Friday, 22 August 2014

Bad Bridesmaid by Portia MacIntosh

What They Say:

‘My wedding is ruined and my marriage is going to fail. And it’s all your fault!'

LA romcom writer Mia Valentina has it all; money, success, a tanned and toned body, golden blonde hair and a string of sexy lovers. She’s almost forgotten her previous self: plain old Mia Harrison. Until a wedding invitation arrives requesting (demanding!) her presence as chief bridesmaid at her younger sister Belle’s upcoming nuptials.

Mia’s barely been back in England before she’s accidentally injured the groom, unintentionally ‘cursed’ the wedding and been caught in a compromising position with her sister’s soon to be brother-in-law!

With the wedding of the year going dangerously off the rails, Mia has no time to waste – especially with sexy fireman and best man Leo on hand to help… Will she use all of her expert romance knowledge to save the day or will she just walk away? No one ever said a bad girl had to turn good…

What I Say:

I would like to thank author Portia MacIntosh for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Again I love this cover and when I had seen it couldn’t wait to read the book, the only thing missing would have been an orange bridesmaid dress (read the book to find out why).

We first meet Mia in a compromising position with a work colleague, this set the tone for Mia as we get to catch her in plenty of compromising positions, the bit with the beach, her thong and two 10 year old boys is hilarious.

I loved Mia’s character from the start, she is a bitch but in a good way and doesn’t intentionally set out to cause problems for her sister or curse her wedding, things that usually happen to a number of people all seem to happen to her.  I can see why Mia really doesn’t believe in love

From the very first page I loved Portia writing style its engaging and it is like reading someone else’s diary or watching a film of their life.  Mia is convinced her family hate her and you can certainly see why with some of the things that they say to Mia. Enter Leo, he is a hot fireman that tells Mia he isn’t looking for love either.

This is laugh out loud funny in places, I also groaned and rolled my eyes in others, you need to read this to find out why.  I can’t believe half the outrageous things Mia gets up to and she doesn’t do them to hurt her sister it just seems that way and maybe Bella is a little over sensitive with the stress of the wedding.

This is the first of Portias books that I have read but I will definitely read the other two, this is great fun  that I loved from page one and couldn’t put down, I ended up staying up to 3.30am finishing it (the 3 cups of coffee the day before didn’t help me feel like sleeping so this made a perfect read).

5 out of 5 stars

About The Author 

When she was fifteen-years-old, Portia MacIntosh fell in with a bad crowd… rockstars. 

After disappearing on tour and living the rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle for a few years, Portia landed a job in the music industry – but only so that she didn’t have to join the real world just yet.

Now in her twenties, Portia is ready to spill the beans on the things she has witnessed over the years. Well, kind of. If her famous friends knew that she was borrowing their lives to inspire her fiction, they would stop inviting her on tour and banish her from the inner circle. Then she really would have to rejoin the real world, and she’s still not ready.

Portia only started writing novels to share her secrets, but then she realised she actually quite liked writing – maybe even more than she likes living on a bus with a bunch of smelly boys – and has since tried her hand at writing about other things.
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