2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on January 12, 2012
I have really enjoyed this series. Read the first one in 2 hours and immediately purchased the second one. They are an easy read that speak more to the healthy relationships that women can have with one another rather than a romance story. I like meeting these 3 women and watching how they relate to each other in a realistic manner. There is salty language (what I would expect from mid 20 year old women that are out on their own and with one another). There is no sex in the story but none is needed. My only complaint that the ending was a bit contrived. I would have been happy seeing the start of a relationship between the 2 main characters...we can see the development and possibly culmination of the relationship in the next book that focuses on Annie. Definitely recommend and it worth the purchase price.
8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on November 4, 2011
This is the story that continues the lives of Ginny, Annie and Jen. 3 girls...now women...who have been best friends since High School. After college they rented a small house in Ferndale. The first book, Three Girls and a Baby, was centered around Ginny who had broken up with her long-time boyfriend and found out she was pregnant. This one is from Jen's view. Jen is a very organized event planner. She just received the opportunity of a lifetime, plan the wedding (and all the events relating to it) for Kiki Barker, daughter of a rich real estate investor, David Barker. At the same time her best friend Ginny gets engaged. Can Jen plan both without losing her mind?
Jen's boss takes away all of her current projects and tells her she will be assisting newly-promoted partner Jason Richardson. While excited by the opportunity, she is less than thrilled at the prospect of working with smarmy Jason. Jen is determined to make this a success, knowing if she does everything right she will get a promotion and be allowed to work on the events she wants to work on. Jason leaves her with almost all the work, and the next 5 months are spent in a haze of overwork and sleeplessness. Ginny's wedding is barely on her radar.
There are also 2 love interests. When the first one was introduced, Matt - the best man and groom's brother, I thought I knew exactly what would happen. But then she kept getting mixed signals and started dating Jason, reluctantly of course. I didn't know what was happening until the very end. It wasn't predictable at all!
Rachel Schurig uses a light, conversational tone throughout the story. For example, I kept seeing the word "gonna." At first it bothered me, very poor grammar and all. But then I realized if I were talking that's what I would say. Does anyone actually say "going to" anymore?
The title is long, but catchy. The first book was Three Girls and a Baby, about Ginny. This book is Three Girls and a Wedding, about Jen. The third book will be titled Three Girls and a Leading Man, about Annie. The cover art is so cute, and it fits in with the first book. Rachel is making it obvious that these three books are connected. It doesn't always work, but in this case it is both necessary and fun.
The story was a very fast read, even at 198 pages. I started reading Sunday afternoon and finished it Monday morning. I couldn't put it down. The story doesn't slow down for a minute, but it's not too fast either. It does, however shift pace. When tensions are high, the story moves faster. When Jen hits the wall and slows down, so does the story. It forces your own feelings to play along.
These stories are set in Metro Detroit, so I actually recognize a lot of the places mentioned in the book. Like the RenCen, which is the Renaissance Center in Detroit. It's a beautiful and large building right in the city.
I was so excited to read this story. As soon as I heard it was out, I wrote the author begging for a copy. I couldn't wait to read it and after the first book I knew I would love it. It did not disappoint. Rachel is a great author and this is a great piece of chick lit.
And now, sadly I must wait for that third book. I swear, I want to volunteer to be a beta reader just so I can read it sooner.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on August 3, 2013
I have just reviewed "Three Girls and a Leading Man" and the same goes for this one. Once I start reading, I can't wait to see how it turns out. This one was really great, and told from Jen's perspective whereas "Three Girls and a Leading Man" is told from Annie's side of things. Quite emotional when she deals with her family history.
on August 20, 2012
Rachel has done a great job intertwining the lives of three best friends in her Three Girls series. It's a difficult job to keep up the same level of writing and flow from book to book with each one about a different friend, but, she has managed to do just that. I've enjoyed each book equally and this one about a fourth new friend (previous bride that Jen planned a wedding for)Kiki is a fast good read. If you liked the others, you'll like this one as well!
on April 30, 2014
In the second installment of the Three Girls series, the spotlight is on Jen. Of Jen, Ginny, and Annie, Jen is the most Type A and loves to plan things. Since she's an event planner, it's a good thing. When Jen is asked to assist on the wedding of socialite Kiki Barber, it could mean huge things for her career and she's determined to help throw the wedding of the year. She's also determined to organize Ginny's wedding to Josh. Unfortunately, Jen is working herself into the ground and despite her go-getter nature, things don't go as planned. Will her career dreams be shattered? Will her two best friends have her back or will she lose them too? And what's up with the gorgeous best man sending her mixed messages?
I became a huge fan of Schurig after reading Three Girls and a Baby. I love her writing style and her characters were so much fun and so real. I loved Ginny so much and feared that I wouldn't like Part 2 as much. I was wrong. I absolutely loved this book. And call me fickle, but I think I might like Jen even more than Ginny! The romance in this one was cute and although I think the relationship conflict could have been stronger, I devoured this book and highly recommend.