The Little Wedding Island
‘From the very first chapter I knew this book was going to be special!’ Dash Fan on The Chateau of Happily-Ever-Afters‘Will you… pretend to marry me?’Bonnie Haskett loves everything about weddings. She loves her job at a national bridal magazine and even has a deposit down on her dream dress. The only problem? She doesn’t have a fiancé!So when Bonnie is sent to Edelweiss Island, known as ‘The Little Wedding Island’, it’s a dream come true. She’s heard the rumours, every wedding that takes place in the tiny chapel ends in a happy-ever-after.But there’s a catch! Investigating the story, Bonnie needs to pose as a blushing bride – and the only man up for posing as her groom is her arch rival (and far too handsome for his own good) journalist Rohan Carter…A gorgeously uplifting summer romance. Perfect for fans of Holly Martin and Caroline Roberts.

The Little Wedding Island Details

TitleThe Little Wedding Island
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseMar 2nd, 2018
PublisherHQ Digital
Rating
GenreRomance, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit, Contemporary

The Little Wedding Island Review

  • Carrie
    January 1, 1970
    Bonnie Haskett is one that believes in happily ever afters and finding love so working for a bridal magazine covering weddings has always been perfect for her. Unfortunately though after finding herself in a Twitter war with a competitor she finds that her job isn’t exactly secure with the magazine losing business. Now her boss expects her to find the story of the century that will help save her job and decides to send her off to Edelweiss Island, also known as The Little Wedding Island, which c Bonnie Haskett is one that believes in happily ever afters and finding love so working for a bridal magazine covering weddings has always been perfect for her. Unfortunately though after finding herself in a Twitter war with a competitor she finds that her job isn’t exactly secure with the magazine losing business. Now her boss expects her to find the story of the century that will help save her job and decides to send her off to Edelweiss Island, also known as The Little Wedding Island, which claims that no one married there has ever gotten divorced.On the ride over to Edelweiss Bonnie finds herself helping another passenger who suffers from sea sickness. Rohan Carter is quite charming and nice and the pair find themselves hitting it off until Bonnie finds that Rohan is the same man who writes as R.C. Art who Bonnie had gotten in the Twitter war with. But when both of them find they have been sent to the island to save their jobs they come up with the plan to try to get the scoop but pretending to be an engage couple looking to wed on the islands when they are shut out like every other reporter.The Little Wedding Island by Jaimie Admans is a bit of a rom com read with it becoming obvious from the start that it would be filled with humorous lines. But it went so much beyond the laughs bringing the reader into the story between this couple who are so clearly opposite of one another and also bringing in the charm of this magical island dedicated to love and marriage.The author did a wonderful job setting this story and really fleshing out the characters and their surroundings on the island. Whether a cynic like Ro or a romantic like Bonnie the island and it’s residents couldn’t help but warm hearts even including a lovable little puppy for me to oohh and ahh over. Such a wonderful book from top to bottom that I couldn’t help but smile throughout reading and was a bit sad when my time on Edelweiss came to an end.I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.For more reviews please visit https://carriesbookreviews.com/
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  • Dash fan
    January 1, 1970
    5☆ A Magical Rom ComFirst of all I want to say how gorgeous this cover is. It oozes romance and charm. It's what drew me to the book straight away.Little Wedding Island is a gorgeous charming Rom Com that oozes love and happily ever afters.Who wouldn't be swept away with a fairytale read full of loveable characters, magic in the air, romance and weddings.When Bonnie heads off to Edelweiss island in search of a scoop for her Bridal Magazine, she discovers Edelweiss island is known as Little Weddi 5☆ A Magical Rom ComFirst of all I want to say how gorgeous this cover is. It oozes romance and charm. It's what drew me to the book straight away.Little Wedding Island is a gorgeous charming Rom Com that oozes love and happily ever afters.Who wouldn't be swept away with a fairytale read full of loveable characters, magic in the air, romance and weddings.When Bonnie heads off to Edelweiss island in search of a scoop for her Bridal Magazine, she discovers Edelweiss island is known as Little Wedding Island. Where anyone who marries there lives happily ever after. Surely that can't be true can it?!Bonnie meets Rohan. Rohan is her arch enemy. After a twitter slanging match the two can't possible on the same mission can They? Coincidence? They are both after the same thing. A story of the century to Inject life back into their magazines.You see in order to get a Believable story one would need to be a couple to prove if the legend is true. Anyone who marries there will not divorce. But neither are in a relationship. So there is only one thing they can do and that's partner up and pretend to be a couple.I mean what could possibly go wrong?Or will the magic of Little Wedding Island get under the pair's skin sparking romance?A possible happily ever after?I guess you will have to read it to find out! Jaimie Admans has created a beautiful island that feels romantic and magical with an air of mystery surrounding it.I adore books that ooze love and happy ever after. Who dont love a good wedding!The characters were really well developed and loveable. Yes this story is pretty predictable.... But who cares! Open you heart and let the magic sweep you away.This is a lovely paced book that once you start reading the time just whizzes away.So if your wanting a magical romantic book that has beautiful weddings, then this is definitely the book for you.What better time to read a heartwarming, fuzzy, cosy book then now as the snow falls cosy up and get lost in Little Wedding Island.Thank you to HQ Digital for this copy which I reviewed honestly and voluntarily.For more information Check out My Blog Website:https://dashfan81.blogspot.com/2018/0...
