Saturday, January 7, 2012

Bridesmaid Lotto by Rachel Astor Book 1

Bridesmaid Lotto    "Josephine McMaster is pretty and smart, but very much a klutzy mess. Finally, at 26, she may have actually lost the dreaded 'McMaster the Disaster' nickname that has followed her around her whole life. 

Josie's quite content to be single, much to her mother's disappointment. So when a bizarre contest is announced where a socialite is holding a lottery to pick her bridesmaids (and rake in a little extra cash), she can't roll her eyes fast enough, even if it does mean meeting Jake Hall, her one and only movie star crush. Obviously, Josie doesn't enter the bridesmaid lottery, so you can imagine her surprise when her picture pops up among the winners, thanks to Mom. With a little prodding -- okay bribing -- Josie agrees to participate.

The wedding turns into the event of the year, and Josie finds herself in the middle of a paparazzi feeding frenzy, which gets even crazier after Jake Hall takes a special interest in her. "

This was a cute book. Most of the characters were well developed, but it had some pacing problems. It got really slow in places and felt almost repetitive at times. Josie did have continuous problems but it was more like repeats of the same problem. For me, the romance wasn't there, but in fairness this is chick-lit not romance. I'm just venturing out of the world of YA romance, so perhaps it was what it's supposed to be. She didn't even get Jake's phone number until 3/4 through the book. This is also interesting because by the end of the book they're in a serious relationship, but she just got his number recently, meaning it has been very casual.  

The story is engaging and the characters are well developed. This isn't brilliant, but it's enjoyable. I would give it a three star review, except for the countless grammatical errors. However, I will point out that I've spent way more on some pretty well known books, that I was equally impressed with. I'm giving it two stars, but if you're into chick lit and have an e-reader I recommend it. If you're not into chick-lit but have an e-reader, and just want to check it out, you might like it. Either way for $.99, you're going get more than your money's worth.  My official review is 2 stars.


  1. Thanks for the review! It sounds like an entertaining read, especially for the price :D