The Bride Wore Size 12 (Heather Wells #5)

Featured
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
2509 0
The Bride Wore Size 12 (Heather Wells #5)
Author(s)
Age Range
16+
Release Date
September 24, 2013
ISBN
9780061734793
Buy This Book
      
Heather Wells is used to having her cake and eating it too, but this time her cake just might be cooked. Her wedding cake, that is. 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.

Editor reviews

1 reviews

Another Laugh-Filled Heather Wells Book
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
5.0
Writing Style 
 
4.0
What I Liked:
Meg Cabot is, in fact, my most-read author, just narrowly edging out Janet Evanovich for that honor. I have a soft spot for sassy women and hilarious books, okay? I tell you about my vast store of Meg Cabot knowledge so that you’ll understand that when I say that the Heather Wells series is among her best books, you’ll know that I have some idea what I’m talking about. The Bride Wore Size 12 fits in with the rest of the series perfectly, full of murders, laughs and the colorful cast of characters I’ve come to know and love.

Heather Wells, former pop star and current assistant director at New York College, is a wonderful heroine. She’s not a genius or fantastically pretty, but she’s funny and full of sass and totally without pretension. Also, who doesn’t love a woman who, in the first chapter, is mentally deriding a mother for slut-shaming her daughter’s roommate? Another reason to love Heather? Even though The Bride Wore Size 12 is obviously about her and Cooper getting hitched, there’s really not all that much wedding-focused stuff in here. Don’t get me wrong. I love Cooper and Heather and wish them the best, but wedding planning doesn’t interest me.

Instead of planning a wedding, Heather’s busy trying to solve another murder on her campus. That “Death Dorm” nickname for the residence hall where she works is not going anywhere fast. I’ve spent the whole time wondering if this many college students really do die at large universities. I mean, at least not by murder, right? I went to a tiny school and we had one near-death by falling off a cliff, but I think that was it.

Of course, Meg Cabot’s not really setting out to write something realistic. What Meg Cabot does perfectly is write books which are pure fun. They’re light, fluffy, humorous and generally feature a seriously swoon-worthy male lead. Meg Cabot does this well, and that’s why I keep coming back to her books, even though I no longer read as many light books as I did when I was a teen. If you’re looking for something guaranteed to brighten your day and make you smile, you cannot go wrong with Heather Wells.

This time around, Meg Cabot also sets up a couple of additional ships, and they are the freaking cutest. There’s not all that much about either, since the book is all from Heather’s POV, but I loved every detail. Seriously, Meg Cabot excels at the adorable romances, because they’re never perfect. They’re a bit awkward and might seem out of place at first glance, but they’re so passionate and perfect for one another.

What Left Me Wanting More:
With The Bride Wore Size 12 might have gotten a bit over-ambitious plot-wise, though. There’s definitely a whole lot going on with a murder mystery, some international incidents, an attempt to oust New York College’s president, Heather’s wedding, and the distressing arrival of Heather’s money-stealing mother. Now, I’m not really detracting many points for this because it didn’t affect the book’s enjoyment level for me, but be aware that I don’t think most of the plots get wrapped up satisfactorily or realistically, most especially the one about Heather’s mother.

The Final Verdict:
The Bride Wore Size 12 might actually be the last book in the Heather Wells series, and I sort of hope so, because it would be such a great ending. If you’re a fan of the Stephanie Plum books, but wish Stephanie would just settle down with the right guy (MORELLI) already, then you should really be reading Meg Cabot’s Heather Wells series as soon as you can.
Report this review Comments (0) | Was this review helpful to you? 0 0

User reviews

There are no user reviews for this listing.
Already have an account? or Create an account
Powered by JReviews

FEATURED GIVEAWAYS

Latest Book Listings Added

Welcome to New York: A Little Engine that Could Road Trip
 
4.3
 
0.0 (0)
The Little Engine That Could is on the move and...
Be a Tree!
 
3.5
 
0.0 (0)
A lyrical, gorgeously illustrated look at the majesty of trees—and...
Gearbreakers (Gearbreakers, #1)
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Two girls on opposite sides of a war discover they're...
The Story King
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Magic has been reset in the Sunlit Lands, and the...
In A Flash
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
A riveting and dramatic story of two devoted sisters, Italian...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Tonight, seventeen-year-old Evalee is scheduled to die. ...
Welcome to California: A Little Engine that Could Road Trip
 
4.7
 
0.0 (0)
The Little Engine That Could is on the move and...
The Alpactory: Ready, Set, Go!
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Welcome to the Alpactory! These wacky alpacas are here to...
I Like to Share!
 
