The Secret Bridesmaid by Katy Birchall @KatyBirchall @HodderBooks #TheSecretBridesmaid #NetGalley #NewRelease

The Secret Bridesmaid: The best laugh-out-loud romantic comedy of 2021 by [Katy Birchall]


Sophie Breeze is a brilliant bridesmaid. So brilliant, in fact, that she’s made it her full-time job.

As a professional bridesmaid, Sophie is secretly hired by brides to be their right-hand woman, ensuring their big day goes off without a hitch. From wrangling rowdy hen dos to navigating last minute portaloo cancellations, there’s no problem she can’t solve.

So when she’s employed by an actual Marchioness to help plan the society wedding of the year, it should be a chance for Sophie to prove just how talented she is.

Of course, it’s not ideal that the bride, Cordelia, is rude, difficult and determined to make Sophie’s life a nightmare. It’s also a bit inconvenient when Sophie finds herself drawn to Cordelia’s posh older brother, who is absolutely off limits. And when a rival society wedding is announced, things get even more complicated . . .

Can Sophie pull off the biggest challenge of her career, follow her heart and maintain her reputation – all while keeping her true identity hidden?

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Here is the brightest gem among jewels. I listened to the book while I was working when the store I am employed by was closed. I laughed so much that my sides hurt. What a great story this is. Sophie Breeze is the perfect bridesmaid friend, but that is her profession. Sophies’ business is to make sure that all her customers have the perfect wedding day.

She isn’t a wedding planner, she is there to help, steer and ensure that the bride gets the day she has dreamed of, but no one else knows. Everyone accepts that she and the bride are friends from the past, university, or someone they had worked with. The bride’s mum may be in on it, but that is about it.

Sophie is the perfect bridesmaid who smooths out the ripples, gets the colour scheme right and has the gift of the gab of perfect persuasion. When one of her former clients recommends her to someone from high society, she will have to face her greatest challenge.

What fabulous characters there are in this story. Even some of Sophie’s friends don’t know what she does for a living, it is so hushed up. Although the weddings overlap, there is one that is dominant in the story. I did enjoy the lengths that she went to give each bride their special day, with some rather challenging themes. She just took it all in her stride. Often becoming a friend of sorts when everything was complete, with the big day.

I howled with laughter at some of the antics that Sophie or her new chosen character name Emily got up to. She went far more than the normal extra mile. The dialogue was perfection and the descriptions of what was happening eye-watering. I just loved every chapter.

If you want a real pick-me-up story, then grab a copy of this, the day after, while I am writing this review, I still keep laughing. I wish I could write about what happens, but I would not take that from you. I will read this book again, and again. It is truly delightful.

I wish to thank Net Galley and the publisher for an e-copy of this book which am I still laughing at. Highly recommended.


Katy Birchall

Katy is the author of several young adult novels including The It Girl series, the Hotel Royale series and Morgan Charmley: Teen Witch. She is the co-author of the middle grade Lightning Girl series and Star Switch with Alesha Dixon, and the Find the Girl teen series with YouTube stars Lucy and Lydia Connell. Katy was proud to be the author of a retelling of Jane Austen’s Emma for the Awesomely Austen series, a collection of Austen’s novels retold for younger readers. She has also written a non-fiction book, How to be a Princess: Real-Life Fairy Tales for Modern Heroines.

Katy lives in London with her partner, Ben, and her rescue dog, Bono.

The Secret Bridesmaid is her adult fiction debut.

Twitter: @KatyBirchall

The Secret Bridesmaid: The best laugh-out-loud romantic comedy of 2021 by [Katy Birchall]

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