When I am given the opportunity to read a Janice Thompson novel, I take it. I first fell in love with her books when I read A Bouquet of Love. She seems to write novels that could easily be made into Hallmark movies. Who doesn’t love a good Hallmark movie? Every Girl Gets Confused is the second book in Thompson’s A Bride with Style Series. I did read the first book in the series, Every Bride Needs a Groom. It was not my favorite of her titles, and truthfully this second books wasn’t either.
I love the idea of Katie Fisher, Thompson’s lead character in this title. She is a simple Texas girl with a knack for design and retail. In the first book, Katie leaves her home town for the big city after a break up with her long time boyfriend, Casey. She meets Brady James, a famous basketball player whose mom happens to be in bridal fashion. This second book follows the romance of Brady and Katie as well as the story of many other characters. The problem for me is that the story felt like it revolved mostly around the many other characters. Brady and Katie have very little page time. The connection between the love birds in a love story is for me what makes or breaks a book.
The upside to this novel is the hilarity of the many personalities Thompson creates. I can easily imagine knowing any one of them. In one particular “scene” the main ingredient to a bowl of punch left me laughing. Even though this was not my favorite read of Thompson’s, I will likely read the third book in this series, Every Bride Has Her Day. I can’t imagine NOT knowing the ending. I was given a complimentary copy of this title in exchange for my honest opinion. I have not been compensated and all opinions are my own.