DIGITAL DOMAIN


The third instalment in Rachel Astor's series, The Wedding Wager, finds Josie planning to walk down the aisle, unless she decides to disrupt her own I Do. The synopsis says: "Josie's back and she's getting married! Except, how is she supposed to plan a wedding when her mother and her best friend Mattie both think they're the designated wedding planner, and none of their ideas are remotely similar? Mom wants super-traditional and Mattie wants ... well, the complete opposite. And that's not all Josie has to deal with. The gossip hounds are as invasive as ever; setting up polls on everything from what shoes she'll wear to when the divorce will be! Can't a girl at least get married first? But the marriage is threatened when the Disaster Diary provides Josie with an opportunity of a lifetime and the real question becomes: with the stakes so high, is Josie willing to risk it all and take a chance on herself?" (CF)


Rachel Astor is back with book two in her McMaster the Disaster series, Gamble on Engagement. The synopsis says: "Josie McMaster is on the move to London for a top-secret stint as a ghostwriter for a high-profile celebrity. It's her dream job; she's got a beautiful place to stay in the English countryside, full access to the celebrity, and three months to complete the best ghostwritten autobiography anyone has ever seen. In true McMaster the Disaster fashion, Josie tumbles head-first into scandal, apparently more than just an average ghostwriter in the eyes of this new celebrity. Not to mention she has never written a biography, but ... how hard could it really be? Of course, the paparazzi is not helping matters, constantly publicising the 'when will Jake Hall pop the question' betting pool, which is completely ridiculous considering she and Jake have only been dating a short while ... or is it?" (CF)


Bridesmaid Lotto - Rachel Astor (2011)

One night roommates Calla and Josie are sitting in front of the TV watching New York socialite Emma Van Horn announce her engagement to Jake Hall's brother. Jake is a movie star who has decided he wants to settle down and has agreed to a Bridesmaid Lotto to pick the bridesmaids. One of the lucky winners might just be chosen by Jake to settle down with him! Calla is really excited about entering the competition while Josie wants to avoid it altogether even though she has a crush on Jake. After her mother secretly enters her, Josie becomes one of the four chosen bridesmaids. As the wedding turns into a paparazzi feeding frenzy, Mattie, a colleague from work, helps Josie prepare for her big starring role. This was a really enjoyable book and I would love to see a sequel following more of Josie's adventures. (JG)


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