MY REVIEW: Overall this book was cute and I enjoyed the characters. I think it's definitely a good pick for those who don't mind a slower moving book, nor books that don't have an in-depth plot to them, and is good for fans of chick-lit UK fiction. The book fell a bit short of my expectations but overall was a decent read. Let's take a closer look:
What I liked: I did enjoy getting to know the female characters. The book centered around a wedding planner and obviously her relationship, but then also followed three other bride-to-be's and the events surrounding their upcoming nuptials. I thought the women were well written and could relate to parts of all four of them. Overall, the writing was strong and the voice solid.
What I didn't like: There wasn't much of a plot. Basically, the whole book was character development. There was no driving force for each character and nothing at stake except the mere fact that they each had a wedding coming up with only minor obstacles interfering with their loves, such as a sullen teenage daughter, and a weight problem. The only character that I feel had true transformation and more of a story was Aimee, whom finally found her voice at the end of it all.
I would definitely read another Sophie Hart book in the future, in the hopes that she brings the same fresh voice and strong writing, but with a more in-depth plot. Something with a bit more meat or more at risk for the characters.
Actual Rating: 3.5 stars
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