows Katie and Brady (the basketball player). Nothing is rushed or unbelievable in their story. Well…minus the part about a basketball player running a bridal shop. But, this is fiction, and the magic is in the unfathomable happening. I am most excited about being able to continue reading Katie and Brady’s story in Book 2, Every Girl Gets Confused.
Four and a half stars from this Texas loving reader! I was given a complimentary copy of this book by its publisher in exchange for an honest review. I have not been compensated and all opinions are my own.
JANICE THOMPSON is a seasoned romance author and screenwriter. An expert at pulling the humor from situations we get ourselves into, Thompson offers an inside look at the wedding business, drawing on her own experiences as a wedding planner. She is the author of the hugely popular Weddings by Bella series, the Backstage Pass series, and the Weddings by Design series. She lives in Texas. Learn more at www.janicethomposn.com.