Time for a new review with a character who looks a lot like me!
Wedding bells are ringing and gossip is spiralling in Whispers Wood…
Single mum Gloria Pavey has a bad habit of saying exactly the wrong thing at the wrong time. Determined to make a positive change she can’t say no when her best friend, Emma, asks her to take on the role of her wedding planner. The only problem? Gloria’s co-planner – best man Seth Knightley.
Gloria is on a self-imposed man ban but pulling together the most beautiful wedding Whispers Wood has ever seen alongside gorgeous Seth is pushing her to her limits. As every interaction increases the tension between them Gloria finds herself wondering…could the happy ever after she never thought she’d have be in her future after all?
At first I had some difficulties getting into the story. Not because I didn’t like it, because I did. But I just couldn’t get a grip on it.
And sometimes you just give up and put the book away. But other times you know you just have to take a leap of faith, because you feel that you will be rewarded with an amazing story.
And luckily for me, it was the latter.
After the initial struggle, I found myself turning page after page after page and the chapters just flew by.
I was absolutely submerged into the story, feeling with Gloria and Seth.
The issues Gloria faced, were so real to me, I understood her initial reclutance and fear of her feelings for Seth.
At the beginning of this story, Gloria is not in a happy place. Knowing that the way she acts, makes it impossible to befriend people, she is working on a better version of herself.
And Seth finds it hard to be taken serious by his brother.
They are somehow forced working together in organising the wedding of Emma and Jake.
The story takes a slow start, giving you the chance to get to know Gloria and Seth on a deeper level. This is also what the story needs. If there would be immediately the love part, this wouldn’t feel like a genuine story, about growth, facing your fears and dare to move on with your feelings, no matter what happened in the past.
So I enjoyed reading the story, laughed at the awkward moments Gloria had, I nearly swooned over Seth and his actions. And for me, the star of the whole book was Gertrude, an intruiging cow appearing at the most strange moments, making them lighter and funnier than planned!
Somehow I could really relate with Gloria, having some behaviour issues in common. Blurring out what I am really thinking, caused me some ‘ooooh sh*t’ times, so when it happened to Gloria, my thoughts were: ‘That could have been being me saying that!’. So that made me love the book even more!
If you are tempted by reading this book, but you have the same initial struggles I had, whatever you do, do not give up! Believe me when I say that continuing reading it totally worth it!