Advice from a Jilted Bride

Piper Rayne
Advice from a Jilted Bride
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Publisher
Piper Rayne Inc
Release Date
March 2019
ISBN
9781987925517
Series
Book 2 of The Baileys
Genre
Romantic Comedy

SUMMARY
What's a girl to do after being ditched at the altar by text message? That's right. Text. Message.

How does she pick up the pieces and move on? I'm no Dear Abby but here's a little free advice…

Advice #1 – First, purge your apartment of all things him—by tossing his belongings off the balcony.

Advice #2 – Do not, I repeat do not, throw anything out into the hallway because you'll injure your hot new neighbor.

Advice #3 – When said neighbor brings over Chinese Food do not let him stay and keep you company. It's awkward when you realize he's your boss.

Advice #4 – Accept his offer to help you with your side business but think twice before using a date to his sister's wedding as collateral.

Advice #5 – Investigate who your mystery neighbor really is. Don't trust his word even if he's the world's best kisser.

If you listen to nothing else, pay attention to that last one. It's the most important and will save you a lot of heartache.

Xo,
LOVESICK IN LAKE STARLIGHT

Book Review by Gabrielle Sally (author,reviewer)
May 14, 2019   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
38 people found the following review helpful
Brooklyn Bailey was ditched at the altar by text message. Even in this day and age where folks are more apt to have their noses in their phones, that's a despicable thing to do. Especially since Brooklyn is so likeable. Never mind the fact that her siblings are ready to do some serious damage to the now ex-fiancé. And well, any male who dares comes within an inch of their sister. Enter Wyatt, her new neighbor having just arrived in Lake Starlight to hopefully take over the hotel his dad purchased. He's not looking to be in a relationship let alone one with a jilted bride. Noooope.

Likes: Brooklyn is thoroughly likeable as our heroine and was enjoyable to read about and her siblings really helped to round out the story; also making it easy to set up for the next book. Wyatt was quite different and while I did like him, I don't feel like we got to know him as much as we did Brooklyn, but given that these stories feature the Baileys first, that didn't bother me. Grandma Dori is probably my favorite character and she has some great lines throughout the story: "A man with matching coffee mugs is a man no one loves".

Dislikes: This book read more like a VERY VERY slow burn. While there was notable attraction when they first meet, both Brooklyn and Wyatt seem to be settled comfortably in the friend zone until toward the end when the story suddenly picks up speed to a bit of a rush to wrap everything up at the end.

While this is not my first Piper Rayne story, it is my first in this series as I'm coming in on book 2. Sometimes that can be an issue, but I didn't have any trouble following along with Brooklyn and her extra-large family but it's up to you if you want to start with book 1. If you enjoy romantic comedies and want to immerse yourself in a series where you will enjoy every book, then give the Bailey family a try.
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