After a few weeks of hard reading I was very glad to start reading something more light-hearted. This book was written by two Irish authors as well – bonus! So, if you are still deciding on this year’s summer read, this review will clear that problem up very lively.
Bride Squad Runaway* by Caroline Grace-Cassidy and Lisa C Carey introduces us to Ava O’Hara who, at first glance, seems to have it all: a great job, a long-term relationship, and an impending wedding. Pity her fiancé seems to have other ideas. On the day of the wedding, Ava is forced to flee with her two best friends Throw in two roguish strangers in an ice-cream van and the bride squad is born.
Thriller is more my genre so I often go into books like Bride Squad Runaway with skepticism. However, in this case, there was no disappointment. First of all, I loved the main themes of the book. The friendship between Ava, Cate and Lauren is not perfect but that makes it all the better. They are three different women who have. taken varying paths, and have not seen each other a long time. Nevertheless, when Ava finds herself in distress, they come to her rescue. There is something warming about this friendship that will make you want to immediately call up those gal pals you haven’t seen in a while.
This is also a book about strong women. Ava’s story is quite obvious from the book blurb but Cate and Lauren are also going through some different struggles. This leads into another interesting theme: we really don’t know what is going on behind closed doors. It reminds us to be kind to one another and not to dismiss others’ problems as less important as our own just because they are different.
On top of these themes, this is a hilarious book with great Irish humour. The reference to Maniac 2000 really made me smile. Plus, it also has the token hottie in the form of Ava’s French colleague, Stefan.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It was exactly what I need to clear my mind and chill. If you feel this is something you need also, then pick up a copy of Bride Squad Runaway.\
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.