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Uncaged Review: Brides at Coconuts by Beth Carter

Brides at Coconuts
Beth Carter
Contemporary Romance

Four best friends. A rushed proposal. A jilted bride. A shocking DNA test. Just another day at Coconuts.

Still a virgin at nearly 40, Hope can’t believe a man is interested in her, as in really interested. As nervous as her students before prom, she timidly navigates the choppy dating waters like an awkward teen. Smitten by the guy who seems determined to win her heart, will she allow him to break down her barriers after he drops a colossal bombshell?

Socialite Cheri Van Buren came clean—sort of—to a sweet cowboy who stole her heart. But she never had the chance to tell him about her pedigreed, high-society life before it was publicized internationally. Meanwhile, a food critic and arrogant chef attempt to destroy her catering business.

After an astonishing, almost-televised birth, Suzy juggles twins and exhaustion, while her beloved wedding planning business appears to be going up in tulle. Her distracted husband regrets allowing his daughter to move to Hollywood while Suzy welcomes newborns.

Bank marketer Alex is demoted and the one man who she always thought would be there for her appears to be going, going, gone. To complicate her convoluted relationship, her cop boyfriend gets an unlikely partner.

When one of the best friends receives a rushed engagement, after the surprise, the women rally to provide a quick wedding. But the inclement weather has other ideas. Will the winter wonderland ceremony take place or is a wedding sleepover their best bet?

As always, Coconuts, their beloved island-themed bar, is the only constant in the frenzied best friends’ lives. Or is it?

Uncaged Review: From a jilted bride, a drunk wedding at Coconuts – to an almost baby delivery in an elevator, the fun continues in the fifth book of this series. You can read these all as standalones, but this is a group of friends that you should start at the beginning with Thursdays at Coconuts to be able to get the full effect and back story. These stories are getting better and better with each book, and I laughed, smiled and was completely engaged from beginning to end. I was thrilled to see Hope get a lot of the spotlight in this book, and I still think Alex needs to dump the cop. The chemistry is long gone with those two, and Cheri and Cole couldn’t be a better fit. Talk about opposites.

I know the author will not go on with this series forever, and she probably has a lot of stories rumbling around in her head, but this series always feels like a comfortable pair of slippers each time a new book comes out and I miss Coconuts and these friends like they were my own when the book is over.
Reviewed by Cyrene

5 Stars


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