It Takes Two (Bridesmaids Behaving Badly #2)
In this hilarious romantic comedy, USA Today bestselling author Jenny Holiday proves that what happens in Vegas doesn't always stay in Vegas... All's fair in love and war Wendy Liu should be delighted to be her best friend's maid of honor. But after years spent avoiding the bride's brother - aka the boy who once broke her heart - she's now trapped with him during an endless amount of wedding festivities. Luckily she's had time to perfect her poker face, and engaging Noah Denning in a little friendly competition might just prove that she's over him for good... Noah Denning is determined to make his little sister's wedding memorable. But it seems Wendy is trying to outdo him at every turn. Challenging each other was always something he and Wendy did right, so when she proposes they compete to see who can throw the best bachelor or bachelorette party in Sin City, Noah takes the bait - and ups the stakes. Because this time around, he wants Wendy for keeps. And when you're fighting for love, all bets are off. The Bridesmaids Behaving Badly series: One and Only It Takes Two Three Little Words

It Takes Two (Bridesmaids Behaving Badly #2) Details

TitleIt Takes Two (Bridesmaids Behaving Badly #2)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJun 26th, 2018
PublisherForever
Rating
GenreRomance, Contemporary Romance, Contemporary, Adult

It Takes Two (Bridesmaids Behaving Badly #2) Review

  • Geri Reads
    January 1, 1970
    Jenny Holiday is a new to me author that I started reading a couple of months ago. Her new series, Bridesmaids Behaving Badly centers around a group of friends who are bridesmaids in each other’s weddings. I really liked the first book in the series, One and Only, and of the standout characters I enjoyed in the book was Jane’s best friend, Wendy and her unrequited feelings for Jane’s older brother Noah. It Takes Two is their story. And let me tell you: I swooned and cried and smiled all the way Jenny Holiday is a new to me author that I started reading a couple of months ago. Her new series, Bridesmaids Behaving Badly centers around a group of friends who are bridesmaids in each other’s weddings. I really liked the first book in the series, One and Only, and of the standout characters I enjoyed in the book was Jane’s best friend, Wendy and her unrequited feelings for Jane’s older brother Noah. It Takes Two is their story. And let me tell you: I swooned and cried and smiled all the way because this book was fabulous. “Was this what being in love was like—being in a musical?” It Takes Two has everything I want in my romance:Firstly, it features a stubborn, prickly heroine who is hiding a soft gooey center. Wendy has abandonment issues and a slew of other issues that made me want to give her a hug. She’s also smart, loyal, and a good friend to her girlfriends.Secondly, Noah is a caretaker hero who is endearing and solid, and just an all around great guy to have in your life. Sure, he was a bit clueless in the beginning (hello! He’s a guy!) but I never got the idea that he was hurtful or mean towards Wendy.Thirdly, and my most favorite of all, is the strong bond between these 4 female friends. I LOVE female friendship in books. Seriously. Romance books should feature more women supporting other women. This book is filled with so much love and affection between female friends. I just loved reading about these girls and their devotion to each other.And last but not the least, it has two of my favorite tropes: unrequited love and in-love-with-bestfriend’s-brother. I, a seasoned romance reader who loves her tropes, am predisposed to like this book. No question about it. This book was written for readers like me.My only gripe about this book, and this is a minor one and it’s probably just me, is that the middle and towards the end lagged a bit in terms of pacing. It rebounded with the ending but I just noticed how the story slowed down a bit in the middle. While it didn’t affect my enjoyment for the book that much considering I still really enjoyed it, I’m mentioning it here to give other readers a heads up.Other than that, It Takes Two was everything I was hoping for. I enjoyed it and if you like the things I mentioned above, you might enjoy this one, too!I voluntarily accepted and reviewed an ARC provided by the publisher.
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  • Hollis
    January 1, 1970
    DNF at 31% (after initially quitting at 17% and then trying again)I know, I know. I said I was thisclose to DNFing the first one and how amazed I was that it got better and how glad I was for not quitting on it but oh man. This one feels worse. We have yet another bridezilla but this time she's convinced she's subverting all bridezilla tropes by being obsessed with doing things lowkey -- including creating a wedding website full of lowkey information and lowkey questionnaires and lowkey portrait DNF at 31% (after initially quitting at 17% and then trying again)I know, I know. I said I was thisclose to DNFing the first one and how amazed I was that it got better and how glad I was for not quitting on it but oh man. This one feels worse. We have yet another bridezilla but this time she's convinced she's subverting all bridezilla tropes by being obsessed with doing things lowkey -- including creating a wedding website full of lowkey information and lowkey questionnaires and lowkey portraits and omg; this is, of course, Jane, from book one, who just experienced similar nonsense with the first bridezilla. Cue eye twitch from basically page one. I was not drawn in by Wendy or Noah, Jane's protective and caring and Man of the House brother, and the unresolved but mutual (?) childhood crush or 'woe is me he did this not really all that terrible thing when we were eighteen I must avoid him for the rest of my life' issues Wendy keeps fixating on. I'll admit the extra fifteen-ish percent didn't annoy me overly much but neither was it interesting and to be honest I mostly skimmed it. There was a Josh Groban concert and an epiphany where Noah realized the cologne he'd been wearing since he was a teen actually smelled like pine. Sigh.I'm also disappointed because in less than twenty percent I went from liking Jane (from book one) to.. not liking her at all anymore. So I'd rather keep my happy feelings of the first book intact and just throw in the towel here.I think I'm tapping out of this series.
