Friday, 1 May 2020

Book review: Willow's Wedding Vows by Debbie Viggiano

Willow's Wedding Vows by Debbie Viggiano

Wedding vows have never been this personal…

Willow has been living with marriage-shy Charlie for more years than she cares to remember and is old-fashioned enough to want a wedding band and a loads-of-sex honeymoon before stretchmarks and nipple shields.

So when the once-wary Charlie surprisingly goes down on one knee, Willow doesn’t question why her boyfriend is suddenly so keen to rush her into saying “I do”.

The first clue comes as Willow is zipped into her Cinderella dress, the second as she bobs into the wedding car, and the third as the Roller swings towards its fairy-tale destination… leaving a shell-shocked Willow desperately trying to figure out what to do next.

A bride can do anything she wants on her wedding day, but nobody expected her to do this…

My thoughts...

This book had more twists and turns than a thrill ride at a theme park. It was a masterclass in the age old 'who done it' of the romantic kind and I spent the entire book switching culprits only to have the rug pulled out from under my feet at the eleventh hour.

So let me get this off my chest....Charlie is the biggest all round !#?@ £%*??!!//¥€$ of the tallest order and that's putting it mildly. The fabulously maddening insights to his inner thoughts, that we were treated to, only worked to fuel my utter disgust at his despicable excuse of testosterone on show. What an utter d*ck! Our Willow deserves much better. I mean what an adorable character. Don't get me wrong there were times that I wanted to grab her by the shoulders and give her an almighty wake up call. But they do say love is blind and let's face it, we can all be guilty of stupidity when Cupid strikes his arrow true.

I'm a big Debbie fan and I know I'm always in for a real treat when I pick up one of her works and this book was certainly no different. The characters were colourful, creative and brought the narrative to life in full animation. The scrapes and situations Charlie found himself in were justifiably hilarious and I'm not ashamed to admit that I took great pleasure in his discomfort....well he deserved it after all. But satisfaction aside, this story is filled to the maximum with laughter and lies aplenty, but there's true heart at the centre of the script to add depth of the endearing quality.

Willow's Wedding Vows has tiers of triumph and laughter at the turn of every page. Well done on yet another Viggiano victory.

Thank you to Rachel at Rachel's Random Resources for including me in such a wonderful blog tour.

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About the author... 

Prior to turning her attention to writing, Debbie Viggiano was, for more years than she cares to remember, a legal secretary. She lives with her Italian husband, a rescued puppy from Crete, and a very disgruntled cat. Occasionally her children return home from uni bringing her much joy...apart from their gifts of dirty laundry.

Follow her blog: Tweet @DebbieViggiano or look her up on Facebook!

1 comment:

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