It’s that time of the year again, when love is in the air and weddings abound. If you’ve ever been bestowed the honor of being a bridesmaid, then I’m sure you’re well versed in the high and low points of holding that honorary position. With the release of the second book in my Wedding Favors series, Random Acts of Marriage, let’s celebrate by examining why being a bridesmaid is super awesome and a position to be envied.
First off, parties thrown in honor of the bride, and or groom. Basically, it’s a license to drink. As a matter of fact, most of the activities you perform as a bridesmaid will require drinking. Wedding dress shopping, cocktails at lunch. Bridal shower, some kind of killer punch dressed up like a fruity drink. Getting ready for the wedding, drinking starts early in the hair salon with mimosa or bloody Mary’s. Just be ready for it and embrace the custom.
Second, being a bridesmaid is like being in an all-girls’ band. You’ll probably dress the same, life will revolve around your gig, and it feels kind of groovy to be the warm-up act for the bride. No matter what the event, you’re always front and center, second only to the bride and groom—and really, just the bride.
Third, you’re getting a firsthand education of what not to do when you get married. Lessons like, spend less money on ‘save the date’ cards and more money on penis paraphernalia for the bachelorette party, is invaluable knowledge you’ll carry with you for the rest of your life.
Which brings me to the fourth great thing. Penis paraphernalia, and lots of it. Penis straws, penis crowns, light up penis pops. This is one of the few times in your life that researching and buying penis props is not only allowed, but expected. Go nuts.
Lastly, you’ll be a hero. At some point during the planning phase or on the wedding day, you will be a hero. Nerves will be strung tight, unwanted opinions will stress out the bride, glitches in the arrangements will turn timid Tina into Bridezilla. Slap on your cape and tights and jump into the fray. Whether it’s MacGyvering the zipper on the bride’s dress minutes before walking down the aisle, or being incensed that the chair bows are more pink than blush is what will make you a hero. No, you probably won’t get any kudos for your mad bridesmaid skills, but there will be booze and cake to soothe your pride.
So, if you’re a soon-to-be bridesmaid, embrace the experience and know that your friend couldn’t do it without you. Well, she could, but it wouldn’t be nearly as much fun.
Boone’s stories range from high fantasy to contemporary romance.
Having lived all over the world, and finally settling in the icy region of Alaska, she’s always looking for the next adventure. It’s not unusual to find Boone traversing the remotest parts of the Alaskan bush, gathering information for her stories. No person or escapade is off limits when it comes to weaving real life experiences into her books or blogs.
A wedding. A playboy. And a week he’ll make sure she never forgets.
Kinni Corbet is the perfect bridesmaid. She’s efficient and has a to-do list for every occasion. When the bride-to-be adds “relax and have some fun” to Kinni’s schedule, Price Lyons seems to tick all the right boxes. He’s guaranteed fun, and it’s only for one week—what can it hurt?
Playboy hotel owner Price Lyons has wanted to break down Kinni’s walls for years. Her plan to relax for a whole week is the perfect opportunity to get to the one person he’s never been able to charm. And this time, she seems…receptive to his advances. Unexpected, but he’ll take it.
There’s just one problem. Kinni’s allergic to spontaneity, and the only thing predictable about Price is his unpredictably. There’s no way they’ll last beyond the week, and Kinni’s going to make sure of it…
Kinni Corbet and Price Lyons have been in the same friends group for years, but haven’t really gotten along. She thinks he’s a fluffy-headed playboy, and he thinks she’s wound a little too tight (he’s not entirely wrong). But their good friends are getting married, and they’re both in the wedding party. When Price overhears the bride-to-be telling Kinni that she needs to spend the week of the wedding (gasp!) relaxing and having fun, he decides to step up to the plate and give her a hand.
Sounds like fun, right? 😉
In the week that follows, Kinni learns that Price isn’t quite the guy she thought he was, and Price finds himself more drawn to Kinni than he ever could have imagined. The two are thrown together into quite a few amusing and entertaining situations which make this short, sweet story a lot of fun to read. There’s a plethora of phallic-themed party favors! There’s nudity (sadly, not all of it is fun sexytimes for our hero and heroine–but some is :))! There’s moving and grooving on the dance floor, and fun drinks named after sex acts!
Ah, if only I liked coffee-flavored liqueur! Though given Kinni’s morning after, it’s probably best that I don’t… 😉
Random Acts of Marriage, the second book in the Wedding Favors series, takes place at the same time as the events in book one, Bridesmaid Blues . It worked just fine as a standalone, though be warned: you see just enough of what’s going on with that book’s couple that you’ll probably be adding it to your TBR before you’ve turned the last page on this one.
Rating: 4 stars / B+
I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
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