Friday Night Brides

Friday Night Brides

by Samantha Chase
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Friday Night Brides 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
astroyic More than 1 year ago
Loved this story about four strong, young women who have been close friends for twenty years. This story is fantastic! Each of these young women have different personalities but they stick by each other through thick and thin as well as romance and heartache. This story will have you cheering for them all as they try to find true love and happiness, but they never lose sight of how important they are to one another. So get ready to have a wonderful, fun, exciting and heartwarming time with the Brides of Enchanted Bridal and experience the joy and pain as they find their HEA. Loved it! Highly Recommended!
westgirlds More than 1 year ago
I honestly loved this book. I won a free copy from Samantha Chase. This is the first of her books I have read, but it won't be the last! From the moment I started reading yesterday I couldn't put this book down. I loved the characters! I felt that Ms. Chase gave us well developed characters that I as the reader felt like I knew them. Yes I loved the romance in this book, but have to say the friendship of the Friday Night Brides is something to be envied. To have 4 women be best friends from childhood on and remain as close as they do is amazing. I cried with them, I laughed with these characters and I cheered for them! I just want to say I have been in a reading slump lately. This book took a hold of me and I couldn't wait to read every word! For that I thank you Ms. Chase!
DaneWeimMama More than 1 year ago
A sweet read by Samantha Chase that mixed romance & womens friction. I adored the friendship between the four life long friends & liked how real the author made their relationships with each other..... they could snark & snap at each other one minute & still know that they all had each others back in the next. My only complaint was there was some repeating of the story between the four & that caused the book to drag just a smidge. It was absolutely not a huge problem though. Advanced Reader Copy provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Aimalas More than 1 year ago
This Book is every little girls fairytale and ever woman's dream come true!!! It's like you are part of the world and in the book!! You get hooked and can't stop!!! I want more, I need more!!! 4 amazing woman about to embrace the journey of their life!!!
all4mykids82 More than 1 year ago
4 1/2 STARS What a wonderful read about four friends and their lives. I enjoyed reading about all of them. To know that no matter what, they always had three friends there to help. It was great to see how they were all different but yet so close. I enjoyed reading how their relationships blossomed. I recommend this book. At times it was pulling at my heart strings. Just a warning, it does end with a slight cliffhanger.
AmyHiggs More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! Really LOVED it! Samantha did a great job telling a story of four women who have been best friends since childhood. It is heartwarming, sweet and funny. I would definitely recommend this book!
Techgranny More than 1 year ago
Samantha Chase has mixed romance with woman's fiction in Friday Night Brides. We slowly meet the four main characters, Hailey, Ella, Becca and Angie. The girls have been friends since kindgarden. They began working at Enchanted for Hailey's mom as flower girls in Friday night bridal shows at the age of five. Now twenty years later we enter to see how three of the girls embark on new love relationships and the fourth learns about heartache in dealing with a longterm commitment. We follow the girls as they now are modeling as the brides in Enchanted's Friday night bridal shows. As each girl faces a drama or crisis, the others are always there. They each have dreams but have not reached out to make them come true. Hailey's mom helps each girl with a step toward those dreams. Was a hard book to put down. Hoping that maybe we will see the girls in "another 20 years." Be sure to put on your TBR list
TheBunny1 More than 1 year ago
This is my first book by Samantha Chase, and it will not be my last. This book is about a group of women, all in somewhat different places in their lives who have the common tie of a bridal shop and a fashion show at that bridal shop. It is hard to review this without spoilers if I say more than what is already in the blurb about the book. So what I will say is I got to know Hailey, Becca, Angie and Ella. They felt like friends. I feel like I could walk up to any of the characters in this book and chat with them like we were friends. The writing is smooth and fluid. The characters and settings believable and the dialog feels like you are hearing the words of an actual person. I recommend this book, and this is not going to be the only Samantha Chase book on my "read" shelf. ***ARC Provided via NetGalley***
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
: 3.75 stars--FRIDAY NIGHT BRIDES by Samantha Chase is a contemporary, adult romance story focusing on four life-long friends –Hailey, Becca, Angie and Ella. For close to twenty years our foursome have ‘modeled’ bridal wear –flower girls to brides- for Enchanted Bridal, a bridal shop owned by Hailey’s mother Judith. FRIDAY NIGHT BRIDES looks at the struggles and romantic heartbreaks of four friends who believe the ‘grass is always greener on the other side’. There is a prequel novella-THE WEDDING SEASON-that introduces Angie’s friend Sean. You do not have to read the novella to enjoy FRIDAY NIGHT BRIDES. Told from several third person points of view FRIDAY NIGHT BRIDES follows the friendships, relationships, personal discoveries, and the good and bad times of four friends who have had one another’s backs for as long as they can remember. Of the four, Ella is the only one in a committed relationship, bound for the altar, but a relationship that begins to crumble when Ella wants what the other girls have. FRIDAY NIGHT BRIDES focuses on each of the four heroines through the ups and downs of relationship nightmares, falling in love, and moving on. There are moments of humor and fun; heartbreak and sorrow; love and passion but in the end Hailey, Becca, and Angie find love where they’d least expect it, while Ella takes back what it is she thought she lost. Samantha Chase writes a sweet, romantic and entertaining tale of friendship and love. The premise is lighthearted and enchanting; the characters are an eclectic mix of passionate and fun; the romances are emotional and real. FRIDAY NIGHT BRIDES is a fantastic read for every romance fan and romantic at heart.
