Every Girl Gets Confused: A Novel

Every Girl Gets Confused: A Novel

by Janice Thompson

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ISBN-13: 9780800724009
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/20/2015
Series: Brides with Style Series , #2
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Janice Thompson is a seasoned romance author and screenwriter. An expert at pulling the humor from the situations we get ourselves into, Thompson offers an inside look at the wedding business, drawing on her own experiences as a wedding planner. She is the author of the hugely popular Weddings by Bella series, the Backstage Pass series, and the Weddings by Design series, as well as Every Bride Needs a Groom. She lives in Texas. Learn more at www.janiceathompson.com.

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Every Girl Gets Confused: A Novel 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
ksnapier475 More than 1 year ago
This is the second book in A Brides with Style series. In this installment, Katie moved from a small town to Dallas. In the move she left her former boyfriend behind to move into the world of Brady, a basketball player who she has fell for. She stands by him through his knee surgery, however, her ex-boyfriend and her parents want her to move back to their small town. I found it a little difficult to follow all of the characters, but this is probably because I did not read the first book. This is a book that brings smiles to the face easily and the author, Janice Thompson, knows how to involve the reader emotionally into the lives of the characters. Overall, I enjoyed the book, once I began to connect to the characters. I would recommend this book to anyone that enjoy a light-hearted book. I was given this book by Revell in exchange for my honest review.
Readanygoodbookslately More than 1 year ago
There is no confusion that Janice Thompson has created a sweet yet captivating novel about romance, faith, and family. I was struck by the similarities to the characters in Thompson's novel and my own life. Right down to the chicken tenders and Blizzards from Dairy Queen. The characters were down to earth and humorous. I found myself wanting to know more about the other friends and families so I will be looking for more books in this Brides with Style Series. The story starts with a young woman, Katie, in love with a very successful professional athlete. Trouble comes when Katie's ex-boyfriend returns to town and tries to rekindle the romance. Since Katie works in a bridal shop one might imagine that everyday is a dream come true, but as in all of life, dreams are often not the case. Thompson does an excellent job of sharing the strong bond that faith can create in families, friends, and communities. I loved the interaction she created with the many denominations represented in her novel. Again very true to life for most of us. I highly recommend this book. Great reading!
Pooke More than 1 year ago
Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be) "Does he love me, or am I the only one taking this relationship seriously?" Katie wonders about the professional basketball player, Brady James, who has swept her off her feet. Since his career may be ending because of an injury, Brady has pulled back from her. He has yet to tell Katie he loves her, and she feels the sting of it acutely. A small town girl, she has moved to Dallas, and is working in an upscale bridal shop. This all came about after Katie was picked to win an expensive wedding gown, and a magazine layout. At the same time, she was jilted by her long-time boyfriend, Casey, whom she thought was going to propose. My boyfriend's back? She is returning to her hometown often to help prepare, and attend, the wedding of her eighty-two year old grandmother, Queenie. In fact, romance is all around Katie, as people ranging in age from the very young, to the senior set, are making romantic plans together. All the while she is left wondering about Brady's feelings for her, and now, Casey seems to be trying to rekindle their romance. From the warring families, temperamental designers and nervous brides she works with, to her own large, persnickety family, this is a fun romp through Katie's life. Doris Day is featured in an entertaining thread that runs through the book, and just like Doris, it is sunshiny and cheery! Well, that's how we do it in my church! The way Queenie and her fiancé work out their denominational differences for their wedding is hilarious. Also the phrase, "And that's how we do it at the (fill in denomination of your choice) church!" becomes a running gag line used throughout the book. This story proves that romance does not have an age limit. No one is ever too old to find love, or have a big splashy wedding, even if the bride and groom are in their eighties. Interesting and memorable characters pepper this tale. Debonair and suave, senior citizen Eduardo, master tailor to the stars--including Doris Day--charms everyone. He is full of surprises. From her opinion of modern church music, to her inability to distinguish between cell phone conversations and car radio programs, Katie's Aunt Alva is a hoot. Life isn't always funny. This story isn't all laughs, it deals with serious subject matters, such as devastating, life-altering injuries. Changes are compared to seasons. Just as spring