Monday, 14 August 2017

A Beginner's Guide To Saying I Do by Jennifer Joyce #Review @writer_jenn

Ruth can’t quite believe she’s managed to snag The One but when he proposes, she can finally accept that she’s found her happily ever after. But when Ruth finds herself booking her dream church for just six weeks away, she starts to panic. You can’t plan a whole wedding at such short notice. Can you?

Trina has only just walked down the aisle, but she’s already starting to question whether they can make their marriage work. Will they survive the honeymoon period, or have they just made a very big – and very expensive – mistake?

Erin has somehow found herself agreeing to be a bridesmaid for the tackiest wedding known to man. With drunk hens, ridiculous outfits and a terrifying wedding planner, just what has Erin signed up for?

Three women. Three weddings. But who will say I do – and who will say I don’t?

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The story follows a group of three women who are all connected by either friendship or family and who are either married, getting married or attending weddings. I thought that this theme worked really well as you got to see some very fun and interesting scenes play out. From scary hen parties to over the top weddings it certainly provided lots of entertaining moments. Even though this book continues Ruth's story from A Beginners Guide To Salad I would still class it as a standalone. I haven't had chance to read the first book and I didn't feel any confusion at all.

I really got attached to this group and it would be hard to pick a favourite but I guess it was Trina's character that my heart went out to. No spoilers but after her perfect wedding married life was very different to what she was expecting. I couldn't help but smile at Ruth's excitement to getting married even if it is at very short notice. Will it all go to plan though? Erin's dry sense of humour was a hit with me especially when she had to endure a hen party which was her worst nightmare although to be fair it would have been mine too! The best thing about Ruth, Trina and Erin is that they are all different but this works so well and made the story so amusing as I saw their different situations play out. The supporting characters deserve a mention too especially Mary she had me giggling a few times with some of her comments.

I have a confession to make I love cheesy pop music so I loved the soundtrack of songs that are mentioned in the book. I even felt like joining in with the songs it definitely made the story even more feel good for me! The pace of the story is good and it didn't take me long to read at all. 

A Beginner's Guide To Saying I do is a fun filled look at weddings, friendship and romance. 

Entertaining and a perfect pick me up!

With thanks to Jennifer Joyce for my copy. This is my honest and unbiased opinion.

I'm a writer of romantic comedies who lives in Manchester with my husband and our daughters, Rianne and Isobel, plus our Jack Russell Luna and bunny Cinnamon.

I've been scribbling down bits of stories for as long as I can remember, graduating from a pen to a typewriter and then an electronic typewriter. And I felt like the bee's knees typing on THAT. I now write my books on a laptop (which has a proper delete button and everything).

I've self-published two novels and am also published by HQ Digital (HarperCollins).

I've written six novels so far:

plus a free festive short story:

My seventh novel and second in the Beginner's Guide series, A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO SAYING I DO is out on 15th August 2017 and is available to pre-order here

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