I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.My Best Friend's Wedding by Tilly Tennant
Also by this author: Hopelessly Devoted to Holden Finn, The Man Who Can't Be Moved, Mishaps and Mistletoe, Little Acts of Love
Published by Bookouture on 8th October 2021
Genres: Chicklit, Christmas, Contemporary, Humour, Love & Romance
Source: from Netgalley
Falling snow, sparkling champagne, and an ex that Libby would rather forget…
As chief bridesmaid, Libby knows she should be having the time of her life at her best friend’s snowy Christmas Eve wedding. But she’s at the mercy of three bossy little flower girls and she’s not looking her best in an enormous fuchsia dress. Which is a shame, as it is the first time she’s going to see her ex Rufus. The man she was supposed to marry. The man who left her alone at the altar…
As the dancing begins, and Libby does her best to avoid her ex, the snow outside falls faster and faster, making it impossible for the guests to leave. Snowed in at Lovage Hall, Libby is charmed by American Noah with his dark cropped hair and dimpled cheeks, and the two of them share their dreams and a very passionate kiss.
But when the morning comes, and the snow melts, a shocking revelation about Noah comes to light and Rufus reveals the desperately sad reason he ended their relationship. As Rufus begs for another chance, Libby’s head tells her to trust the man she’s known for years, but her heart can’t quite let go of the spark she had with Noah. Will she make the right decision for her own happy ending?
A gorgeous, romantic heart-warming read with characters that will find their way into your heart and stay there. Perfect for fans of Jill Mansell, Shari Low and Jenny Colgan.
Thank you to Bookouture for letting me take part in this tour and for my copy of this book via Netgalley. I am a big fan of Tilly’s work and have been for a long time so a book with Christmas and a wedding sounded ideal. Sadly for me, this one didn’t hit the mark.
Our main character Libby has had an awful few months. Libby is a likeable enough character. She seems like a lovely girl that just wanted to be loved. I had no real issues with Libby but she just wasn’t someone I easily connected with.
Rufus the Dufus I think I will call Libby’s ex. I think the fact that he turned up to Willow and Tomas’ is pretty unrealistic. If he had been close friends with Tomas or even good friends then I could understand it but for me, this didn’t feel natural that he would turn up at a wedding where he barely knew anyone. This was one of the big reasons this book didn’t work for me.
The book takes place over a relatively short amount of time but the romance seemed very slow burn. It’s very hard to describe. I felt like we just started to get to know the characters and the book was over. I think I would have shortened some of the wedding section and then seen some more of Libby and Noah post-wedding.
There were some really funny and entertaining moments in the book. I especially liked the trio of torment. I find children always add an element of mischief and fun that is so different to that of the adults. I enjoyed all the Christmas elements and the snow too.
While this wasn’t my favourite Tilly book I do look forward to seeing what she brings us next time.
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