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Bad Luck Bridesmaid

A Novel

Alison Rose Greenberg

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Most Anticipated Romance of 2022 by Goodreads

"A compulsively readable, witty, and humorous novel about the pursuit of a happily ever after...with oneself." - Tif Marcelo

Whip-smart, heartfelt and joyful, Alison Rose Greenberg's Bad Luck Bridesmaid is a celebration of complicated women and a power-anthem to live your truth.

Happy Ever After.
On Her Own Terms.


It’s official: Zoey Marks is the cursed bridesmaid that no engagement can survive. Ten years, three empire waist dresses, and ZERO brides have walked down the aisle.

After strike three, Zoey is left wondering if her own ambivalence towards marriage has rubbed off on those she loves. And when her building distrust of matrimony culminates in turning down a proposal from her perfect All-American boyfriend, Rylan Harper III, she and Rylan are both left heartbroken, leaving Zoey to wonder: what is it exactly about tying the knot that makes her want to run in the opposite direction?

Enter Hannah Green: Zoey’s best friend, who announces that she’s marrying a guy she just met (cue eye roll). At a castle. In gorgeous, romantic Ireland, where Rylan will be in attendance, and Zoey will be a bridesmaid. It’ll be fine.

Okay, the woman definition of fine (NOT FINE).

Determined to turn her luck around, Zoey accepts her role and vows to get Hannah down the aisle—all the while praying her best friend’s wedded bliss will allow her to embrace marriage and get Rylan back.

But as the weekend goes on, Zoey is plagued with more questions than answers. Can you be a free spirit, yet still want a certain future? Can you have love and be loved on your terms? And how DO you wrangle a bossy falcon into doing your bidding?

"Laugh-out-loud funny in places and heart-rending serious in others, Greenberg's debut is a unique romance strong on friendships and the importance of being true to oneself that also explores an alternate route to a different happily-ever-after. " —Booklist

"An unconventional love story for independent women."
Kirkus Reviews



Praise For Bad Luck Bridesmaid: A Novel

"What do you get when you combine a lovable but complicated woman, her well-intended but somewhat flawed mission to marry off her best friend, and a stubborn falcon? A compulsively readable, witty, and humorous novel about the pursuit of a happily ever after...with oneself. Prepare for a night-in of reading!" - Tif Marcelo, USA Today bestselling author of The Key to Happily Ever After

"Bad Luck Bridesmaid is a hilarious, suspenseful, and romantic story of Zoey Marks, who discovers she's a jinx of a bridesmaid. Yep, she's zero for three when it comes to seeing her friends down the aisle. And yet, when she is determined to help her best friend, Hannah, get married--and realizes that she, herself, is in love for the first time, the fun begins. I read this book far into the night and kept my husband awake with my laughing. Alison Rose Greenberg has written a book that is a joy to read!" —Maddie Dawson, bestselling author of Matchmaking for Beginners

"Heart-thumpingly sexy and side-splittingly hilarious, this swoony gem features smart women who prioritize friendship over f*cks. Zoey Marks is not your average bridesmaid, and Bad Luck Bridesmaid is not your average happily-ever-after." - Kristin Bair, author of Agatha Arch is Afraid of Everything

"If I had to describe Bad Luck Bridesmaid as a drink, it would be an elderflower champagne cocktail--sparkling, fizzy, smart, and utterly charming. I recommend that you enjoy them together!" - Sam Tschida, author of Siri, Who Am I?

"Bad Luck Bridesmaid is a romantic romp, complete with a witty, unfiltered heroine who you just know would give the most entertaining (and scandalous) toast at a wedding - that is, if the bride and groom could ever make it through their “I do’s.” – Laura Hankin, author of Happy & You Know It

"An unconventional love story for independent women." --Kirkus Reviews

"Laugh-out-loud funny in places and heart-rending serious in others, Greenberg's debut is a unique romance strong on friendships and the importance of being true to oneself that also explores an alternate route to a different happily-ever-after. " —Booklist

St. Martin's Griffin, 9781250791597, 320pp.

Publication Date: January 11, 2022



About the Author

Alison Rose Greenberg is a screenwriter who lives in Atlanta, but is quick to say she was born in New York City. While attending The University of Southern California, Alison took her first screenwriting class and fell head over heels. A journey from screenwriting led to marketing jobs, before coming full-circle back to her first love. Alison speaks fluent rom-com, lives for 90’s WB dramas, cries to Taylor Swift, and is a proud single mom to her two incredible kids and one poorly-trained dog. Bad Luck Bridesmaid is her first novel.