Mother of the Bride

Mother of the Bride She planned everything for the wedding except the falling in love part In a family of jet setters and lovable eccentrics Cydney Parrish is the stable sensible one always with her feet firmly plante

  • Title: Mother of the Bride
  • Author: Lynn Michaels
  • ISBN: 9780804119603
  • Page: 444
  • Format: Paperback
  • She planned everything for the wedding except the falling in love part In a family of jet setters and lovable eccentrics, Cydney Parrish is the stable, sensible one, always with her feet firmly planted on the ground Maybe that s why she ended up raising her sister s daughter Bebe Now Bebe is all grown up and about to marry the nephew of the handsome and reclusiveShe planned everything for the wedding except the falling in love part In a family of jet setters and lovable eccentrics, Cydney Parrish is the stable, sensible one, always with her feet firmly planted on the ground Maybe that s why she ended up raising her sister s daughter Bebe Now Bebe is all grown up and about to marry the nephew of the handsome and reclusive author Angus Munroe Between planning the wedding, dealing with her high maintenance kin, and facing a future with only a cat for company, Cydney has her hands full But she isn t too busy to notice that aside from being pushy and generally infuriating, Gus Munroe may just be the man of her dreams.Angus Munroe is not about to let his only nephew throw his future away on some ditzy debutante He flies into town determined to speak now and never hold his peace but ends up instead with a broken nose, a slight limp, and his mountainside home invaded by the bride to be s family He s pretty certain it is all the wedding planner s fault Aunts aren t supposed to be sexy, but someone obviously forgot to tell the irresistible Cydney Parrish

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    1. In the beginning, the book was a little slow, but then you get invested in the story and you want to find out how it goes. I liked the whole cast of funny characters, mostly Cydney, although it made me mad how she let her family walk all over her. Loved the reference of the peashooter vs the uzi. Gus sometimes seemed more of a bumbling clown than a hot hunk, with all the accidents he suffered from Cydney and Bebe, but he shone later on. He starts as a scowling, angry man, and as the book progres [...]

    2. ***NOTE MY REVIEWS OFTEN CONTAIN SPOILERS***Cydney Parrish is the only normal member of a family of extraordinary people. Her father is a bestselling mystery writer who’s on his sixth or so marriage. Her sister is an award winning photographer whose many marriages make the news. Her mother is not only a bestselling novelist but a syndicated newspaper columnist and though her niece hasn’t made the news yet she’s got the kind of looks that will take her places in life. She’s the backbone o [...]

    3. This was my first attempt at reading a Lynn Michael's book, and I loved it. I got exactly want I wanted to get out of a book, which is to be left with a happiness over reading it and a gut deep feeling; no matter what the feeling is; over a character. The worst thing in the world is to me, is to walk away from a book once done with it having no feeling at all. I would rather hate a book over being impartial to it, which is the exact opposite of how I felt about this book when I finished that las [...]

    4. This novel started out unlikeable then gathered so much steamCydney, who raised her niece after her self-absorbed sister was widowed, is trying to hold her life together when said niece suddenly gets engaged to an almost 21-year old young man. Whew. Cydney's head is still reeling about her soon-to-empty nest when who should walk into her garage but her favorite author, who happens to be the fiancé's uncle and guardian?No, the Uncle is no happier about the situation than Cydney. They argue for a [...]

    5. independence, individuality, loyalty, probably won’t happen in real life, dreaming, for entertainment purpose only, not serious, bit confusing, aunts and uncles, jalousie, love, rich people, responsibilities, redundant, HEA ending, get what you want, family, chicklit, differences, naivety, humorous, reclusive hero, older hero, unrealistic romance, acceptance of difference, immature young couple, love at first sight but not mentioned early on, character writing the book we read (?), famous and [...]

    6. I have been reading a lot of meaty stuff, so this looked like a fun break-except that I knew how it was going to end by the middle of the first chapter. I figured I would read it to see how Lynn developed the plot. It was mostly childish behavior being acted out by "adults." If I wanted to experience people behaving badly all I have to do is leave my kids alone for 5 minutes. For a romance it was light on the steamy stuff, which is good because I don't get into that anyway.

    7. While I didn't hate it, there were many things that bothered me about this book. The adjectives are incredibly repetitious. How many times do I need to read that she had almond-shaped eyes, lilac scented hair, peach-kissed skin, and silver curls? I disliked that the main characters had inner voices they talked back to, and I just couldn't get behind the whole writing the book that I'm currently reading premise.

    8. I would say this book rate somewhere between three and four stars. I definitely thought it started out stronger than it finished. Although I will say it was hilarious at times! I enjoyed the characters a great deal and the plot was interesting. I think the book could've been condensed a little bit though.

    9. Really enjoyed this novel. Read it a long time ago, but it almost begs rereading. Oodles of quirky characters, a few miscommunications, quite a few hospital visits, and fights between the main characters!The last page confused me, and also felt that such interesting supporting cast deserved their own books. Confused that it isn't so.

    10. Really liked it. The characters were a hoot. The plot was simple and yet crazily complicated with all the shenanigans. The humour was perfect. This writer is the closest to Jenny Crusie that I've found. This is the second book I've read of hers and she's now one of my favourites. For a light hearted romantic romp - it was just great.

    11. I bought this thinking it was another 'how to' and it is a romance. Well, more a slug fest. One of those 'romance' books in which EVERYONE is fighting. And then throw in some sex scenes. Did not read the entire thing, I got so weary of all the arguments. Pass on this unless you really do enjoy that genre.

    12. not an exciting bookow movingAnnoyed with Bebe and esp Bebe's momCydney VERY WEAK character and seems childish in how everyone can walk all over hertypical bridezilla story lined yes, Bebe seems like true character after dealing with my own true bridezillabut so wanted to smack more than 1/2 the characters in the book

    13. I thoroughly enjoyed this book! The story line was entertaining and made me laugh a few times. It also made me want to shed "happy tears" a time or two. When a book does that it is one that I will definitely recommend to other chick-lot lovers.

    14. The portrayal of the young people bothered me, as a young person. Yes, these people felt immature so treating them like children to some extent as children is justified, but I was so annoyed by a lot of it.

    15. Loved it! Raced through this book while we were driving across Canada. The family was kooky but fun and reasonably believable. It would be nice to have a series of "real" people - not famous in any way - but otherwise a great intro to her work. Romance without being bodice-ripper.

    16. Predictable from page one, but a good book to pick up and put down the week before a wedding! I haven't read much chick lit, so don't know if this is typical, but a bit of juicy sex and enough quirky character to make a very enjoyable read.

    17. i absolutely loved this book. it was so funny how the niece punched her fiances uncle but i didn't understand why she calls her aunt "uncle" and why everyone was so pissed at her over the fake dumbness.

    18. Yet another dime-a-dozen romance novel I read when I was a literary noob. This one was not quite at the top of the romance-novel-food-chain, but I've read worse.

    19. Good, fun, predictable! Cydney got a bit whiny at times, but I enjoyed Gus a lot. Although if you're only going to read one Lynn Michaels book, I'd recommend Return Engagement over this one.

    20. Fluffy chick-lit. Sometimes fluff is exactly what we, as readers, want and/or need, so if I could, I'd give it another half star.

    21. Lots of typos in the Barnes & Noble version, but overall a fun read with quirky characters and lots of crazy entertainment. I laughed, I cried.

    22. A delightfully fun book to read that will have you smiling and laughing at the antics of a family preparing for a wedding no one but the couple wants! A good summer read.

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