Book 5 in the Heather Wells series, The Bride Wore Size 12, was recently published on September 24. I had the opportunity to read an advanced copy and figured it would be good to share my thoughts with you. I've never read a book by Cabot before, but getting into this one was surprisingly easy. She does a great job of hooking new readers and giving just enough backstory to the characters so that I don't feel lost or like I'm missing something crucial that happened in a previous installment, and she does so without infodumping. That said, I think veteran Heather Wells followers would get quite a bit out of the developments in this book as well.
The Bride Wore Size 12 is what most people would call chick-lit. I tend to call it fun fluff, because it's entertaining and worth a read, but doesn't require much brainpower and really, there's not a lot going on. Yes, there's a murder mystery (which I gather is common for Heather at this point), but it's not scary or a thriller or, really, intense in any way. Which makes this book perfect for a light read.
For anyone afraid of getting chick-lit cooties, I promise there is no creepy-style "romance" here (or I as well would be fleeing). It's a fun mix of a light whodunit with a dash of romantic comedy.
I have to go now; I need to find the rest of this series and see if the beginning is as good as this latest edition.
As always, I receive no compensation from author or publisher for any reviews, publications, etc. related to any ARCs. My opinions are wholly my own.
Don't forget about the book giveaway! I'm ending it at midnight, September 30, 2013, so give me those "bad book" suggestions!
Shel Silverstein wrote our last quote in his book Falling Up, which I must have read about a thousand times as a kid. For multiple reasons, I remember the entire Woulda-Coulda-Shoulda poem, and I still love it.
Next up: "Raise him well, because his power will eventually be mine."