The Bride Wore Size 12 (Heather Wells #5)

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The Bride Wore Size 12 (Heather Wells #5)
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Release Date
September 24, 2013
ISBN
9780061734793
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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.

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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.
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