In Review: It Takes Two (Bridesmaids Behaving Badly #2) by Jenny Holiday

Posted June 30, 2018 by Kim in 5 Stars, In Review / 0 Comments

In Review: It Takes Two (Bridesmaids Behaving Badly #2) by Jenny HolidayIt Takes Two by Jenny Holiday
Series: Bridesmaids Behaving Badly #2
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: June 26, 2018
Publisher: Forever
Format: ARC, 384 pages
How I got it: From the publisher
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All's fair in love and war

Wendy Liu should be delighted to be her best friend's maid of honor. But after years spent avoiding the bride's brother - aka the boy who once broke her heart - she's now trapped with him during an endless amount of wedding festivities. Luckily she's had time to perfect her poker face, and engaging Noah Denning in a little friendly competition might just prove that she's over him for good...

Noah Denning is determined to make his little sister's wedding memorable. But it seems Wendy is trying to outdo him at every turn. Challenging each other was always something he and Wendy did right, so when she proposes they compete to see who can throw the best bachelor or bachelorette party in Sin City, Noah takes the bait - and ups the stakes. Because this time around, he wants Wendy for keeps. And when you're fighting for love, all bets are off.

I received a complimentary copy of this book for review consideration.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

in review my thoughts

I’m loving Jenny Holiday’s Bridesmaids Behaving Badly series so very much! It’s fun, swoony and sexy and Wendy and Noah gave me all the feels in the latest installment, It Takes Two.

I’ll never not love the best friend’s big brother trope, especially when it’s done as well as it was with Wendy and Noah. I loved these two characters so much. Their history was rather complicated, so it was a bit enemies to lovers with a hint of a second chance romance. Noah was such a sweet, protective and caring guy. It was so easy to crush on him. Wendy was a little prickly at times, but she was also a good friend to those she loved. She’d suffered a lot of loss in her life and her walls were definitely up high and tight. But, Noah always did seem to find a way through them. He always had, for better or worse.

Wendy and Noah’s story was sweet and a little sexy and I just couldn’t get enough of them. There was a bit of a slow burn as these two came to terms with their feelings, but it felt right and natural. Things definitely heated up, too. Their “what happens in New York stays in New York” fling was SUPER hot, but it was also obvious there were some very real feelings underneath it all. I was happy to see the more casual agreement move into a deeper connection. Wendy and Noah were so perfectly suited, I can’t imagine them NOT together.

The other fun part about It Takes Two was the secondary characters. First off, we get to see Cam and Jane, of One and Only fame, in the lead up to their special day. And, well, the special day itself. We also get a chance to learn even more about Gia, the last woman standing, which just made me want her book even more. Three Little Words just can’t get here soon enough. I’ll be waiting with total grabby hands until I get it.

FAVORITE QUOTES

There was no universe in which Noah Denning was going to be the “milk” Wendy Lou Who got for free.

This was why he avoided casual sex. It so often came with all these confusing emotions. You didn’t know where you stood. You had no control over how things were going to go. 

“You’re Jane’s person. Jane’s my person. Therefore, you’re stuck with me. Simple logic.”

Jesus Christ. He almost felt like bursting into song. Was this what being in love was like—being in a musical?

About Jenny Holiday

Jenny Holiday started writing in fourth grade, when her awesome hippie teacher, between sessions of Pete Seeger singing and anti-nuclear power plant letter writing, gave the kids notebooks and told them to write stories. Most of Jenny’s featured poltergeist, alien invasions, or serial killers who managed to murder everyone except her and her mom. She showed early promise as a romance writer, though, because nearly every story had a happy ending: fictional Jenny woke up to find that the story had been a dream, and that her best friend, father, and sister had not, in fact, been axe-murdered.

From then on, she was always writing, often in her diary, where she liked to decorate her declarations of existential angst with nail polish teardrops. Eventually she channelled her penchant for scribbling into a more useful format. After picking up a PhD in urban geography, she became a professional writer, spending many years promoting research at a major university, which allowed her to become an armchair astronomer/historian/particle physicist, depending on the day. Eventually, she decided to try her hand again at happy endings—minus the bloodbaths.

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