If you could be transported anywhere in the world, where would you want to go? What about the location of your book? Check out Love, Lies, and Wedding Cake a fun novel by Sue Watson and give yourself a mental vacation to the wonderful world of Oz (as in Australia)!
Love, Lies, and Wedding Cake was a NetGalley ARC (Advanced Review Copy) pick from a long time ago that I never got around to reading (ack! my bad). Sue Watson’s books are always good for a fun rom-com with sweets, love, and laughter. This looks like it’ll be a classic pick and a great option for a summer read.
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Review & Thoughts
Love, Lies, and Wedding Cake by Sue Watson
Love, Lies, and Wedding Cake is a fun read. There’s an interesting juxtaposition between a lighthearted and serious vibe. Take a mental vacation to this fun location and enjoy the delicious food without worrying about the calories!
Important themes and elements of the story:
Theme of being at different seasons in life and yet still finding a way to come together. Second chances. Second marriages. New adventures. Being in love and finding a way to make it work can be one of the greatest adventures of all. Concept that it’s important to take care of your children but it’s also important to be true to yourself and be an example to them by pursuing your dreams. How can you show your children that they should pursue their dreams if you don’t pursue your own dreams?
In a Nutshell: Fun rom-com perfect for your Summer reading list.
My Rating: 3.75 / 5 Stars
Details From the Book Jacket
Published: May 23, 2018 by Bookouture
Will Faye get her happy-ever-after or will bittersweet secrets ruin the recipe for love?
Since Faye met her gorgeous Aussie boyfriend Dan, they’ve travelled all over the world to meet in amazing, crazy and romantic locations. They’ve eaten gateaux in a chateau, chocolate torte in a moonlit port, and even had stöllen kisses in a sparkling Christmas market. Neither of them wanted to settle down… until now.
When Dan asks Faye to marry him and to move to Australia it throws a real spanner in the works. Faye’s daughter Emma needs her here, so moving to the other side of the world – even for a hunk like Dan – simply isn’t an option. Is it?
Faye’s been down the marriage road before and it ended up with her having Ryan Gosling fantasies while her ex-husband obsessed about the plumbing. Is that what she has to look forward to? Is she ready to end her adventure? And even if she is, how can she be sure Dan is the right man for her?
A delicious romantic comedy about secrets, second chances and following your heart. Perfect for fans of Cathy Bramley, Jill Mansell and Sophie Kinsella.
Books by Sue Watson