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  • Ivy Deluca
    January 1, 1970
    The GoodSometimes you want it to hurt so good. So when I started reading It Takes Two, and realized that there’s this deep thread of longing between Wendy and Noah, man did it stir up my angsty cravings. There’s just something about connecting with a character that has that deep down desire for someone that they think they can never have that. Make it BOTH lead characters feeling that way and lawd, that just makes me want to get my groove on.That’s the kind of angst I can get behind (heh). I thi The GoodSometimes you want it to hurt so good. So when I started reading It Takes Two, and realized that there’s this deep thread of longing between Wendy and Noah, man did it stir up my angsty cravings. There’s just something about connecting with a character that has that deep down desire for someone that they think they can never have that. Make it BOTH lead characters feeling that way and lawd, that just makes me want to get my groove on.That’s the kind of angst I can get behind (heh). I think the Firsts (meet, kiss, love scene) were great and helped to keep me invested in what happened with these two. The little nuggets of history that Ms. Holiday drops along the way really set the scene for said longing and I was dying to find out just why these two never got together. In that respect, the story worked well for me.And finally, I usually struggle with romances featuring lawyers because I work as a criminal defense paralegal. It’s like doctors reading doctor romance, you can’t help but nitpick the inaccuracies. It takes me out of the moment and no one wants that when you’re trying to immerse yourself in a romance. While there were a couple of things that were a bit off, for the most part their attorney shop talk as foreplay really did work and I loved Wendy’s response to someone who doesn’t understand why she does what she does. I think she handled it admirably and I was happy with the way their profession informs their characters and their interaction with each other.The BadThis pains me a bit. I mean, the ‘verse, the characters, the longing, it all drew me in and I enjoyed my time with Wendy and Noah. And yet, there are several plot devices that drove me a little batty, so I wasn’t as into this book as I was One and Only, the first book in the series. Both are runners, literally and figuratively. Both struggle with being frozen by events in their past that they’ve hung onto that have colored all of their actions to the present day. It’s part and parcel of the angst and I get that. It didn’t stop me from wanting to smack them upside their heads at different times, especially when the conflict felt drawn out just for the sake of drawing it out. I understood their issues and sympathized with most of it, however, I think there were several scenes that were a bit repetitive and considering how intelligent I thought these characters are, just don’t make sense. Which leads me to the ending - I will say, I’m not exactly sure if I’m satisfied with that resolution. There’s a big gesture, and yes you get the climactic scenes that gets everything out in the open. I was just left wanting more, in the not as good as it could be way. Everything in BetweenThis group of friends is so believable and well drawn that their individual dynamics feel very familiar. I myself am part of a quad of girlfriends and we have our own subgroups that have changed over time because of relationships, children and general interests not being the same. But we’re all tied to each other through memories and our love for each other. The family we chose, not the family we were born with, but still important. In that respect, this ‘verse continues to resonate with me and I want it to continue. Gia needs her story stat, especially since I have no idea who is going to be her partner at this point, but I’m dying to find out. 3.25-3.5 starsI liked Wendy and Noah’s romance. I liked Wendy and Noah and their journey to an HEA. I just didn’t love it the way I wanted to. The angst and the buildup to the confrontation was captivating and while it’s flawed, I did ultimately love revisiting this cast of characters and I want to keep visiting this world. I’m so ready to get to Gia’s story. **ARC provided by publisher via netgalley for review**For more reviews, visit
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  • Dísir
    January 1, 1970
    This series, as the name suggests, is built around weddings, bridezillas and how each pairing is cemented in this heightened time of blustery emotions spiking high and low…along with random crying spurts. Jenny Holiday’s ‘One and Only’ set the precedent. ‘It Takes Two’ continues it in a different way, and had me on tenterhooks for a while. Well, most second-chance romances do actually, because I’m always looking for a satisfactory explanation of the pairing’s history before I can believe in the This series, as the name suggests, is built around weddings, bridezillas and how each pairing is cemented in this heightened time of blustery emotions spiking high and low…along with random crying spurts. Jenny Holiday’s ‘One and Only’ set the precedent. ‘It Takes Two’ continues it in a different way, and had me on tenterhooks for a while. Well, most second-chance romances do actually, because I’m always looking for a satisfactory explanation of the pairing’s history before I can believe in the way it all comes together in the present.A ruined teenage crush that had been elemental in some ways and a man who’s nothing but oblivious to what he’d done—his mind was simply on responsibility and not much else—do after all, make for interesting reading. In this case, the best friend’s brother returns home and Wendy’s constant avoidance of Noah Denning—through the years—is no longer possible. That childhood, familial bond has since devolved into uneasy tension, layered over by sniping and oneupmanship that happens during a wedding that neither can avoid.Wendy’s history with Noah is thankfully, not made out to be a something that she hasn’t ever gotten over, but rather, a hurtful and never-forgotten experience cementing a personality that solidified in the many years after Noah left. And because Holiday hasn’t made this momentous event akin to the most epic heartbreak of Wendy’s life, this is fertile ground for a so-called second-chance that I think I can get on board with. Still, blaming Noah for the entire change in her adult outlook on dating however, seems extreme, seeing as Wendy’s combative stance stemming from her (somewhat unfairly) padded memory of prom night when she’d deliberately remembered him as someone he isn’t.The amount of self-reflection that Holiday writes into the story and the tightly-controlled amount of angst, I think, make this better than the average rom-com for me. There are odd bits though, that threw me off: the flashbacks that aren’t demarcated but pop into a scene unannounced, the somewhat awkward dance between Wendy and Noah that hops from taunting to a huge step into bed. But to the even more awkward and unbelievable realisation that the thing between them had always been love despite 17 years of separation and nothing but big-brother-type protection before? Gobsmacked doesn’t quite cover it.In all, there were parts I liked and parts that caught me frowning. I would have preferred a more iron-clad HEA in a conclusion that seems more like a HFN here; this is, like the previous book, an abrupt one that leaves the couple standing at a precipice of change just as the credits start to roll.*ARC by the publisher via Netgalley
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  • Sheyla ✎
    January 1, 1970
