Book Review – The Lucky Escape by Laura Jane Williams

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Title: The Lucky Escape

Author: Laura Jane Williams

Publisher: HarperCollins

Publication date: June 10th, 2021

368 pages

3/5 stars

Goodreads Synopsis

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 nother husband…

Review

When Annie gets left at the altar by her fiance and informed by a text to their wedding planner that he isn’t coming back, Annie needs a change. Her almost MIL insisted she take the scheduled honeymoon anyway as an apology, and Annie drunkenly decides to bring Patrick, a childhood acquaintance she recently reunited with. The two head off to Australia for 3 weeks and learn more about each other every day.

The romance in this book was okay. It was minimal spice, with a closed door scene, very little description. It is more of a slow burn romance as they are both going through some emotional turmoil and decide to take it slow. Mostly this book just made me wish I could spend 3 weeks in Australia on vacation, the imagery is very detailed.

I would’ve preferred more of a confrontation and closure around Annie and her ex-fiance – it felt like it was just very glossed over. The conflict between Annie and Patrick seemed pretty forced as well. It was an okay romance, but I had those issues with it.

Thank you to HarperCollins and Edelweiss for an early copy in exchange for an honest review.

Happy reading, folks!

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