This book was so bad. I don’t even know what to say. Brown jumps around between present day and past timelines and all it did was make me hate the main character (Emi) even more. At one point something happens that had me wondering if the author had just watched a lot of Hallmark movies and said, yes, I will try to replicate that. And honestly, even Hallmark wouldn’t make this movie. The motivations of all people was out of whack. We got an antagonist that made zero sense. You had Emi and her former fiancee Jack not acting like real life people at all. And you have a cast of characters too dumb to tell Emi and Jack to work their shit out like adults. Instead there are schemes on top of schemes that even The Party Trap wouldn’t have tried to pull. Do not recommend.
So “The Lucky Dress” follows Emi as she struggles with going to her brother’s wedding. It wouldn’t be such a big deal except she is going to see her former fiancee Jack for the first time in a year. And Jack is in the wedding (he’s her brother’s best man) and she has never told everyone all of the things that happened that had Emi call off their wedding two days before they were to be married and to follow her best friend to Dallas to set up a coffee shop. Yeah that’s a lot. So the whole book is Emi getting into mess after mess after seeing Jack and his family. And she’s face to face with his new girlfriend who she also knows. And Brown jumps back and forth between their romantic history which doesn’t paint Emi or Jack in a good light.
I think my biggest problem is Emi is an idiot. She sees two things and she doesn’t discuss it with Jack. Instead she packs up and moves across the country. She leaves him with explaining to people what happened and she’s then angry when she sees who he is now dating. Frankly, if you ignore someone for a year, you get what you get. I was just done in beyond the stupidity of all involved. 99 percent of this book would have been taken care of if everyone talked instead of trying to “hide things.” Emi meets a new love interest who I called Red Herring who I didn’t even care about, since it was pretty obvious how this one was going to go.
Jack doesn’t act like a normal man at all. That’s all I got.
Jack’s mother….woo boy. There is some stuff that happens that made me go did everyone in this book never meet a human being that they actually talked to?
The main antagonist in this one went to the Disney school for movie villains. She didn’t act like a real person and her motivation behind all of this was flimsy at best.
I thought the writing was painful. Emi was a brat. I wanted someone to call her out on her acting like an ass during her brother’s wedding festivities along with the bride. The flow was awful due to the jumping back and forth between the present day and previous milestones in Jack and Emi’s story.
That ending had me once again wondering do the secondary characters in this story have any type of life at all or what?