Love, lies and wedding cake – Sue Watson

Will Faye get her happy-ever-after or will bittersweet secrets ruin the recipe for love?

Since Faye met her gorgeous Aussie boyfriend Dan, they’ve travelled all over the world to meet in amazing, crazy and romantic locations. They’ve eaten gateaux in a chateau, chocolate torte in a moonlit port, and even had stöllen kisses in a sparkling Christmas market. Neither of them wanted to settle down… until now.

When Dan asks Faye to marry him and to move to Australia it throws a real spanner in the works. Faye’s daughter Emma needs her here, so moving to the other side of the world – even for a hunk like Dan – simply isn’t an option. Is it?

Faye’s been down the marriage road before and it ended up with her having Ryan Gosling fantasies while her ex-husband obsessed about the plumbing. Is that what she has to look forward to? Is she ready to end her adventure? And even if she is, how can she be sure Dan is the right man for her?



My review

This book is the second one in a series, but don’t let this hold you back. It is perfectly readable without having read the first one and it will only give you more reason to devour the other book as well.
It a laughing out loud story, but not a foolish one because the author has managed to put a lot of depth in it as well.
Of course when you are young, you see things differently and you don’t think everything through as well as you shoud. And then life happens and you try to do the right thing. Although this does not always mean that it will make you happy.
The story shows that putting yourself first sometimes is not selfish, but is essential. You can ignore your own dreams and wishes, but where does that leave you in the end?
Faye is an example of how it is possible to turn your life around and find your happy ever after. 5 stars.

Thank you, Sue Watson, Bookouture and Netgalley for giving me the chance to review this awesome story. It makes me even feel more inclined to visit Australia.


About the author

Sue Watson was a journalist on women’s magazines and national newspapers before leaving it all behind for a career in TV. As a producer with the BBC she worked on garden makeovers, kitchen takeovers and daytime sofas – all the time making copious notes so that one day she might escape to the country and turn it all into a book.
After much deliberation and copious consumption of cake, Sue eventually left her life in TV to write.  After a very successful debut novel, Fat Girls and Fairy Cakes Sue signed a three book deal with Bookouture.