Book Review: Always the Bridesmaid, by Lindsey Kelk

always the bridesmaid

Maddie Fraser has never been anything other than the girl in the background: golden boy Dan’s little sister, crazy Shona’s minion, workaholic Sebastian’s ex and now she’s also the girl in the middle of her warring best friends.

Lauren has announced she’s getting married – just as Sarah’s husband asks her for a divorce. Nothing in Maddie’s career in event organising has prepared her for this particular combo of planning and real pain. The news that her ex is also tying the knot is the final straw. While the magazines say she should be leaning in, all she wants to do is sleep in. But whether she likes it or not, everything is about to change for Maddie. For better or worse, this grown-up bridesmaid is taking centre stage…


This is one of the many paperbacks I have treated myself to over the past month, and luckily with #paperbacksummer, I have a perfect excuse to read them! I absolutely adore Lindsey’s I Heart… books, and know that she is guaranteed to make me laugh out loud. So, after a pretty crappy few weeks when I was in need of comfort, it was an easy choice to make when I reached for the books.

I adored the characters in this book, even if some of them needed a good slap at times (I’m looking at you, Lauren!), and Maddie herself was brilliant. She truly loves her friends and would do anything for them – sometimes a little too much so as she struggles to actually stand up for herself. But she’s a heart-of-gold, works-her-ass-off, GSOH kinda gal, and I basically wanted her to be my BFF.

The storyline was easy to get into and flow with, but some really great twists were involved too. I honestly felt myself unable to put it down.

I gobbled this up within 24-hours and wouldn’t be surprised if most people do the same. It’s a perfect pick-me-up, filled with plenty of moments to make you giggle, chuckle, snort, and cackle, and a few to make you all warm and gooey too! Perfection.

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Release date: 07 May 2015
Publisher: Harper Collins
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