Girls in White Dresses by Jennifer Close
Published: August 9, 2011
Format: via Overdrive
Wickedly hilarious and utterly recognizable, Girls in White Dresses tells the story of three women grappling with heartbreak and career change, family pressure and new love—all while suffering through an endless round of weddings and bridal showers.
Isabella, Mary, and Lauren feel like everyone they know is getting married. On Sunday after Sunday, at bridal shower after bridal shower, they coo over toasters, collect ribbons and wrapping paper, eat minuscule sandwiches and doll-sized cakes. They wear pastel dresses and drink champagne by the case, but amid the celebration these women have their own lives to contend with: Isabella is working at a mailing-list company, dizzy with the mixed signals of a boss who claims she’s on a diet but has Isabella file all morning if she forgets to bring her a chocolate muffin. Mary thinks she might cry with happiness when she finally meets a nice guy who loves his mother, only to realize he’ll never love Mary quite as much. And Lauren, a waitress at a Midtown bar, swears up and down she won’t fall for the sleazy bartender—a promise that his dirty blond curls and perfect vodka sodas make hard to keep.
I listened to this as an audiobook and honestly, it was the worse. I thought this was going to be something light and fun but, I was confused as hell. It claims it was a story of three friends but I swear there were so many characters I didn’t know who was who. What I was looking for and what I got were two different things and I didn’t like it. I didn’t like the storyline and the characters were whiny and dislikeable. This was one read that fell really flat, to say the least.