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The Bride Wore Size 12 (Heather Wells #5) – Meg Cabot

The Bride Wore Size 12 (Heather Wells #5) – Meg CabotTitle: The Bride Wore Size 12 (Heather Wells #5) by Meg Cabot
Publishing Info: September 24, 2013 by HarperCollins
Genres: Adult, Cozy Mystery, Mystery/Thriller
Find it on the web: Buy from Amazon // GoodreadsDate Completed: September 21, 2013
Related Posts: Size 12 and Ready to Rock (Heather Wells #4), The Princess Diaries (The Princess Diaries #1)

    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.


I’ve been a fan of Meg Cabot for YEARS now and entirely because of the Heather Wells series. This was one of the series that got me back into reading when I was in my reading slump so I owe my sister a big thanks for letting me borrow these books way back in the day! I actually don’t read a lot of adult fiction anymore since I’m busy reading ALL THE YA BOOKS so it was really nice to fall back into some chick lit and a touch of mystery with the latest Heather Wells book.

While I haven’t actually started my wedding planning yet, I felt like I could relate to Heather a little bit with her crazy wedding plans! (This may also be the point I realized that I might actually start to enjoy adult lit more than I used to because I’ve actually been through some LIFE THINGS now haha!) Heather always has a lot on her plate, but I love how much she really cares about the kids in her dorm. When everything else is going wrong, she’s always got their best interests at heart, sometimes even over her own personal issues.

One thing I’ve always loved about Meg Cabot is the amount of humor in her books. Each chapter starts with a funny little collection of song lyrics, written by Heather, and in this book, they’re all about her crazy wedding plans. I think it helps the reader not take the book too seriously because there are darker subjects because hi, it’s a murder mystery — Except you almost don’t feel like classifying it as that because the tone IS so light. I definitely had another good group of laugh out loud moments at both characters and funny situations!

Then of course, there’s Cooper. I am SO HAPPY for Heather Wells! I’ve been reading this series for YEARS so I’m so happy that she gets her dream guy (and he’s dreamy too)! I’ve always loved their romance and their relationship is just so natural. Somehow I forgot how funny Cooper is too! I always felt like he was more serious… Which I guess he is, but he and Heather have some seriously hilarious conversations.

It’s actually kind of hard to review this book because overall, it was just a nice, quick, and easy read. Sure, the plot was exciting and interesting but the Heather Wells series has just become a “fun” read for me and as much as Heather’s personal life changes, it’s the standard go-to mystery. It’s definitely for a light reading kind of mood and if you’re a fan of the series, I’m sure you’ll enjoy it!


Heather Wells // Character Obsessions: Wedding planning, taking care of her students, Cooper, music.
I feel like I see Heather mature more and more in each book! It was definitely fun to see her planning her wedding to her dream guy and really, Heather and Cooper are so perfect. I’ve always loved their relationship so I’m just rooting for them all the way! It was great to see how she handles her family as well. She’s never had the best relationship with any of them and she comes to some serious realizations about her own life and how her family fits in it.
Cooper Cartwright // Character Obsessions: Sleuthing (okay, it’s just his job but I like saying “sleuthing”), Heather, being protective, finger sandwiches (HAHA). 
Okay, read the book if you want to know about the finger sandwiches. Honestly the funniest scene I’ve read in a while!! But anyway… I actually wish we could have seen juuuuust a bit more of Cooper. He was MIA for a while except for on the phone, but he was taking care of business himself which all comes full circle.

Kept Me Hooked On: Adult books! Let’s be honest… I’ve been so deep into YA that I haven’t read a lot of adult books (read: none) in a very long time. Not even all of the mysteries I have sitting on my shelf. I had to go in a totally different direction after finishing CRESS because I was totally having a book hangover so the lightness of Heather Wells was perfect and it was great to slip into a totally different reading mindset again!
Left Me Wanting More: …Something. I’m actually not quite sure what it was missing, but I was just hoping for a liiiittle bit more. I loved the character development and the mystery was good too. Maybe a little more swoony times? It was still so enjoyable but there was JUST a little bit missing that I wanted more of. Maybe I’m putting too much pressure on it since it’s a serious that I love and have been reading for such a long time!

Addiction Rating
Buy It!

If you’re a fan of Heather Wells, you should definitely continue the series! The books are just plain fun and from my experience, they’re excellent pallet cleansers after those big book hangovers!


        45 Pounds (More or Less)   Size 12 and Ready to Rock

The Deja Vu Review [21]: Favorite Female Protagonist


The Deja Vu Review is a new Sunday feature with mini-reviews from books I’ve read before I began my blog at The Book Addict’s Guide! Since I’ve been reading my whole life and only started my blog back in April of 2012, this is my opportunity to revisit some older books and share some mini-reviews of those that didn’t quite make it into the blog spotlight after the initial read.

