I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Pre-wedding jitters turn into serious doubts in this fresh and funny debut about tying the knot and untethering from the past…
Everyone’s expecting her to walk down the aisle.
But something is telling her to run.
Emma Moon’s mother thinks it’s acceptable to miss her only daughter’s wedding rehearsal dinner for a work obligation. Her father left when she was six months old. Emma hasn’t exactly been raised to be a happily-ever-after kind of girl.
So when her anxieties get out of hand, Emma and her best friend, Liv, decide to take a road trip to San Francisco, find her long-lost father, and put her family issues to rest.
But her quest for the truth stirs up events and emotions she didn’t expect. The urge to run away may just be a part of Emma’s genetic makeup, because she’s growing more and more tempted to do just that…
When I read the preview of this book, I was afraid it would be like many more before it I have read. A nervous bride with family issues. But, I was so happily surprised. This is one of the best books I have read all year. The book immediately drew me in with its beautiful cover. I really loved the characters (Emma and her best friend, Liv are so relatable), the story was realistic and interesting, but most of all I love this author’s writing style. I cannot believe this is her debut novel. I remember being sad when the book was halfway over, because I really didn’t want it to end.
The story never stalled, like so many others books do for me. I learned enough about the characters to understand them, but not too much that they became predictable. The chapters were a great length, with perfect cliff hangers.
I look forward to her second book. I give this book 5 stars – read it!!