#BookReview: Borrow-A-Bridesmaid by Anne Wagener

Reviewer: Michelle

I received a review copy

borrow a bridesmiadSummary:

When life hands you lemons, make lemonade—or, in Piper Brody’s case, make a Craigslist ad offering yourself up as a hired bridesmaid! A hilarious, touching, coming-of-age novel from debut author Anne Wagener.

Piper is a recent college grad who decides to sell her body on Craigslist—as a hired bridesmaid. Her airport bookseller job just isn’t bringing home the turkey bacon, and no one’s going to pay her to analyze Milton’s poetry. Turns out, having an English literature degree from an upstanding university isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

Piper’s Craigslist endeavor soon picks up steam, netting her clients such as Southern peach Stacey, whose interracial marriage causes a family feud, and Alex, a bride-to-be who’s so type A she’s type A-plus. Between fighting off matching T-shirt–wearing teams of “bustle bitches” at gown sales and learning more about fondant than the Cake Boss, Piper falls for Charlie Bell, the brother of a client. A fellow aspiring writer, Charlie’s the only person recently who’s encouraged Piper to follow her dreams. Not to mention, he’s pretty darn cute.

But when Charlie turns out to be the groom in one of her gigs—and set to marry the craziest bridezilla of them all—Piper must band together with her newfound friends and stop Charlie from making the biggest mistake of his life.


Piper Brody’s life is a mess. She thought post college life would be easy – do what you love, rake in the dough, get married, etc. But right now the only thing easy is her relation ship with her gay best friend and roommate, Lin. Her boss at the airport bookstore loves to terrorize her and her budget consists of ramen and peanut butter. When she realized her car may not make it another day, she took the initiative to become a hired bridesmaid. Advertising on Craigslist brought her a ton of creeps but also landed her some serious gigs. It should be easy and filled with fun and booze, right?

Still mourning the loss of her first real love, Piper never thought she would find love at wedding. She falls for a hired bride’s brother and realizes he could be the one. The two have a ton in common and he has dimples the size of the Grand Canyon. However, there’s just one problem…

I LOVED this book. I knew from the title that this was going to be a good read. I love chick lit books that can make me laugh out loud and this one definitely did. Piper’s character was fantastic along with her relationship with Lin. This book was full of fun and great characters. I highly recommend this book to any chick lit lover who loves a good laugh.

5 Stars

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