follows winter, the seasons change, and the old one comes to an end. It is same with the seasons of life, even the hard ones change or come to an end, but with God's help, they are much easier to live through. I liked this story a lot. It had just the right amount of sass, humor and serious subject matter, along with acknowledging we all need help from above. This story doesn't have any objectionable subject matter or language. Every Girls Gets Confused is the second title in the series, Brides with Style, and stands on its own. However, just enough information is given about the first story to pique your interest in reading it, too. I highly recommend this 5-star book to anyone who enjoys a well-written, humorous romance. The publisher has provided bookreadingtic with a complimentary copy of Every Girls Gets Confused through Revell Publishing for the purpose of review. I have not been compensated in any other manner. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required, or influenced, to give anything but an honest appraisal. I am disclosing this in accord
Fitzysmom More than 1 year ago
Nobody does romantic comedy better than Janice Thompson. When I'm in a slump I can always count on one of her stories to make me laugh. 'Every Girl Gets Confused' is the second book in the Brides with Style series. The story of Katie Fisher and Brady James continues as they get closer and closer. The only problem is Casey. You'll remember him from 'Every Bride Needs A Groom'. He's Katie's almost fiance. Or at least Katie thought he was almost her fiance. Remember he ditched her at the last minute? Yeah that guy! Well he's back and he's looking to throw a wrench into Katie and Brady's relationship. Katie and Brady aren't the only headline. Wait until you read about the transformation of Katie's cranky grandma Queenie. She's found love and it has turned her into a whole new woman. Plus there's much more going on with the rest of the family. I still want to be related to Aunt Alva and cousin Lori Lou. Those two tend to keep things lively. If you are looking for a light-hearted read that won't numb your brain pick up this delightful book (or series). I think there is enough background info for you to read it without reading the first book but I would still recommend treating yourself and reading the first one just to be able to spend a little more time with these zany characters. I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review.
Virginiaw More than 1 year ago
This is the second book in the Brides with Style series. These are both wonderful romance stories. This is a continuation of Katie and Brady's story. Will Brady ask Katie to marry him or will he be like her hometown boyfriend that moved away from their small town before asking Katie to marry him. Now her old boyfriend is back and Katie is confused as to who she really loves. This is a great story. I received this from Revell for a fair and honest opinion.
LovenGod More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book so much. It is not a deep book, that makes you think, but it is fun enjoyable reading. I laughed so hard at some of the comments. My favorite was the comment about the dancing. You must read the book for that comment alone. Even my husband laughed when I read it to him. (And yes I am one of those annoying readers who reads to people around her when it is good or funny) This series has intrigued me, which Ms. Thompson setting the series around one major character, Katie Sue. I do love it, and I normally am not a fan of serial stories, but this doesn't feel like a serial. A great book, definitely a fun book. 4 stars from this reviewer. This book was provided by the publisher for review purposes only, no payment was received for this review.
J_Augustine More than 1 year ago
This story made my Day... As a classic movie fan I've really enjoyed the references and nods to the Golden Age of Hollywood in Janice Thompson's recent books. But I must confess that Every Girl Gets Confused is just a little extra special. Every chapter title and the quotes that headed each chapter, plus the direct mentions of one of my all-time favorite actresses, Doris Day, were perfectly wonderful. Not to say that the story itself wasn't wonderful, because it truly was. Janice Thompson has such a way with romantic comedy, each story leaves you laughing and find that she has slipped something in there and you have learned something valuable about life and love. Every Girl Gets Confused brings back the entire zany band of family and friends from the Cosmopolitan bridal shop and Fairfield, Texas. Romance abounds for all age groups in this tale from Katie and her brothers all the way to Queenie and the Reverend Bradford, err Pap-Paul, and a surprise just might be in store for a long-time single lady. These characters quickly became like friends in the first book and it was wonderful to drop back into their lives and find out what they were all up to. I, for one, CANNOT wait until the next book in this series comes out next year. Janice Thompson delivers more of her signature crazy Texas fun in this very enjoyable book. From the striking cover to the last page you won't want to put it down. Every Girl Gets Confused is a MUST read this fall, or anytime really. (I received a copy of this book from Revell in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.)
