Thursday, March 1, 2012

"Mother of the Bride" By: Lynn Michaels Review

"Mother of the Bride"
By: Lynn Michaels

Synopsis from Amazon:
     In a family of jet-setters and lovable eccentrics, Cydney Parrish is the stable, sensible one, always with her feet firmly planted on the ground. Maybe that’s why she ended up raising her sister’s daughter Bebe. Now Bebe is all grown up and about to marry the nephew of the handsome and reclusive author Angus Munroe. Between planning the wedding, dealing with her high maintenance kin, and facing a future with only a cat for company, Cydney has her hands full. But she isn’t too busy to notice that aside from being pushy and generally infuriating, Gus Munroe may just be the man of her dreams.
      Angus Munroe is not about to let his only nephew throw his future away on some ditzy debutante. He flies into town determined to “speak now and never hold his peace”–but ends up instead with a broken nose, a slight limp, and his mountainside home invaded by the bride-to-be’s family. He’s pretty certain it is all the wedding planner’s fault. Aunts aren’t supposed to be sexy, but someone obviously forgot to tell the irresistible Cydney Parrish. . . .
My Thoughts:
      I picked up “Mother of the Bride” because of Eloisa James' recommendation on her website. She said she loved this book so much, she even kept it when she moved and gave away almost all of her books away. So high praise from one of my favorite authors, I had to try it out!
      Cydney has been taking care of her niece Bebe since she was small. Sydney's sister is a famous photographer and travels the world, so Cydney has to be the responsible one and raise Bebe. Angus is a reclusive author living in Southern Missouri who, coincidentally, is raising his nephew after his brother and sister-in-law were killed in a car accident. When the niece and the nephew get together to get married, it brings together Cydney and Angus.
     This book is incredibly funny, which I really enjoy. The cast of character is large, everyone has a cousin, mother, father, sibling, and neighbors so there are a lot of people to keep track of. However, I think the real enjoyment is the relationship between Cydney and Angus. Cydney is kind of being pushed around by her family and it takes knowing Angus to really bring her into her own. I normally hate the books that have the attitude of “the woman didn't know herself until the man came into the picture” but this book handled the plot points well and it was pretty cute.
      All in all the book was very cute. Not racy in any sense of the word, its a funny story set in my favorite state, Missouri! If your in the mood for a quick, funny romance, this book is definitely for you. A cute recommendation by Eloisa James!
Book Details
Publisher: Ivy Books
Date of Publication: May 28, 2002
# of Pages: 384
ISBN: 978-0804119603

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