From the USA Today bestselling author who is a "master of witty banter" (Entertainment Weekly) comes a hilarious road trip romance that proves opposites don't just attract, they ignite.
Gia Gallo is officially in bridesmaid hell. Stranded in New York with her best friend's wedding dress, Gia has six days to make it to Florida in time for the ceremony. And oh-so-charming best man Bennett Buchanan has taken the last available rental car. Looks like she's in for one long road trip with the sexiest - and most irritating - Southern gentleman she's ever met...
Bennett's pretty sure that if there was ever a woman to break his "no flings" rule, Gia would be it. Sure, she's stubborn. She's also funny, smart, and the attraction between them is getting hotter with every state line they cross. While Bennett doesn't do casual, Gia doesn't do "relationships." But if they break the rules, this unlikely pair might discover that their impromptu road trip could turn out to be the best ride of their lives.
"Intense, heartfelt, mature and sexy as hell." -NPR
"A great rom-com... brilliantly executed romance." -Booklist (starred review)
"Pure fun." -Publishers Weekly
"If you enjoy contemporary romances by Jill Shalvis, Kate Clayborn, and Lucy Parker, you'll want to add Jenny Holiday to your reading list!" -Harlequin Junkie, Top Pick
What readers are saying about Three Little Words: "It made me smile, swoon and even shed a tear. I couldn't have asked for a better story!"
"This is a must read."
"Where can I sign myself up for a Bennett Buchanan?"
"These were two flawed, beautifully complicated, engaging, easy to love characters....HIGHLY recommend."
"Extremely fun.... A delightful read."
The Bridesmaids Behaving Badly series:Once Upon a Bride: A NovellaOne and OnlyIt Takes TwoMerrily Ever After: A NovellaThree Little Words
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
It’s hard to imagine a cuter meet-cute than the setup of Three Little Words, in which a bridesmaid and a best man—both single—take an unexpected road trip to save their pals’ wedding. But the third installment of Jenny Holiday’s Bridesmaids Behaving Badly series gleefully (and satisfyingly) flouts frothy romance conventions. Holiday’s characters are as quirky and likable as your own friends, her story takes unexpected turns, and the dialogue is consistently clever. Best of all, the book’s central conflict doesn’t assume that relationship choices boil down to all-in commitment or no-strings-attached hookups, plus it stomps all over gender stereotypes.
Holiday's third Bridesmaids Behaving Badly novel (after One and Only) combines pure fun with surprising depth for a contemporary rom-com. After a massive storm in New York City derails model Gia Gallo's plans to transport her friend's wedding dress to Florida for the ceremony, she joins forces with the best man, philanthropic chef Bennett Buchanan, who's charged with delivering the wedding rings. Renting the last car available an impractical turquoise Mini Cooper the two set off for Florida on what might be the most important ride of their lives. Along the way, they wrangle with family estrangement and reconciliation, an eating disorder, relationship fears, and the desire to atone for the past, wrapping up with a thoroughly enjoyable happy ending. Gia is anything but the stereotypical vapid model, and Holiday's sensitive portrayal of her multifaceted personality (particularly her penchant for Polaroids) is deeply enjoyable. Bennett's riches-to-rags backstory tugs at the heartstrings, particularly when he and Gia make an unplanned stop to connect with his parents for the first time in more than a decade. Leavened with witty banter, Holiday's sweet-hot tale captivates.)
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This is such a fun series! I couldn't wait to get my hands on Gia's story and it did not disappoint! Though this is book 3 in the series, it can be read as a standalone. Previous characters do appear, however, and I think it would be best appreciated after reading the previous books.
I loved Bennett! *swoon* He was such a refreshing hero! He had some very heavy baggage from his past and even though he went to the extreme to atone, I admired his drive to become a better individual. There isn't some adorable meet cute with Gia, but I appreciated that over time, the masks fell away to a degree and they truly saw the other for who they are. Their chemistry was fantastic and their scenes together were both sweet and smoking hot! The forced proximity trope is tricky for me, but I felt like the instalust turned love was handled really well and believable given their 2 personalities and histories. Yes, some things move at warp speed, but it was still a really enjoyable ride. I loved that both Bennett and Gia knew that ultimately they had to "save" themselves, but that they could recognize that help from those who love you goes a long way.
Catching up with the other characters in the series was a fun treat (Elise, Jane, and Wendy are a hoot!) and I don't think the epilogue could have been more perfect! It was sweet and heartfelt and a wonderful way to give readers a glimpse into the future of these beloved characters. It definitely left me with a smile on my face!
*I voluntarily read an advance reader copy of this book*