Book: Friday Night Brides
Author: Samantha Chase
Author: Samantha Chase
FRIDAY NIGHT BRIDES BY SAMANTHA CHASE
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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REVIEW: FRIDAY NIGHT BRIDES BY SAMANTHA CHASE
Friday 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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🎆🎆 EXCERPT 🎆🎆
“This is going to be so much fun!” Ella said, bouncing on the bed. “You and I never have a room to ourselves!”
Angie rolled her eyes. “Easy there, Tinker Bell. Don’t go getting all excited. We’re simply sleeping in here tonight. No pillow fights, no telling ghost stories.”
Ella frowned. “Do you have to put me down all the time? Geez. Can’t you – just for once – be pleasant about something?”
Now it was Angie’s turn to frown. “Okay, fine,” she sighed, sitting down on her own bed. “Look, I don’t mean to always say things like that, but it just comes out naturally.”
“Yeah well, you should work on that.”
“Sean says the same thing.”
Ella instantly perked up. “Really? Like recently? What did he say? Are you going to see him soon?”
“This is the kind of thing I’m talking about!” Angie cried, pointing a finger at her. “Do you have to be so…perky? Can’t we just have a normal, non-excitable conversation?”
Crossing her arms, Ella muttered, “Fine.”
Angie sighed. “Okay, so we talk every day. And that’s not an exaggeration, he calls me every night when he knows I’m just sitting alone – just me and Trampus – and doing nothing. It’s…” She stopped and shrugged. “It’s kind of nice. We didn’t do that before.”
“So it seems like he’s really trying. I’m sorry he couldn’t make it this weekend.”
“Me too,” she replied, sighing again. “And he is – he’s really trying. And…I don’t know…he’s doing all the right things and saying all the right things and yet…”
“You still don’t trust him.”
“There’s going to come a time when you’re going to have to get over your fear and decide if you really want to move forward with him or not. He’s not going to wait forever.”
Angie’s eyes went wide. “Ella Gilmore, did you just give me a reality check? Like a for reals reality check?”
Ella grinned. “I am capable of that every once in a while.”
“Yeah but you’re usually more of the rainbows and unicorns type where everyone is always happy and everything works out.”
She shrugged. “Sometimes they don’t. And sometimes you have to have the guts to make that decision.”
Angie got more comfortable on her bed and smiled. “Oh there’s a story there,” she said. “Come on. Out with it.”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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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