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5++ stars for Brianna – Always a Bridesmaid by Kathryn Hills #romance #beachread #bookreview

Title: Brianna – Always a Bridesmaid

Author: Kathryn Hills

Genre: Sweet Contemporary Romance, Beach Read, Romantic Comedy

Book Blurb:

Opposites attract when a fun-loving extrovert clashes with Mr. Meticulous. Prepare for sparks, and don’t forget to pack for adventure!

Brianna Hart is the life of every party, sharing stories about exciting people and exotic destinations. She’s been a bridesmaid more times than she can remember. Yet the independent travel influencer has no desire to wed. She’s too busy building a brand and having a good time. All that comes to an abrupt halt when she’s audited by the IRS. Unable to cancel an upcoming trip, her business mogul father steps in, suggesting one of his tax attorneys accompany her to sort the mess out. A tedious accountant/lawyer…jet setting with the woman who eats breakfast, lunch, and dinner in different countries? Feels more like punishment than a plan to Bri.

John Smith is unfazed by being called the most boring man on the planet. The epitome of conventional, he keeps a low profile and a tight schedule. He’s a much sought-after expert, after all. Clients pay big bucks for him to be prepared and precise. So why is he being saddled with a flamboyant trouble-magnet that doesn’t want his help? Surely someone else can babysit the boss’s daughter and get her out of a jam. Before he knows it, they’re off on a lightning-paced adventure. Should he really need dive gear and a machete to settle financials? And why is Brianna so extraordinarily kind and compassionate, not to mention desirable once he gets to know her?

My Review:

Are you ready for the ultimate romantic adventure between an outgoing travel influencer and a strait-laced tax accountant? This book is part of the Always a Bridesmaid series and I think it’s my favorite. Opposites attract in this romance/rom com where zany one-liners and plenty of innuendos flood the story and make for an unforgettable read.

Let’s start with the romance, shall we? Kathryn Hills writes romance with the romance lover in mind. The heroine is your average woman with her own set of faults and strengths. She’s not looking for love, but it finds her. This is true of this delightful book. The romance slowly builds with just the right amount of tension, humor, and heart. Kathryn Hills’ writing prowess is on display in this book. I couldn’t stop smiling as I read.

The characters, though, are what make this book amazing. Brianna is a character I connected with on a deep level. Her playful attitude hides some deep hurts and regrets. Her lifestyle allows her to jet set around the world, yet she uses her influence to help charities and those in need. John is also a complex character. He’s one who tends to be serious and blend into the background. He’s got a playful side too. Together, they balance each other out which I totally loved.

Kathryn Hills has penned yet another brilliant romance. It’s flawless and entertaining. I will always want to read this book.

My Rating: 5++ stars

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Author Biography:

About Kathryn Hills

Hauntingly romantic… Unless she’s writing sweet!

The rich history and many mysteries of New England are the perfect backdrop for many of KATHRYN’s books. Winding roads lined by old stone walls, forgotten cemeteries, grand homes with shadowy pasts... All sparks for her imagination. Whether it’s a quaint seaside town or the vibrant city of Boston, it’s easy for this “hauntingly romantic” author to envision the past mingling with the present. No surprise, some of Kathryn’s favorite stories include ghosts. Sprinkle in some magic, and you’re off on a great adventure!

When not writing, this best-selling author is reading, researching, gardening, or cooking up something special in her chaotic kitchen. She shares her colonial home in the north woods with those she loves most – her wonderful husband, daughter, and three crazy dogs.

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Reviewed by: Nancy

1 Comment
May 22, 2023

I'm thrilled you enjoyed Brianna and John's story! They're two of my all-time favorite characters that delighted and surprised even me, the author, on the pages. Thank you so much for this!

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