When he proposed, I had to pinch myself. Up until then, his most romantic gesture was buying me a 128-piece tool kit.
It’s normal to get cold feet, right? But what about a case of frozen get-me-the-heck-out-of-here feet?
When Natalie’s boyfriend gets down on one knee (even if it’s because he trips and drops the ring) it’s meant to be the start of their happy ever after. But planning a wedding to Archie feels like she’s competing in the Hunger Games…
She’s up against a mother-in-law who enforces a pre-wedding diet with portions you need a microscope for.
She’s cornered by a bridesmaid-zilla sister-in-law who forces her old wedding dress on Nat, featuring satin bows, way too much tulle and a bodice that Nat doesn’t even have the boobs for.
She fends off a best man who tries to kiss her by kneeing him in the crotch.
And she has to defeat a pushy wedding planner who insists on peacocks, doves and pink flamingos at the ceremony.
Nat would wear her battle scars with pride if Archie was by her side. But her fiancé is missing in action, refusing to help her deal with his diva family and going AWOL on the stag do. With just weeks to go, she might have to do the unthinkable… Is it too late to cancel? And if she’s not Archie’s bride-to-be then who on earth is she?
Time to reconnect with some characters from previous books. There is Alice and Zoe who played the main characters in book 1 and 2 and Archie who was introduced to us in the previous one. The light shines on him this time, as well as on his family and his girlfriend and her family.
What would you do when your boyfriend proposes? Of course you would jump up and down with joy and you know exactly what kind of wedding you would like to have. Moreover your boyfriend agrees with everything. Perfect, right? The planning can begin.
But what if some people take over and don’t even seem to hear what you are saying? Will you put your foot down and reign them in or are you being your kind self (or doormat some might say) and not wanting to hurt anyone’s feelings, you just nod and let it be?
Maybe it’s time to stand up, make them listen and let them know what you want! Will someone get hurt? Probably, but better safe than sorry.
The author’s stories always makes me laugh. This book is also about friendship, finding love even if you never thought you would, realizing that sometimes you have to shout to be heard, fighting for what is good for you and so much more. A book by this author has never ever disappointed me. 5 stars.
Thank you, Sophie Ranald and Bookouture
About the author
Sophie Ranald is the youngest of five sisters. She was born in Zimbabwe and lived in South Africa until an acute case of itchy feet brought her to London in her mid-20s. As an editor for a customer publishing agency, Sophie developed her fiction-writing skills describing holidays to places she’d never visited. In 2011, she decided to disregard all the good advice given to aspiring novelists and attempt to write full-time. After one false start, It Would Be Wrong to Steal My Sister’s Boyfriend (Wouldn’t It?) seemed to write itself. Her second, third and fourth novels followed. Sophie also writes for magazines and online about food, fashion, finance and running. She lives in south-east London with her amazing partner Hopi and Purrs, their adorable little cat.