‘It whisked me away on a much-needed holiday’ Beth O’Leary
‘I can’t remember the last time a book made me forget I had a phone’ Stacey Halls
‘What an absolute delight!’ Emily Henry
One cancelled wedding
When the day finally comes for Annie to marry Alexander, the last thing she expects is to be left standing at the altar. She was so sure he was Mr Right. Now, she has no idea how she could have got it so wrong.
One unexpected encounter
After a chance meeting with Patrick, an old friend who reminds her of who she used to be, Annie takes a vow of her own: she’ll say yes to every opportunity that comes her way from now on.
One spare ticket for the honeymoon
Could a spontaneous trip with Patrick be the way to mend Annie’s heart? She’s about to find out as she embarks on her honeymoon – with a man who’s not her husband…
Praise for The Lucky Escape:
‘I can’t remember the last time a book made me forget I had a phone. Pure escapist fiction!’ STACEY HALLS, author of Sunday Times bestseller and Richard & Judy Book Club Pick The Familiars
‘The Lucky Escape is Laura's best book yet. It whisked me away on a much-needed holiday – this is exactly the book we all need right now!’ BETH O’LEARY, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Flatshare and The Road Trip
‘What an absolute delight! A romantic, relaxing, inspiring not-quite-honeymoon in book form, with a surprising emotional heft behind it. I love it!’ EMILY HENRY, New York Times bestselling author of Beach Read
‘Smart and funny. The perfect escape.’ SARAH MORGAN, bestselling author of The Summer Seekers
‘This was exactly the escapist book I've been craving. Full of fun and charm, I'd recommend it to anyone wishing to be whisked away by an utterly feel-good love story.’ HOLLY MILLER, author of Richard & Judy Bookclub Pick The Sight of You
About the author
Laura Jane Williams is a writer whose work has appeared everywhere from the Guardian to Buzzfeed, Stylist, Closer, the Metro and the Telegraph. She is Grazia’s former dating columnist, and the author of two previous works of non-fiction: Ice Cream for Breakfast and Becoming, as well as bestselling novels Our Stop and The Love Square.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Laura Jane Williams is quickly becoming a real rom-com favourite. 2019’s Our Stop was one of the year’s feel-good hits, and here she serves up another escapist treat—ably assisted by Carrie Hope Fletcher’s engaging narration. We meet our heroine Annie as she prepares for a wedding that sees her jilted at the altar. With her heart in repair, Annie happens upon an old friend, Patrick, who encourages a fresh can-do attitude and the pair soon end up embarking on Annie’s honeymoon together. Williams’ writing is a delight throughout: touching, laugh-out-loud funny and possessing an ability to capture characters you’ll be rooting for throughout.
A Leap of Faith
Annie has been in a relationship with Alexander for a long time. She happily continues and then all of a sudden she hits her 30’s and he finally pops the question. The wedding draws near and then the day arrives and Alexander is a no show and is not picking up his phone.
Humiliated Annie throws herself into her fitness and has a chance meeting with Patrick who she knew when she was 14 and she was confident and a strong character, a far cry from who she is today.
They start talking and her in laws to be suggest she goes on the honeymoon anyway that was a gift from them.
On a whim Patrick says he will go in her ex’s place.
From day one Annie and Patrick hit it off. They go on the honeymoon as friends and what will happen when they return? What secrets are they both carrying? Will she ever catch up with Alexander? What will Annie’s life look like going forward?
A great entertaining book and we see how Annie evolves and what she learns about herself and we find out if Annie really had a lucky escape