Wednesday, 8 July 2015

From Notting Hill With Four Weddings…Actually – by Ali McNamara

Original Cover
My own copy

The blurb:

Set in the world of all your favorite rom-coms, a gorgeously romantic new novel by the author of "From Notting Hill with Love . . . Actually" Movie addict Scarlett O'Brien is finally living the jet-setting life she's dreamed of, but it all hangs by a shiny, golden thread. Flying between London and New York, running two businesses, and planning her wedding to handsome fiance Sean along with her best friends Oscar and Maddie--life couldn't be better. Then Scarlett meets paparazzi darling Gabriella Romero, and life suddenly becomes even more extravagant and glamourous. But as she begins to experience the other side of being rich and famous, it's not only Scarlett's perfect wedding that's put in jeopardy, but her whole world.

My Opinion:

On to another Scarlett O’Brien adventure!!! You can’t even describe, how excited I was to read book #3 of the Actually series, I love the first two.

So, Scarlett is flying between London and New York, dealing with both her businesses. The Dragonfly Trust has become really successful; she was able to help a lot of people. This also puts her in contact with Gabriella Romero. She becomes her “life coach”, but there is more behind it than that. I enjoyed reading about their adventures, lots of fun and a cameraman we know gets to know Gabi as well. Scarlett gets to meet more celebrities and she has Oscar to accompany her to all these events. Oscar is still the same funny and unique person, always looking to talk to VIPs, and it’s great to see that he found someone as well.

Book #2 finished what a special proposal from Sean and now it’s time to plan that wedding. Scarlett is very stressed and busy though, her head is not really in it. Sean is worried and helps her wherever he can. The bond Sean and Scarlett have is amazing, such a wonderful couple with chemistry, connection, powerful and they share some pretty wonderful scenes in this book. Reading about Sean is always a highlight for me, he’s just great!!!

With the wedding comes best man Alex. Scarlett doesn’t like him from the start, there is a mystery behind him and I totally get why she can’t trust him. He is even there to help with the wedding venue, but what’s behind that?!

Her best friend Maddie is problems in her relationship and is secretive about it. Well, only later we hear why, which makes Scarlett even more suspicious of one person.

Suddenly everything is in danger, the wedding, the trust and also Gabi’s charity, and what about Gabi’s real reason to get in touch with Scarlett.
Sean takes over the wedding preparations and Scarlett is ready to fight and save everything.

It was great reading about New York, an awesome setting and a fabulous place.
Ali has a great way to hook the reader, her writing is bubbly, fresh, funny and really gripping!


My possible cast:

Scarlett: Alexis Knapp (with dark hair)

Sean: Colton Haynes

Oscar: Chris Colfer

Gabi: Gugu Mbatha-Raw

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