ARS8 More than 1 year ago
Welcome back to the Fisher family and friends. It was great to go back and see what was going on in this really funny yet great family and their town in Fairfield, Texas. Everyone is adjusting to the changes since the last book where everyone decided it was time to step out of their comfort zone. Katie has learned many lessons since she and Casey broke up and now she and the famous basketball star Brady James are dating. There is a lot going on in this book, we catch up with all the characters for Katie’s grandmother, Queenie’s, wedding and for the holidays. However, not all is right just yet in Katie’s world. Brady has just been dealt some devastating news, and while she tries to stand by her man, he is pulling away. Not only that, but Casey is back in Fairfield and missing her. Katie has really matured in this second book by applying the lessons she learned to her life and with this new situation with Brady and dealing with some rather testy brides in the bridal shop. How will this end? Who wins Katie’s heart? You will have to read the book to find out. With a quirky cast of characters and Doris Day notes at the beginning of each chapter this was a lighthearted fun read. I look forward to the next in Brides with Style series. My thanks to Revell Publishing for providing me with a copy of this book for my honest review. All of the opinions are my own.
VicG More than 1 year ago
Janice Thompson in her new book, “Every Girl Gets Confused” Book Two in the Brides with Style series published by Revell continues the story with Katie Fisher. From the back cover: How can she choose between the love she thought she lost and the love she stumbled upon in the aftermath? Katie Fisher and Brady James may be a match made in heaven, but that doesn’t seem to guarantee them a happily ever after accompanied by angelic choirs. Katie’s almost-fiancé Casey is back in Fairfield, ready to rekindle their relationship. And there’s nothing Katie’s parents want more than for their small-town girl to leave Dallas and come home for good. But can she really leave Brady behind? And will she ever be able to wear that gorgeous wedding dress she won? If you didn’t read the first book in this series, “Every Bride Needs a Groom”, I think you will be able to make it through this story but I feel that you really should read the first one just to get really involved with these characters. Katie is involved with two different men. Brady James, who has swept her off her feet, career may be ending because of an injury so he has pulled back from her. And then there is the return of her long-time boyfriend, Casey. This book is all about family, romance and weddings. All the characters are likable and Ms. Thompson has a way of bringing you into the story and making the characters lives very real. This is a very enjoyable read and I am looking forward to the next book in this series. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
BrittanyMc More than 1 year ago
I really had fun returning to the Brides with Style series. Every Girl Gets Confused is book two in this series, however, I think it could be read alone. I do believe that having read book one made book two even more enjoyable. I liked the lighthearted feel that the author captured. There are some topics that are heavy, such as one of the main characters battling feelings of depression when facing the possibility of the end of a dream. But, the author does a very good job of keeping this an uplifting story. There were so many fun moments in the book, especially revolving around the small town wedding preparations. Aunt Alva had many comedic moments. The sweet, the fun, & the romantic moments combined wonderfully to create a very good story. I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
MaureenST More than 1 year ago
Janice Thompson has once again brought us back to Katie Fisher and her life in Dallas. She was the winner of the bridal contest and the beautiful gown she is now hanging in her grandmother’s closet. Katie has found new love with Brady, but he has his own demons to fight dealing with his knee and his basketball career with Mavericks. It seems everywhere he goes he is recognized, and people either like him or judge him for his team. Grandmother Queenie is planning her wedding to the Reverend, and we are about getting ready for this celebration. There are other family romances going on, some having problems. Come back or start here and enjoy this loving family, with the usual ups and downs, and enjoy a few chuckles and fuzzing warm feelings. See how when they follow God’s will instead of their own how things work out. When you turn the final page you will be wanting more, and there is another book to come! I cannot wait! I received this book through Revell Reads Blogger Program, and was not required to give a positive review.
