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She's all heart. He's all business. Parvati Jai knows better than to pin any romantic hopes on Max Dewitt. She may have had a crush on her best friend's older brother since she figured out what boys were good for, but she's looking for Mister Forever - not a workaholic entrepreneur with a romantic attention span that tops out at two weeks. Yet with her business failing, heShe's all heart. He's all business. Parvati Jai knows better than to pin any romantic hopes on Max Dewitt. She may have had a crush on her best friend's older brother since she figured out what boys were good for, but she's looking for Mister Forever - not a workaholic entrepreneur with a romantic attention span that tops out at two weeks. Yet with her business failing, her newly-engaged best friend vanishing into a love bubble, and even her teenage niece announcing she's getting married, Max becomes the one person she can rely on - and the idea of a little fling with him becomes even more tempting. Max knows his little sister's best friend is off-limits...until Parvati confesses she once had a crush on him and he can't help seeing her in a new - and very intriguing - light. He's never been good at letting people past his charming facade, but something about Parvati makes him want to let down his defenses. But even if he lets himself fall for her, how can he convince a woman who knows all about his love-'em-and-leave-'em ways that he finally wants forever?...

Title : Always a Bridesmaid (The Bouquet Catchers Book 1)
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ISBN : 31247878
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Number of Pages : 364 Pages
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Always a Bridesmaid (The Bouquet Catchers Book 1) Reviews

  • Bette Hansen
    2018-11-15 18:22

    A fantastic start to a new series from this author. This book has a great set of characters that felt familiar and real right away. I felt for Parvati. Seeing her struggle both personally and professionally was hard and you felt badly for her having no one to really turn to that would understand without judgement. Her best friend is wrapped up in wedding plans and her sisters are all stupidly in love. Then to make matters worse her best friend's brother Max finally realizes Parvati has always had a crush on him and she just wants to curl up and cry. Max starts to look at her differently though and it seems as though maybe there could be something. But Max has never been one to take relationships seriously and Parvati is always being warned away from him. It was fun watching these two finding their way to each other and the slow build to their relationship. The story is very well done and I would definitely recommend it to everyone.

  • Barbara Killgore
    2018-11-29 14:19

    The best part of this book for me was the friendship between Parvati and Max. It made the transition from friends to lovers just that much smoother. Once Max realized that Parvati was so much more than his little sister's best friend that is! I received a free advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  • Gaurangi
    2018-11-22 16:23

    I picked up this book due to main character being Indian and liked the premise of the story. I found Parvati to be a little annoying and immature. Also, Author should have done some research in two areas in my opinion before citing them in the book. 1) Tesla--it's mentioned 2-3 times in the book that Max starts the car. There is no on or off button in Tesla. You get in the car and put the gear in drive and you go. 2) Hindi is a language. In the book the correct reference/word to use would have been Hindu. Book did not have a lot of Max and Parvati's interaction also. There were lot of fluff with other characters.

  • Autumn Jordon
    2018-11-22 20:09

    I thoroughly enjoyed this light read. Grab it. Drop into a hammock and escape.

  • Morgan
    2018-11-27 22:25


  • Melanie Holden
    2018-12-04 19:05

    This is book 1 in the Bouquet Catchers series, a spin-off of the Reality Romance series. In this book, Parvati Jai is the best friend of Sydney Dewitt and has been since they were six years old. She has also had a crush on Syndey’s older brother, Max, since she was about 16. Parvati has learned over the years that, as far as relationships are concerned, Max has the attention span of a fruit fly and never dates anyone for more than a couple of weeks at a stretch. Parvati has watched her older sisters meet, fall in love and marry at pretty young ages and definitely feels like she is lagging behind where she should be. It doesn’t help that her sisters are all really successful in their chosen careers as well. Parvati has a lovely little coffee shop that has never made a profit and she has finally accepted the fact that she has to close the shop. All in all, she feels like she is a failure on all fronts, personal and professional. Max has been coming into Parvati’s shop and talks to her frequently. When Parvati suddenly has to find a new place to live he invites her to stay with him. She accepts, knowing that this is probably not a good idea and, predictably, things start to get complicated. Parvati and Max’s road to happily ever after is extremely entertaining and enjoyable. I really enjoy Lizzie Shane’s books and this one is no exception. I eagerly await the next one.I received a free advance copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review.

  • Terri
    2018-11-14 17:07

    I absolutely adored this book! I truly could not wait to pick it up again whenever I had to put it down.Parvati is having a rough time. She's part of a super accomplished family and feels like her life's not up to par. Not only is her business struggling, but it seems like everyone (including a niece who's only eighteen) has found their mister right except for her. On top of it all, she and her best friend are at odds while her friend is planning her wedding. Max is the brother of Parvati's best friend. They have known each other forever...and Parvati has been in love with him forever. In true male fashion, Max had NO IDEA. Now that he at least knows that Parvati used to have a crush on him, it totally changes the way he looks at her. However, the timing is all wrong. Nobody who knows Max thinks he'll stay with Parvati and continually warn them both to move on. Their journey to find each other is just delightful!Lizzie Shane certainly has what it takes to put out a great book. I can't say enough about how much I liked this book. I loved the humor, I loved the hot scenes and I loved the heart in the story! It was just delightful!