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  • Whispering Stories
    January 1, 1970
    Book Reviewed by Stacey on www.whisperingstories.comBonnie Haskett loves weddings, she even works for the publication ‘Two Gold Rings’, a magazine all about getting married.Rohan Carter hates weddings, he works for ‘The Man Land’, a rival magazine to ‘Two Gold Rings’, writing under his alias, R.C. Art.When Bonnie and Rohan have an online argument via Twitter, their bosses are none too happy with them. Their magazine readers are already in decline and their public spat has lost them a few more. T Book Reviewed by Stacey on www.whisperingstories.comBonnie Haskett loves weddings, she even works for the publication ‘Two Gold Rings’, a magazine all about getting married.Rohan Carter hates weddings, he works for ‘The Man Land’, a rival magazine to ‘Two Gold Rings’, writing under his alias, R.C. Art.When Bonnie and Rohan have an online argument via Twitter, their bosses are none too happy with them. Their magazine readers are already in decline and their public spat has lost them a few more. To try to get some of their readers back each of their bosses has an idea, to send their reporters off to Edelweiss Island, off south coast UK, and investigate the claims that the church on the island has never married a couple who have gone on to get divorced.However, the locals on the island have had enough of reporters sniffing around, so there is only one thing for it, the pair are going to have to pretend to be getting married to get the scoop. But is their love really just a pretence?The Little Wedding Island, is an amusing, uplifting novel that had me smiling the whole way through. Both Bonnie and Rohan are both very likeable in their own way. Bonnie believes in Mr. Right, and love, whereas Rohan has obviously been hurt in the past and doesn’t believe there is such a thing as love. Their characters work perfectly together and bounce off one another.Jaimie Admans has written an amusing Rom-Com. The setting of Edelweiss Island was just gorgeous. The cliff-top views, the adorable B&B, the magnificent church and the ‘wedding’ street with all the shops you need to create the perfect wedding were so vibrant and written with enough detail that I could picture the island in all its glory.This is just a beautiful book. I was held captivated by the story and once I’d started reading it, I didn’t want it to end.
