The Bride Wore Size 12 by Meg Cabot (Heather Wells #5)
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (September 2013)
Formats Available: Paperback, Kindle, Audio
Format Read: ARC
Synopsis from Goodreads: 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.
My thoughts: My second foray into the world of Heather Wells was once again not what I expected it to be. In this installment of the Heather Wells Mystery Series it seemed that Heather was more central to the various story lines than she was in Size 12 and Ready to Rock. Given the title, one would think that Heather’s impending nuptials to Cooper would be at the forefront of the story. I didn’t find this to be the case. I thought that both the wedding and in some cases the murder took a backseat to some of the other issues brought out.
I don’t mean to imply that this was a bad approach to take. On the contrary I rather liked learning more about Heather as a character. I can’t help but wonder if the author might like to develop her further and perhaps take her in a different direction… as someone who enjoys a well developed sassy and spunky heroine, I’d be okay with that development.
Have you read any of the Heather Wells series? What do you think. Would you like to see Heather stay out of trouble and learn more about her?
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