    It Takes Two is the second book in the Bridesmaids Behaving Badly series. Like its predecessor, once again another bridesmaid will have a hot romance just before the wedding.Wendy Liu and Noah Denning had known each other for a long time. Wendy and Noah's sister Jane, are best friends. As teenagers, both girls bonded after the passing of their fathers. For Noah, losing his father forced him to grow up. He had to be there for his mother and his sister. He was there to protect them and to keep th It Takes Two is the second book in the Bridesmaids Behaving Badly series. Like its predecessor, once again another bridesmaid will have a hot romance just before the wedding.Wendy Liu and Noah Denning had known each other for a long time. Wendy and Noah's sister Jane, are best friends. As teenagers, both girls bonded after the passing of their fathers. For Noah, losing his father forced him to grow up. He had to be there for his mother and his sister. He was there to protect them and to keep them solvent. He worked all the time and even in the present, he's still a workaholic. He's a prosecutor in New York City but he won't miss his sister's wedding in Canada. Noah doesn't want to admit it, even to himself, but he also wants to see Wendy. He loves to verbally spar with her and he's eager to do it again. Years ago, they almost had something together but Noah doesn't think it's a good idea to rehash it now.Wendy Liu is a defense attorney. She's smart and dedicated to her job. She's also sucking at being her best friend's bridesmaid. She knows Jane wants to have a low key wedding (or so she says) but Wendy wants to avoid Noah as much as she can. Noah was the boy who broke her heart and over the years, she has made herself scarce when he comes visiting. Wendy's not sure how can she avoid him at Jane's wedding. Noah and Wendy have always had a competitive streak. They used to run together and race each other. When the time to plan the Bachelorette/Bachelor party arrives, a new bet begins. Wendy discovers that Noah plans to have theirs in Las Vegas. She can't let Noah beat her. She jumps to the idea of having the bachelorette party there too. A trip to Las Vegas ensues and Wendy and Noah can't remember why sleeping together is such a bad idea. After all, what happens in Vegas stays in Las Vegas, right? It Takes Two was a cute romance novel. I love Noah. He was such a good brother. He had made many sacrifices for his family. He always put them first. He was happy for Jane and Cameron. He knew Cameron will have Jane's back. He was finally able to relax and not worry about Jane's future. Wendy had been running away from Noah for years. She has meaningless relationships because she didn't want to get hurt again. After seeing him again, it was easier for her to downplay her feelings for Noah than to face the truth. It was nice to see how they both realized what was keeping them from moving forward. Both Noah and Wendy were marked by their past. Sometimes it takes someone else to make you realize what are you going to miss out in life if you keep on running. Thank you Forever and NetGalley for providing me with a complimentary copy of It Takes Two in exchange for an honest review. Cliffhanger: No3/5 FangsA complimentary copy was provided by Forever via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.MrsLeif's Two Fangs About It | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
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  • Jacob Proffitt
    January 1, 1970
    This is second in a series and I think the friend setup and developments from the first are important before starting this one.I kept reading this long after I was done with it, if you know what I mean. There are two aspects of this that grated on me and I could only edit one in my head. We're all affected by painful events in our pasts. Things that happen when we are young sometimes have profound life-altering effects and that shows up in romances all the time. As it should. But sometimes, auth This is second in a series and I think the friend setup and developments from the first are important before starting this one.I kept reading this long after I was done with it, if you know what I mean. There are two aspects of this that grated on me and I could only edit one in my head. We're all affected by painful events in our pasts. Things that happen when we are young sometimes have profound life-altering effects and that shows up in romances all the time. As it should. But sometimes, authors want us to buy characters who haven't substantially changed in literally half a lifetime. This story has thirty-sometimes who are in the same emotional place they were in high school. Which means that they haven't evolved or learned or recovered for over a decade and a half. And that's just too stinking long. Yeah, people plod on in ruts but they don't stay in the exact same emotional place. Life is too dynamic to remain still so having these characters still on the same trajectory without realizing that's what they're doing? Yeah, that doesn't work for me. Fortunately, I can generally edit that in my head by mentally subtracting a decade and moving on.What I couldn't edit in my head is that these two idiots just don't talk. Which is ironic because they're both lawyers and essentially make their living by talking. Having them both be complete cowards unable to simply discuss things that are important to them was frustrating by the novel's midpoint. I have no idea why I continued as far as I did (I'm past the three quarters point before finally giving up).Additional aggravations were the stunningly poor cover copy (which mentions stuff that still hasn't happened at the three-quarters point, namely (view spoiler)[Noah still hasn't determined to make a push to win Wendy "for keeps" and the bet thing? yeah, that doesn't happen until the midpoint, either (hide spoiler)]). And developments that were awfully sophomoric for supposedly successful attorneys who go on and on about how smart they are and how much each loves that the other can "challenge" them intellectually. Oh, and this book has to make Jane stupid and petty so that she can become the bridezilla of the story. And I kind of hated that (though Cameron is still worth swooning over).It's not all bad. There are some excellent exchanges and some of the challenging of each other does sparkle. Still, it's not enough to justify having pushed on as long as I did, let alone trying to give this more than the one-star I'm ending up with.
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  • Maria Rose
    January 1, 1970
    It Takes Two by Jenny Holiday is the second delightful romance in her Bridesmaids Behaving Badly series. This one is a best friend’s sibling trope romance and again revolves around what happens with a group of women friends in the weeks leading up to a wedding.Wendy Liu is happy for her best friend Jane, she really is – or at least she’s trying to be. Jane is marrying Cameron (they met in the first in the series One and Only), someone Wendy isn’t sure is suited to Jane. Wendy and Jane have been It Takes Two by Jenny Holiday is the second delightful romance in her Bridesmaids Behaving Badly series. This one is a best friend’s sibling trope romance and again revolves around what happens with a group of women friends in the weeks leading up to a wedding.Wendy Liu is happy for her best friend Jane, she really is – or at least she’s trying to be. Jane is marrying Cameron (they met in the first in the series One and Only), someone Wendy isn’t sure is suited to Jane. Wendy and Jane have been friends since they were kids, members of the Dead Dads club, and supportive of each other throughout all their troubles. In fact, Jane’s older brother Noah had taken on the responsibility of caring for Wendy like another sister, though as Wendy became a teenager her feelings towards Noah had become decidedly not brotherly. When Noah agrees to take her to the prom but then ends up working a double shift, the humiliation is the beginning of a transformation for Wendy. She’s never forgiven Noah for the slight, and the approaching wedding means she’s going to have to play nice with him until it’s over.Noah is a lawyer, like Wendy, though they are on opposite sides of the bench as Noah is a prosecutor and Wendy is a defense attorney. They’ve scarcely seen each other for the last several years, though when they are in the same room they spar like worthy adversaries. In fact, it sets off some other sparks as well. A trip to New York where ‘what happens in New York stays in New York’ results in some sexy times, and the start of a secret affair. As Jane and Cameron’s wedding gets closer, will Wendy find a way to let go of the hurts of the past and take a chance on a future with Noah?For more of this review please visit Harlequin Junkie: http://harlequinjunkie.com/review-it-...A copy of this story was provided by the publisher via NetGalley for review.
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  • Lacey (Booklovers For Life)
    January 1, 1970
    This was such a sweet read!! I adore the best friend’s brother trope. This also had a bit of a second chance romance and enemies to lovers. I definitely recommend this book if you love rom-coms and wedding romances!!Review to come!Thanks to the publisher for generously providing me an ARC to review.
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  • Sissy's Romance Book Review
    January 1, 1970
    It Takes Two Jenny Holiday by Jenny Holiday is book Two in the Bridesmaids Behaving Badly Series. This is the story of Wendy Liu and Noah Denning. I haven't yet read the previous book in this series, so for me this was a standalone book. Wendy and Noah have always liked each other but nothing ever really came of it. Now his sister is getting married and Wendy is there front and center. Will this be their chance to work things out and follow their feelings? Really enjoyed their story!
