On The Way To The Wedding (Bridgerton, #8) – Julia Quinn

Source: Goodreads

Gregory Bridgerton is the seventh of eight children, all of whom, aside from him, have married for love. So it’s no surprise that he believes in the all-consuming emotion. He just hasn’t found the right girl yet. He’s sure he hasn’t. He would know, right away, when the right person showed up. And then he does. A single glimpse and he’s lost. He’s found her. And yet, she couldn’t care less.

Lucy Abernathy doesn’t believe in love. She’s seen men lose their heads over her best friend so often that it has become almost funny. Practically engaged herself, she doesn’t mind when Hermione’s beaus ignore her existence, but it would be nice to be asked to dance on her own merit once in a while. Hermione claims to be in love with someone else, anyway, so the gentlemen are wasting their time, even if they don’t all give up so easily.

When Hermione has a sudden change of heart and finds herself in a true love-match, Lucy starts to look at things differently. She starts to wonder if she’s been missing something in front of her this whole time. Could love be real? Could she have it, if she took a chance? And what about being practically engaged?


The final installment in the saga of the Bridgerton family, On the Way to the Wedding, does not disappoint. Easily the most complicated of the series storylines, Gregory must adjust his own perspective before he can admit his true feelings, and he’ll have to face his worst fears to reach his happily ever after.

I always start this book a little sad. I know I’m at the end of the series once again, and I drag my feet because I don’t want it to end. The story also starts a little slow, because its complicated narrative requires it. So much happens in so little time, and our hero and heroine go through such drastic changes, face such strong obstacles, that the slow start is the only slow piece of the story.

Gregory, whom we’ve looked at primarily as a child for the duration of the series, is finally finding his footing as an adult, and his family gives him subtle and not so subtle nudges in the right direction. In any Bridgerton novel, the love story is always overlapped by the hero or heroine’s journey to find their place in the large family, and the youngest son is no different. The books are just as much about finding your place in the world as they are about settling down and finding the love of your life, and that is the strongest reason as to why I come back to this series again and again.

HHC Rating: 4.5 Stars.

Other reviews in this series:
Book 1 – The Duke And I
Book 2 – The Viscount Who Loved Me
Book 3 – An Offer From A Gentleman
Book 4 – Romancing Mister Bridgerton
Book 5 – To Sir Phillip, With Love
Book 6 – When He Was Wicked
Book 7 – It’s In His Kiss

August Update – 2016 Goals Check-in

August Update

Hello Everyone!

I’m going to keep this short and sweet today. 🙂
My life has been a little crazy this summer, and it’s only getting crazier. I’m in two weddings at the end of the month/beginning of next on back-to-back weekends, and everything is catching up to me.

TOTY 24 Goals:
Write Every Day – not happening so far. Between work, family events, and getting everything ready for the weddings, I’m lucky if I have a few hours to sit and read, much less have an hour to sit down and write my reviews for Curio Street Reads. I was already late on my review for this week, and while my review for next week should go up on Tuesday, it probably won’t go up until afternoon instead of the normal 10am posting time. Unless by some miracle I gain an hour of quality time in which to write the review before then. Posting here should resume a more normal schedule in September, and I should be able to dive back into my novel around then as well.

Apply to Full Time Jobs – Also on hold until after the weddings. Having never been in a wedding before, I clearly did not realize how much work goes into them. It’s a little insane over here.

Apply to Grad School – I’m supposed to be studying for the GRE. But as I have zero time, I’ll have to pick this back up in September. Hopefully, I can take the test in October/November so I can get my application(s) in on time to be considered for a scholarship or fellowship or something that would help me pay for this degree.

 

Basically, everything is on hold until these weddings are over. I’m super excited for them! I love my friends and I am so happy they asked me to be a part of their special days. It makes my heart smile that they’ve found their people and are making it official.

At the same time, I can’t wait to get back to the grind and write some awesome stuff for you guys! Writing makes me crazy happy and fulfilled, and I miss doing it. See you in September!

Until Next Time,
Amanda