Book Review: ‘The Girl’s Guide to Getting Hitched’ by Sophie Hart

Posted July 18, 2015 by thischickreads in review / 0 Comments

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Rule number one: Keep calm and marry on…

When new mum and events planner Julia Crawford is given the opportunity to plan three weddings, she jumps at the chance. What could possibly go wrong? …

Forget bridezilla, Aimee’s future mother-in-law is the stuff of nightmares – hell bent on taking over the wedding entirely. Worse still, her fiancé, Jon, seems oblivious. Aimee’s starting to wonder if she and her groom-to-be are right for each other after all…

Body shy Debbie is on a mission. She’s determined to shed a lot of pounds before the big day. As the wedding inches closer, will the new Debbie lose sight of what’s really important?

Gill loves Mike and their blended family of five kids to bits, but with a house full of teenage hormones and her eldest, Kelly, struggling with so much change, Gill is feeling the pressure…

As the women bond over cake and a cuppa, can they each resolve their wedding woes before the big day?

 

 

 

 

 

*Copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

 

‘The Girl’s Guide to Getting Hitched’ is Ms Hart’s third novel, but first one by her I’ve read. However, I followed the buzz on twitter and I admit I had high expectations for this book, despite not being familiar with Ms Hart’s writing style. But no matter how high my expectations for this book were, it totally exceeded them. I ended up finishing this book in two sittings, sad to leave the characters, but happy I got my fix of HEAs.

This was such a delightful read! Following four stories,we’re introduced to Julia, Aimee, Debbie and Gill. Julia is a wedding planner and just about to get back to her business after the maternity leave. Through her work she meets these brides-to-be, Aimee, Debbie and Gill, and accepts to plan their weddings. What’s interesting and one of the things I loved about the story is that Julia is not portrayed as a work-aholic, but she’s genuinely interested in making these women’s weddings the best day of their lives. The bond that grows between each of them is amazing, and despite the fact they are all different and there’s an age gap between them, their communication is incredible. There aren’t any bridezillas, if that’s what you’re looking, but normal, real women with real life problems. That’s probably why it was so easy to connect with them, though I admit, Aimee was giving me troubles with her relationship with her fiancé. He’s such a spoilt kid and yet Aimee is tolerating these outbursts of his. I honestly, don’t know what she saw in him and why is she putting up with him and his evil mother.

I probably connected the most with Debbie, I assume because of her never ending battle with weight. However, she’s determined to lose the weight and I was fascinated with her determination and will. She’s truly a wonderful character, as they all are in fact.

As I said, this is an easy, delightful, feel good read perfect for chillaxing on these hot days. I wish there were more twists though, that would have made the story even more interesting. Aimee’s evil future mother-in-law was definitely a nice addition to the cast and I wish I saw more of her. But overall, I really enjoyed this cute read and the way the characters grew by the end of the book. Oh and I really loved the quotes about marriage at the beginning of each chapter. I shall definitely be checking Ms Hart’s other novels, since now I’m pretty convinced I will enjoy them. If you’re looking for a fun, feel-good read, with multiple HEAs (the more the better, right?), no need to look any further. This is the book for you!

 

My rating: 8/10

 

 

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