Ever look in your closet and cringe at the bridesmaid dresses you’ve had to endure for your friends. Remember each one saying, “Don’t worry, I’ve picked something you can wear anywhere.” And now as you look at the dark green dress that made you look like a pickle, you’ve decided to swear off weddings, forever.
This is exactly what Stephanie says after she finds out her best friend is getting married, lost her lease on her apartment and fell madly in love with a potential landlord. Of course, if any hot single, muscular guy answered the door sans shirt, you’d probably fall in love too.
When her co-worker, Justin, announces he’s getting married in the upcoming weekend all Stephanie wants to do is offer her congratulations. Justin has other ideas; he would like his friend to be part of the wedding party because his bride doesn’t have many girlfriends, since she’s from Romania. Justin plays on Steph’s heart strings and lets it slip that there’s a room for rent in the house he shares.
It’s only after Stephanie remembers the house that Justin lives in, does she decide to check it and she definitely got more than she bargained for when Mike, the owner, greets her with just his flannel pants on.
After a tour which Stephanie loves, she decides the offer . . . and scenery are too good to pass up and moves in, and very much against her father’s wishes.
What ensues after is a whirlwind adventure of romance, laughter and a bit of heartache. Mike has a crazy ex-wife; Justin and Ilsa, his bride, find a new and interesting way to watch baseball and Stephanie can’t help but fall in love with Ryan, Mike’s son.
Always a Bridesmaid isn’t a tale about weddings or all those ugly dresses hanging in your closet, but a sweet love story about how a single invite opens the doors to a whole new world of possibilities.
Blurb for Always a Bridesmaid:
She’s sworn off weddings…
After two failed relationships and six stints as a bridesmaid, Stephanie Ludlow is convinced she’s man-poison. So when her hormones point due south to her sexy—but not so charming—new landlord, she can’t help the sparks that fly. It’s a good thing she’s declared a strict “no sex” policy, because Mike Brubaker might as well have “it’s not happening” tattooed across his delectable chest.
He’s sworn off love…
Spurned single dad Mike has learned the hard way women are the source of all evil and should be avoided at any cost. And that definitely includes his gorgeous new tenant. But when they’re thrown together in the wedding party from hell, both will stop at nothing to fight the heat building between them. Giving in is not an option for either of them.
May the best man—or woman—win.