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  • Lisa (Remarkablylisa)
    January 1, 1970
    MY RATING: 4.5/5 STARS I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for a honest review.Okay, this is my second book ever from Jenny Holiday and if you haven't read One and only (the first book in the Bridemaids Behaving Badly series) then you really need to reconsider your to be read pile. Seriously. One and Only released earlier this year and it blew my mind. It was simply a romance novel filled with richness and depth.It Takes Two is the second novel in the Bridemaids Behaving Badly seri MY RATING: 4.5/5 STARS I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for a honest review.Okay, this is my second book ever from Jenny Holiday and if you haven't read One and only (the first book in the Bridemaids Behaving Badly series) then you really need to reconsider your to be read pile. Seriously. One and Only released earlier this year and it blew my mind. It was simply a romance novel filled with richness and depth.It Takes Two is the second novel in the Bridemaids Behaving Badly series and unlike the second one, I found Jenny Holiday taking a lighter edge to her main characters, Wendy Liu and Noah Denning. Unlike One and Only featuring Jane and Cameron, Wendy and Noah were cut from the same cloth but when compared to them, they don't hold as much emotional baggage. Where Jane carried guilt over her alcoholic father's death, Wendy had a father that passed away too young and a mother too absorbed with earning a living than focusing on raising her child. While Cameron was deemed the black sheep of the town let alone his family for misdemeanors that were really unfortunate accidents, Noah lost a father, grew up too fast when he was too young to take care of Jane, his younger sister, and his depressed mother. Sure, it was sad but it wasn't as complex or it didn't knock out the breath from my lungs like Jane and Cameron's backstory.However, it does not mean It Takes Two wasn't still a good book. It Takes Two felt like a solid book. It just felt right. I'm being an awful reviewer but have you ever read a book and you're nodding your head along because the story is compelling, the pacing is perfect, and the characters can be your best friends? This was what I felt for this novel. I really enjoyed the troupe this book followed which was childhood crush on your best friend's brother only to have it carry over in your adulthood years.Wendy has had a crush on Noah since she was still in high school. Her crush had developed naturally over the course of time instead of it being based on superficial reasons like he was super hot even though he was. She liked how dependable he was or how they just simply understood each other without getting all the right words out. They seemed to be on the same page so when Jane suggests to have Noah take Wendy as a date for Prom, they're both secretly thrilled and delighted. However, when Noah stands Wendy up, she is humiliated and heartbroken. She becomes a difference person after that traumatic event. Hardening herself, she grows out from her wallflower personality to become a fearless, smart, independent woman that swears like a sailor. I have to note that it was slightly frustrating that Wendy kept putting the blame on Noah for how she is in the present. Because of Noah standing her up, Wendy built this hard exterior. She makes emphasis about how she used to be shy and undetermined but what's seriously so bad about being a bad ass now? There's nothing wrong with being shy and there's definitely nothing wrong with being a super talented lawyer who grinds out the hours and argues till their last breath to ensure a fair trial has ensued. However, I am super pleased that Jenny did a fantastic job at character development and made Wendy realize there is no shame in who she is now because of her past.She's a good friend through and through so when the idea that her best friend will be getting married and entering the newlywed life, she's not so sure. Wendy becomes weary of Jane's new relationship, secretly resenting her fiance, Cameron, and berating herself for every negative thought that comes into her mind about them. It's silly but all this roots from the insecurities of her being left behind. Because without Jane, she feels she is utterly alone in this world. I totally cried like a baby when Wendy and Jane had "the talk." They were so open with each other and I just feel my throat constrict whenever I think of how powerful friendship can be. I just love these girls.Noah, on the other hand, is noble and steady as a rock. He doesn't do casual so he's shocked when he discovers that her little sister's best friend is a firecracker instead of the wallflower he remembered growing up. Ever since his father died, Noah took over the responsibility of being the sole provider in the Denning household. He worked himself to the bone while in high school to pay for the bills at home and to put food on the table. He also worked hard in his studies, making sure he followed a career path that was stable because stable meant little to no anomalies that could potentially leave him with no resources to take care of those around him. Noah has been programmed to think of others first before him and we can see how uptight or stiff he can get. However, his relationship with Wendy sparks on the pages. They bicker, banter, and have intelligent conversation with each other. They're clearly the same. They're both lawyers. They're both runners. They have similar personalities. It's just so obvious that they're made for each other.They enlist in casual sex but obviously soon emotions get involved which triggered the conflict in this novel. Main conflict themes in this novel included misunderstanding and miscommunication. Both parties could have communicated better. Wendy often gave a stand offish attitude towards Noah because of what happened at prom and Noah needed to take a moment before he actually speaks because word vomit got the best of him a lot of the times. Due to not communicating, they both seemed to tip toe around each other which can be frustrating. I also realized I started having a pet peeve in romance novels which is the idea that you didn't realize you loved someone until a pivotal moment. I'm not saying it's unrealistic and I'm definitely not saying, I hate it whenever it happens but when it's done correctly and well, I'll enjoy it.  It's just hard for me to feel the powerful emotions of love when all I felt from a character was indifference or them being flat-out clueless, it's hard for me to believe. I'm not saying this was 100% what happened with Noah and Wendy but it irked me a bit that Noah just seemed so clueless towards Wendy's feelings for him. After Noah has the epiphany, it got better for me. We saw the domesticated side of Noah who daydreamed about waking up with Wendy beside him or moving in with her, or even being open to the idea of being a father.Finally, this book is sexy. There's sex. And it's hot. And totally not suitable to read in the workplace unless you want HR to give you a call. Also, it's freaking hilarious. I cackled while reading Jenny Holiday's dry wit. MY RECOMMENDATION UM HELLO. If you're a huge fan of contemporary romance, look no further. It Takes Two is an intoxicating read I could not put down. Jenny Holiday is an amazingly talented author who writes stories that just grips you from the first page to the last.
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  • Aly
    January 1, 1970
    Defense lawyer Wendy Liu is happy for her best friend who's getting married but sad because she knows it won't be the same for their friendship. As if it wasn't stressful enough, Jane's brother, aka the guy she had a crush on and who stood her up at prom, is in town for his sister's wedding, and Wendy hasn't forgive him yet. For Wendy and Noah, everything has always been a competition. The readers will witness lot of sparring and bickering. The hero left Toronto for New York almost two decades a Defense lawyer Wendy Liu is happy for her best friend who's getting married but sad because she knows it won't be the same for their friendship. As if it wasn't stressful enough, Jane's brother, aka the guy she had a crush on and who stood her up at prom, is in town for his sister's wedding, and Wendy hasn't forgive him yet. For Wendy and Noah, everything has always been a competition. The readers will witness lot of sparring and bickering. The hero left Toronto for New York almost two decades ago and also became a lawyer. He's clueless about being the reason for Wendy's prickly attitude, but I can't blame him because it also mean he accept her like she is, even if she's not like the girl he used to know. Her own insecurities take up a lot of space in her life but she doesn't know it yet. "Things can happen that calcify you. Actually change the kind of person you are."I always have trouble when one of the MC previously considered the other like a brother or sister. Even if it was years ago, Noah still was kind of like an honorary brother and caregiver for Wendy so that may explain why it took me a lot of time before feeling invested in the romance and thought it was slow to begin. It's strange because while I didn't find this book particularly entertaining, I thought it was a pretty good book. Jenny Holiday impressed me with her writing style in the first book and I found it again in this one. I think what made it so great is that her characters felt like real people I could pass on the street, with situation that could happen in real life. And also Wendy's human reaction, like for instead her envy about certain things in her friend's life and the things she learned from it and how she finally opened her eyes on her denial about things in her life. It makes me realize I probably enjoyed the MC's journey more than their romance, but I can't say I was not happy about their HEA.I think this author bring something interesting to the genre. You should give it a try.
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  • Leah
    January 1, 1970
    LOVE LOVE LOVE. I'm super stingy with my 5 stars, but man oh man if this one isn't SO close!full thoughts to come!
