Book Review: Thirty-Four Going on Bride
Thirty-Four Going on Bride
by Becky Monson
Now, let me preface this book review by saying, I’m not really a chick lit person. I like my books to have depth and subtext and all that literary stuff I won’t get into here. But once in awhile, I need a break from life. I needed that recently, so I headed to my Kindle and ended up opening this book.
And I got exactly what I needed: escape.
It’s not deep, it’s not layered with subplots and meaning. It’s just laugh-out-loud-funny. (And I don’t usually laugh aloud at books, ’cause it’s kind of awkward.)
Julia Dorning is engaged and going crazy between planning her wedding and running her successful new bakery. What she needs is to elope, but no one is willing to let her do that. So instead, she tries to please everyone, and ends up going a little crazy.
It’s truly a cute, clean read. While the first book in this series (Thirty-Two Going on Spinster) is more romance focused, but still pretty clean, this read is more just chick lit: enjoyable and a complete escape from real life.
A note for other who like clean romances, while there is no sex scene in this, sex before marriage is implied. I don’t recall any swearing, which is something I’m not often fond of.
Regardless, if you like clean romance reads with lots of humor and a touch of seriousness, this book might be right up your alley. And don’t worry that it’s the third and final book in the series, because you can easily read it as a standalone. While I’ve read the first, I haven’t read the second–but now I might have to.
The author also has another book out featuring a different character that I might pick up when I get depressed again.
genre: chick lit (clean)
rating: 4/5 ❅❅❅❅
buy here: Thirty-Four Going on Bride