ReaderGirl87 More than 1 year ago
What a pleasant surprise! I normally consider Samantha Chase to be purely a romance writer but Friday Night Brides - even though it definitely has romance - is more about the bonds of friendship in this amazing Chick Lit story. Four friends who are all at a point in their lives when things are starting to change. Each of their issues were very real and very relatable and the chemistry between them was like you were sitting with your own best friends. This is very much like a Sex and the City vibe. Lots of funny bantering and also some tears. Your heart will love it!
Rhondaz More than 1 year ago
Friday Night Brides by Samantha Chase is the best friendship book I have ever read, if I could give 10 stars I would. Samantha takes us on a journey of these four best friends lives. I love these four Hailey the snob, Angie the outgoing one, Becca low self esteem, and Ella the homemaker, so different but they love each other like sisters. They have been friends and modeling since they were five years old and they go through it all, heartache, love, Romance, friendship disagreements and boy trouble. This story had me laughing out loud, tears, happy and sad. This is a must read for any romance reader, do not pass this one up. I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
Honolulubelle More than 1 year ago
My Rating: 4.5 Favorite Quotes: “Did he mention if he was living in his parents’ basement? Because that would just be the icing on that train wreck of a cake.” “A million things raced through her mind, but first and foremost was how she had answered the door while wearing her yoga pants, an oversized t-shirt, no bra and with her hair up in a ponytail. It was the quadfecta of horror.” “I think I may have underestimated you all these years. Behind your tiny Tinker Bell exterior, you’re a little bit of an evil genius.” My Review: Friday Night Brides is my favorite Samantha Chase book so far, granted I have only read three, but I am sticking with this one for now. I enjoyed the plot of four twenty-something young women, friends since kindergarten, and who had spent every Friday night since working as models in fashion shows for a bridal boutique owned by the mother of one of the four women. They had started as flower girls and worked their way through the ranks of attendants to bride status. The story revolved around their supportive friendships, love lives, appetites, relationship hiccups, personal histories, and heartbreaks. I adored their every unique and quirky distinctions. The writing was entertaining, fun, observant, heart squeezing, relevant, occasionally steamy, and hard to put down. More please.
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
I really loved this book. It's a story that chronicles the journey of four young women as they venture through the dating world and ultimately each find their own HEA. These four have been friends forever and confide in each other in only a way best friends can. Angie, Ella, Becca and Hailey are completely different from each other yet they each bring a balance to the friendship they share. As the dynamics of the group begin to change they each have to learn to accept it in their own way. And while change is always inevitable it doesn't always have to be a bad thing. This is truly a wonderful read and a book I recommend to everyone.
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
Becca’s boyfriend was Danny and she wanted him to see her model in the bridal show. She told Danny it was important to her. He laughed and he told it would never be serious relationship or go anywhere then he dumped her . Danny had been Becca’s ideal guy since tenth grade but they had only started dating about six months ago. But now she did notice some things that irritated her about him that she didn’t notice in HS. Becca had decided to call off and leave before the other girls got there but this guy came up to her who had been close by and told her Danny was wrong and not to let him win. Then he introduced himself as Max and she learned later he was the new photographer for the season for Mrs J. Becca,Angie, Elle, and Hailey had been friends since kindergarten and the girls had modeled for Hailey’s mom since they were five first as flower girls then as bridesmaids and at last as brides and loved it. They had weathered everything together and planned on always being close to each other. I absolutely adored this story. I couldn’t put it down. A lovely well written story of not one but four women who are best friends. It wasn’t always smooth and easy going but it made it seem real like you were right there with the women. I loved all the ins and outs the young women went through in this story. I highly recommend. I received an ARC of this story for an honest review.
