Always The Bridesmaid Book Review

Always The Bridesmaid- by Lindsey Kelk


I'm a big fan of Lindsey Kelk. Like, really big (rumour has it she's the unofficial Beyonce of chick lit). Reading back to the interview I did with her 3 years ago (which still gives me happy feels to this day), the first time I picked up one of her books was on my 19th birthday (a kind gift from my frighteningly in-sync with me dad), and it's safe to say I haven't looked back, or put them down since (y'know, only when First Dates is on, duh). After falling head over heels with her 'I Heart' series, every standalone novel of hers, along with a new heroine and a bunch of new characters to fall in love with (usually a tall, dark, shaggy haired mister), has been a real treat- meaning I was pretty excited when Always The Bridesmaid was released last month...

Now, to me- my kind of escapism doesn't lie in a forrest filled with otherworldly kings, queens, knights and dragons (heaven knows I'm still trying to catch up with bloody GoT). It doesn't lie in the depths of foreign, exciting lands, or even usually bygone eras. It lies within the realities of a life I'm familiar with, the Waitrose down the road, the pub on the corner and the stresses of heaps of work emails loading up (exciting, I know). So, embracing a good chick lit novel, with characters as relatable as Maddie, Sarah and (occasionally) Lauren, mean you can absolutely get stuck in. You know how they're feeling, you can picture the difficult boss and the challenging ex boyfriend- but they live it out for you.

The thing I love most about Kelk, and particularly Always The Bridesmaid, is how real the book is. It's not the kind of chick-lit novel that rains pink fluffy heels and is all romance and Haagen Dazs- but is fuelled by funny, flawed characters, slapstick situations (think accidental fires fuelled by Margaritas), unexpected twists and is the kind of novel you'd gladly see adapted into film by Richard Curtis, and then watch again and again (and again). It's gripping, frustrating, hilarious, light-hearted, feel-good and ultimately laugh out loud funny- plus means I can vicariously experience all wedding situations and dilemmas through this trio of mates, without needing any questions popped or Pinterest boards made- huzzah!


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Always The Bridesmaid Book Review

Always The Bridesmaid- by Lindsey Kelk


I'm a big fan of Lindsey Kelk. Like, really big (rumour has it she's the unofficial Beyonce of chick lit). Reading back to the interview I did with her 3 years ago (which still gives me happy feels to this day), the first time I picked up one of her books was on my 19th birthday (a kind gift from my frighteningly in-sync with me dad), and it's safe to say I haven't looked back, or put them down since (y'know, only when First Dates is on, duh). After falling head over heels with her 'I Heart' series, every standalone novel of hers, along with a new heroine and a bunch of new characters to fall in love with (usually a tall, dark, shaggy haired mister), has been a real treat- meaning I was pretty excited when Always The Bridesmaid was released last month...

Now, to me- my kind of escapism doesn't lie in a forrest filled with otherworldly kings, queens, knights and dragons (heaven knows I'm still trying to catch up with bloody GoT). It doesn't lie in the depths of foreign, exciting lands, or even usually bygone eras. It lies within the realities of a life I'm familiar with, the Waitrose down the road, the pub on the corner and the stresses of heaps of work emails loading up (exciting, I know). So, embracing a good chick lit novel, with characters as relatable as Maddie, Sarah and (occasionally) Lauren, mean you can absolutely get stuck in. You know how they're feeling, you can picture the difficult boss and the challenging ex boyfriend- but they live it out for you.

The thing I love most about Kelk, and particularly Always The Bridesmaid, is how real the book is. It's not the kind of chick-lit novel that rains pink fluffy heels and is all romance and Haagen Dazs- but is fuelled by funny, flawed characters, slapstick situations (think accidental fires fuelled by Margaritas), unexpected twists and is the kind of novel you'd gladly see adapted into film by Richard Curtis, and then watch again and again (and again). It's gripping, frustrating, hilarious, light-hearted, feel-good and ultimately laugh out loud funny- plus means I can vicariously experience all wedding situations and dilemmas through this trio of mates, without needing any questions popped or Pinterest boards made- huzzah!


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26 comments:

  1. OMG i didnt know there was a book on "always a bridesmaid" hahaha x)
    I definitely have to pick it up!! It seems like it would be such a funny book

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    Xoxo Jessy

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  2. Book sounds fab and right up my alley! I love books that allow you to escape your own reality and make you laugh out loud!

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  3. This book sounds right up my street, I love a good chick lit with real aspects to it!

    Lauren x
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  4. This sounds like such a good book, I might have to have a read!
    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD // Enter my £180+ Summer Giveaway here

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  5. aww thanks for the recomendation!!! Now that it's summer I'll have more time to read :)

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  6. This sounds great. I prefer chick lit novels too that might be a bit cliche but a bit of escapism never hurt anyone and that's what I like!! I will be checking this one out once I've finished my other reads....been slacking in that department though! x

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  7. Ooh such a great opportunity to meet Lindsey Kelk, definitely gonna pick this up! x

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  8. Reading is something I want to get back into now my exams are over, I think this book will be a really good place to start!
    Jodie xo // JodieLoue

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  9. glad you recommended this! I was just looking out for a bride/wedding themed book to read next and this will be it. I also desperately want to start a book club (blog or real life), I think it'd be so fun! // Deanndre http://deardeanndre.blogspot.com/

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  10. I think I need to add this to my summer reading list. I'm in need of something light and fun after the heavier novels I've been reading. Thanks for the rec!

    xoxo - Kelly
    www.dreaminlace.com

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  11. I've been looking for a new book to read for a while and this sounds right up my street! I'm definitely like you in that I don't have that much interest in fantasy and prefer just reading about everyday life and things that are relatable, so this sounds perfect!

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  12. Thankyou for this post!! I've been looking for books to read on my holidays and this is definitely on the list! x

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  13. I'm so glad I'm not the only one who loves Lindsey Kelk, I feel in love with the I heart series and have this on my nightstand ready to read x
    www.theglitterfashionista.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. nice
    follow to follow?
    let me know
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  15. Thank you for this post. I have been trying for ages to find a particular author where I can get stuck into all there books and know they will be good. Its sometimes hard going to get a book when there's so much choice. This one and the author sounds right up my street. Definitely will be getting one of hers soon!

    Ellé | www.ellesimpson.co.uk

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  16. Ohh always looking for a good read! Definitely going to check her books out!

    marnie, currently

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  17. I've never actually heard of her before but I'm really intrigued now so going to have a look online! Thanks for bringing her to my attention hah xx

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  18. This sounds like a great book! I've never read anything by this author but i'll have to check her out. Thanks for the recommendation :) xx
    Lana
    lana-sultana.blogspot.com

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  19. I love books like this and sounds like a lovely book. I need to see if I can hunt it down.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

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  20. I was so sad when I finished this book, it's totally relatable because I'm just as clumsy as the main character! I've loved every book Lindsey Kelk has done but this was my favourite!

    Love Beth @ BethBlogsBeauty
    xx

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  21. I love Lindsey Kelk, I find her characters so relatable!! I picked up a copy of I heart London, when I was 19 and in India and since then I've been obsessed xx

    Alana Says…//www.alana-says.blogspot.co.uk//Fashion and lifestyle blog

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  22. I love Lindsey Kelk, I remember finding I Heart London in a charity shop when I first moved over and loving it! Must pick up Always a Bridesmaid too xx

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  23. I've never heard of this author before but this actually sounds super good! I love this sort of literature so thanks for the tip!

    Laura / Middle of Adventure

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  24. These book looks so cute, I will have to get it
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  25. This book looks so good!! :) I might have to pick this up for my holidays! :)


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