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REVIEWED BY KIRA SLAUGHTER
Ellie Andrews is getting married but there’s a problem: Ellie’s never felt more distant from the man she’s supposed to love.
To reassure herself, Ellie reflects on her old flames…
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There’s Rupert- perfect but dull; Jay- the teenage crush; Marcus- sexy but very bad; and Xander- a real friend.
As the sun rises and the ceremony looms ever closer, only one question remains: who will be waiting for her at the altar?
When this book dropped onto my doormat I think I actually executed a little jig of joy, I had been waiting to read this for absolutely ages, ever since I read Ruth's first book. And do you know what? It was worth that little dance and looking like a fool in front of the mother and father!
Ruth Saberton has a knack of creating characters that make you laugh at loud one second and in the next feeling ridiculously sorry for them. This is the case with Ellie. The book opens on the morning of her wedding, and she is suffering with the usual nerves. The book is very cleverly laid out, as it flits between the current day events and flashbacks to a few months before the wedding. I don’t usually like this format but with this book I had no problems at all with it!
Ellie is having doubts about getting married, like I’m sure every bride has at some point (I can’t really say as I’ve never been married!) Yet her doubts aren’t about married life as such, but more about whether she is marrying the right man .Cut to flashbacks of Ellie’s disastrous love life and the men that have featured in it. The situations that she gets herself into had me chuckling out loud, and you can’t help but relate to some of her feelings towards her exes.
The ex that I was really rooting for was Jay, apart from the fact that he sounds absolutely gorgeous, you can tell that he and Ellie have fabulous chemistry and there is a certain element of will-they-won’t they between them which I always love in a story.
Throughout the whole book you can’t help but love Ellie as she crashes through one disaster after another, and somehow manages to come out the other side with her sense of humour still intact. There are underlying sub plots throughout that will have the reader tearing up, I know I did and I never cry!
All in all this was a brilliant read that I managed to finish in less than two days, which is always a good sign in my case! Purchase this as soon as it hits the shelves as you will not regret it and it’s sure to be a summer hit perfect for the beach.