“ Genre: Romance / Author: Liz Fielding / Book published 2008-02-01 by Mills and Boon „
The book begins with the Sylvie Smith, a sought-after event planner in London, meeting Tom McFarlane, an ex-groom-to-be, to sort out the cancellation of his wedding which Sylvie was planning. After a few chapters, things progress into a captivating story line. Events build up to which Sylvie is asked to be a pretend bride and event manager for a charity dear to her heart holding a bridal fair. The place the event is held at is also dear to her heart, Longbourne Court, which when she was younger belonged to her family. The plot throws in a kink to her so-called getaway, bringing everything she was trying to leave behind for a short while directly to her. Will she and Tom get together? Or are they both too stubborn to admit anything to each other?
The first few chapters of the book seemed to progress slowly. After finishing the book, I can see these chapters were to enable the reader to get to know the characters and form an opinion of them necessary for reading the rest of the book, especially in the case of Tom. The book became more captivating as the chapters passed, leading to a book I could not put down until finished. The plot at times is somewhat predictable, but so are most things. It is written well and I did not notice any mistakes within it, something I have experienced with books I have downloaded for Kindle. The book is fairly short, making it a rather quick read, even for slow readers like myself. Just enough description was used within the book, allowing for a good perception of what is around the character, but not so much that it is boring. I usually prefer books written in first person, however for a 3rd person narrative, I found myself getting into the view of Sylvie really well through the authors writing.