Becky Monson delivers a delightful chick lit novel. “Speak Now: or Forever Hold Your Peace” was definitely fun to read, and I am sure I would enjoy her other books. (going to add them to my Good Reads to-read shelf right after I post this review)
I was in love with the main character, Bridgette Reynolds! I would have been friends with her. I love a book where you feel that much for a character. It takes a great writer for you to make that connection.
This story began at a runners pace, and took you right into the sheer madness of Bridgette’s love life. I was laughing out loud within the first few pages. And, this pace lasted throughout the entire book. I would have been happier if the ending was a bit longer, I wanted to revel in it a bit.
The array of characters in this story are marvelous…Bridgette’s best friends, Ashley and Justin are a wonderful addition to the drama that unfolds in Bridgette’s life. To quote Becky Monson. “I do love that even if she hates my choices, Ashley has my back. That is a true best friend right there”. This book is about friendship just as much as it is about Bridgette’s love life…or lack thereof.
Bridgette’s love interests, Adam and Ian are the ideal relationships to give this story a great back bone. I bet a lot of us have “the one that got away” story…
Even Adam’s mother, Carla is hysterical. She really is awesome!! If you have ever broken up with someone and felt the loss of losing their family, as well…this book will really hit home for you.
I need to add: Bridgette’s grandmother’s (Gram’s) and her Bridge Club needs their own book. Her Grams was so hysterical, and perfect. She reminded me of my grandmother, only instead of watching “Young and the Restless” together, we watched “Jeopardy” and “Wheel of Fortune”. My grandmother was also in her 80’s and just as funny, and spry! Everything that involved Grams always made me smile.
This book was very reminiscent of Helen Fielding’s, “Bridget Jones’s Diary”…so much, that I can see this as a movie. I would really like to know what these characters look like. 🙂 I imagine Ryan Gosling playing Ian….ok, yes, that did make this book even better!!!
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