This week’s topic: Favorite Female Protagonist

Walk Two MoonsWalk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Comments: Salamanca Tree Hiddle immediately made Walk Two Moons one of my favorite books of my childhood when I first read it. I loved her and I loved her story. I’m really not sure at exactly what age I read it but to this day it’s stuck with me and I just remember even as a kid wanting to be friends with Sal! If you’re looking for a good MG read, this is it!

Size 12 Is Not Fat (Heather Wells, #1)Size 12 Is Not Fat by Meg Cabot
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Comments: Okay. You guys already know my love for the Heather Wells series, but how can I not include her on my list of favorite heroines? She’s spunky, she’s tough, and she’s one of my all-time favorites! In fact, I had borrowed the first few books from my sister and the fourth book was the only one I owned since I bought it when it just came out over the summer. Now the tables are turned and she borrowed the fourth book from me and I bought the first three from the used book store!

Size 12 and Ready to Rock (Heather Wells #4) – Meg Cabot

Size 12 and Ready to Rock (Heather Wells #4) – Meg CabotTitle: Size 12 and Ready to Rock (Heather Wells #4) by Meg Cabot
Publishing Info: July 10, 2012 by HarperCollins
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Cozy Mystery, Mystery/Thriller
Find it on the web: Buy from Amazon // GoodreadsDate Completed: July 30, 2012
Related Posts: The Bride Wore Size 12 (Heather Wells #5), The Princess Diaries (The Princess Diaries #1)

    Summer break . . . and the livin' ain't easy!
   Just because the students at New York College have flown the coop doesn't mean assistant residence hall director Heather Wells can relax. Fischer Hall is busier than ever, filled with squealing thirteen- and fourteen-year-old girls attending the first ever Tania Trace Teen Rock Camp, hosted by pop sensation Tania Trace herself—who just happens to be newly married to Heather's ex-boyfriend, heartthrob Jordan Cartwright. But the real headache begins when the producer of a reality TV show starring Tania winds up dead . . . and it's clear that the star was the intended victim.
Grant Cartwright, head of Cartwright Records, wants to keep his daughter-in-law (and his highest-earning performer) alive. So he hires his oldest son, black sheep of the family and private investigator Cooper Cartwright—who just happens to be Heather's new fiancé. Heather should leave the detecting to Cooper. But with a dorm full of hysterical mini-divas-in-training, she can't help but get involved. And after Tania shares a really shocking secret with her, this reality suddenly becomes more dangerously real than anyone ever anticipated.

Breaking It Down Further: After the last incident in the “death dorm” (oops, not supposed to use that name) resident director Heather Wells is keeping an eye on a few students spending the summer break at New York College as well. Things start to get dangerous again when her ex-boyfriend Jordan’s new and pregnant wife is shaken up after a random shooting that hits her bodyguard. Heather and new (but secret) fiancé Cooper are on the case, suspecting this was no random shooting, but an attempt on the Tania’s life. When Tania no longer feels safe holding her Tania Trace Teen Rock Camp at a resort in the Catskills, the events move over to the conveniently empty Fisher hall. Now Heather has to catch the crazed fan before he gets Tania or one of her many teen fans!


Oh, Meg. How I’ve missed you! That stint with INSATIABLE was just so sub-par after my love for Heather Wells, and I’m so thankful you brought her back! Anyone who’s been reading this blog the past few months knows my love for the Heather Wells series and I’m SO GLAD I was not disappointed with the newest addition!

Right off the bat, we get into the playful banter back and forth between Heather and Cooper, which is one of the things I loved to much about the series to start with. Sarcasm, silly jokes, teasing – It sounds silly, but those are my favorite parts of a relationship sometimes! Gotta have some playfulness. Heather and Cooper just make such a great couple and I love that they’re getting married now! And thank goodness we don’t have any cold feet in this book because frankly, I’m a little annoyed with the cold feet storyline! Please don’t take it there in the next one!

I felt like this one wasn’t so much of a mystery as the other books were. We weren’t really taken deep into an investigations until closer to the end of the book, but we did get little secret reveals along the way. I really liked that we got to know more about Tania and Jordan, specifically Tania’s background since this book primarily focuses on her (well, after Heather & Cooper, of course). It was nice to get to know her more as a person instead of the girl with whom Jordan cheated and ended up marrying.

I just really enjoyed it all around. I always enjoy a good Heather Wells book and I’m so glad this one kept it going for me. No complaints here!


 5/5 stars
Aw hell, it deserves 5 stars. It’s just so dang enjoyable!


  • p 7: “‘It’s Pabst Blue Ribbon,’ Gavin says, looking confused. ‘I thought cool girl singer-songwriters were supposed to love the PBR.'”
  • p 271: “I’ve come to the conclusion that aside from the Nazis, the Taliban, and possibly the honey badger, there’s no one on the planet more merciless than a teenage girl once she’s decided she dislikes you.”
  • p 320: “‘He’s a grown man, Heather,’ Cooper says. ‘Even if he doesn’t look like one in that bathrobe.’    ‘It’s a genuine samurai warrior –‘ Jordan begins to explain…”

Think Meg watches New Girl?? 🙂