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The Bridesmaid Gets Lucky: A Second Chance Romantic Novella

Sweet Dreams Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Logan McAllister
Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
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Summary

Two members of a wedding party and polar opposites in every way are forced to share a room for a night. What begins as a disastrous reservation mix-up may just end up being a date with destiny.  

The newly jilted Ginny is feeling awkward as ever at the ritzy Napa Valley wedding. Her tight bridesmaid’s dress isn’t helping matters, and neither is the presence of a perfect-looking groomsman, who wants to dance with her of all things.  

Sam has been admiring the quirky beauty all night. He’s got a feeling about her that won’t quit. She’s not his usual type, but maybe that means she’s the one he’s been waiting for. When fate takes a turn and the two are forced to bed down together, Sam can’t believe his luck. But the stubborn and difficult Ginny isn’t in the mood for a rebound or a one-night-stand. And she certainly isn’t in the mood for true love.   

The debonair Sam has exactly one night to convince his bespectacled (as well as skeptical) goddess that they are meant for one another.   

This particular bridesmaid is going to get very lucky. That is if she can let go of her fears and allow this modern-day prince to give her the fairy tale ending she deserves.

©2019 Tessa Bowen (P)2019 Tessa Bowen

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Tessa Bowen does it again!

This is a very charming novella, captivating from start to end. The characters are well-developed, engaging, and quirky. The storyline is lighthearted, fun, and flirty with the perfect balance of humour, snark, romance, and steam. Despite the length of the book, the writing is clear, precise, well-paced, and not at all rushed. I do, however, wish it was a bit longer, only because I loved Ginny and Sam's story so much.

Logan McAllister's performance is superb. He captures the essence of Bowen's writing and the distinct personalities of the characters, drawing the listeners further into the story. The Bridesmaid Gets Lucky is a fantastic listen, both the storyline and narration were quite enjoyable.

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Good listen

Great narration. This was a good second chance romance that was short (novella) and I could listen while working out. This was a new to me author and I will be looking for more books or audiobooks. Sam and Ginny story is a good story

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second chances

so these two characters are interesting, she's afraid to get involved because she was hurt once before he's tired of wearing only wanting one thing, they of course meet in a wedding have some really steamy sex and the relationship goes back and forth from there. narrator for me was a little different,

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Fun love story

Best short story I’ve ever listened to. So funny it made me laugh out loud so much. The writing was awesome and I loved the narration. The main characters were awesome.

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Loved this audiobook

This was a great short story. I loved the banter between the characters. The story was funny and cute and had a great story line.

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◇ ● ◇ Love the snarkiness ◇ ● ◇

Charming... this is the word that is pretty much been on repeat since starting the Bridesmaid gets Lucky. Sam is just the man any woman would be insanely lucky to have next to her. It's obvious from the start that Ginny has recently had her heart handed to her pulverized. She's closed off. Shes angry and wants nothing to do with the male species. Fate (or Beth) steps in and tosses these two together. This is the beginning of oil and water fighting for the win.

I liked the story. It was crass, blunt, awkward and yes, it was, charming. I found myself smitten. I do wish the story went a bit more in-depth. I could have used more sass and flirty fun.But that would have ruined the light and flirty funness of the story. So, the narrator, Logan McAllister, was a good narrator. I do wish that the book was narrated by a female narrator with some attitude and a ton of snark. I will add that the sexy times were incredible... smokin' hot!!

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Fun & quick love story

A fun quick love story. Ginny makes me a little crazy. It cracks me up that she lightens up a little after he feeds her dinner lol. He has the patience of a saint. Great narration I love Logan’s voice.

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Second Chance Romantic Comedy

The Bridesmaid Gets Lucky by Tessa Bowen is a second chance novella that I listened to on audio narrated by Logan McAllister.

All I can say is Wow, Tessa did it again! I absolutely love her books. This is the fourth book of hers that I have read and I can’t wait to dive into more of her books.

Logan did an amazing job with the narration. I loved the different voices he used for the Ginny and Sam. His narration really brought the story to life. I cannot wait to listen to his future projects.

I would recommend this book to anyone who loves Romances, Second Chance Romance, or Romantic Comedies.

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Terrific Story & Narration🎧 Sweet & Delightful!

This book is an enjoyable, light hearted delight. It is well written and well told with an interesting storyline that is captivating from start to end. I really liked the two lead characters, Virginia is too funny, when she speaks she has no filter at all. What comes out of her mouth is hysterical. Her recent breakup has left her broken hearted and with some low self-esteem issues. She is a bridesmaid for her best friend and is paired with Sam, a friend of the groom. Same is a nice guy with a sweet disposition. Virginia had caught his eye once before, he not only likes what he sees but he is amused by her quirky personality and snarky mouth. I loved how patient he was with her, letting her be herself and handling her emotions with care. This is a fast paced sweet romance and I loved every word of it. Tessa Bowen thank you for this great story.

