Bridesmaid Lotto

Rated 4.23/5 based on 15 reviews
McMaster the Disaster Series, Book 1

Josie is shocked to be picked in the Bridesmaid Lotto. Now how will she keep her true klutzy self from showing up for all the world to see? More
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Review by: redfox on March 12, 2013 :
Good story, nice characters (loved Josie's groovy clothes^^)
(review of free book)

Review by: hrhsophia on Sep. 20, 2012 :
Not a bad story, unfortuantely not as uncommon a premise!
(review of free book)

Review by: Venisha Robb on Sep. 09, 2012 :
A good read.
(review of free book)

Review by: Jacqui Ainsworth on June 26, 2012 :
A fun read. Predictable but enjoyable getting to the end anyway. Needs better editing but the flow of the book isn't too interrupted by it.

I liked that the heroine wasn't perfect but she was still a bit too perfect in appearance and, of course, the male lead was the ultimate super movie star. It made it a little harder to root for them. But their adventures were fun. I laughed out loud a few times.
(review of free book)

Review by: sofie gijs on Dec. 05, 2011 : (no rating)
I really enjoyed reading this book! It is a read perfect to just relax and enjoy after a day of hard work or studying!
I think some parts are a little predictable, but hey, if the outcome is otherwise you are disappointed, so it does not matter at all (to me!)
It is also nice that it is written in a rather informal style!
And well I have to admit, that I’m dying to read part 2!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: sofie gijs on Dec. 05, 2011 : (no rating)
I really enjoyed reading this book! It is a read perfect to just relax and enjoy after a dayof hard work or studying!
I think some parts are a little predictable, but hey, if the outcome is otherwise you are disappointed, so it does not matter at all (to me!)
It is also nice that it is written in a rather informal style!
And well I have to admit, that I’m dying to read part 2!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Bonnie on June 29, 2011 :
Bridesmaid Lotto was a really fun and lighthearted read. I loved Josie as a main character and she just felt so real to me. I loved that she was prone to accidents and embarrassing herself in public – who isn’t? – and her Disaster Diary provided some welcome comic relief. Josie really did not want to be a part of the Bridesmaid Lotto but eventually the glitz and glamour (and of course the chance to meet her long time movie star crush) wins out and she surrenders to the parties and the designer dresses. While she does get caught up in the excitement preparing for the wedding I was happy to see that she didn’t completely loose herself. She still reminded herself of who she was by writing about her misadventures in her Disaster Diary and she remained relatively grounded considering the situations she found herself in. I absolutely loved Josie’s friend Matty, he was the token gay best friend, but his character was done so well. He wasn’t too over the top and added just the right amount of humor.

The love story was a little predictable but it was well done so I didn’t mind. It was nice for a change to read of a main character who isn’t completely tortured and damaged and suffering in an emotionally draining relationship. Josie’s relationship was the kind of story that makes you *sigh* and wish you were in her shoes. Sometimes we all need a little bit of a fairy tale.

I don’t often read Chick LIt but I am so glad that I read Bridesmaid Lotto. It was the perfect combination of humor, wit, and a little bit of romance. I can honestly say that I am looking forward for the release of the next book in the series Gamble on Engagement, which is expected to be released in August, 2011. I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a light and fun romantic comedy.

I received a free copy of Bridesmaid Lotto from the author (thank you!) in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: A on May 29, 2011 :
Review of giveaway ebook

Josie is entering into a contest to become a bridesmaid for celebrity wedding by her mother. After winning she is then throw into the world of fame, fashion and paparazzi. She enters into a romance with Jake a film star and brother to the groom.

This was a light, frothy, fun and enjoyable novel.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: GMTA PUBLISHING on May 23, 2011 :
RACHEL ASTOR'S "BRIDESMAID LOTTO" (A REVIEW)

When Josie MacMasters is reluctantly entered into a contest to become one of the bridesmaids of a rich debutante she doesn't realize until too late just how insane the entire process is going to be. With the wedding looming 3 months away she is harassed by papparazi, looked down upon by her peers, and thrown knee deep into a world she'd rather not be a part of. All this becomes a little better when she meets Jake Hall, the object of her one true desire.

This story is wonderfully written and fun! It contains just the right balance of humor, real life, and romance. A definite must read for those that love chick-lit and romance!