Blooming-with-Books More than 1 year ago
Every Girl Gets Confused Brides with Style #2 by Janice Thompson Katie Fisher is back and she's still trying to figure out her life. Not an easy thing to do when figuring out life when trying to make sense of her love life with romance surrounding her on all sides - from her grandmother Queenie to her younger brothers. What's a girl to do? New boyfriend Brady James hasn't come out and said the three magic words she longing to hear. And her once-upon a time boyfriend Casey Lawson seems to be interested in her again. Talk about confusing. For years she dreamed about what her life would be like with Casey until he broke it all off - just when she was sure he was about to pop the question. But for nearly a year Katie has been getting to know Brady James, the man who has now found a place in her heart. But life in Fairfield doesn't stand still. Her parents have taken up traveling, Her grandmother is getting married to a minister in the wrong denomination. And her brothers are all finding the path to true love faster than Katie is. But at least Katie has her dream wedding dress and the hope that she'll someday wear it as a bride and not just model it for a magazine. Every Girl Gets Confused is a Thanksgiving / Christmas story that takes a look at the seasons of life. We all go through seasons of life, some are times of success and plenty while others are times of pain and loss. How we handle these seasons speaks about our heart. If you're a fan of Janice Thompson's previous books you'll enjoy the second book in her Brides with Style series. If you're familiar with small town living believe me this book definitely gives you a glimpse of it. Everyone knows everyone else's business even if they have their facts totally wrong. I think the most amusing part of this book is Aunt Alva's mistaken belief that Katie's Bluetooth conversations are in fact a radio drama. Get ready for some interesting car rides. I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for my honest review.
Bookworm_Debbie More than 1 year ago
This is a delightful romantic comedy. This is part of a “true” series. You should take the time to read the first book of the series before this one. That said I have to admit that I didn’t realize this until I was about 50 pages into this book. I haven’t read book one and in many ways I was the confused girl because I didn’t know who all the characters were and how inter-connected they all are. I loved the story anyway and was able to follow what was going on within this particular book fairly well. There are so many very quirky characters of lots of different ages that it was a joy to try and figure them all out. A lot of the humor seemed to me to be based upon elderly people not understanding technology. For example Aunt Alva fell in love with the “radio program” that Katie listened to. There were plenty of people falling in love and sorting out their relationships. Most of them had funny missteps along the way to keep the amusement level high. Mixed in with all of the humor there is some healthy soul-searching and maturing done by a few of the characters. This makes for a nice blend of light-hearted laughter and encouragement to help the reader remember that growing up emotionally is part of life. I will definitely be going back and reading the first book. Then I’ll be looking for more titles in the very humorous series. I received a free copy of this novel from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.
LannieM More than 1 year ago
I recently finished reading Every Girl Gets Confused by Janice Thompson. This book was very "meh" compared to the previous one in the series. First of all, the title is very misleading. Katie isn't confused at all! Sure, her ex pops back into her life, but the title and publisher's synopsis make it seem more dramatic than it really is. Second, nothing really happened in this book. I'm afraid this book falls into the category of what is called "filler" books. You really don't need to read this book in order to progress in this series (the chapter sampler for the next book makes this clear). Overall, this book isn't worth the afternoon it took to read it. I was not very pleased. That being said, it was entertaining, it just wouldn't be something I'd recommend. I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my fair and honest review.