  • Miranda (MrsLeif's Two Fangs About It)
    January 1, 1970
    It Takes Two was romantic novel full of angst and entertaining banter! This was a fun and quick read that made me feel the warm and fuzzies. Wendy, the main character, was a sweet and easy character to root for. Even though she had a lot of feelings building up inside her, she was someone that hated showing her true emotions. She was a strong woman who never wanted anyone to control her or her emotions. I admired her strength and determination, but I also loved watching her open up to Noah throu It Takes Two was romantic novel full of angst and entertaining banter! This was a fun and quick read that made me feel the warm and fuzzies. Wendy, the main character, was a sweet and easy character to root for. Even though she had a lot of feelings building up inside her, she was someone that hated showing her true emotions. She was a strong woman who never wanted anyone to control her or her emotions. I admired her strength and determination, but I also loved watching her open up to Noah throughout the book. The romance between Noah and Wendy had so many sweet moments, but also a lot of tension and longing. The angst added a lot of entertaining elements to the story, but there were times when the drama felt a bit ridiculous. There was a competition elements that felt a little repeatitive, which was frusterating. However, as a whole, the romance was still a cute romance! Overall, this was a cute and quick romance novel! If you are looking for a fun way to escape, I would recommend checking this book out!3 / 5 Fangs *This ebook was given to me in exchange for an honest review. * MrsLeif's Two Fangs About ItFacebookTwitter
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  • Ari
    January 1, 1970
    *I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review.**3.5 Stars!* Right after I finished One and Only, I decided to pick up It Takes Two to continue all the wedding fun. I gotta say, I'm really loving the titles for these books and these covers are so adorable! I get all the summer weddings vibes from them and it makes me want to go crash a wedding or two, lol. It Takes Two is a romance about unrequited love. As a teen, Wendy Liu had the biggest crush on J *I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review.**3.5 Stars!* Right after I finished One and Only, I decided to pick up It Takes Two to continue all the wedding fun. I gotta say, I'm really loving the titles for these books and these covers are so adorable! I get all the summer weddings vibes from them and it makes me want to go crash a wedding or two, lol. It Takes Two is a romance about unrequited love. As a teen, Wendy Liu had the biggest crush on Jane's older brother, Noah Denning. But those feelings went away after he left her heartbroken on prom night...or so she thinks. Years later, Noah has come back home for Jane's wedding and Wendy knows she can no longer avoid the man who once owned her heart. Deciding to put things in the past, Wendy and Noah start a little competition to see which one can outdo the other when it comes to Jane's wedding. But what started out as a friendly competition turns into a whole new game when one of them crosses the lines that neither of them can come back from.While I liked the second book in the Bridesmaids Behaving Badly series slightly better than the first, I didn't like it enough to give it that full four star rating. I don't know what it is, but I just can't connect with the Denning siblings. Noah is a nice guy who loves his sister and mother dearly and will basically do whatever it takes to make them happy, but I just felt like his character was a bit bland. I know that sounds harsh, but I thought Noah would've been more charming but instead we got an overprotective brother who needed to stop worrying and just have fun for a minute. I know Wendy's character might rub some people the wrong way, but I really liked her. She can be a little ice cold when you first meet her, but once she warms up, you see that she has her reasons for being guarded. Wendy is so used to people leaving her, she never let's anyone get too close. Letting her walls down around Noah was not something that came easy to her, especially after being burned once before. But once she does, that's when the story really picks up. Although I wasn't Noah's biggest fan, I did still enjoy the romance and seeing these two try to outdo one another. Also the banter was entertaining and since it's a slow-buring romance, you're gonna need some patience before you start getting any makeout action from these two. There were also more wedding shenanigans in this book than the previous book and some of these scenes had me dying with laughter. I'm telling y'all, these ladies are great entertainment and if Jenny Holiday wrote a book with these four alone getting into trouble, I would totally read it. Gia's story is the next book in this series and I can't wait for it! I'm excited to know more about the model and I curious to see who she gets paired up with.
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  • Linniegayl
    January 1, 1970
    I loved the first book in this series featuring Jane and Cameron and really looked forward to this second entry featuring her best friend Wendy and her brother Noah. It was fun seeing Jane again, but she seemed to have undergone a personality transplant which was troubling. This book centers around plans for Jane and Cameron’s wedding, and Jane, who hated all of the stuff involved in the first wedding, has turned into a bit of a bridezilla herself. Sure, she keeps telling everyone the wedding is I loved the first book in this series featuring Jane and Cameron and really looked forward to this second entry featuring her best friend Wendy and her brother Noah. It was fun seeing Jane again, but she seemed to have undergone a personality transplant which was troubling. This book centers around plans for Jane and Cameron’s wedding, and Jane, who hated all of the stuff involved in the first wedding, has turned into a bit of a bridezilla herself. Sure, she keeps telling everyone the wedding is “low key,” but then turns around and is incredibly demanding with the “low key” events. Wendy and Jane were childhood best friends, bonding over the fact that both their fathers had died, calling themselves alternately members of the “Dead Dads Club” or the “Lost Girls” (Peter Pan, Wendy, Jane….) Noah was like a surrogate big brother to Wendy, but he broke her heart in high school (apparently never knowing about the major crush Wendy had on him) and Wendy has avoided him ever since.In addition to having trouble dealing with Noah back for the wedding, Wendy’s also having trouble dealing with Jane’s happiness and upcoming marriage. Now that Jane has Cameron, is Wendy the only Lost Girl?The book takes place over the weeks leading up to the wedding, with Wendy and Noah thrown into ever-increasing contact with each other. Wendy’s an interesting, prickly character who has spent most of her life protecting her heart. She and Noah are super competitive and have a lot of fun conversations. Since Noah’s father died he’s tried to take care of his mother and sister, working incredibly long hours even while in high school. As a high-powered lawyer in New York City, he still sends money back to his sister and mother. Noah’s almost too perfect a character.I liked this second entry in the Bridesmaids Behaving Badly series, but nowhere near as much as the first. I would give it a B- here, so rounding to four stars.
