Tuesday, 16 February 2016

How to Get Hitched in Ten Days - by Samantha Tonge

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My own copy

The blurb:


Meet Mikey, every girl’s best friend – he bakes the creamiest cheesecake, loves movie nights and is a great dance partner.

For Jasmine, Mikey is the perfect flatmate – he owns a 50s diner that turns out the best food around, gives the best bear hugs and amazing romance advice – after all they’re scoping out the same hot guys! So when her boyfriend proposes in the worst possible way, Jazz knows her best friend will be there to pick up the pieces with gourmet popcorn, Pinot sleepovers and a shoulder to lean on.

But Mikey isn’t about to let Jasmine give up on love, and he’s ready to do whatever it takes to mend her broken heart – even if it means helping the one person who sees him as the enemy…

Because at the end of the day, all’s fair in the pursuit of true love… right?

My Opinion:

*Book provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

How to Get Hitched in Ten Days is a funny, well written, quick paced and light hearted read. It follows best friends Mikey and Jazz. They live together and I really admired their friendship. They were always there for each other and also had a lot of fun together. The story is told from both their perspectives, alternating the chapters.

Jasmine has a lot going on in her life and when boyfriend Dave suddenly proposes she is stunned and shocked. She is just not ready... Mikey is there to save “her“ heart. He does everything he can to help Dave plan another proposal. That seems weird, because the two of them don’t really seem to get along. After a while it dawned on me... Mikey has a secret and that one doesn’t make the situation easier.

This book is a bit different from Samantha’s other stories, but still very entertaining. Unfortunately, it took me a while to get into it and sometimes the storyline and the scenes were a bit confusing for me. It’s hard to explain, but in the end the spark was just missing for me.

What I liked best about this book is the friendship between Mikey and Jasmine. Samantha portrayed it beautifully.


My possible cast:

Jasmine: Anna Kendrick

Mikey: Adam Lambert


About Samatha Tonge:

Samantha lives in Cheshire with her lovely family and a cat that thinks it's a dog. Along with writing, her days are spent cycling, willing cakes to rise and avoiding housework. A love of fiction developed as a child, when she was known for reading Enid Blyton books in the bath. A desire to write bubbled away in the background whilst she pursued other careers, including a fun stint working at Disneyland Paris. Formally trained as a linguist, Samantha now likes nothing more than holing herself up in the spare room, in front of the keyboard. She has sold over 80 stories to women's magazines. Her bestselling debut novel, "Doubting Abbey", from CarinaUK HarperCollins, was shortlisted for the Festival of Romantic Fiction best Ebook award in 2014. Game of Scones won the 2015 Love Stories Awards Best Romantic Ebook category.

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