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  • Claire Robinson
    January 1, 1970
    3 - "I sense you’re sceptical…" Stars.Pack your case, get your best hat off the top of the wardrobe, and make sure your bag is full of confetti, as you hop on a boat to Edelweiss Island, just past the Isle of Wight and second star to the left… Also known as The Little Wedding Island to its residents, and those who travel there to tie the knot."People use humor as a barrier to protect themselves…"I find myself again partially enjoying a book by this author. The secondary characters, the island an 3 - "I sense you’re sceptical…" Stars.Pack your case, get your best hat off the top of the wardrobe, and make sure your bag is full of confetti, as you hop on a boat to Edelweiss Island, just past the Isle of Wight and second star to the left… Also known as The Little Wedding Island to its residents, and those who travel there to tie the knot."People use humor as a barrier to protect themselves…"I find myself again partially enjoying a book by this author. The secondary characters, the island and the story-line themselves were absolutely stellar, but again (and this was my bug bear with the previous book I read by her) I found myself disliking one of the main characters more and more as the story progressed. No sooner do you think you’ve found a good one, then they turn out to be a knob in disguise… The knob in question this time is Rohan Carter, you understand early on that this is a guy who has been hurt by his past relationships, familial and in the love stakes, but what started out as pointed sarcasm and acerbic wit, just turned into bitter and on occasion’s outright rudeness as things moved on. I won’t lie I didn’t find a lot of his snark, and put-downs for everything that enamoring in the first half of the book, but it just went downhill from there in the second half, but I stuck with it as I liked the story in general, and applauded Bonnie for trying to change his mind about love and all things romantic, while trying to get what she needed from her visit, as well as keep up the pretense of a fake engagement with him.Decent story writing from this author again, I just found her lead characterizations a little too much to keep me feeling amiable towards them for the whole book.ARC generously provided via Netgalley, in exchange for the above honest review.
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  • Elle ✦ Pretty Little Books ✦
    January 1, 1970
    Release Date: March 2, 2018 Genre: Chick LitAhhh. What a sweet and charming read! Like a cheese-ball, I had the biggest smile on my face when we got to the last two chapters. I simply couldn't help myself. This is the epitome of a feel good romance and chick lit novel. If you're looking for a sweet and endearing read that will play ping pong with your emotions and make you fall head over heels for a magical little island, then I very much recommend this book to you. ABOUT THE BOOK The Little Release Date: March 2, 2018 Genre: Chick LitAhhh. What a sweet and charming read! Like a cheese-ball, I had the biggest smile on my face when we got to the last two chapters. I simply couldn't help myself. This is the epitome of a feel good romance and chick lit novel. If you're looking for a sweet and endearing read that will play ping pong with your emotions and make you fall head over heels for a magical little island, then I very much recommend this book to you. ABOUT THE BOOK The Little Wedding Island is a magical place where couples come to get married. As per the Islands statistics, those who do marry here are nearly guaranteed a life of wedded bliss without the worry of divorce. After all, there had never been one between any of the couples who spent their wedding day there. Is it magic? Perhaps. But feuding reporters, Bonnie and Roe, are on the case to find out! Neither Bonnie or Roe like each other, especially after their little spat on twitter. But they can't get out of the jobs they are assigned to unless they want to loose their jobs. So both head to the island of love seeking answers to their nagging questions about the locals- are they a cult? Are they ripping people off? etc. Unfortunately for these two, they get more than they bargained for. Perhaps the Little Wedding Island is magical after all as it sets off fireworks between these two enemies... Is love in the air for them? And how far will they go to uncover the truths of the island? You will have to read to find out. OVERALL THOUGHTS Obviously. I adored this book. I read it in one sitting and enjoyed it immensely. However, it was quite predictable and I could almost guess what was going to happen next before it too place. This is the main reason why I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars. Other than this, I can't think of anything else I didn't like about it. Fans of enemies to lovers tropes, this book is for you! Also, if you love weddings, endearing British characters, and a town filled with people who will charm you, then you should pick up this book. I am excited to read more from Jaimie Admans in the future. I also think i'll read her previous novel, The Chateau of Happily-Ever-Afters, as well. Recommended Read PURCHASE A COPY >> Amazon Kindle: http://amzn.to/2DmO9rz****** Want more book reviews, recommendations, sales, upcoming releases, and more? You can find all of this on my blog >> http://bit.ly/2zWy7QJ
