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NOT QUITE A BRIDE
KIRSTIN SAWYER
ISBN# 0-7582-1663-7
January 2007
Kensington Books
850 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022
Trade Paperback
$12.95
307 Pages
Contemporary Romance
Rating: 4 Cups

Molly has just turned thirty. She is the only one of her friends who is not married or engaged; including her best friend Brad. He is engaged to Satan’s little sister Claire, who is controlling and hates Molly.

Brad has been a friend of Molly’s for over ten years. He does not understand why she does not like Claire; he loves her, so everyone else should. She might have a lot of ideas about what he should be doing, but it is not Molly’s place to criticize. He does not trust this new guy Molly is dating either.

Molly is tired of always being a bridesmaid. Her grandmother left her a tidy sum to be spent on a wedding and she is going to use it now. She hires a gay actor/waiter to pose as her fiancé. He is to go through the entire wedding planning with her, only to leave her at the altar. Well, things never go exactly as planned, at least in Molly’s world.

The characters in this book really make the story. Molly is in love with the idea of a wedding and it looks like she will have the largest collection of bridesmaid dresses in New York before she is a bride. She is losing her best friend to his cast iron fiancée, who will not let them see each other without her being present. Claire really has no redeeming qualities, but manages to fool Brad. Brad does not want to make waves and makes Molly suffer, which really is not fair. It is a good thing she has Justin, the fake fiancé. He turns out to be a true friend while Brad falls down on the job. Her sister and brother are great characters also, particularly brother Logan, who realizes that he is gay while on a trip to Europe. I loved their eternally perky mother and laid-back father. The ending is predictable but fun, and everyone has a good time at this wedding.

Maura
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