MelissaF More than 1 year ago
I love Janice’s writing, it’s so light and fun, yet packs a spiritual punch that will have you reflecting on your life as well. I so enjoyed meeting up with Katie again and her crazy family. This books takes us a bit deeper into the things that can cause problems in any relationship, the past, differences of opinion, and seasons. The was a resounding theme: seasons. We all go through different seasons and God wants to use those to grow us but it’s up to us how we react and Katie has to figure that out in this book. Katie’s ex-boyfriend shows up in this book and makes things more confusing for her as her family pulls her in different directions as well. Overall, Janice Thompson fans will not be disappointed with this newest release and if you are new to Janice I have no doubt you will find an author you will adore. A copy of this book was given to me through Netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review.
tmurrell2 More than 1 year ago
Katie and Brady might be opposites, but opposites attract. At least that's what Katie keeps telling herself. Everyone around her is getting proposed to or married. Which isn't that unusual in the wedding business, but when it comes closer to home Katie begins to get confused about her relationship. Some good advice and a little soul searching will show her the direction to take in this season of her life. The story begins with the same characters from book 1 and tells the story where the first book left off. So while reading book 1 will definitely help you get the back story and a better feel for the characters, it isn't necessary since the book could work as a stand-alone. The author does a great jbo of pulling the reader into the story and creating a light-hearted and fun experience. While the story was what I would call fun, it also had some deeper elements that were intended to cause the reader to think. This added dimension was a plus in my book. I loved the characters, the humor infused, and the faith theme that was woven into the plot. I'm looking forward to reading the third book about Katie and Brady. I received this book free of charge from Revell Reads in exchange for my honest review.
lolly-pops More than 1 year ago
EVERY GIRL GETS CONFUSED is laugh out loud funny at times. I greatly enjoyed catching up on Katie Sue's love life and her adorably charming family--both "real time" and "work related." I got such a kick out of some of the things in this book. Ms. Thompson is truly the queen of romantic comedy--and with her trade-mark bridal series this is sure to be a hit with current fans and new readers alike! I do recommend reading Every Bride Needs a Groom as it truly doesn't stand alone. This is a continuation of the story. And I can't wait for the third book, Every Bride Has Her Day coming in Summer 2016. I highly recommend EVERY GIRL GETS CONFUSED as well the first book in the Brides with Style series. It ended with a happy sigh.
ECowgill More than 1 year ago
If you are looking for a light-hearted romance, packed full of humor, look no further. Every Girl Gets Confused by Janice Thompson is exactly the book you want to read. Although, the book can be read as a stand alone, it is my humble opinion that you will enjoy this book so much more if you read the first book in the "Brides with Style" series Every Bride Needs a Groom. Most of the characters in Book 2 are introduced in Book1. So it gives you a head start on who everyone is and who they're married to, and how they are related to most everyone else in town. Okay, so there's my shameless plug for Book 1. Janice bases the chapter titles on the songs and movies of Doris Day. This added feature makes the book even more fun to read for those of us young enough to remember Doris. As you might guess by the title, our heroine, Katie Fisher, must choose between the boyfriend who dumped her, but now wants her back, and the new love of her life, Brady James, professional basketball player for the Mavericks, currently sidelined with an injured knee. While waiting for surgery, Brady is helping out at his mom's bridal salon, Cosmopolitan Bridal. As one can imagine, the bantering back and forth and the competition between the two men increases as the story progresses. Herein lies the confusion on Katie's part. Who does she want? Who does she need? Who does she love? Obviously, I'm not telling you! Buy the book...enjoy the read...and find out who Katie picks.
