The Bridesmaid's Reward
By Jennifer Wardrip
Jul 5, 2003 - 9:18:00 PM

Dodie Layton has a problem. She’s been chosen by her sister to be the chief bridesmaid at her wedding, which for anyone else would be tolerable. The fact that her sister, Natasha, is an actress, not to mention a beautiful, thin actress, is bad enough. Add to the fact that the groom’s best man is Charles Gray, and you’ve spelled disaster. Charles is a heart-throb, the kind of man that women see on the big screen and swoon. How in the world can she lose those stubborn pounds she’s piled on in six months time, those pounds that she has to lose in order to not look like a total blob on the arm of sex-symbol Charles Gray?

Enter Brad Morgan, owner of Lake Spa. A place to indulge your senses, to relax your mind, to work your body into a sweaty mass. As a favor to his star employee, Gina, he’s agreed to become the personal trainer to Dodie. And when he decides to move in with her, he’s not at all sure that it’s to keep her away from temptation, which is what he tells her. She might like to sneak chocolate in the night, but after staying around Miss Dodie for a few days, Brad can think of some sweeter rewards that she could indulge in.


Ms. Fielding has written a wonderful book, full of believable characters, witty banter, and sizzling sexual tension. Some of the scenes involving Dodie and her will-power will have you laughing out loud. Been there, done that.


Add into the mix Dodie’s cheating ex-boyfriend, a tyrannical, sexy personal trainer that teaches her to ride a bike, a mother that is big on sarcasm but low on tact, and you’ve got a great book. THE BRIDESMAID’S REWARD is a quick read that will leave you with that happily-ever-after feeling at the end. I plan on adding Ms. Fielding to my list of "must read" authors.

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