Jodie Raeburn, editor of the first ever issue of Style Bride, has a big task on her hands. She needs to determine who will be on the first cover. Will it be actress Milly who is getting married to musician Tarquin or Brianna, an American pageant winner how is getting married to the Count of Respers, Edmund? There is no better way then to let both couples know that they are in the running and then let them fight it out among themselves.
I’ve heard a few times that Rebecca is called by many the “Queen of the Bonkbuster”. Until I started reading this book, I had no idea what a Bonkbuster actually is, but NOW I know… I started reading Bad Brides on a train, but as soon as I reached the part of the first quite graphically described sexual encounter I had to close the book (I swear the guy next to me was rather disappointed :-)). Bad Brides is definitely a book that is best read in the comfort of your own home!
I really enjoyed the unexpected and sometimes shocking plot twists and turns of the storyline and I thought the character development was done beautifully. Some of the characters I instantly liked at the beginning, “turned” into something I wouldn’t have expected them to do so.
I loved the whole “competing about the bridal cover competition” theme. It made for some brilliant laughs, but also covered some picture perfect heart-melting moments.
Rebecca definitely isn’t one to mince her words – a writing style I had to get used to in the beginning, but really enjoyed after a few chapters.
If you are looking for a slightly (ok – “slightly” is an understatement) naughty but nice read that covers aspects of glamour, glitz, drugs, blackmail, foul-play and so much more, Bad Brides is the right choice for you.
I would like to thank Ed PR for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.