Friday, March 7, 2014

The Junior Bridesmaid by Amy Baker ~ Excerpt, Review, & Giveaway!!

The Junior Bridesmaid
by Amy Baker
Release: March 7, 2014
Contemporary, Romance


Sixteen-year-old Delilah Welling never understood why Darcy Strong despised her so much. Especially since their mothers had been friends for a lifetime. So when Delilah is asked to be The Junior Bridesmaid in Darcy's wedding, Delilah is understandably surprised and reluctant to say yes. Upon her mother's insistence, Delilah finally agrees determined to look at the bright side.  And there couldn’t be a brighter side than Hugh Rowen, a.k.a. the groom. Delilah has always been in love with Hugh and could never understand what a nice guy like Hugh was doing with a wench like Darcy. Before the wedding, Delilah discovers that the bride-to-be is keeping a torrid secret. Fearful that she will hurt Hugh, she remains silent, going about her Junior Bridesmaid duties as planned. Until... All hell breaks loose during the wedding ceremony. Embarrassed and devastated, Delilah flees the wedding. But not before hurting the love of her life. Twelve years later, Delilah is 28 and living a happy existence in New York. Until one day when she receives a message addressed to JUNIOR? Has Hugh hunted her down twelve years later to exact revenge or is he in New York for a different reason entirely? Either way, twelve years is a long time to wait to find out! 

 ***This is a stand alone novel meant for mature readers over the age of 18 due to mature content and language.***



I watched in the mirror as Angela emerged from the back room waddling in my direction holding a hideous purple cap in her clutches. My eyes squinted unable to believe what I was seeing. It looked like it belonged on a circus monkey.
“Holy shit, is that a parrot?” I breathed as I was figuring the entire saga was about to take a turn for the unbelievably god-awful. That dreadful hat was about to find a home on the top of my head. Parrot and all.
“It’s a blue bird,” the woman answered still coming toward me.
Junior bridesmaid, my ass. I was slowly being turned into a chump. Or maybe it was a chimp.
“God help me,” I closed my eyes and prayed.
This wedding was going to be the death of me.



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My Review 

 * Bookends received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review *

** 4.5 Hilariously Heartfelt, Laugh Out Loud Stars **

Wow! I don't even know where to start. Junior Bridesmaid is the total package. It's the perfect mix of witty and heartfelt with a healthy dose of sarcasm.

Delilah Welling is 16 years old and head over heels in love with the man of her dreams. The only problem is he is also the man of Darcy Strong's dreams...and they're getting married...and Delilah is their junior bridesmaid...and Darcy hates her. When Delilah discovers a secret that could potentially destroy Hugh, she decides to take her mother's advice and keep quiet because "all the dirty laundry comes out in the wash". The day of the wedding comes and hilarity ensues. As a matter of fact, hilarity "ensues" from the very first page. But it's also full of love and romance when 12 years later Delilah and Hugh reconnect and get another chance at the relationship that she so desperately wanted in her youth.

The storyline in Junior Bridesmaid is fantastic, there is so much going on that you don't really get right away, but the real gem in this book is the characters. They are so well written and awesome. There is the ever entertaining Delilah, sexy and deep Hugh, Julia - the best best friend that a girl could ask for, creepy Will, Stacey >.< , and my personal favorite, Logan...among others. You will love all of them for very different reasons. Well almost all of them but I'll let you figure that out on your own.

With the majority of the books I've read recently all blending together and sounding the same and ending up completely forgettable by the time I finished them, Junior Bridesmaid was a breath of fresh air. It was completely fun and unique. Do yourself a favor and take a chance on a book that is sure to deliver full belly laughs, happily contented sighs, and the kind of satisfaction that can only come from reading as a backstabbing biotch gets outsmarted by one of the best leading ladies I've read in a long time!


Author Bio

Born and raised in NJ, Amy Baker has always lived close enough to experience all that NYC has to offer. She is married to her best friend, has two wonderful kids, and two big dogs. A self-described procrastinator, writing a book is one of the few projects she can’t wait to start and clamors excitedly to see to the end. It’s a rewarding endeavor, which she hopes her readers can enjoy along with her.


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  1. Thank you for participating in the Release Blitz!

    I loved your review!! psst over

    1. It was absolutely our pleasure! I loved the book....psst over!