Posted April 23, 2016 by The Book & Alcohol Girls in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

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Anne Wagener
Pocket Star

When life hands you lemons, make lemonade—or, in Piper Brody’s case, make a Craigslist ad offering yourself up as a hired bridesmaid! A hilarious, touching, coming-of-age novel from debut author Anne Wagener.

Piper is a recent college grad who decides to sell her body on Craigslist—as a hired bridesmaid. Her airport bookseller job just isn’t bringing home the turkey bacon, and no one’s going to pay her to analyze Milton’s poetry. Turns out, having an English literature degree from an upstanding university isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

Piper’s Craigslist endeavor soon picks up steam, netting her clients such as Southern peach Stacey, whose interracial marriage causes a family feud, and Alex, a bride-to-be who’s so type A she’s type A-plus. Between fighting off matching T-shirt–wearing teams of “bustle bitches” at gown sales and learning more about fondant than the Cake Boss, Piper falls for Charlie Bell, the brother of a client. A fellow aspiring writer, Charlie’s the only person recently who’s encouraged Piper to follow her dreams. Not to mention, he’s pretty darn cute.

But when Charlie turns out to be the groom in one of her gigs—and set to marry the craziest bridezilla of them all—Piper must band together with her newfound friends and stop Charlie from making the biggest mistake of his life.

“A bemused smile appears on his face. “We’re all lost in the woods.” “You’re being deep, aren’t you? I don’t follow.” “Philosophically speaking. Human existence is irrational, absurd, and we have no objective guidelines. No life manual. We’re all lost in a deep, tangled wood where there’s no clear path.” “Yeah. This isn’t helping.” He lifts a finger. “There is hope, my bookselling friend. We can blaze our own path through the trees. Embrace the absurdity. Do your best to live a life of meaning in an uncaring, absurd universe.”

Witty fun and care-free! This is a great beach or vacation read. I love this story because Piper is fresh out of college and has no clue what she wants to do or where she’s going. Much like any of us. So stretched  for money, she finds herself on Craigslist offering to be a bridesmaid to a number of different and quirky brides.

There’s a lot of fun with the side characters in this story and then of course the on-again off-again love story that we see as Piper goes on one adventure to another.

I love some of the phrases that were coined in this story as well as the array of personalities each bride possessed. It was a great combination of My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Bridezillas and 27 dresses all rolled into one. If love a great wedding rom-com, then look no further!

I definitely recommend this as a top book for the summer.

4 solid stars and of course paired with champagne! Cheers!

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