Sunday, May 1, 2016


Sunday Funday 
Book: Friday Night Brides
Author: Samantha Chase
Anticipated Release Date: May 3, 2016


They’ve been friends since they were five, and modeling for Enchanted Bridal has been as much of a part of their lives as their friendship has. And this season has them seeing more than new wedding trends.
Hailey’s family owns Enchanted Bridal and she knows there’s a possibility that someday it will be hers. She’s not sure that’s the path she wants to take, but she does know that she’s been hopelessly crushing on the perfect man and bridal show model Logan Baxter III. While failing to gain Logan’s attention, she can’t seem to get rid of the less-than-perfect man – and model – Jackson Carr. He’s big and bold and tattooed – pretty much everything Hailey despises. And yet…there’s something about him that has Hailey questioning her definition of perfect.
Becca’s got a knack for dating the wrong kind of guys. When her current boyfriend publicly dumps and humiliates her, she’s devastated. Wanting to run and hide, she’s mortified that the stranger who had witnessed the entire scene is now part of the Enchanted Bridal family. But when Max Abrams offers her comfort and tells her that he thinks she’s beautiful, she has to wonder if maybe getting dumped by Mr. Wrong has finally led her to her very own Mr. Right.
Angie’s loud and feisty and completely fearless. That is until she gets dumped by the one guy she really had feeling for. It opens her up to insecurities she didn’t know she had and she’s not sure what to do about it. But when Sean Patterson comes back into her life in a big way, she’s not sure she’s ready to forgive and forget quite so easily. His persistence and her stubbornness make for an exciting chase, however, but at the end of the season, it’s ultimately up to her if she’s ready to quit running.
Ella’s been planning her perfect wedding to Dylan Graham since she was twelve. Together for thirteen years, Ella’s beginning to wonder if that number really is bad luck. She can’t focus on all that’s right in her life because all she can think about is what she may be missing. Their parents have taken over their wedding, her friends all seem to be in crisis and Dylan’s just not listening to her fears. Not one to ever make waves, she suddenly finds that that’s exactly what she’s doing and turning everyone’s life upside down in the process. The life that she once considered boring is now the one she longs for, but it may be too late.


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Friday Night BridesFriday Night Brides by Samantha Chase

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love how Samantha Chase mixes it up. She can do drama and heartache like nobody else but she also has a side that is funny and sassy. That side is put on full display with Friday Night Brides. Angie, Ella, Becca and Hailey are a close group. They have shared so much of their lives that it's only natural. When life, love and maturity start to change the dynamic of their friendships is when the chaos begins. I received an ARC of Friday Night Brides in exchange for an honest review. Getting to see a different side of Ms. Chase' personality was a real treat. I also had a blast getting to know these women. The one thing that never changes for me when reading a Samantha Chase novel is the sincerity that she puts in every single one.

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Read an additional excerpt:


Judith James wiped proud tears from her eyes as she looked at the four of them. It wasn’t as if this was something new – since the time the girls were five they had been featured in her bridal fashion shows and showcases. They were her models, her pride and joy.
“Is it wrong how I look at the four of you and still see four little girls and not grown women?” she asked.
“Mom…” Hailey whined lovingly. “Every time?”
Judith sniffed. “I can’t help it. You started out dressing up as flower girls and now look at you. Brides!”
“Not real ones,” Angie said, fidgeting with her headpiece.
“Ella will be one before you know it,” Judith said. “Which reminds me, you need to decide on your dress, Ella. You know it will take forever to come in and then there are the alterations.”
Ella nodded. “It’s so hard to choose when they’re all so beautiful!”
“You’ve worn enough of them over the years where I think you know what style is the most flattering on you and which ones are the most comfortable. All you have to do is narrow it down to your favorite,” Judith said. “Why don’t you come in next week and we’ll have a girls night here after hours and work on that?”
Ella looked at Becca, Hailey and Angie and smiled. “What do you say? You guys up for a mid-week girls night?”
“Will there be wine?” Angie asked.
Judith clucked her tongue like a mother hen. “Do you think I’d allow wine around these dresses? We’ll have a bottle of champagne to celebrate Ella’s choice – other than that, it’s lemon water. Besides, it’s better for you.”
All four of them groaned.
“Way to take the fun out of it, mom,” Hailey said.
Judith gave her a disapproving frown. “Anyway…it’s almost show time. You all know the drill.” She clasped her hands together and looked around. “Becca, you’ll go out first and you’ll be escorted by Thomas. Angie you’re next with Ben, Hailey you’ll be with Logan and then Ella is with Jackson.”
“Wait…Jackson?” Hailey asked. “Who’s Jackson?”
Ella turned to her with a chuckle. “It’s Jack, Hailey. Remember? You’re glaring partner?”


New York Times and USA Today Bestseller/contemporary romance writer Samantha Chase released her debut novel, Jordan's Return, in November 2011. Although she waited until she was in her 40's to publish for the first time, writing has been a lifelong passion. Her motivation to take that step was her students: teaching creative writing to elementary age students all the way up through high school and encouraging those students to follow their writing dreams gave Samantha the confidence to take that step as well.

When she's not working on a new story, she spends her time reading contemporary romances, playing way too many games of Scrabble or Solitaire on Facebook and spending time with her husband of 25 years and their two sons in North Carolina.




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