MoniqueD More than 1 year ago
Judith James’ Enchanted Bridal shop is very successful; her daughter Hailey has been working there since she was five, along with Angie, Becca, and Ella, who have all become best friends along the years. Six months ago, Becca finally got together with her high school crush, Danny. She thought their relationship was alright; not perfect, but not so bad. Until she asks him to accompany her to a Friday night fashion show at Enchanted Bridal. He adamantly refuses, in the most insulting fashion; Becca is crushed. But worst of all, this happened in the shop’s parking lot, and it was witnessed by a very nice guy, Max. Hailey has been pining over Logan, one of the male models for a year. She hasn’t tried to ask him out, and when she does, he’s not what she expected. Meanwhile, another model keeps talking to Hailey: Jackson, who is not Hailey’s type at all. Everybody likes him, except Hailey, and nobody understands why. Ella has had one real boyfriend all her life, Dylan. They’re engaged to be married, but their parents are planning a huge wedding, and it’s driving Ella crazy. She’s even reconsidering if she should get married at all; she hasn’t experienced anything her friends have, she feels she might have missed out on life. Angie was unceremoniously dumped a while back, what will she do when the man who disappear comes back and tries to justify what he did? I love how Ms. Chase intertwined the stories of the four friends, and while they are different from each other, they never feel like stereotypes; every one of them does unpredictable things, but not so much that it feels out of character; rather it’s precisely what real people do. I thought I was going to cry when Danny was mean to Becca, because it felt all too real. Danny is a beast, and unfortunately too many of us have met his type. Becca has body issues that most of us can relate to, and I felt her pain and humiliation. And Ella’s uncertainty became my own, when wondering if she was making a mistake. It’s rare that an author can make me feel so close to fictional characters; it was like they were my friends too; I cared. I like that that the friends faced ordinary challenges, and while things are not going so well for most of them for a while, FRIDAY NIGHT BRIDES is not filled with distressing angst. Our friends face issues, but the book remains very pleasant, most likely because of the fabulous writing and the perfect mix of light and dark. The dialogues sound honest and real, exactly like the type of conversations one has with one’s best friends: sometimes snarky, teasing, fun, and loving and caring as well; mothers-daughters interactions felt just as genuine. I’m not sure if there was one character I liked more than the other, but Ella’s situation was the one that captivated my interest the most. Her issue is one that we seldom see in romance novels, and I had no idea which way it would go. I kept wondering if she merely had a case of cold feet, or if things would never be the same again, and the way Samantha Chase handled the whole situation was masterful. FRIDAY NIGHT BRIDES is a book that will make you laugh out loud, that will make you cry, that will make you evaluate your own values: are we snobs, like one character learns. Samantha Chase again demonstrates what a fine storyteller she is! I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
esgute More than 1 year ago
Friday Night Brides is a special story that brings us into the lives of four best friends, their individual quests for happily ever after and their united, incredible bond that helps them through all of life's ups and downs. Angie, Hailey, Becca and Ella have been modeling weekly in shows for Hailey's Mom's bridal shop since they were little girls, thus cementing their connection. As we get to know each of the girls, we get a real glimpse into their lives, the men they are interested in or involved with, and the obstacles they need to tackle, to reach their happy destinies. Each of the girls want the best for themselves and each other!! I beacame so immersed in this great read, really feeling for each friend and finding their romantic interests exciting and hot!! Most of all, I felt like I was one of the girls and found myself yearning to hang out with my girlfriends as soon as possible! Thanks for another great read, Samantha Chase!
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
I love how Samantha Chase mixes it up. She can do drama and heartache like nobody else but she also has a side that is funny and sassy. That side is put on full display with Friday Night Brides. Angie, Ella, Becca and Hailey are a close group. They have shared so much of their lives that it's only natural. When life, love and maturity start to change the dynamic of their friendships is when the chaos begins. I received an ARC of Friday Night Brides in exchange for an honest review. Getting to see a different side of Ms. Chase' personality was a real treat. I also had a blast getting to know these women. The one thing that never changes for me when reading a Samantha Chase novel is the sincerity that she puts in every single one.