September 22, 2013

Review: The Bride Wore Size 12 by Meg Cabot

The Bride Wore Size 12 by Meg Cabot
Series: Heather Wells Mysteries #5
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Source: Edelweiss
ISBN: 9780061734793
Release Date: September 24, 2013
Pages: 294

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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.

I've been a huge fan of Meg Cabot for years. I can't think of a single book of hers that I have read and I didn’t love. Now I’m not a big fan of mysteries, but this is one series that is an exception for me. Meg writes hilarious situations that Heather gets into and you can’t help devouring chapter after chapter to see what happens next.

This is Meg Cabot’s fifth book in the Heather Wells series and I absolutely adored it. I love the main character, Heather. She isn’t perfect. She is moody, sarcastic, and quick-witted. She handles the students at New York College so well. She treats them as they were her own. She knows when to be tough and when to overstep her bounds, (which is quite often) and dive into whatever drama is going on at Fisher Hall. I forget how much I missed the secondary characters, Gavin, Magda, Sarah, etc. They add an extra layer to the book. Heather might not have the ideal family, but she made one at New York College and it really shows in this book.

In The Bride Wore Size 12 we are finally at the moment this series has been leading to…Heather and Cooper are engaged and their wedding is just around the corner. But of course nothing is ever quiet for too long in Heather’s world. The new school year hasn't started yet, but Heather is already having a tough year.

Heather, you sat with a young girl’s dead body all day yesterday. Then you went home and your mom, who abandoned you a decade ago, dropped by unannounced. I think there’s a possibility you might need to talk to a mental health specialist.

Heather and Cooper are just too cute together in this book. I just love Cooper to bits. Cooper knows that Heather will get into all kinds of shenanigans no matter what, but still he wants to protect her. They are a great match. Their love for each is so sweet and the wedding was just perfect.

As you pointed out, I should have left well enough alone. But. . . well, it’s not in your nature, either, Heather. That’s why we make such a perfect pair.

Honestly, if this was the final book in the series I would be happy with it. As much as I would love more of Heather’s hijinks, this was the ideal ending. It’s the finale I have been waiting for.

P.S. If you enjoy any of the Heather Wells Mysteries I would recommend checking out Meg Cabot’s Queen of Babble series, which is equally (almost) as funny.

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