“The Worst Wedding Date” by Pippa Grant

A Laugh-Out-Loud Romp: Review of “The Worst Wedding Date” by Pippa Grant

In “The Worst Wedding Date” by Pippa Grant, readers are treated to a delightful romantic comedy that hits all the right notes of humor, romance, and quirky characters. While Grant’s previous works sometimes leaned towards the overly exaggerated, this novel finds a better balance, offering a genuinely enjoyable reading experience.

The story revolves around Delaney, a prim and proper woman tasked with ensuring her best friend Emma’s wedding goes smoothly, and Theo, Emma’s troublemaking brother. When Delaney and Theo find themselves thrown together in various comedic mishaps, including the classic “only one bed” scenario, their initial dislike for each other gradually transforms into something deeper as they navigate the chaos of wedding preparations.

Grant excels at crafting vibrant characters, and Delaney and Theo are no exception. Delaney’s struggle to break free from her sheltered upbringing and Theo’s charming yet flawed personality make for compelling protagonists. As the story unfolds, their growth and development feel authentic and relatable.

While the plot occasionally veers into the absurd, particularly with Theo’s multitude of secrets and the wild antics of the wedding party, Grant manages to keep the narrative engaging and entertaining throughout. The humor is plentiful, and readers will find themselves laughing along with the characters’ escapades.

One of the novel’s strengths lies in its well-developed supporting cast, including characters like Emma and the other members of the wedding party. Their presence adds depth to the story and leaves readers eager to learn more about their own romantic adventures.

Overall, “The Worst Wedding Date” is a thoroughly enjoyable read that strikes the perfect balance between humor and heart. While it may have its flaws, its charm and wit more than make up for any shortcomings. Fans of romantic comedies will find much to love in this delightful tale, and I, for one, am eagerly anticipating the next installment in Pippa Grant’s series.

Book Stats:
Rating: 4/5
Series: Three BFFs and a Wedding 
Tropes: Vacation Fling, Wedding, Best Friend’s Brother, Close Proximity, One Bed, Childhood Rivals, Rivals to Lovers, Opposites Attract, Golden Retriever Hero, Grumpy Sunshine
PoP: 57%

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