I listened to the Audible edition, Logan McAllister is a terrific narrator and voice performer. He brings these characters to life, gives each their own voice and personality. He does a great job with projecting the emotions of the characters into his performance. He set the perfect tone for the story and landed the humor and banter with ease. He is an entertaining storyteller and a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for another great listen🎧

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Fantastic!

This is a fantastic story. I loved this book! The teasing between the characters makes me want to laugh out loud. The witty banter is infectious. This book is well written and narrated.
The narrator does a fantastic job with the characters and voices making it easy to distinguish between the characters.

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  • 🎧 Jhommie Kem-ing
  • 14-08-19

The Bridesmaid Gets Lucky by Tessa Bowen

Heat level at 100%! This novella is certainly hotter than a hot sauce! The hottest book Tessa has ever written yet. If you are all for a short hot romance this book is definitely for you!

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  • Karl hill
  • 10-09-19

Wonderful Story

This is such a wonderful story for all the nerdy girls out there like me. I love when the nerdy girl can have it all in a book, and this book does just that. On a scale of sweet to hot, this book is definitely hot! I liked that the premise was sweet but the execution of it was hot. This book also made me laugh, which I enjoyed so much. The length was also perfect for a quick, enjoyable listen.

I have heard my friend rave about Tessa's books for months, and I am so glad I finally gave one a go.

Logan McAllister has an amazing voice that is so easy to listen to.

I received a copy of this audiobook at my request, and I have voluntarily left this review.

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  • michelle kettler
  • 13-01-20

could have been better

First I have read and listened to several of Tessa Bowen books and loved them. This didnt do it for me.The idea of the story was good. It had the ability to be a longer book which I would have liked. Sam sees Ginny at the wedding at sparks fly but she doesnt believe them. I didnt really like her pitiful opinion of herself. She wined alot. Their bantering was pretty funny. Now the narration almost instantly wanted me turning it off. I reallize what it takes to write a book then find the right person the read to us. Again this would have been a great book with a different narrator. Logan is not the person to play the female in this story. If it would have been a full length book I would not have finished it.

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  • Chopsticks11
  • 16-08-19

High Expectations - Met!

I have now ‘read’ everything that Ms. Bowen has written. I am clearly a fan of hers, so there were high expectations for this book. I’ve gown to love the characters in her other series and her writing style. Attempting to add humor into a style that you have mastered is not an easy feat. However, Ms. Bowen had me hooked from the very beginning once again.

I loved that the lead was not a typical leading lady. I too have walked while reading many a time, long before there were cell phones. I connected very well with Ginny being socially uncomfortable and preferring to be a wallflower. It was great to read a book where someone was forced to get a wallflower to come out of her shell, rather than her not really being a wallflower in the first place.

Once again, Mr. McAllister did an excellent job narrating the story. He has a voice that is made for this work.

I certainly recommend all of Ms. Bowen’s and Mr. McAllister’s work. This particular story is a great short read if you have a car ride and want some laughs or a quite afternoon getaway.

I was provided with a free copy of this audio book for my honest review. The views expressed here are entirely my own.

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  • Teresa
  • 17-01-20

whining girl

almost gave up on this book but wanted to see what happened. the girl always complained and whined very annoying

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  • Pamela
  • 03-09-19

Lucky wedding night

This was a very hot and good romance. I loved the argumentative banter. These two made a very sexy couple. Narration was on point 💕

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  • Sandy H
  • 25-03-20

Flirty

The banter between Ginny and Sam had me laughing so many times throughout. Ginny has so much self-doubt and can't believe a man like Sam would be interested in her. Sam definitely is determined to get her to see herself as he sees her. Logan McAllister did a fantastic job of bringing out the personality of these characters.

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  • Lady M
  • 12-03-20

adorably funny

I've never read this author before, so I wasn't sure what to expect. this was so cute and quirky and funny, I just loved listening to it. I've listened to this narrator before, and he always does a great job

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  • Rochelle
  • 07-02-20

Loved this cute listen

Cute short story that had me laughing so many times. Loved Sam and Ginny. They were so cute together. Loved them. First book from both the author and narrator and I will be going back for more from both.

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  • Vera Blaz
  • 31-01-20

Lucky Girl

A story about a curvy girl getting the guy? Give me more! This was a short and sweet listen. It was snarky and sarcastic and resonated so much with me. Ginny may have been whiney and a lot self-deprecating, but come on.... the big girl got the hot guy. When does that ever happen? But can you blame her? She wasn't perfect. But anyone who can make fun of herself and still have fun is a rockstar.

I would have liked it a lot more if a female narrated, not that I don't like Logan. I do! Just not for this story.