itsraymarie More than 1 year ago
Another hit by Janice Thompson. I love her books, and I love this new series. We were introduced to Katie in the first book, where she won a wedding dress... despite not being engaged. And now we get to see her in this new season, as she leaves her small town to take work at the bridal shop in Dallas. I love Katie. I think she's hilarious. She has that small-town charm without it being too overbearing and fake. She's gotten over being dumped by her long-town boyfriend, and settling into this new relationship with Brady. I love getting to see both sides--small town living, and big city living. And like any Janice Thompson novel, the secondary characters are what makes the novel. I love seeing the different dynamics of all the different people, from those working at the shop, to those in her hometown. I think this one was a little more real than some of her others. Brady is really struggling with the realization that he might never play basketball again due to his knee. But more than being able to relate to Brady, Katie has to learn how to support and be there for him. It can be hard to know how to support someone when they're feeling that... depressed, you could say, and I like how this touched on that. I don't read much romance, but Janice Thompson will always be a go-to favorite. Yes, there is a little too much "everything works out perfectly" but I think that's what makes them enjoyable. They're just a lot of fun, and I loved this one.
lsnlj More than 1 year ago
This is book two in the Brides with Style series. Even though it is a stand alone, I would suggest you reading the first one, Every Bride Needs a Groom, first to get a full understanding of all that is happening in this one. It focuses on the same main characters, and it is a great read too. We continue in the lives of Brady James and Katie Fisher. Katie now lives in Dallas even though her small hometown is not to far away. When Brady learns he must face another knee surgery and therefore his return to pro basketball is in more question than ever, will their relationship be able to handle this season in their life? As Katie deals with understanding Brady and trying to be there for him, will her ex-boyfriend, Casey, be the one to help her through or does he have a different motive? What is life without a little confusion. Katie's large family is a huge part of who she is, they meddle in each others life, and only want what is best for them. Will Brady be able to handle whatever outcome his knee surgery will be or will he push those he loves to far? I love the whole family chemistry in this novel, if you are not from a large family or one that is all in your business and is happy to share their opinion openly, you may have difficulty placing yourself in this book. However, if your family is anything like mine it won't be hard at all. I love the humor, the age gaps, the dialogue between all the characters throughout this novel. It is full of comedy, heartache, and relying on God and family. I was given a copy of this novel from net galley for my honest opinion.
GHott More than 1 year ago
I loved it. I loved it. I loved it! Every Girl Gets Confused is an amazing book and I loved every word! Watching the romance between Katie and Brady grow was a lot of fun. The real life situations and applications make it something you’re going to want to read again and again. The only real problem with Every Girl Gets Confused is the number of characters. If you didn’t read the first book I would imagine it could be quite confusing. Fortunately for me, I read the first book and it was like hanging out with old friends. My favorite part is that Doris Day is a part of the story. She’s one of my favorites and I loved integrating her life and persona into this romance. More… Author: Janice Thompson Source: NetGalley Publisher & Date: October 6th 2015 by Revell Genre: Contemporary Christian Romance, Chick Lit ISBN: 0800724003 (ISBN13: 9780800724009) Pages: 336 Grade: A Ages: 18+ Steam: Adult | There are some frank wedding night conversations. Setting: Texas Series: Brides With Style #2
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Butterflyblogger More than 1 year ago
Katie Fisher and Brady James may be a match made in heaven, but that doesn't seem to guarantee them a happily ever after accompanied by angelic choirs. Katie's almost-fiancé Casey is back in Fairfield, ready to rekindle their relationship. And there's nothing Katie's parents want more than for their small-town girl to leave Dallas and come home for good. But can she really leave Brady behind? And will she ever be able to wear that gorgeous wedding dress she won? This is a continuation of Katie and Brady’s story. It would be beneficial to read “Every Bride Needs a Groom” first to understand some of the ins and outs of this book. Not necessary though. I enjoy the humorous writing style of Ms. Thompson and this book didn’t disappoint. I love Queenie and friends. The bridal store group was a hoot too. This book also had its serious side. It showed how Katie stuck it out with Brady when he was having a difficult time after his knee surgery. The advice that Katie kept receiving from her friends was right out of the Bible and very encouraging for those going through difficult times. I will be sure to look for the next book about Katie and Brady. I would recommend this book to everyone. I was given this book by the publisher for an honest review. I was not compensated in any way.