-Kitty Bullard / Great Minds Think Aloud Book Club
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: hina jiwani on May 16, 2011 :
Bridesmaid Lotto is a great treat to read. It is a very romantic novel that will have you glued till the end. I actually finished this book in one day which I usually don't do. I am look forward to a movie based on this novel and other novels by Rachel Astor. This is a very cute story about Josie McMaster's journey through her experience of being a bridesmaid for a famous movie star. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone and every one.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Carolina Hernandez on May 11, 2011 :
Josephine McMaster is pretty and smart, but very much a klutzy mess. Finally, at 26, she may have actually lost the dreaded 'McMaster the Disaster' nickname that has followed her around her whole life.

Josie's quite content to be single, much to her mother's disappointment. So when a bizarre contest is announced where a socialite is holding a lottery to pick her bridesmaids (and rake in a little extra cash), she can't roll her eyes fast enough, even if it does mean meeting Jake Hall, her one and only movie star crush. Obviously, Josie doesn't enter the bridesmaid lottery, so you can imagine her surprise when her picture pops up among the winners, thanks to Mom. With a little prodding -- okay bribing -- Josie agrees to participate.

The wedding turns into the event of the year, and Josie finds herself in the middle of a paparazzi feeding frenzy, which gets even crazier after Jake Hall takes a special interest in her.

Can Josie handle the pressure in the spotlight? Is it possible she might really have a chance with Jake Hall? And if she's busy worrying about all that, how in the heck is she going to keep 'McMaster the Disaster' from showing up in front of the entire world?
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Donna Hatridge on May 04, 2011 :
This book was such a fun read. I loved the story and the humor. Will be looking for other books by Rachel Astor.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Amber Carroll on April 25, 2011 :
After being entered by her mother, Josie is one of four women selected to be a bridesmaid for a socialite and her fiance. Josie is completely against the idea but goes along with it when her mom offers her an incentive she can't say no to. Josie spends the next three months in a whirlwind of glitz, glamour and spotlight. This book is a great read, the characters are fun and it is easy to get wrapped up in. Great for a beach read or just a fun entertaining read.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Sara Faughn on April 24, 2011 :
Oh how I loved this book! There are very few books that I have read cover to cover in one sitting, and this was one of them (others being all books from Sarah Addison Allen and maybe a Harry Potter or two or three). The book hooks you right away!

Thanks to a meddling mother, the main character ends up in a situation she swears she doesn't want to be in, but is secretly excited about the prospect of meeting her long time crush, movie star Jake Hall! The main character's image of herself is not matched by anyone who knows her, as they see her as beautiful, smart, and kind. She sees herself as a disaster and uses her "disasters" (laugh out loud funny stories about her most embarrassing moments) to keep her grounded during an experience that could give her a "big head". Josie (the main character) struggles to see herself as anything other than Josie McMaster the Disaster, but eventually finds that her "disasters" just make more likable.

The dialog between the characters is wonderful. In order for me to really enjoy a book, it must have great dialog and wonderful characters. This book has both. Josie's comments and inner thoughts are hysterical!

This book is laugh out loud funny - I'm still laughing - and it has the sweetest love story. I won't ruin it by telling you more. This book is like reading all the favorite parts of your favorite chic flicks combined in a wonderfully original story! I will warn you though, that the end leaves you hanging and wanting for more! I will wait patiently for the sequel!!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: rhonda laney on April 24, 2011 :
Emma is holding a lotto drawing for the chance to be one of four bridesmaid at her wedding. one of the groomsman is her future brother-in-law Jake. Who is a rich famous actor who wants to settle down. So thousand pay the 10. fee to enter. half goes to wedding half to charity. Tv show is having an hour show to pick the winners. Joise mother enters for her. Her roomate enters too.
Josie does not know she been entered till her name is drawn. Maddy a friend from works help her shop and does her hair to fit in with rich crowd. one of the contest is to help plan a party for the bride. Josie winss a date with jake. he flys her to his private cabin by a lake he owns all of in his private plane. Josie really likes him and he kisses her in a field that thay are alone. So next day picture is in paper of the kiss and of her comming home with jake. so then camaras follow her everywhere. One of the bridesmaid is a stuck up modle. ones a country girl and jennifer who she really likes and bonds with.
Josie writes a journal so she won't start to change and get a big head so writes of embrassing stuff from highschool and life. Its a cute funny romantic read.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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