Last year I reviewed Bettina Hunt’s, Without a Hitch, a novel about the wedding journeys of three brides. Bettina’s novel made me reconnect with my inner bridezilla which is something I thoroughly enjoyed doing. After nineteen long years of marriage there’s nothing better than being whisked away to think about wedding dress choices, flower arrangements and handsome grooms.
What I liked about the first Without a Hitch is that the three brides; Sienna, Agnes and Bryony all experienced different challenges, emotional issues and comedy moments with their weddings and it was a fun premise.
So, you can imagine my book reading delight when Bettina contacted me to say she was carrying on with the series and this book was all about the same three brides going on honeymoon.
Seeing as my own honeymoon had many hitches, one being where I got off a coach after a trip and fell head first into a cactus bush (too many Spanish lemonades) and my loved one spent a romantic evening pulling needles out of my body, I was keen to see whether Sienna, Agnes and Bryony had an easier ride.
Here’s the blurb:
Sienna, Agnes & Bryony are back! Making memories one beach at a time …
In the sequel to the hilarious wedding romcom Without a Hitch, find out what happens to the three brides after the wedding …
Because after the wedding …comes the honeymoon… doesn’t it?
Here’s my review:
It was great to be back with the ladies from Without a Hitch again. I love sequels because it is like catching up with old friends.
This book was different to the first as the author takes things to a deeper level and you start to see the characters in a new light.
In this book I got emotionally attached to the character of Bryony. So much so, I wrote the author, Bettina Hunt several lengthy text messages. This is the sign of a good book – when you find yourself fishing out your phone in the middle of the frozen puddings aisle in Tescos and telling the author how your emotions are in shreds over what’s happening to their character. I’m not going to give anything away, but all I will say is I could have cried for Bryony.
By the end though I had this inkling something wonderful was happening inside of Bryony and I am now hungry for more.
Sienna as always provides the comedy relief and she never fails to bring a smile on.
Agnes – well…she never stops surprising me. Not content with leaving my jaw hanging open in shock at the end of the last book, she carries on doing things her way. I do like this character and she could feature in her own book.
Three different brides and three different honeymoons.
A cool part of this book is that all three brides are in contact via this wedding site and they are all emailing each other about their experiences. I thought the snippets from their emails was a great part of the book.
There is a cliffhanger at the end and I know the author is planning another in the series.
A good read and I can’t wait for the next one!
Weddings and honeymoons don’t always run smoothly and they make the perfect settings for romcom.
This book could work well as a standalone novella as the emails from the brides fill you in on what’s happened so far.
While I wait for book 3, I will be sending Bryony telepathic vibes of hope and transformation x
Three things I like about the author:
- She loves afternoon tea.
- She loves bright lipstick shades.
- She’s got a wicked sense of humour.