Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4
Genre: Contemporary YA Romance
What did you like about the book? Dylan is the younger sister of Dusty, who happens to be the most beautiful girl in Mississippi – no really, she was actually crowned Miss Mississippi – and then goes on to win the hand of a Scottish noble in a Bachelor-style reality tv show. As part of the preparation leading up to the grand finale wedding, Dylan learns that she is taking part in the reality tv version of wedding planning – whether she likes it or not. But Dusty gets what Dusty wants, right? So off to Scotland Dylan goes.
While in Scotland Dylan must learn to ignore the cameras and get comfortable being seen by everyone she knows on television, all while navigating the waters of being the maid of honor to her high maintenance older sister. Dylan meets a boy who is also involved in the wedding planning, Jaime, who seems just as eager as she is to avoid the cameras and the drama-seeking producers. As Dylan finds herself falling for Jaime, she tries to find a way to keep her new relationship private rather than ending up as the exciting breakout story in her sister’s wedding story.
This book was a very enjoyable comedy of errors. I really loved Dylan’s inner voice, and the quips she exchanges with Jaime actually made me laugh out loud a few times. This was a very fun story with a lot of heart, and I truly enjoyed Dylan’s journey to acceptance of herself, her sister, her mother, and her family’s past.
Anything you didn’t like about it? No
To whom would you recommend this book? Anyone looking for a light feel-good read.
Who should buy this book? High Schools and Public Libraries
Where would you shelve it ? YA Fiction
Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? I’d say top half; higher if you’re in need of something fun and light.
Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Emily Tricco, Goodnow Library, Sudbury, MA
Date of review: 01/05/2019