Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Book Review: The Lucky Escape

By Cindy Roesel

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… (Synopsis courtesy of Amazon.)

I can’t imagine anything worse than being left alone at the altar on my wedding day. Well, I can think of a few, but being jilted is certainly up there. In Laura Jane Williams’ novel, THE LUCKY ESCAPE (HarperCollins) this is what happens to Annie, but she uses it as a reason to take stock of her life.

The wedding may be off, but the honeymoon to Australia is still on and she needs a travel partner. Annie joins a gym and gets in touch with old friends, like Patrick. It isn’t long after until she invites him on her trip.

It’s a really good premise, but it takes too long to set up the core story and the ending is obvious. I would have liked to spend more time in Australia. Personally, I was there for three weeks several years ago, and it wasn’t enough time.

Bottom line: An amusing romcom during these challenging times and let’s face it, we could all use a little light-hearted fun in our lives. 

Thanks to Harper 360 for the book in exchange for an honest review.

Check out Cindy's review of The Love Square, also by Laura Jane Williams.

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