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  • Under the Covers Book Blog
    January 1, 1970
    I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.I had some mixed feelings about the first book in this series because I didn't love that one as much as I was expecting to.  Even though I still enjoyed it.  But I was extremely excited about this pairing and couldn't wait to dive into it.IT TAKES TWO is about Wendy and Noah.  They've known each other their whole lives and have always played an i I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.I had some mixed feelings about the first book in this series because I didn't love that one as much as I was expecting to.  Even though I still enjoyed it.  But I was extremely excited about this pairing and couldn't wait to dive into it.IT TAKES TWO is about Wendy and Noah.  They've known each other their whole lives and have always played an important role.  Wendy is Noah's sisters' best friend and that is Jane, the heroine from book one.  They're forced into some proximity due to Jane's wedding coming up and that stirs up feelings long thought buried between them.  I loved stories like this.  Trope catnip for me.I started reading IT TAKES TWO and I didn't want to put it down until I finished it.  It was addictive and I just couldn't get enough of it.  Wendy is so very independent and also shows a carefree side to the world.  Noah is the rock, the dependable and responsible one.  They could both be more like the other and circumstances in life are what shaped them.  I adored how clueless Noah was (most of the time) and how Wendy pushed him out of his comfort zone on more than one occasion.  These two were the perfect sparks for an adorable read.I can't wait to read more from this series and I hope I enjoy it as much as I did this one.*ARC provided by publisherReviewed by Francesca❤ ♡ Don't want to miss any of our posts? Subscribe to our blog by email! ♡ ❤
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  • Kim
    January 1, 1970
    Find this review and more at kimberlyfaye reads. I'm loving Jenny Holiday's Bridesmaids Behaving Badly series so very much! It's fun, swoony and sexy and Wendy and Noah gave me all the feels in the latest installment, It Takes Two.I'll never not love the best friend's big brother trope, especially when it's done as well as it was with Wendy and Noah. I loved these two characters so much. Their history was rather complicated, so it was a bit enemies to lovers with a hint of a second chance roman Find this review and more at kimberlyfaye reads. I'm loving Jenny Holiday's Bridesmaids Behaving Badly series so very much! It's fun, swoony and sexy and Wendy and Noah gave me all the feels in the latest installment, It Takes Two.I'll never not love the best friend's big brother trope, especially when it's done as well as it was with Wendy and Noah. I loved these two characters so much. Their history was rather complicated, so it was a bit enemies to lovers with a hint of a second chance romance. Noah was such a sweet, protective and caring guy. It was so easy to crush on him. Wendy was a little prickly at times, but she was also a good friend to those she loved. She'd suffered a lot of loss in her life and her walls were definitely up high and tight. But, Noah always did seem to find a way through them. He always had, for better or worse. Wendy and Noah's story was sweet and a little sexy and I just couldn't get enough of them. There was a bit of a slow burn as these two came to terms with their feelings, but it felt right and natural. Things definitely heated up, too. Their "what happens in New York stays in New York" fling was SUPER hot, but it was also obvious there were some very real feelings underneath it all. I was happy to see the more casual agreement move into a deeper connection. Wendy and Noah were so perfectly suited, I can't imagine them NOT together. The other fun part about It Takes Two was the secondary characters. First off, we get to see Cam and Jane, of One and Only fame, in the lead up to their special day. And, well, the special day itself. We also get a chance to learn even more about Gia, the last woman standing, which just made me want her book even more. Three Little Words just can't get here soon enough. I'll be waiting with total grabby hands until I get it.I received a complimentary copy of this book for review consideration. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.FAVORITE QUOTESThere was no universe in which Noah Denning was going to be the "milk" Wendy Lou Who got for free.This was why he avoided casual sex. It so often came with all these confusing emotions. You didn't know where you stood. You had no control over how things were going to go. "You're Jane's person. Jane's my person. Therefore, you're stuck with me. Simple logic."Jesus Christ. He almost felt like bursting into song. Was this what being in love was like—being in a musical?
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  • Minx -The Genre Minx Book Reviews
    January 1, 1970
    It Takes Two is the second book in the Bridesmaids Behaving Badly series and it was not a second chance romance but it certainly felt that way. This story starts out not long after the end of the book one, One and Only. Wendy Liu’s best friend is getting married and Wendy has been a pretty crappy maid of honor. Wendy doesn’t know if her best friend is making the right choice in marrying Cameron MacKinnon and Wendy certainly isn’t sure if her best friend will even be her best friend once she is m It Takes Two is the second book in the Bridesmaids Behaving Badly series and it was not a second chance romance but it certainly felt that way. This story starts out not long after the end of the book one, One and Only. Wendy Liu’s best friend is getting married and Wendy has been a pretty crappy maid of honor. Wendy doesn’t know if her best friend is making the right choice in marrying Cameron MacKinnon and Wendy certainly isn’t sure if her best friend will even be her best friend once she is married. These things combined has given Wendy a bad attitude, plus Wendy herself has zero interest in commitments of any type, especially ones that are supposed to last forever.Despite her bad attitude, Wendy is determined to never let her feelings show, a skill she has long since perfected. That was a lesson she learned the hard way when her heart had been broken by none other than her best friend’s brother. Although that heart break is what has made her into the woman she is today because she promised herself then that she would be hard and dependent only on herself and situations she could control. Luckily, she has not had to see Noah Denning more than a handful of moments since that fated day and that is how she liked it. That was until Noah decided to make his sister’s wedding more of a priority. Pretty soon Noah would be all up in the wedding business and Wendy would not be able to have enough distance to keep her frozen heart from cracking.There were many cute moments in It Takes Two and there was also a lot of tension between Wendy and Noah. In some cases that worked out well because there were many humorous moments as they interacted with each other but there was also a lot of competition between these characters as well. I wasn’t too fond of the competition because although some of it was in good spirit there were times where it was just ridiculous. Also, the event that caused a fracture in their friendship as kids was only a reality to Wendy. She held onto that resentment for such a long time and I didn’t really care for that. I would have been able to get behind the issue between them if it had truly been an issue between them, not just Wendy holding onto something that was hurtful but not decades later hurtful. Overall, I liked parts of It Takes Two and would continue with the series.This review is based on a complimentary book I received from NetGalley. It is an honest and voluntary review. The complimentary receipt of it in no way affected my review or rating.Find this review and more at The Genre Minx Book Reviews
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  • The_reading_foodie
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you Grand Central Publishing and Jenny Holiday for my advance read copy of It Takes Two the second book in the Bridesmaids Behaving Badly series.Wendy Liu has the privilege of being her best friends maid of honor. Unfortunately, she’s not too excited about it. She feels like she is losing her best friend and on top of that she’s going to have to put up with the guy who broke her heart, aka the brother of the bride, Noah Denning. After years of dodging him, Wendy and Noah are thrust togethe Thank you Grand Central Publishing and Jenny Holiday for my advance read copy of It Takes Two the second book in the Bridesmaids Behaving Badly series.Wendy Liu has the privilege of being her best friends maid of honor. Unfortunately, she’s not too excited about it. She feels like she is losing her best friend and on top of that she’s going to have to put up with the guy who broke her heart, aka the brother of the bride, Noah Denning. After years of dodging him, Wendy and Noah are thrust together and engage in a battle of the sexes to see who can plan the best bachelor/bachelorette party in none other than Las Vegas. For Wendy and Noah, what happens in Vegas doesn’t necessarily stay on Vegas.This was an enjoyable read but as the story progressed and I found out how Noah broke Wendy’s heart I just wanted her to get over it. I felt like she was being unnecessarily mean to him. Wendy is lucky cause if I was Noah I would have called it quits lol.Be sure to check out It Takes Two releasing Tuesday, June 26, 2018
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  • nick
    January 1, 1970
    I wasn't really feeling Noah here which was sad. I did like Wendy and all her girlfriends though!
