Title: The Lucky Escape
Author: Laura Jane Williams
Publication Date: November 2, 2021
Page Count: 368
My rating: 3 1/2 stars
About the book:
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…
The Lucky Escape by Laura Jane Williams is a contemporary romance novel. The story is somewhat one of a second chance romance but not quite as the couple in question did once know each other but not in a romantic way.
Annie is with her family getting ready for her wedding when the wedding planner tells her she has a message for Annie from her fiance, Alexander. You see, Alexander has decided he is not ready for marriage and passed that information on through the wedding planner leaving Annie at the altar alone.
Annie is of course devastated. Hiding away for days Annie doesn’t know what happened or why but eventually knows she needs to get on with her life. Annie decides to start a new exercise class where she runs into an old campmate. Patrick is fun to be around and doesn’t look at Annie with pity not knowing her current situation so when she needs a travel mate for her ruined honeymoon she invites Patrick along.
Being someone that loves to travel I love to also read about characters traveling so The Lucky Escape by Laura Jane Williams immediately caught my attention. Now I’m not a huge fan of a rushed relationship where someone just ended something and immediately meets someone else but for a luxury trip I overlooked that fact in this book. The thing that brought my rating down to three and a half stars with this one really was there just wasn’t enough of the trip spending time leading up to it then it was over in a blink. Annie was also a bit scattered as a character but I’d like to think the author chose that personality due to the break up but otherwise this one was a nice read despite wanting more with the trip.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.
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About the author:
Laura Jane Williams (she/her) is the author of three novels, two memoirs, one audiobook and a forthcoming novella. Her fourth rom-com is due for release in summer 2022.
The rights to her international bestseller Our Stop have been sold for television, and her books have been translated into over a dozen languages.
Laura loves romance, being a parent, and Mr Kipling’s French Fancies – the chocolate ones are best, but strawberry will do.
Find out more about Laura on http://www.laurajaneauthor.com, or on Instagram as @laurajanauthor.
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