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Author: Darcie Boleyn
Publisher: Carina UK
Date of Publication: May 16th, 2016
This is one of those books where my advice is quite simple – read the book, not my review – I loved, laughed, sighed and cried along with it!
Annie Thomas is almost forty years old, a teacher, mother of three and has just found out her second divorce is through. How she found out is hilarious – she spotted the remains of the letter confirming it in whilst clearing up the poop of one of her dogs! That sort of sets the tone for the whole book as Annie starts to reevaluate her life and her past decisions whilst trying to move on to a happier future.
I love how the author manages to draw the reader into the story, making it feel like you are chatting with a close friend, experiencing so much of the events with them. It has some hilarious laugh out loud moments, others where you’re so sad, a total roller coaster ride of emotional upheavals whilst still hoping things will work out for Annie and Evan in the end and they can have the HEA their initial romance had suggested was possible.
Annie is a brilliant character, independent, caring, determined, loyal, busy and trying not to be emotional – and still very much in love with her first husband. Her relationships with both her ex husbands and children are heart warming and strong. It is great how aspects of her past relationships are shared, revealing the trials and tribulations, the laughter, joy and tears of letting go of someone you love so you don’t hold them back yet breaking your own heart in the process. This is a delightful, humorous, well written and thoroughly enjoyable second chance romance that had me engrossed from start to finish, I loved reading it whilst relaxing in the sunshine. Even if it was raining, this story will bring a little sunshine into your life! As the tag line for the book says, it truly is “A heartwarming, giggle-inducing romance from Darcie Boleyn, just in time for the wedding season!”
Thanks to the publishers for gifting me an ARC of this novel, via NetGalley, in exchange for my honest review.
A heartwarming, giggle-inducing romance from Darcie Boleyn, just in time for the wedding season! Will you marry me…again?
When Annie Thomas agrees to give her ex away at his wedding to his boyfriend, she thinks she’ll be fine. With her three children at her side, she can handle anything. Then she finds out her gorgeous first ex-husband Evan Llewellyn is flying in from his glamorous life in New York to attend as well!
An unexpected pregnancy ended their relationship and as she stumbles through the ups and downs of life as a working single mum – helping everyone else find a happy ending along the way – Annie refuses to believe their old and incredibly hot spark can still exist.
It’s only when she and Evan are forced to face up to the past together that they’ll discover if they can have their own happily-ever-after too!
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