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  • Shalini
    January 1, 1970
    Opposites attract and no truer words have been said than these for our main characters Bonnie and Rohan. Bonnie believes in forever love and marriage (obsessed with weddings, has already paid a deposit on a wedding dress with no groom in sight, she is a bit over-the-top, almost naive about love), and Rohan hates anything wedding-y, he is cynical, does not believe in love or happily ever after.When these opposites collide, sparks emanate, attraction bursts, and the book is a loving delightful fri Opposites attract and no truer words have been said than these for our main characters Bonnie and Rohan. Bonnie believes in forever love and marriage (obsessed with weddings, has already paid a deposit on a wedding dress with no groom in sight, she is a bit over-the-top, almost naive about love), and Rohan hates anything wedding-y, he is cynical, does not believe in love or happily ever after.When these opposites collide, sparks emanate, attraction bursts, and the book is a loving delightful friction waiting to happen and to enthrall us. To save their career, Bonnie and Rohan are sent to Edelweiss Island also known as The Little Wedding Island, to get the scoop and the backstory about how people married there never get divorced.My first book by Jamie Admans, and what a wonderful, funny, rom-com, light-hearted book. All my stress and tensions of the day just fell apart reading this book. There is humor around a story which warms the heart. Jamie’s dialogs are witty and enchanting, her talent in making us feel the emotions of the characters is amazing.I live the way Jamie has described the island with such magic and mysticism, that I longed to visit this island (would love to get married here). Both Bonnie and Rohan, who are so evidently opposites, yet get charmed by the island and its residents. It was fun to see them slowly fall in love with each other and the Island.Romance, magic, love, humor, attraction, happiness, wonderful lovable characters, beautiful settings, a prose which makes the writing shine, all go together to make this book a delight to read. Sweet, light-hearted and a blissful fun read on a cozy afternoon with tea and biscuits. The book from start to finish is a magic waiting to happen!!I received an ARC from NetGalley and publisher HQ Digital, and this is my honest and unbiased opinion.
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  • Kathy - Books & Munches
    January 1, 1970
    If you want a love story to take you away to a small island in the UK, to lose yourself in romance and to make you believe in any kind of love again, this is a novel you should pick up. Of course you know how it'll end, but the journey to get there is amazing, wonderful and emotional.I hadn't read anything by Jaimie Admans before, though I did know her debut, The Chateau of Happily Ever Afters, was published earlier this year. Ever since reading The Little Wedding Island, I've been wanting to pi If you want a love story to take you away to a small island in the UK, to lose yourself in romance and to make you believe in any kind of love again, this is a novel you should pick up. Of course you know how it'll end, but the journey to get there is amazing, wonderful and emotional.I hadn't read anything by Jaimie Admans before, though I did know her debut, The Chateau of Happily Ever Afters, was published earlier this year. Ever since reading The Little Wedding Island, I've been wanting to pick up the her other novel. Rest assured I'll get my hands on a copy!I adore her writing, imagination and... well... her heart. While reading The Little Wedding Island, I really could feel Jaimie's hope and belief in love, let alone her love for love. For someone to be able to let that shine through in words is amazing.As for the story itself? It took me on a roller coaster ride. I was disappointed in the main characters, I felt sorry for them, I loved them and I fell in love with them. I felt everything that a novel like this is supposed to make me feel and more. So much more.Guys, I think I fell in love with Rohan. I really did. Pretty sure of it. I love myself a good portion of sarcasm and he has just that. The things he hides with that sarcasm? I'm swooning just thinking about it. Let's keep it at: I hope all of you find someone who makes you feel like Ro made Bonnie feel and vice versa. We're all worthy of an epic love and this novel convinced me of that even more.If there's one thing that got on my nerves a little bit, just a tiny bit, it's Bonnie's naive believe in love. Sure, I get people believe in love - I do so myself - but sometimes it felt a bit over the top. But I have to add that I simply started ignoring that little downside and just fell in love with The Little Wedding Island along the way. Love makes certain things bearable you know?5 / 5!KathyI received an eARC of this novel through NetGalley. All opinions are entirely my own. I'm not being compensated in any way.
