Every Bride Needs a Groom is a cute, often funny story of a young woman named Katie who has been dreaming of her wedding day since she was a little girl. Growing up in a close knit family and a small town where change is frowned upon, Katie wholeheartedly expects her boyfriend to propose any day. Going on that assumption, she enters an essay writing contest for the dress of her dreams. The same day she is notified as the winner, Casey, her boyfriend drops a bombshell. He is moving out of their small town of Fairfield, Texas and going to Oklahoma. Not knowing what to do she decides to go ahead and head to Dallas and the bridal shop to let them no she has no groom. Against her better judgement, she listens to the advice of others to keep the no groom, no wedding a secret and go ahead with the plans of the dress. What ensues is a hilarious, heartfelt change of heart. Not just for Katie, but her whole family and even some of the town. This story had me laughing out loud many times on how hard parents try to hang on to their children and never wanting to go against the norm. Family is very important, however sometimes it is ok for all of them to let go and follow their dreams, old and new. And Katie realizes there just may be another one in the running for her groom. This was an all-around feel good story that had some very poignant moments. It ended well even and there is a sequel. Ms. Thompson gives us a little taste of the next one with the first chapter of Every Girl Gets Confused. I look forward to it. I received my copy for an honest review from Revell Publishing and the opinions are my own.