Sunday, 12 April 2015

Book Review - The Bride Wore Size 12 (Heather Wells Mysteries Book 5) by Meg Cabot

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Title: The Bride Wore Size 12 (Heather Wells Mysteries Book 5)
Author: Meg Cabot
Format reviewed: Paperback
Source: Purchased
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Publication Date: 24th September 2013
Rating: 5 Stars

With her upcoming nuptials to PI Cooper Cartwright only weeks away, Heather's already stressed. And when a pretty junior turns up dead, Heather's sure things can't get worse until every student in the dorm where she works is a possible suspect, and Heather's long-lost mother shows up.

Heather has no time for a tearful mother and bride reunion. She has a wedding to pull off and a murder to solve. Instead of wedding bells, she might be hearing wedding bullets, but she's determined to bring the bad guys to justice if it's the last thing she does . . . and this time, it just might be.

It had been years since I last bought let alone read a book by Meg Cabot, so when this one caught my eye at Miami airport last year, I couldn't resist it. Based on the front cover it looks like a romance, based on the blurb it is clearly more of a mystery some a romance element. I like both genres, so this worked incredibly well for me. 

I only discovered just before starting this book that it was part of a series, the 5th book in a series to be precise, but having not read the rest, I can assure you, this book definitely works as a stand alone story. 

Heather Wells is an ex pop star, that is now working in the administration office of dorm, Fisher Hall. Fisher Hall has previously had a reputation for being the "death dorm" but this year its had a re-vamp, due to there being a VIR (very important resident), attending the college. As you may imagine this VIR features quite heavily in the overall plot.

Heather is also due to get married, in a few weeks time to PI Cooper Cartwright. I found there wasn't much featured about Cooper Cartwright, but yet what you did hear, he clearly cares about his job and Heather. 

Before the end of freshers week at Fischer Hall, there is already drama, when a dead body shows up. Heather becomes determined to work out the cause of death and solve the mystery, before walking down the aisle. 

Heathers colleagues, and friends where she works are wonderful characters, with completely different personalities. There is a whole host of ancillary characters that really add to the feel of the book. Keep an eye out for David, who although had a small part, I felt was an very well written character .

The Bride Wore Size 12, I found to be a delightful, easy to read mystery, with some wonderfully light hearted sections, and was a very enjoyable book.

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