My Big Fake Wedding by Jessica Hatch / #Review #BooksOnTour @Bookouture @JessicaNHatch

The date is set. The guy is definitely not.

When I entered a lottery to win a free wedding, I had no idea that I was about to be cheated on, and unceremoniously dumped, by my ex-boyfriend. So when I win, there’s just one teeny tiny problem… I have no one to walk down the aisle with. All I need to do now is find a husband. Simple, right?

My closest friend Oliver, an old-fashioned romantic, thinks I’m crazy. He snorts when I show him my colour-coded binder, packed with step-by-step instructions for my Husband Hunt. And when he reads my to-do list, he laughs so much his green eyes fill with tears.

Step 1: Figure out what men want

Step 2: Research the best bars for romantic first dates


Despite following my list to the letter, something happens that the binder could never have predicted. After months of fantasising about this exact moment, I have a tequila-fuelled kiss with my long-term office crush Andrew. But just when I think I’ve found my soon-to-be husband, my ex-boyfriend declares his undying love for me, and Oliver stops returning my calls when I need him the most…

With my wedding day getting ever closer, I’m starting to realise that the only thing more complicated than finding a husband on a deadline, is finding the right one.




You are in a happy relationship for quite a few years. In your opinion this can only go one way: towards wedding bells.

Of course you want it to take place at your dream venue. Guess what! They are offering a chance to get married there at very low cost. Only one thing for you to do: enter your name and cross everything you have. You will them to pick you and make your day. And they did…

There are a lot of dance moves you can do alone. It takes two to tango though and there lies a small problem. Venue: check. Bride: check. Groom: ???

Bea has 8 months to find her husband-to-be. Is this possible? Let’s see if she can.

Would you follow in Bea’s steps or would you leave it be? Is it possible to have a crush on someone and being convinced they are the right one? Does it take more time for you to get to know the other person before you take the plunge?

It seems like, if you want it enough, you can achieve anything? Or is it a Fata Morgana you cling on to?

True love… Sometimes you cannot find it where you are looking and you don’t look where you can find it.

Friends… They should stand by you, no matter what. But, on the other hand, you should do the same. If you are not in a good mood, you are allowed to vent. They will listen, but you have to find it in your heart to put your own sorrows aside and give them your undivided attention too. It’s not always easy, but that’s the way it works. If not, you might throw away something very precious. You will regret it and if you leave it too long, you might never get it back.

Talk all you want, but be prepared to listen as well.

A fun story. 4 stars

Thank you


About the Author

Jessica Hatch has a passion for writing humorous women’s fiction with a strong-beating heart. She loves to develop quirky, high-concept “what if” scenarios and then drop her characters into them, escape room–style, to see what happens. Her work spotlights characters and locales the reader can fall in love with, and aims to explore real-world issues that women and nonbinary people face.

Jessica has worked in book publishing since 2013. She has had bylines

published in Writer’s DigestThe Millions, and G*Mob Magazine, among others, and she is a proud alumna of the Mors Tua Vita Mea workshop in Sezze Romano, Italy. Before being acquired by Bookouture, her debut novel won a pitch slam at the Brooklyn Book Festival in 2018 and was workshopped by acclaimed author Rumaan Alam at Aspen Summer Words in 2019.

Jessica was born outside of Richmond, Virginia, but now lives in Jacksonville, Florida,

with her bartender husband, Paul, and their three cats. When she is not writing, you can find her jogging on the Riverwalk or planning her next international trip.


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