Sheila O'Flanagan's bestseller TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE is a brilliant, feel-good read about love, marriage and what comes next, perfect for readers of Freya North and Catherine Alliott.
When Carey Browne decides it's time for a holiday and flies into New York City - one of her favourite shopping destinations - she knows she'll have a good time. What she doesn't know is that she's about to have the biggest adventure of her life. Within days she's met and married Ben Russell, and a week later they're heading back together to Dublin, where they both live, to share the happy news with family and friends. Except not everyone's thrilled. And not everyone's convinced this is really more than a holiday romance.
Carey and Ben are about to discover whether they've found the kind of love that can survive a blast of reality...
What readers are saying about Too Good To Be True:
'I loved every minute reading Too Good To Be True - a book not to miss' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars
'A must read for those who LOVE happy endings... I laughed, cried, hoped and had that fuzzy feeling as I read the book' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars
'Another excellent O'Flanagan book. If you've read her other books and enjoyed them, then this will go down a stormtoo!' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars
"Marry in haste, repent at leisure" might be the motto of the hapless couple who tie the knot at the start of this uneven chick-lit offering by O'Flanagan (He's Got to Go). The story begins promisingly, as Carey Browne and Ben Russell meet cute on a transatlantic flight from Dublin to New York City. After failing in an Internet venture, Ben is now the co-owner, with his sister, Freya, of a successful chain of health-food stores in the Irish capital; Carey is an air traffic controller with a penchant for fancy shoes. Initially, Carey doesn't want to get involved with Ben she was recently burned by a relationship with a married man. But after a fun and boozy night out in Manhattan, Ben and Carey do the impulsive thing: they fly to Las Vegas and get married. Back in Dublin at a party to celebrate the newlyweds, former beaux show up and spoil the good times. At this point the author seems to lose interest in her main characters and their nonexistent chemistry, shifting the focus to Ben's sister, Freya, and her struggle to cope with the early onset of menopause. Though the Dublin setting makes for an occasional interesting detail or two, the novel suffers from erratic pacing and from the lack of spark between its protagonists, despite their instant romance.