  • Kristen
    January 1, 1970
    i LOVED book 1 so so so much, so much more than i expected. i normally need a break in between series books, otherwise it gets a bit same same, i start to compare too much, or one isn't as good as the other. i told myself to wait at least a day or two before starting this one but i just couldn't help it. this one was definitely cute, funny and sexy. i loved all the characters, i loved them from book 1. there were a couple of scenes that reminded me too much of book 1 ((view spoiler)[like the fir i LOVED book 1 so so so much, so much more than i expected. i normally need a break in between series books, otherwise it gets a bit same same, i start to compare too much, or one isn't as good as the other. i told myself to wait at least a day or two before starting this one but i just couldn't help it. this one was definitely cute, funny and sexy. i loved all the characters, i loved them from book 1. there were a couple of scenes that reminded me too much of book 1 ((view spoiler)[like the first sex scene reminded me A LOT of book 1, 'we don't need condoms' isn't that exactly what Cameron says to Jane? when something that similar happens, it takes me out of the book, and if i'd spaced it out a little more, perhaps i wouldn't have noticed (hide spoiler)]).this book was so angsty. i felt all the feelings that Wendy did. Noah was a bit harder to pin down with understanding him, but i did really like him. i love this whole trope - best friend's older brother, unrequited love turns a bit to enemies to lovers. i love this group of friends so much. they are so believable. i must say, i need a magical solution to elise's problem though, perhaps her novella coming out in december gives me that. although with jay thinking what he thinks.. i don't know, i need more from those two please! and i'm quite worried about Gia - something she mentioned in book 1 and her actions in book 2.. obviously something going on there and if her love interest is Bennett and he's a chef? restaurant owner? i can't wait to see how that goes down.overall, thoroughly enjoying this series and will absolutely read more from this author!
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  • Trianna
    January 1, 1970
    This was such a fun read. It is the "sequel" to One and Only as part of the Bridesmaids Behaving Badly Series. It is not necessary to read the first book, but I would highly recommend it. Almost all the characters are first introduced there. I really enjoyed how the romance developed over the course of a couple of months rather than a few days. Wendy and Noah have so many common interests and genuinely accept each other (eventually). I flew through this book and can't wait to read the next book This was such a fun read. It is the "sequel" to One and Only as part of the Bridesmaids Behaving Badly Series. It is not necessary to read the first book, but I would highly recommend it. Almost all the characters are first introduced there. I really enjoyed how the romance developed over the course of a couple of months rather than a few days. Wendy and Noah have so many common interests and genuinely accept each other (eventually). I flew through this book and can't wait to read the next book in this "series" and see all the characters again. *Thank you to NetGalley for proving me with an eARC in exchange for an honest review*
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  • Ann Lorz
    January 1, 1970
    Reviewed for Romancing the Readers Blog: https://romancingthereaders.blogspot....It Takes Two is the second book in Jenny Holiday's Bridesmaids Behaving Badly series. You met Wendy in One and Only and learn a tiny bit about her. I enjoyed the first book even if at times I had a few issues. I figured I would like this one too and I did, just not as much as the first one. I think! It's kinda hard to explain. But since this is a review I will try my best to do so. I liked the idea of the book, ther Reviewed for Romancing the Readers Blog: https://romancingthereaders.blogspot....It Takes Two is the second book in Jenny Holiday's Bridesmaids Behaving Badly series. You met Wendy in One and Only and learn a tiny bit about her. I enjoyed the first book even if at times I had a few issues. I figured I would like this one too and I did, just not as much as the first one. I think! It's kinda hard to explain. But since this is a review I will try my best to do so. I liked the idea of the book, there is something about brothers of friends that turn into good stories. I really liked Wendy. I was able to connect with her right away. She was a fun character to read about. It was Noah that I had trouble with. He was sorta one dimensional for me. No real depth. It's not that I didn't like him, I did, it's just....I think for me this brought the story down. It didn't make me not like it but it made for only a solid three stars. I might go back some day and read this one again and see if I liked it more then this time. Follow me on:https://www.facebook.com/RomancingThe...https://twitter.com/RomancingreaderARC received for a honest review
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  • Mary
    January 1, 1970
    I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads. Wendy has successfully avoided Noah Denning for years, which has been hard to do since he's her best friend's brother. Being humiliated in front of the school so many years ago not only wounded her pride, but her heart. She thought that Noah cared about her, but she was proven wrong when he ditched her to work. Noah has worked hard to make a successful life for himself so that he can take care of his mother and sister. Not I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads. Wendy has successfully avoided Noah Denning for years, which has been hard to do since he's her best friend's brother. Being humiliated in front of the school so many years ago not only wounded her pride, but her heart. She thought that Noah cared about her, but she was proven wrong when he ditched her to work. Noah has worked hard to make a successful life for himself so that he can take care of his mother and sister. Not that they need financial support any longer but he still does everything he can to make their lives better. That was especially true after his father died and he had to take care of everything - even putting his own happiness on hold to focus on his family.Noah has long admired Wendy and they verbally spar like crazy. He's often wondered why their relationship changed after he went off to college and only now realizes the night he stood her up caused a deeper hurt than he imagined. Wendy has carried that pain in her heart for a long time and only after her aunt gets hurt does she realize that by holding on to that pain, she has not lived life to its fullest.I enjoyed the book and seeing how Noah and Wendy's relationship progressed. It started off rocky but as they got to know each other again you could see how much they truly care about the other. Their competitive natures leads to sparks and flames. What Noah and Wendy don't realize is how much work it is to hide their relationship and are surprised when it all comes to light.And it all happens in the weeks leading up to Noah's sister's wedding.~~Wicked Reads Review Team~~
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  • Kate (Beyond Bookish)
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 stars. Super excited for Gia’s story!
  • Danielle from Short and Sassy
    January 1, 1970
    3 starsI loved book one in this series so much, that I was so looking forward to book 2 . I didn't love It Takes Two as much as I loved One and Only. Wendy Liu wasn't my favorite. I kind of struggled to keep reading it, to be honest.
  • Elley Murray
    January 1, 1970
    How does this book manage to be so many things?! It's a friends to lovers story sort of, but also an enemies to lovers story in some ways. It's a little bit childhood sweetheart story, and a lot of bit best friend's sibling.I love how real Holiday's characters are. Wendy and Jane are BFFs, calling themselves the Lost Girls and card-carrying members of the Dead Dads Club. They both had this traumatic event in their childhoods, their dads dying and then both pretty much losing their moms at the sa How does this book manage to be so many things?! It's a friends to lovers story sort of, but also an enemies to lovers story in some ways. It's a little bit childhood sweetheart story, and a lot of bit best friend's sibling.I love how real Holiday's characters are. Wendy and Jane are BFFs, calling themselves the Lost Girls and card-carrying members of the Dead Dads Club. They both had this traumatic event in their childhoods, their dads dying and then both pretty much losing their moms at the same time, one to work and the other to grief. Now Jane is getting married and Wendy is feeling pretty insecure, lost, and alone. But she's a total badass lawyer lady and doesn't DO vulnerable, especially not where Jane's brother (and Wendy's childhood crush) Noah can see it. Noah has his own damage, having had to grow up way too fast to support his mom and sister (and by extension his sister's BFF Wendy...) The chemistry and banter between Wendy and Noah is explosive. Arguing is like their happy place, which makes sense because he's a prosecutor and she's a defense attorney. (Also, WTG Jenny Holiday for humanizing and making me like and care about a couple of lawyers.) I really appreciate that they're not perfect people, they've both got some major issues, but they manage to work through them in the course of the book. I feel so much for Wendy, who is so alone in the world and struggling with "losing" her best friend to marriage. I also love her cackling laugh, haha. I'm not a travel person myself, but Wendy's plans and stories about travel made me want to be the type of person that does that. It was also lovely to catch up with some of the other characters I met in the first book in the series, One and Only. I loved Jane and her fierce struggle to make her wedding the most "low-key." And OH MY GOSH, Bennet. Please can I have a sexy Cajun chef/restauranteur to keep for myself? I need more of him (and lucky me, he's one of the leads for the next book in the series - YESSSSSS!) I basically want to go hang out with their entire friend group. I will even make macrame table settings or wear a tartan bridesmaid dress, I promise. :) I have found that I love when romance novels sort of break the fourth wall and say things about certain things only happening in romance novels. It's like a tongue in cheek insider nod, "yeah, we know this is a romance novel... but the characters don't." It Takes Two delivered on that little thrill for me in a couple of ways, this one being my favorite: "'I hate to turn this into a bad Hollywood rom-com, but you are going to have to hide in the shower.'" This is the second book in the Bridesmaids Behaving Badly series. While it can probably be read as a stand alone, you're much better off reading the series in order and reading One and Only before diving into It Takes Two. Jenny Holiday mentioned in an interview or on Twitter or somewhere that the series is set up with a sort of domino effect, with the rather reluctant bridesmaids from the wedding in the first book falling like dominoes in subsequent books at the weddings of the couple in the previous book. There are definitely spoilers in this book for the first book, and probably a few things they talk about that will leave you like "huh?" if you haven't read the first book. That being said, I NEED THE THIRD BOOK RIGHT NOW! *grabby hands* There's some set up in this book for book 3, Three Little Words, and I already want to lick Bennet like an ice cream cone.
