Sunday, May 15, 2016


Sunday Funday
Book: Friday Night Brides
Author: Samantha Chase
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:


Angie angrily stared at the pile of clothes on her closet floor. “This should not be this difficult,” she muttered as she went back to searching for something to wear. Sean was due to arrive in a little less than an hour and she wasn’t pleased with any item of clothing she owned.
Stomping from the closet in her bra and panties, she tripped over Trampus on her way to grab her phone. Scrolling quickly, she pulled up Hailey’s number.
“Hey, Ang!”
“Okay, I am officially freaking out.”
“Yeah. Uh-oh. I’m totally screwed here.”
“What’s going on? Is Sean still coming?”
“He is but I can’t find anything to wear! Everything is either too dressy or too casual or too squeezy…”
“You know, too tight to go out to eat in. And I really don’t want to break out the Spanx. I’m not prepared for that kind of workout.”
“Plus it would suck later when you’re trying to undress each other,” Hailey said and then snickered.
“Seriously not helping right now! What do I do?”
“Okay,” Hailey began, sounding serious, “where are you going for dinner?”
“I don’t know.”
“Then how do you know what you’ve picked out is too dressy or too casual?”
Angie sighed with annoyance. “Okay, let’s just assume we’re going fairly casual. At least I hope we are. I’m not going to put on jeans and a t-shirt!”
“Of course you’re not,” Hailey said patiently. “You can do a step up from that and still look nice—without looking like you’re trying to impress.” She paused. “Or are you trying to impress?”
“I don’t know what the hell I’m doing. Honestly, I wish he would have just said he was bringing over a pizza or tacos. I would be totally cool with that.”
“You are going to have to come to grips with this new phase of your relationship. It’s obvious Sean is looking for more than dirty weekends and booty calls.”
“Booty call? Did you seriously just use that phrase?”
“What? It’s still a thing,” Hailey said defensively. “And I thought you wanted my help.”
“You’re right, you’re right. Sorry.”
“Okay then…the weather is great tonight so I think you should go with a pair of capris—preferably your black ones—and the turquoise halter with the little bit of beading on it that you wore last month when we went out to celebrate Becca’s birthday.”
Angie stepped back into her closet and found the outfit and examined it. “You don’t think the halter is too much?”
“Too much what?”
“Is the beading too fancy?”
“You wore it to the Cheesecake Factory. I think you’re safe.”
“I really could do with a little less sarcasm right now, Hails. I’m already on edge!”


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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