When I read the synopsis of the book, I immediately had to think of the romantic comedy “27 Dresses” with Katherine Heigl. I must’ve watched that movie a million times. Always the bridesmaid and never the bride 🙂 If you haven’t seen it yet, you should do so on the next rainy afternoon with a nice cup of tea and a cuddly blanket.
Anyways, back to the book. I haven’t read something by Paige Toon so far, so this was a premier. And I wish I could praise it with all the enthusiasm that I had when I run into town to grab it the second it was published. But make sure to read on before you judge and never pick up a book by Paige Toon. Because that would be a shame!
At her school friend’s hen night in London, Bronte meets Alex. Both of them aren’t really enjoying the night and when they get thrown together they are more than happy about the distraction. One thing leads to the other and despite Bronte flying back to Australia the other day and Alex being on a relationship break, they end up in Bronte’s hotel room. After having spent the night together they go their separate ways again the next day and it isn’t until a year later (correct me if I got that wrong xD) that they run into each other again when they both start their new jobs at the same company. It is soon obvious to both of them that what they had all these months back wasn’t just a one night stand. But Alex is back together with Zara his longterm girlfriend and they are about to get married, and Bronte is somehow drawn to Lachie the young Australian wedding singer. So, while Bronte snaps away at weddings and tries to capture all those precious moments, we get to follow her around and look over her shoulder while she tries to decide which of the two men is right for her. The drama literally jumps at you from the pages and you don’t know who she’s going to pick until the very end. And dang it she picks the wrong guy!!!!!!!!!!!!
And that’s why I was pretty much “depressed” when I put the book down. Because I hate reading a book from cover to cover only to find out that it has got the wrong ending. xD When I used to buy books a few years back, I always made sure to read the last few pages just to make sure that it ended the way I wanted it to. I know that this pretty much spoils all the fun of reading in the first place, but for me that was better than being disappointed in the end. Which is what happened with Thirteen Weddings. BUT! And here’s where you have to listen. I’ve been told that there still is a chance for the right guy to appear in another book, so don’t give up on Paige Toon completely! I didn’t believe it in the beginning and swore to myself to never buy a book by her again, but I thought otherwise in the end and have read two other books by her in the last few days 🙂 And I absolutely adored them!
Considering all of this, I suggest you read Thirteen Weddings if only so I can start discussing with you about whether or not the book has the right ending xD I so want to do this right now, but I don’t want to spoil the book for you, which is why I’m going to postpone this until I’ve read the book in which Paige Toon sets everything right again xDDDD
P.S. Thanks to all the lovely Twitter users and Paige Toon readers for your book suggestions. So far, I’m really happy with what you’ve “made” me read 🙂