Today is my day on the tour for The Little Wedding Island. where I’ll be sharing my review of this book, along with details about the book and of an exciting giveaway!
‘Will you… pretend to marry me?’
Bonnie Haskett loves everything about weddings. She loves her job at a national bridal magazine and even has a deposit down on her dream dress. The only problem? She doesn’t have a fiancé!
So when Bonnie is sent to Edelweiss Island, known as ‘The Little Wedding Island’, it’s a dream come true. She’s heard the rumours, every wedding that takes place in the tiny chapel ends in a happy-ever-after.
But there’s a catch! Investigating the story, Bonnie needs to pose as a blushing bride – and the only man up for posing as her groom is her arch rival (and far too handsome for his own good) journalist Rohan Carter…
If you’re looking for a fun read, in a romantic setting with two characters who love to hate each other, then look no further. Bonnie and Rohan find themselves thrown together on an island claiming to be the most romantic place on earth: no-one married there ever gets divorced. Bonnie is an incurable romantic, Rohan an incurable cynic. It’s not exactly a match made in heaven, but their story is a good one with a few hiccups along the way.
The novel also offers some sage advice to readers, for example, “There are some twats in the world and most of them have a Twitter account” and “cake is not an either or conundrum. The answer will always be both.” Preach. This is a very topical novel, looking at the real life impact of mouthing off on Twitter and the reality that our increasing cynicism might just be to blame for our unhappiness. The characters, and the reader along with them, are reminded of the importance of prioritising real world relationships and the fact that relationships (marriages particulary) only really work if we’re prepared to make the effort. There is no magic item or spell that can ensure a successful marriage.
Jaimie has treated us to a colourful cast of characters, from the grumpy vicar, to the suffocatingly sweet Clara. I half expected this to turn into a thriller / horror novel in the end with the residents of The Little Wedding Island hiding something sinister. I guess this shows I share Rohan’s cynical outlook on life. The island won me over in the end, but can it do the same for Rohan?
Fancy a chance to win a copy of this book and some brilliant goodies including a notebook, a Puffin the dog pug pen and a ‘grow-your-own’ Edelweiss flower kit? Click here to enter this giveaway!
You can also get your copy from:
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B074SD3RKH
Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B074SD3RKH
Also available from all other ebook retailers.
About the Author:
Jaimie is a 32-year-old English-sounding Welsh girl with an awkward-to-spell name. She lives in South Wales and enjoys writing, gardening, watching horror movies, and drinking tea, although she’s seriously considering marrying her coffee machine. She loves autumn and winter, and singing songs from musicals despite the fact she’s got the voice of a dying hyena. She hates spiders, hot weather, and cheese & onion crisps. She spends far too much time on Twitter and owns too many pairs of boots.
She will never have time to read all the books she wants to read.
She is the author of chick-lit romantic comedies The Chateau of Happily Ever Afters, The Little Wedding Island, and Kismetology, and she has also written young-adult romantic comedies Afterlife Academy, Not Pretty Enough, and North Pole Reform School.