3.5
 
0.0 (0)
Celebrate the joys of learning to share in this exuberant...
The Infinity Courts (The Infinity Courts, #1)
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Westworld meets Warcross in this high-stakes, dizzyingly smart sci-fi about...
If Only...
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Bestselling author-illustrator Mies van Hout employs vivid creatures in a...
Like a Giant
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
A beautiful story about imagination and taking your time to...
A Rosa Le Encantan Los Carros/Rosa Loves Cars
 
4.5
 
0.0 (0)
Averiguemos con quâe juguetes juegan Rosa y sus amigos hoy!...
The Duck Who Didn't Like Water
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
See a duck take to the water of friendship in...
Goodnight, Little Llama
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Meet Little Llama, who is about to make a very...
The Boy and the Sea
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
A picture book meditation on curiosity, wonder, and finding one’s...

Latest Member Reviews

Gearbreakers (Gearbreakers, #1)
 
4.0
"GEARBREAKERS is a thrilling YA sci-fi/dystopian read. Godolia rules with an iron fist, using modified humans as their weapons to..."
The Infinity Courts (The Infinity Courts, #1)
 
5.0
"THE INFINITY COURTS is a stunning and dazzling YA fantasy about morality, humanity, and the afterlife. Nami is truly excited..."
Curse of the Specter Queen
 
3.7
"CURSE OF THE SPECTER QUEEN was an intriguing YA historical fiction with code-breaking, good friends, and imminent danger. Sam works..."
The Sky Above Us
 
3.7
"What worked: Unique coming-of-age story that tackles grief and tragedy. Told through the eyes of six teens, this story starts..."
Instructions for Dancing
 
5.0
"INSTRUCTIONS FOR DANCING is an engaging YA contemporary about romance, family, and coming of age. Evie stopped believing in love..."
The Tragedy of Dane Riley
 
4.3
"THE TRAGEDY OF DANE RILEY is a compelling YA contemporary read about family, grief, depression, and mental illness. Dane is..."
The Shadow War
 
3.3
"What worked: Intriguing mix of Sci-fi with historical set during WWII. There is a lot going on in this engaging..."
Kneel
 
5.0
"Russell and his friend Marion live in Louisiana, and hope to use their skills at football to work their way..."
A Season of Sinister Dreams
 
4.3
"A SEASON OF SINISTER DREAMS is an engaging YA fantasy that follows two young women, Evra and Annalise. Annalise lives..."
I Can See Clearly
 
3.3
"Luc Ponti comes from a strong Italian family, and his father (an NCAA point guard, Princeton grad, Special Forces and..."
Fire with Fire
 
4.7
"Dani Rivera may excel at every part of her dragon slaying training, but she would rather focus on being normal..."
Better Together
 
5.0
"BETTER TOGETHER is a delightful and charming YA contemporary read about sisterhood, family, and healing. Siri lives with her mother..."
Get a Clue: A Bookish Boyfriends #4
 
4.3
"In this fourth book set at Reginald R. Hero High, we meet Huck and Win, the brother of Curtis from..."
The Fault In Our Stars
 
5.0
"I had enjoyed this book to great extent. I loved the relationship connection between the two characters and how the..."
The Cruelest Mercy (The Kinder Poison, #2)
 
4.7
"THE CRUELEST MERCY is an intriguing second book in an enthralling YA fantasy series. After the rush and danger of..."
Heiress Apparently (Daughters of the Dynasty, #1)
 
4.0
"What worked: This was a fun take on Crazy Rich Asians meets descendants of Empress Regent of China. Gemma..."
The Box in the Woods (Truly Devious, #4)
 
5.0
"THE BOX IN THE WOODS is a fantastic continuation of Stevie's story with a whole new cold case to solve...."
 
4.7
"Miles "Pudge" Halter seeks for a "Great Perhaps", and attends Culver Creek, a boarding school. Yet, he finds himself with..."
 
5.0
"To say that this book was one of my most anticipated releases for 2021 is an understatement. After the impact..."
 
5.0
"Oh my goodness what a way to end this series! I honestly took a little longer to finish this book..."