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How Not to Be a Bride is the sequel to Portia MacIntosh's Bad Bridesmaid. The synopsis says: "Definitely, maybe ... yes? Mia Valentina gave up her high-flying life in LA to move back to Kent over four years ago. But it turns up that life in the slow lane isn't all it's cracked up to be!
So when her boyfriend Leo proposes, she says yes, hoping it will bring some much-needed sparkle back into her life. The trouble is, Mia never wanted a big white wedding, just the happy ever after." How Not to Be a Bride is out in October 2017.


Bad Bridesmaid - Portia MacIntosh (2014)


Mia Valentina, a 29-year-old rom-com writer living in LA, is single, rich, and has a seemingly endless supply of handsome men to keep her company (but only for the night). She's come a long way from her chubby teen years, when her sister and practically everyone at school made fun of her. Even though she writes romantic comedy for a living, she doesn't really believe in love. When Mia is invited back to the UK to be her sister's maid-of-honour, Mia decides that even though she dreads being around a family that doesn't understand her life choices, she'll go and do her best to fit in. Within days of arriving in the UK, she's accidentally injured the groom, taught her nephews some colourful new language, ruined the wedding cake, and slept with the best man. With the wedding falling apart around her, Mia is determined to help put it back together. Will she succeed? And what will she do when the best man wants more than a one-night stand? This entertaining story will make you laugh out loud. Mia's outlook on love and marriage is jaded and funny, a refreshing twist on the usual wedding rom-com. (CK)

Rating 7/10

Bad Bridesmaid, by Portia MacIntosh, is about a sister of the bride who has a run of bad luck. The synopsis says: "LA romcom writer Mia Valentina has it all; money, success, a tanned and toned body, golden blonde hair and a string of sexy lovers. She's almost forgotten her previous self: plain old Mia Harrison. Until a wedding invitation arrives requesting (demanding!) her presence as chief bridesmaid at her younger sister Belle's upcoming nuptials. Mia's barely been back in England before she's accidentally injured the groom, unintentionally 'cursed' the wedding and been caught in a compromising position with her sister's soon to be brother-in-law! With the wedding of the year going dangerously off the rails, Mia has no time to waste - especially with sexy fireman and best man Luke on hand to help... Will she use all of her expert romance knowledge to save the day or will she just walk away? No one ever said a bad girl had to turn good..."

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