Book Review: One and Only (Bridesmaids Behaving Badly #1) by Jenny Holiday

One and Only

Author: Jenny Holiday
Series: Bridesmaids Behaving Badly, Book 1
Publisher: Forever
Published: February 27th 2018
Paperback, 368 pages
Rating: 4 Stars
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Summary: In this laugh-out-loud romantic comedy, USA Today bestselling author Jenny Holiday proves that when opposites attract, sparks fly.

Miss Responsibility meets Mr. Reckless
With her bridezilla friend on a DIY project rampage, bridesmaid Jane Denning will do anything to escape – even if it means babysitting the groom’s troublemaker brother before the wedding. It should be a piece of cake, except the “cake” is a sarcastic former soldier who is 100% wicked hotness and absolutely off-limits.

Cameron MacKinnon is ready to let loose after returning from his deployment. But first he’ll have to sweet talk the ultra-responsible Jane into taking a walk on the wild side. Turns out, riling her up is the best time he’s had in years. But what happens when the fun and games start to turn into something real?

Review: OK, for starters, who doesn’t love main characters who are into Xena: Warrior Princess? Especially a leading lady who is a YA fantasy author who cosplays Xena for ComicCon? Sold! I’m in.

This was a fun book that also made me tear up several times at the emotional stuff in there. Jane confused me a little bit, because she’s fun and flirty and totally bad ass, but also a stick in the mud? I couldn’t quite reconcile her character in my mind – which is good, because she’s not some cookie cutter stereotype, but instead is a real, diverse human character. Cam is also amazing, and swoon at his white knight thing he’s got going on. (I love me a bad boy with a heart of gold. So sue me.) I appreciate that they’re both messed up in some ways, and totally great in so many other ways. Also, the sex scenes in this thing. To quote Jane, “OH, MY GOD.”

I listened to this on audiobook, and I *mostly* enjoyed the narrator. Her voices for Cam and Jay sounded exactly the same, so in some of the spots where they both had dialogue it got confusing. Other than that, though, she’s great. I especially love how many ways she was able to express Jane’s tag line, which is “Oh my god!” in such varied ways. (Read it and you will see…) If you’re listening to the audiobook on your headphone while at work doing data entry, prepare to blush. A lot.

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