Book review: Thirteen Weddings by Paige Toon
*Copy provided by publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
Paige Toon is a well known name in chick lit and has an army of fans, a whole ARMY I’m telling you! However, I’m ashamed to admit this is the first one by Paige I’ve read. Now I know many of you will feel a strong urge to yell at me or even throw a rotten tomato at the screen once you read this, but forgive me guys. I’ve made a mistake for waiting all this time to read her books, and I promise you I’m gonna read all her books soon. I already got them all after I finished reading ‘Thirteen Weddings’ anyway and I’m taking them with me for my hols because it seems only natural to read fun books at the beach. Right?
Phew! Now if you forgave me, I shall continue with my review. If I had to use only one word to describe this book, it would be FANTASTIC! If I could use more than one, oh well I’d say brilliantly written, uber fun and took me totally by surprise.
As much as I love chick lit, I have to admit it can be predictable to a certain extent. But hey, I don’t have a problem with that, as long as I get my happy ending and my heroine is fun, I can live with that.
But boy, what Paige did in this book is totally unbelievable! I tried to predict this book’s ending and first time in my life I was wrong! Damn, only a master of writing can do that! You don’t believe me, wait till you read this book then please come back to my review and share your thoughts. You’ll see what I mean.
So..The story is centered around Bronte, our lovely, fantastic heroine who goes on a wedding and meets this gorgeous guy, Alex. They’re both single and out of complicated relationships and have a fling loads of chemistry and stuff like that. A year later they meet again, but this time Alex is back with his ex-girlfriend and Bronte still has the hots for him. Apparently so does Alex, but it’s a complicated situation and he doesn’t want to admit it.
Bronte works for a mag and also does a bit of photography and seems she’s quite the natural when it comes to that, so does few weddings helping out her friend and assisting. One one of these weddings she attends she meets an Aussie guy, Lachie who’s just so upbeat and such a wonderful character. He lives life to its fullest and is probably my fave character. He’s fun, funny, caring, oh and gorgeous too! *drools*. He’s very different to Alex, who’s more serious and very reserved when it comes to emotions.
As I said, this book was a total surprise! I mean, I’ve heard Paige is a fantastic author however I didn’t expect this book to be soooo good. The ending, oh guys…I remember reading those pages 2 times because I simply couldn’t believe I didn’t predict the ending!!!
Overall, this is an amazing book, perfect for the summer so I strongly advise you to get a copy and enjoy in the sun!
My rating: 5/5