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5 stars for Marie (Always a Bridesmaid - Book 8) by Lucinda Race #romance #bestfriends #bookreview



Title: Marie (Always a Bridesmaid - Book 8)

Author: Lucinda Race

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Later in life Romance


Book Blurb:


Bridesmaid dresses forever…


Marie Dorz loved her life. A vice president at a large bank, working with commercial clients to change the landscape of Charlotte and the surrounding towns. She has an amazing house, great friends and her best friend, Jeremy, is always her plus one. Who needs to get married, right? Except secretly, Marie longs for more but has zero time to make it happen.


Jeremy Williams is happy to be Marie’s plus one for any event, work or personal. In fact, he’d like to be her permanent plus one but settles for being her best friend. They’ve worked together in his real estate business and now he’s found an inn that is begging to be restored to its former grandeur in a small town outside of the city. He asks Marie to join him on his fact-finding mission and then to his surprise she wants to be his partner, business partner that is.


Will working together bring them even closer and maybe help them discover true love? Or will Marie’s matchmaking change their status quo and push them apart forever?


Marie is a standalone novella. A sweet and clean romantic story with a guaranteed happily ever after. Happy reading!


My Review:


They’ve been best friends for years, but can a series of matchmaking attempts make Marie see Jeremy as more than her plus one? I love this Always a Bridesmaid series. One of my favorite authors, Lucinda Race, has written a romance near and dear to me. There’s something so soothing, so heartwarming, about a best friends-to-lovers romance. Marie is that and more. You’ll fall in love with this pair as they navigate their busy lives and finding romance. The romance is sweet yet satisfying. The characters are relatable and the dialogue classic rom com.


Lucinda Race has penned a heartfelt romance. I connected with Marie and Jeremy right away. The romantic tension is thick yet so fun to read. Using intricate descriptive narration, the story unfolds with ease. The reader attaches to the characters and feels every emotion. But don’t dismay, there is plenty of conflict for this couple to overcome.


The story moves at a great pace with punchy dialogue to keep the readers entertained. I sat down to read a couple of chapters and wound up reading the whole thing in one sitting.


If you’re a friends-to-lovers romance junkie, you’ll love this book. If you’re a reader of this series, this is your next binge-read. I strongly recommend this book!


My Rating: 5 stars


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Author Biography:


Award-winning and best-selling author Lucinda Race is a lifelong fan of romantic fiction. As a young girl, she spent hours reading romance novels and getting lost in the hope they represent. While her friends dreamed of becoming doctors and engineers, her dreams were to become a writer—a romance novelist.


As life twisted and turned, she found herself writing nonfiction but longed to turn to her true passion. After developing the storyline for the McKenna Family Romance series, it was time to start living her dream. Her fingers practically fly over computer keys she weaves stories about strong women and the men who love them. To date she has published over 20 romance novels and several paranormal cozy mysteries.


Lucinda lives with her two little dogs, a miniature long hair dachshund and a shitzu mix rescue, in the rolling hills of western Massachusetts. When she's not at her day job, she’s immersed in her fictional worlds. And if she’s not writing romance novels, she’s reading everything she can get her hands on.


Social Media Links:




Lucinda’s Heart Racers Reader Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/118597305361578



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Reviewed by: Nancy

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