My Best Friend’s Wedding
by Tilly Tennant
Falling snow, sparkling champagne, and an ex that Libby would rather forget…
As chief bridesmaid, Libby knows she should be having the time of her life at her best friend’s snowy Christmas Eve wedding. But she’s at the mercy of three bossy little flower girls and she’s not looking her best in an enormous fuchsia dress. Which is a shame, as it is the first time she’s going to see her ex Rufus. The man she was supposed to marry. The man who left her alone at the altar…
As the dancing begins, and Libby does her best to avoid her ex, the snow outside falls faster and faster, making it impossible for the guests to leave. Snowed in at Lovage Hall, Libby is charmed by American Noah with his dark cropped hair and dimpled cheeks, and the two of them share their dreams and a very passionate kiss.
But when the morning comes, and the snow melts, a shocking revelation about Noah comes to light and Rufus reveals the desperately sad reason he ended their relationship. As Rufus begs for another chance, Libby’s head tells her to trust the man she’s known for years, but her heart can’t quite let go of the spark she had with Noah. Will she make the right decision for her own happy ending?
A gorgeous, romantic heart-warming read with characters that will find their way into your heart and stay there. Perfect for fans of Jill Mansell, Shari Low and Jenny Colgan.
I love Tilly Tennant’s writing, so I knew I was in for a treat when I started My Best Friend’s Wedding. I wasn’t wrong either (of course!) it is a fabulous read!
When we meet Libby, she is gearing herself up for her own wedding to Rufus. However, he breaks her heart in spectacular fashion and she is left quite bereft.
Her best friend is soon to be married though and Libby is her chief bridesmaid, so she has a lot to occupy her mind. The wedding is to take place in a posh hotel on Christmas Eve. I’m not sure if I like the idea of getting married on Christmas Eve if I’m honest but admittedly it did sound quite magical, at least to begin with. The day itself doesn’t go quite to plan.
I liked Libby although she does tend to overthink things somewhat. I guess we can all be like that sometimes though. She does have a lot to contend with, not least her own grief.
When Libby meets Noah, I could almost feel the chemistry between them. He is a VERY likeable character. I’m not surprised Libby is drawn to him. I loved their instant attraction, them trying to ignore it (quite unsuccessfully), and how their romance blossoms in such a short time. Things are rarely straight forward though and between Rufus’s interference, Noah’s secrets, and persistent snow it was never going to be as easy as boy meets girl, and they live happily ever after. How boring would that be anyway!
This story has it all! Friendship and romance, fun and laughter, twinkly lights and snow, heartache and loss but hope for a happier future. It is a rollercoaster of emotion which ends on a high. I loved it!
All the stars from me!
** Many thanks to the author and publisher for my review copy via NetGalley and to Bookouture for my stop on the blog tour**
About Tilly Tennant
Tilly Tennant was born in Dorset, the oldest of four children, but now lives in Staffordshire with a family of her own. After years of dismal and disastrous jobs, including paper plate stacking, shop assistant, newspaper promotions and waitressing (she never could carry a bowl of soup without spilling a bit), she decided to indulge her passion for the written word by embarking on a degree in English and creative writing. She wrote a novel in 2007 during her first summer break at university and hasn’t stopped writing since. She also works as a freelance fiction editor and part-time lecturer.
Hopelessly Devoted to Holden Finn was her debut novel; published in 2014 it was an Amazon bestseller in both the UK and Australia. In 2016 she signed to the hugely successful Bookouture and is currently working on her fifteenth Tilly Tennant novel. Christmas bestseller A Very Vintage Christmas has just been made into a movie for Lifetime Channel.
Tilly also writes young adult fiction as Sharon Sant. Find out more about Tilly and how to join her mailing list for news and exclusives at http://www.tillytennant.com