#BookReview: The Good Girlfriend’s Guide to Getting Even

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Another hilarious and heart-warming romantic comedy from bestselling author Anna Bell When Lexi’s sport-mad boyfriend Will skips her friend’s wedding to watch football – after pretending to have food poisoning – it might just be the final whistle for their relationship. But fed up of just getting mad, Lexi decides to even the score. And, when a couple of lost tickets and an ‘accidentally’ broken television lead to them spending extra time together, she’s delighted to realise that revenge might be the best thing that’s happened to their relationship. And if her clever acts of sabotage prove to be a popular subject for her blog, what harm can that do? It’s not as if he’ll ever find out ..

Review:

What can I say about this book…HA! No really, this is a laugh out loud, charming romantic comedy that had me hooked from beginning to end. I loved Lexi and the revenge plan she cooked up. I had an idea of what was really happening throughout but it was still hysterical to watch her scheme her sports-loving boyfriend and get back at him after he ditches her best friends wedding for a football game. Plenty of fun sub-plots came along with the revenge plan, and even though this was typical British chick lit (meaning quite long!) I still breezed through this one without issue because it was just so comical, relatable, and hard to put down. Definitely recommend for your 2017 reading list!

5 stars

Book Review: Don’t Tell the Groom by Anna Bell

don't tell the groomI received a copy of Don’t Tell the Groom by Anna Bell in exchange for an honest review. Since my wedding is only six months away, I haven’t been able to say no to a book revolving around weddings as of late. Fortunately for me, I seem to be loving them all! In Don’t Tell the Groom, our blushing bride-to-be is Penny, who finds herself in a bit of a sticky situation. Penny and fiancé Mark have been building up their wedding fund so they could afford a fab shindig. Penny took up online bingo to help pad the account – only she lost more than she won, and now the account has been cut it half. Penny doesn’t want to admit her mistake and risk losing Mark, so she now needs to figure out how to have their lavish affair on a tight budget…and make sure Mark doesn’t find out!

What a hoot of a book! I was able to relate to Penny from the get-go, and I thought the spin on her gambling addiction was unique and really interesting. Poor Penny wasn’t trying to harm anyone by her bingo ways, she really, well naively, thought she was helping. I thought it was admirable that she got help, and what I really liked is that she wouldn’t accept help from others in order to get by. She realized she made the mistake and she really owned up to it. Of course if she would have told Mark that would have been the best for everyone, but then we wouldn’t have had a fun novel to read, right? I recommend this one!

4.5 stars