"Birchall manages to design a cheer squad of fully supportive chums and a sexy, sensitive love interest in this witty, relatable tale that doesn’t fall prey to the trite rom-com formula you may be expecting." ––USA Today
FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL meets THE WEDDING PARTY...
Freya Scott is getting married. Her wedding to Matthew, her long-term boyfriend, is the first of eight in her calendar this year, and as someone who prides herself on being meticulously organized, Freya is intent on making it the perfect day to remember.
But when Matthew calls things off hours before they walk down the aisle, Freya’s entire life plan goes up in smoke. Humiliated and heartbroken, the last thing she wants is to attend a summer of other peoples’ nuptials on her own.
Fortunately, her friends have an idea: together they devise a series of outrageous challenges for Freya to complete at each event, designed to distract her from Matthew and what might have been. From getting stuck in an old church bathroom and needing to be rescued by the vicar to making out with a barman at a French chateau, Freya realizes that despite herself, she might just be having fun.
By the time the final wedding arrives, she will discover that the road to a happy ending sometimes has unexpected detours, that “I do” is only the beginning––and that perhaps her own love story isn’t over just yet.
A heartbroken woman rediscovers her spunk in this witty rom-com from Birchall (The Secret Bridesmaid). London brand manager Freya Scott is left reeling when her fianc , Matthew, breaks up with her minutes before their wedding. Freya desperately tries to forget her pain and humiliation, but with seven weddings looming in her social calendar, it feels impossible. Her best friend, Ruby, cooks up a plan to help her move on from Matthew a task list entitled "How to Survive the Wedding Season." Freya must complete one challenge at each ceremony, with tasks ranging from stealing a man's cuff links to securing a good-night kiss. As Freya embraces the survival guide, she's inches closer to healing and even starts to fall for someone new. But Matthew's also in attendance at the weddings, and their interactions leave Freya tempted to succumb to their familiar connection, even if it means unraveling all her hard-earned progress. Birchall strikes gold with the comedic cadence of her prose and balances the humor with her winning heroine's sincere efforts to find her inner strength. This is a snappy, empowering pick for fans of Sophie Kinsella. Agent: Lauren Gardner, Bell Lomax Moreton Agency.
I can’t recommend this book more!!! It was hilarious and the characters were so relatable. I absolutely loved this book and wish it never ended😊
Such a fun read!
Just a fun story! Freya is dumped the day before her wedding. Matthew her boyfriend for a dozen years decides they don’t fit together anymore, Not the way to start the wedding season, her’s was to be the first of the eight weddings she has this year. Her BFFs Ruby and Leo come up with a plan that Freya must complete a challenge at each wedding, this way she will be distracted from her heartbreak. Love that banter between herself and with her friends. The overcoming heartbreak and the fear to move on, life will continue. The narrator did a excellent job, between her and the storyline I added a extra lap around the track.
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