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  • Fern's Book Blog
    January 1, 1970
    4 adorable stars!!OMG another completely adorable book in the Bridesmaids Behaving Badly series! These books are seriously so sweet and I just completely fell in love with both Wendy and Noah! This book is a perfect light and sweet read for the summer! Wendy defended people. It was just what she did.Too bad she didn't know how to defend her heart. We met Wendy is the first book of the series, One and Only! She is best friends with Jane and the two of them formed a little group called the "Dead D 4 adorable stars!!OMG another completely adorable book in the Bridesmaids Behaving Badly series! These books are seriously so sweet and I just completely fell in love with both Wendy and Noah! This book is a perfect light and sweet read for the summer! Wendy defended people. It was just what she did.Too bad she didn't know how to defend her heart. We met Wendy is the first book of the series, One and Only! She is best friends with Jane and the two of them formed a little group called the "Dead Dads Club" when they were young. Since her dad passed away, Wendy has felt like she is completely alone except for Jane. With Jane getting married, Wendy feels even more alone. It doesn't help that Jane's brother, Noah, keeps coming around during all the wedding festivities. She has had a crush on him for forever and it seems like the feelings might be mutual!Noah is like the ultimate good guy! He is protective and sweet and only cares about keeping the women in his life safe and happy. After his dad died, Noah took the brunt of the responsibility which has made him a little over protective over his sister and her friend Wendy. Him and Wendy are both lawyers are love to bicker with one another. The banter in this book was seriously amazing! Both Noah and Wendy were so cute in their very obvious flirting!What I really enjoy about this series is that each book covers some pretty heavy issues (like how your dad dying can effect your personality) but does so in a way that makes it not so heavy and angsty. It's still a sweet and charming romance with some thought provoking ideas!I seriously adored this book and if you are looking for a light and fun read then I seriously recommend this one!! My ARC copy of the book was provided in exchange for a fair, unbiased review. For more of my reviews:* Main Blog: Fern's Book Blog* Twitter* Instagram
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  • Mary at USAT's HEA
    January 1, 1970
    It Takes Two is a witty, sexy and wonderfully entertaining romantic comedy, and it’s a delightful second installment to Jenny Holiday’s phenomenal Bridesmaids Behaving Badly series.Noah wasn’t just Wendy’s best friend’s big brother — he was also her friend and her family. When she developed a crush on him in her teens and he unknowingly broke her heart, their relationship was forever altered. Their friendly, competitive dynamic took on a sharper tone, and Wendy avoided him whenever possible. Yea It Takes Two is a witty, sexy and wonderfully entertaining romantic comedy, and it’s a delightful second installment to Jenny Holiday’s phenomenal Bridesmaids Behaving Badly series.Noah wasn’t just Wendy’s best friend’s big brother — he was also her friend and her family. When she developed a crush on him in her teens and he unknowingly broke her heart, their relationship was forever altered. Their friendly, competitive dynamic took on a sharper tone, and Wendy avoided him whenever possible. Years later, they are together again for Noah’s sister’s wedding activities, and Noah realizes that he sees Wendy as much more than a friend or someone he needs to take care of. For different reasons, they are both scared to consider the romantic possibilities, and they verbally spar over almost everything in an attempt to dance around their attraction. But forced proximity pushes them to the breaking point in which they can no longer deny what is happening between them.Wendy is smart, sassy and fiercely independent, and Noah’s demonstrative, easygoing nature brings out her more vulnerable and sensitive side. They are complex, likable characters who are captivating to watch as they bicker their way to understanding the truth of their feelings and achieving a meeting of the minds and of the hearts. Don’t miss this stellar romantic comedy! Recommendation appeared on USA Today’s Happy Ever After on June 26, 2018.
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  • marieno
    January 1, 1970
    The first book of the series was also the first book by Jenny Holiday that I read. Like the first one, I liked the setting, (Canada, but this time Las Vegas and New York too) the writing style and every little things that make a Jenny Holiday's book special.Wendy is happy but sad that Jane is marrying Cameron. She's scared to lose her best friend or that their life is not going to be the same and because of it, she has lukewarm feelings about being part of the wedding. She will change her mind d The first book of the series was also the first book by Jenny Holiday that I read. Like the first one, I liked the setting, (Canada, but this time Las Vegas and New York too) the writing style and every little things that make a Jenny Holiday's book special.Wendy is happy but sad that Jane is marrying Cameron. She's scared to lose her best friend or that their life is not going to be the same and because of it, she has lukewarm feelings about being part of the wedding. She will change her mind during the book with help from eveybody (There is a great moment between Cameron and her)Noah, Jane's brother, had a lot of responsabilities from a young age. It became who he is. When he's back in Toronto, he reminded Wendy's of who they use to be (By calling her by the nickname he gave her when they were young, by running with her) But he won't go far with this because he doesn't know that when he stood her up at prom, she hardened her heart. She had already experimented loss so after that, she wanted to be the one who did the quitting. I found it hard to believe though that he never found it weird that almost everytime he was back in Canada before the wedding preparations, she avoided him. After all, they were friends. I felt like Wendy felt like she has something to prove to him because he stood her up." I don't need you, I don't need anyone. I can take care of myself"They both are the sum of all they experienced in their past (Like Wendy is an orphan and a kick-ass lawyer at the same time) and they would discovered new common grounds towards their happy ending.We met Bennet who's going to be paired with Gia in the third book.
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