  • Gale
    2018-11-17 15:14

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Wow. There is so much happening in this book that it will keep you reading. Parvati Jai is a small business owner, at least for now, that has always had a crush on her best friend’s older brother. Yes, it’s been done before, but Ms. Shane really writes a great story about these two. And the Hero of the story is Max. He could have been a cliché but again, the author made sure he had heart underneath all the bravado. It’s a great story, kept me entertained, but I will admit to being a bit confused with Parvati towards the end and how she handles her feelings for everyone in her life. I always think that is the mark of a well-written story if it gets me so involved in the characters’ lives that I’m arguing with them in my head. I enjoyed it and recommend the book.

  • Deanna Stevens
    2018-11-14 17:04

    What an awesome book! It kept my attention and I read straight through until finished! I loved Max and Parv! It made you think that you should never make assumptions! Parv spent so much time expecting Max to move on from their relationship. She added to her own unhappiness. I was glad they both were able to be honest with one another! I have to say I absolutely began to hate the character of Sidney!!!! I was glad they finally mended their friendship, but that portion of the book made my blood boil! This book confirms that honesty is the best policy. When Parv was honest with her sister it made her aware she isn't the screw up in the family. Everyone has their flaws. We wouldn't be human if we didn't!

  • Monieka Walbaum
    2018-11-26 17:27

    It did take me some time to read this book as I had a crazy schedule and not much time. Once I was able to take some time and sit down and read I didn't want to put the book down! I loved this story and the friendship between Max and Parv was so sweet. It reminded me of the friendship I have with my husband and how friends really do make the best mates! I can't wait for more of this series I am sure I will love them as much as I did this book. Lizzie has a way of painting mental pictures and bringing the emotions to life. This was a heartwarming romance and I enjoyed it, however there was some language I didn't enjoy but that is my personal preference and it didn't keep me from reading and enjoying this book. I was given a free copy for my honest and unbiased review.

  • Terry Moskowitz
    2018-11-11 20:16

    Parvati feels like everything and everyone is against her. Her business is failing even though all her sisters are successful, her friends are all getting married and having children and she has no one. When push comes to shove she closes her business and her best friends brother Max lets her stay in his guest room. Neither of them figured it would be hard being in the same house. They have been friends since she was 6. With all the changes going on in both their lives can they keep things on the friends level or will everything get turned upside down.This was a fast read you will enjoy it** I received a copy of this book for an honest review**

  • Georgiann Hennelly
    2018-11-22 21:01

    Always a Bridesmaid is the first book in a new series.Parvati and Sydney have been best friends since they were six years old. Parvati has had a crush on Max Sydney's older brother since she was sixteen. She knows Max doesn't date anyone for long. Her Sister's are all married and successful career women. While Parvati's little coffee shop is struggling and she is single. Sydney is busy planning her wedding. Parvati faces reality and decides to close the coffee shop, when she suddenly finds herself needing a place to live Max invites her to stay with him.Which kind of complicates things. An enjoyable read i loved the humor and the heart of the story.

  • KimberlyDawn
    2018-11-30 14:02

    Parvati has always had a secret crush on Max. When she finds herself spending more and more time with him, she can't help but think about that, and she admits it. Max doesn't have the best reputation, and now he wonders if there is a way to get past that with Parvati. Can she see him as more than that? Their chemistry is amazing. The story kept me hooked throughout. Definitely a book I highly recommend. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  • Cheryl
    2018-11-30 17:05

    This was a wonderful story and a great beginning for a new series! I enjoyed how the story unfolded from the perspective of both Parv and Max. It made it all the more interesting (read nerve wracking) to see the misunderstandings, uncertainties and mis-steps. I also enjoyed seeing the characters from the author's previous series make appearances in this one. It was a great story and well worth navigating the emotional twists and turns to a happy ending.ARC received for an honest review.

  • Rhonda Ziglar
    2018-12-03 19:17

    Always a Bridesmaid by Lizzie Shane....Love this book, I could not put it down. This story is full of heart, romance, humor, friendship and love everything I look for in a great book. I enjoyed watching Max and Parvati's stories unfold. Lizzie Shane has started this new series with a fantastic book, I can't wait to read the next book. I was given a complimentary book for an honest review.

  • Jackie
    2018-11-17 17:16

    Been checking out some of the RITA nominated books that I haven't yet read. Chose this one for its Indian-American protagonist, Parvati Jai, who is the only one in her family of sisters who hasn't married young. A fact Parv used to take pride in, but now that her beloved niece, at only 18, is preparing to tie the knot, Parv is worried that the love/marriage/babies that she's always wanted is going to be beyond her reach. Especially when old friend Max, upon whom she's had a crush since her teen years, starts to barge in and offer Parv advice about her failing coffee shop business. And after Parv, at the end of a stressful day, tells Max about said crush...Can you write a feminist story about a woman who longs for a mate and fears she'll never find one? Especially when your female protagonist shows her love through her "acts of service" to others? And who thinks "I know it's anti-feminist to want someone to take care of me, but I do"? And when your male protagonist is a guy with a savior complex and a decided lack of previous long-term relationships?From Parv's interactions with her female friends (who starred in previous books by the author), it seems that Shane does value feminist, sex-positive ideals. They take a backseat here in Parv's romance, but come through in Parv's relationship with her best friend, Max's sister, who, now that she's in a relationship herself, seems to have abandoned Parv. More of the emotional mojo comes from the stresses in that relationship than from the on-again/off-again back and forthing of Parv's and Max's.Parv finally does get tired of being "Miss Nice Girl" and chooses to "go after what she wants." I only wished she had learned this lesson earlier (before the ugliness of her relationship with another "nice guy," a guy who turns out only to be nice when Parv agrees to everything he wants. Yuck!)