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Title: Willow’s Wedding Vows
Author: Debbie Viggiano
Genre: Romantic comedy
Publication Date: 28th April 2020
Estimated Page Count – 394
Potential Trigger Warning: Infidelity
It is only when you get towards the end of this book that you’ll appreciate the appropriateness of the title. When the author warned of the story including infidelity, she certainly wasn’t joking! Willow and Charlie have been living together for years. On her thirtieth birthday she mentions the possibility of them getting married to him but she’s so kind, caring and considerate she doesn’t realise just what a dreadful self-centred and total scumbag he is. He has had a variety of affairs with other women whilst living with her and she never suspected. Now, however, one of those other women is also determined to get him to break up with Willow and reveal their currently secret relationship …..
The story is told from multiple points of view and most of the narrators have their conscience contributing to their revelations. Despite the infidelity, the story is also humorous as some of the many more obnoxious characters seem to get themselves into some real messes. There’s an on going mystery about the identity of Kev which is only actually revealed very near to the end of the story. There are plenty of folks to dislike in this story and it is the ending which makes the journey worthwhile, complete with a whole variety of revelations. It is an entertaining read that had me laughing out loud and cringing in almost equal quantities!
I requested and was gifted a copy of this book via NetGalley and this is my honest review after choosing to read it.
Wedding vows have never been this personal…
Willow has been living with marriage-shy Charlie for more years than she cares to remember and is old-fashioned enough to want a wedding band and a loads-of-sex honeymoon before stretchmarks and nipple shields.
So when the once-wary Charlie surprisingly goes down on one knee, Willow doesn’t question why her boyfriend is suddenly so keen to rush her into saying “I do”.
The first clue comes as Willow is zipped into her Cinderella dress, the second as she bobs into the wedding car, and the third as the Roller swings towards its fairy-tale destination… leaving a shell-shocked Willow desperately trying to figure out what to do next.
A bride can do anything she wants on her wedding day, but nobody expected her to do this…
About Debbie Viggiano
Prior to turning her attention to writing, Debbie Viggiano was, for more years than she cares to remember, a legal secretary. She lives with her Italian husband, a rescued pooch from Crete, and a very grumpy cat. Occasionally her adult children return home bringing her much joy… apart from when they want to raid the fridge or eat her secret stash of chocolate. Tweet @DebbieViggiano or follow her on Facebook!
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