Monday, 3 August 2015

Book Review - Meet Me at the Honeymoon Suite by Charlotte Phillips - #HIReadathon

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Title: Meet Me at the Honeymoon Suite
Author: Charlotte Phillips
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Netgalley
Publisher: Harper Impulse
Publication Date: 16th July 2015
Rating: 4 Stars

Happy ever after…?

Fascinated by weddings since her mother was jilted at the altar when Amy was seven years old, Amy Woods is a brilliantly efficient wedding organizer, thanks to her ability to see past all the emotion and magic of ‘the big day’. Now, after years of being the assistant, she’s landed has landed her dream job as Wedding and Events Manager at exclusive boutique hotel The Lavington. All she needs to do is pull off her first wedding weekend without a hitch…

Unfortunately the groom turns out to be her own marriage-phobic ex boyfriend, proving yet again that Amy is good enough to be the warm up act but never the real deal. Then she breaks all her own rules and sleeps with the delicious but definitely off limits best man! To pull off the perfect weekend now she will need to be her most clear-headed and emotionless. But as she gets to know best man Owen outside the bedroom, keeping herself focussed on the task isn’t so easy anymore.

Meet Me at the Honeymoon Suite is a lovely piece of escapism. It is  a story between two workaholics, who are trying their hardest to deny the clear instant connection between themselves. 

Amy is an events organizer and has almost got the event manager position at the exclusive hotel The Lavington. The only thing keeping her from becoming the manager properly, is a probation period starting with this weekends wedding. Just one snag, it turns out the groom is an ex boyfriend of hers, who was commitment phobic at the time. 

And there is also the instant attraction between Amy and Owen, the best man. Owen runs cocktail bars across London, and is almost resenting the groom for making him take time off to be the best man. 

Amy despite being an excellent wedding planner, is not a fan of romance or weddings herself, she barely even believes in them, due to events in her childhood. So she is really confused as to what she should do when Owen starts to make advances on her (as if she is found out, she could lose her job). 

This novella takes place over a weekend, and is well paced and is a gently story to read. It is pure joy to read, and a lot of fun too.  I loved Owen's character, and wouldn't mind a piece of him for myself. There is a fair amount of story, and backstory packed into a relatively short novella, for which I am truly impressed. 

I really enjoy Charlotte Phillips' novellas and would love to see perhaps a slightly longer book from her in the future. However regardless of size, this one definitely packs a punch and is well worth a look. 

Thank you so much to Harper Impulse and Netgalley for this review copy. This was my honest opinion. 

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