Every Girl Gets Confused by Janice Thompson

Katie Fisher and Brady James may be a match made in heaven, but that doesn’t seem to guarantee them a happily ever after accompanied by angelic choirs. In fact, the sounds being heard at the bridal shop where she works are on the contentious side lately, as a bride- and groom-to-be try to mediate the growing rivalry between their basketball-obsessed families in the middle of play-off season. On top of that, Katie’s parents are nagging her to get out of Dallas and come home to tiny Fairfield where her former boyfriend Casey is waiting for her, ready to rekindle their relationship. Oy vey! What’s a girl to do? And will she ever be able to wear that gorgeous wedding dress she won?

The breezy fun continues as Janice Thompson throws everyone’s favorite small-town girl into big-city bridal chaos–and makes her choose between the love she thought she lost and the love she stumbled upon in the aftermath.

I honestly wanted to love this book. I had heard great things about the author, but for me… it just fell flat. I think my major problem with this book was that it was the second book in a series. I didn’t know this. I haven’t read Every Bride Needs a Groom. But I did figure this out 10% in and still pushed on without trying to pick up the first book. I don’t advise that. It’s stupid. Usually with series’ like this, the books connect, but have different narrators, or some large change that will allow the sequel to be read out of order.
Unluckily for me, this was not the case for Every Girl Gets Confused. Honestly, I didn’t know the characters, and not connecting with them was a HUGE problem for me! It was consequentially what kept me from feeling Katie and Brady’s relationship completely. Sure, I liked it. But I didn’t understand them as characters enough. I’m pretty sure that these characters go through a lot of development in Every Bride Needs a Groom, and I would have loved Every Girl Gets Confused as a sequel. But as a stand alone, it’s impossible. I had trouble getting into the story, and once I did, I just didn’t understand the characters.
Now, this isn’t a problem with Ms. Thompson’s writing. I enjoyed her style, and the humor of everything. It’s the classic “it’s not you it’s me” situation. Maybe if I decide to pick up Every Bride Needs a Groom sometime, I’ll reread this and come back with new thoughts. But until then, this is my honest opinion.

I rate this book THREE STARS. I liked the writing and humor, but didn’t connect with the characters or story.

Thank you, REVELL READS for supplying me with a free ebook copy of this in exchange for my honest opinion.

Until next time!


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