Advice From A Jilted Bride by Piper Rayne
Published March 18, 2019 by Piper Rayne, Inc
Average Goodreads Rating: 4.39 Stars
My Rating: 4/5 Stars
What’s a girl to do after being ditched at the altar by text message? That’s right. Text. Message.
How does she pick up the pieces and move on? I’m no Dear Abby but here’s a little free advice…
Advice #1 – First, purge your apartment of all things him—by tossing his belongings off the balcony.
Advice #2 – Do not, I repeat do not, throw anything out into the hallway because you’ll injure your hot new neighbor.
Advice #3 – When said neighbor brings over Chinese Food do not let him stay and keep you company. It’s awkward when you realize he’s your boss.
Advice #4 – Accept his offer to help you with your side business but think twice before using a date to his sister’s wedding as collateral.
Advice #5 – Investigate who your mystery neighbor really is. Don’t trust his word even if he’s the world’s best kisser.
If you listen to nothing else, pay attention to that last one. It’s the most important and will save you a lot of heartache.
LOVESICK IN LAKE STARLIGHT
“I inch forward in the line, smiling at the little boy in front of me. I was hoping to have one of you in a couple years. Now I’ll be starting over. The entire process of meeting someone, dating them…I can’t even continue the thought, it sounds exhausting.”
Oooh honey, I can’t even imagine! The beginning of this book is sadly, hilarious. Brooklyn is ditched on her wedding date via text by her supposed to be groom, Jeff. I felt so bad for her but was instantly happy for her thanks to the support of her siblings. The bond between all of the Bailey’s was so strong, I felt it through the page. There is something about their love for each other that has me wanting each of them to have their own story so I can see them all happy and spend more time with them.
I feel like Piper Rayne is an author duo that deserves way more recognition than what I’m seeing. This is my second romance by them, yet I already have the feeling I won’t be disappointed as I make my way through their bibliography.
The romance between Brooklyn and Wyatt had a few things going on which kept me engaged in the story. For quite a few chapters there is the, “I don’t know my hot new neighbor is actually my boss,” storyline. Followed by the, “Fake Identity,” mixed with a little bit of the “Different social classes.” Although there were multiple tropes, the story flowed so well.
I loved how although Wyatt didn’t know Brooklyn well..after learning about her being ditched and seeing that she’d basically locked herself in her apartment for a week, that he showed up with food and convinced her to watch some true crime rather than a rom-com.
*Brooklyn’s airport scene with Jess is classic* I will patiently wait for another f*ck you scene to top it!
I think you should read Advice From a Jilted Bride if you’re looking for a fun romance with a lot going on. Obviously the romance is a big deal, but I also couldn’t get enough of Brooklyn’s siblings. Piper Rayne wrote these side characters well enough that you get just enough of them to be interested and wanting more while also allowing Brooklyn to have her own story.
The romance between Brooklyn and Wyatt didn’t feel rushed at all and yes they do come from totally different worlds, but it was nice to see this new world he’s found humble him.
I definitely think it’s worth a read.