Review: Never The Bride

Tuesday 24 January 2017
Never The Bride Never The Bride by Charlotte Fallowfield
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I love my chick-lit books and have quite a collection of paperbacks, but I just couldn’t get to grips with Never the Bride. I thought the concept was interesting, the perennial bridesmaid with a whole host of comedic stories to tell, was pleasantly refreshing. The multitude of characters was endearing and fun to read about and the books setting, being not too far from where I live, was a nice change but, overall, I didn't enjoy this story, sadly.

We meet Abbie Carter as she journeys through bridesmaid dress after bridesmaid dress. With no love interest on the horizon, and all out of possibilities in the small village she lives in, her only chance at find love, as cliched as it is, was at a wedding, and she does, but in spectacular fashion. With all eyes on her as she and the other bridesmaids walk down the aisle, she notices the eyes of one person, in particular, looking at her and those eyes belong to Miller Davis. With a touch of jealousy and a heavy dose of spite, one of the other bridesmaids decides to punish Abbie but in doing so, she literally pushes Abbie into Miller’s arms. It’s lust at first sight for both Abbie and Miller but with Miller living in the US and Abbie tied to her home in Shropshire, will their relationship be doomed before it even commences?

SPOILER [I found this story too contrived and unnatural for a good chick-lit story but, despite my feelings on the slightly forced comedic nature to this story, it wasn’t that which turned me wholeheartedly against the book. No, it was the author’s obsession with poo, yes POO, that I completely spoilt this book for me. No kidding! If the book’s canine character wasn’t crapping on every page, the female lead, Abbie Carter, is getting up to quite disturbing things with her toilet habits. Why the author felt the need to add a scene involving diarrhoea and, dare I say it, blockages (internal and toilet), into her story I'll never know. And I swear she has an obsession with toilet brushes!!! Tell me, where is the humour in poo?!!!] SPOILER

As you can see, this book is a huge success in other people’s eyes so don’t let my feelings put you off. However, I do recommend proceeding with caution, especially if you’re of a sensitive disposition. Hopefully, you will find the humour where I found it lacking!

This ebook was kindly provided by the author prior to release date in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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