Laura Jane Williams – The Lucky Escape

So Annie’s life is not going too well. She arrives at her own wedding to be told that her husband-to-be is not there. And he hasn’t even had the bravery to tell her himself, he’s texted the wedding planner and disappeared.

Understandably, Annie falls apart a bit. But when she signs up for a local gym to get herself back together, she bumps into an old friend Paddy and he seems to really make her smile again.

Annie’s ex-future-in-laws are just as disgusted with Alexander’s behaviour as Annie is, and they insist that Annie goes on her honeymoon anyway. On a spur of the moment impulse, she decides to take Paddy with her. Completely no-strings-attached, just two friends enjoying a holiday together. They even come up with a code word for when they want to spend time alone without hurting each other’s feelings.

But it turns out that the holiday was slightly fancier than Annie expected. From the business class flights, to the personal drivers, to the amazing suites – it’s basically everything you need to help you fall in love.

And as much as Annie and Paddy want to deny it, they’re falling in love. Of course the path of true love never did run smooth and they run into some hurdles along the way!

I just loved seeing their relationship grow, and all in the beautiful Australian back-drop with all the fanciness provided by Annie’s almost in-laws.

I won’t say anymore because I don’t want to give away any big spoilers, but I will say that I really loved this book. The last book I read by this author (The Love Square), I just didn’t get along with too well, but this one was much more my cup of tea, and I have another by the same author lined up on my TBR shelf too.

My rating: 4Average rating: 3.71
400 pages. Published in: 2021
Read in Paperbackon 3rd-4th July 2021

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