Welcome to the Release Day Blitz for Advice From a Jilted Bride by Piper Rayne. This is the second book in the Bailey’s series~
For today’s post I first got a 4.5-starred review (thank you for allowing me to read/review this book), followed by book/author information.
And of course, let’s not forget the most important thing, I want to congratulate the authors on their newest book coming out today! Hip hip Hooray! Congrats!
I received this book from InkslingerPR in exchange of an honest review.
My second Piper Rayne book, and also the second book in the Bailey’s series. This time we have Brooklyn Bailey in the spotlight, along with the one she is going to end up with, Wyatt!
I was delighted that this series would continue, and that this time we get Brooklyn. We heard about her in the previous book, she was the one going to be married soon, though everyone was telling her it was a bad idea. Well, she found out fast that it was indeed a terrible idea. Jeff stood her up at the altar. Yep. What a dick. Who the hell just doesn’t show up at his own wedding, and then even has the freaking guts to just cancel per text? Thankfully, Brooklyn has her sisters and brothers who are there for her. But now she has to figure out all sorts of new things, like how is she going to be paying for her apartment? How will she continue with life now? Since she has known/been with Jeff for a long time and suddenly the dickwad is gone.
But while she will struggle for a bit, she also shows she is a very strong woman who isn’t going to let a man ruin things for her. First thing she does, and which made me laugh, was throw out all his shit from the house. Go go go girl. I would have done the same if the one I loved ditched me in this way. Screw him, screw his stuff. Go pick them up from the floor all the way down below. Muhahahaahah.
And hey, thanks to her throwing stuff around, she met Wyatt in quite a funny way. By throwing a book at his head. Sorry, dude. Books are meant to be read, not be thrown. 😛
Yes, next to Brooklyn we have Wyatt’s POV. I was instantly smitten by the guy, oh my goodness. I am normally not one for a guy with a beard, but it seemed that it fitted this guy perfectly. He is hiding things. For instance, he is Brooklyn’s new boss. His daddy is a big important dude. Slowly, very slowly, he gets more honest with Brooklyn, but also with her brothers. Yes, he is getting in the good cards with the brothers, and I just adored seeing him hang out with them. He was here temporarily, but you could see that he was enamoured by this town and its inhabitants. Which made me smile. He is a big city boy, and he is learning that a small town can be quite lovely as well. However, at a point in the story I just wanted to kick him between his balls. He was just acting like Jeff. Not understanding Brooklyn and why she wants to stay close to her home. I was so happy all the time, but then he had to ruin it. Dude, really?
These two have an instant attraction, but they are both taking it slowly. Wyatt especially is taking his time, though we do learn, through his POV how badly he wants to kiss her and have sex with her (oh my). I am happy that they took it slowly and didn’t instantly go for it. Now they had the chance to get to know each other, find out what they liked/didn’t like, let Brooklyn get over a certain jerkwad.
I was definitely pissed at Wyatt’s dad and his attitude, but I just adored Wyatt’s mom. She was so sweet, and so kind. I loved how she instantly accepted Brooklyn, and talked normally to her and even tried to be closer to her.
I had a laugh when Wyatt came home with tons of Chinese food and Brooklyn had no clue how Wyatt knew she loved it, she was all assuming, and then he told her about a certain photograph. 😛
There are lots of scenes filled with sexual tension, and also some with more than just tension.
I also can’t forget, that one thing that happens with Holly and Austin. *puts her hand to her head and swoons*
Of course, the other Bailey’s are also around. We see how the brothers get together to teach a certain someone a lesson, we see them have fun with Wyatt. But we also see the sisters. I am still not a big fan of Savannah, but I have hopes that we will get to know her more in her book. Maybe I will even like her then. My favourite Bailey is still the grandma. Dori is just so awesome. She may be old, and living in a centre for old people, but dang, you don’t want to piss her off. I had a laugh at how nosy she was. I loved how big this family was and how huge their love for each other. They occasionally just crashed at Brooklyn’s place when they thought she could use some love and junk food.
Oh, and I was so happy to see Brooklyn go for it with her potion business, and that she finally has the chance to build that up and get more famous. I am sure that her new potion company will be big in the future. They do seem to always help. Can I please have one for stress or headaches?
This time we still hear about the gossip site, yet still have no idea who is managing that thing and how it always gets all the information directly. I do hope that we get some more hints over the next books. Yes, books, I am guessing that each Bailey will get their own book, so we should get 9 books in total.
I could probably rave about this book more, but I think I will end it here. I just adored Wyatt and Brooklyn together, though I wished that Wyatt had been a bit more honest from the start (the whole mystery with his last name/his family was just a bit eye-rolling to me). It was fun to go back to the Starlight Lake, see the Bailey’s again, see Holly and Austin together (and once again having sex in the backseat, do they ever learn?), meet new characters, and oh my the romance. I can’t wait for the next book, it seems to be about either Rome or Denver. One of them is a daddy. Oh my!
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