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  • Suze Lavender
    January 1, 1970
    Bonnie works for a bridal magazine and is a true romantic. She loves weddings and everything they represent. She stands up for what she believes in, which is why she gets into a twitter fight with a cynical man who doesn't have anything positive to say about weddings. Coincidentally her enemy works in the publishing industry as well and their paths are about to cross once more, but this time they will actually meet in person. After the argument Bonnie is being sent to Edelweiss Island, 'The Litt Bonnie works for a bridal magazine and is a true romantic. She loves weddings and everything they represent. She stands up for what she believes in, which is why she gets into a twitter fight with a cynical man who doesn't have anything positive to say about weddings. Coincidentally her enemy works in the publishing industry as well and their paths are about to cross once more, but this time they will actually meet in person. After the argument Bonnie is being sent to Edelweiss Island, 'The Little Wedding Island", to write an article about its secrets, no marriage that takes place on the island ever ends in divorce. Is this actually true? On her way there Bonnie meets Rohan and she finds out pretty soon that he is the man she had the conflict with. He's surprisingly kind and chivalrous and he constantly makes her laugh, which is the last thing she wants to feel in his presence.Rohan is after the same thing as Bonnie, an article about Edelweiss Island. Journalists aren't welcome and nobody has ever been able to tell the true story behind the island's reputation. To have a chance at uncovering the secrets of the inhabitants Rohan and Bonnie need a strategy. They decide to pretend to be interested in getting married on the island. There's one problem, they don't like each other, or do they?The Little Wedding Island is a wonderful feelgood story. Weddings are Bonnie's life. She's never been in love, but she hopes she'll find her mister right and she's even already chosen her wedding dress for when that happens. Edelweiss Island suits her and she feels right at home in a place that evolves around being in love. Rohan is more cynical. He doesn't believe in marriage and thinks love is a curse. He's clearly been hurt and tries to protect his heart against future damage. It was interesting to see if Bonnie could break down his walls. They are amazing together. I loved their easy banter, their immediate closeness and their effortless way to know what the other wants and needs, they perfectly understand each other. There's plenty of chemistry between them and it's obvious from the start there's something magical going on between them. Finding out if they'd have a chance together kept me on the edge of my seat.Jaimie Admans has a warm and open writing style that's laced with humor. I love her witty dialogue and her stories always make me smile. The Little Wedding Island is a heartwarming story about true love. It has a gorgeous setting that melted my heart. I absolutely love the idea of an island where real love is everyone's main purpose. It's a fantastic dreamy subject for a story and Jaimie Adman's execution is flawless. The Little Wedding Island is charming, sweet, entertaining, endearing and enchanting, it's a story to fall in love with forever.
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  • Grace J Reviewerlady
    January 1, 1970
    Bonnie Haskett loves her job at a wedding magazine, even going as far as to have her own wedding dress picked out despite no 'Mr Right' on the horizon.When Bonnie retaliates on twitter to a guy from a rival magazine it gets her into a lot of trouble with her boss, and her pleas that she was defending a bride and groom from being objects of ridicule fall on deaf ears. 'Banished' from the office to research a story on a place where none of the marriages have ended in divorce, she runs into a charm Bonnie Haskett loves her job at a wedding magazine, even going as far as to have her own wedding dress picked out despite no 'Mr Right' on the horizon.When Bonnie retaliates on twitter to a guy from a rival magazine it gets her into a lot of trouble with her boss, and her pleas that she was defending a bride and groom from being objects of ridicule fall on deaf ears. 'Banished' from the office to research a story on a place where none of the marriages have ended in divorce, she runs into a charming man on the ferry to The Little Wedding Island. Little does she know that he is, indeed, her twitter nemesis! When it turns out that he, too, has been despatched by his irate boss to get the same story they have to find a way to work together to get their story from the tight-lipped islanders.This is a light-hearted fun read, well written and sparkling, although I felt I knew where it was heading from the very beginning. Entertaining nonetheless and recommended to those who enjoy rom-coms and chick-lit.My thanks to HQ Digital for approving my copy via NetGalley. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.
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  • Kim
    January 1, 1970
    This cover draws you to the book which promises a lovely romantic read set on the most beautiful sounding Eidelweiss Island. I wanted to go and attend a wedding there!Bonnie is a journalist for a wedding magazine and is a romantic at heart- she wants everyone to get their happy ever after. She gets into an online spat with a blogger journalist from a rival magazine who is completely jaded with weddings. They find themselves sent to investigate the wedding island by their respective magazines and This cover draws you to the book which promises a lovely romantic read set on the most beautiful sounding Eidelweiss Island. I wanted to go and attend a wedding there!Bonnie is a journalist for a wedding magazine and is a romantic at heart- she wants everyone to get their happy ever after. She gets into an online spat with a blogger journalist from a rival magazine who is completely jaded with weddings. They find themselves sent to investigate the wedding island by their respective magazines and have to overcome the islanders opposition to journalists. There is a lovely romantic feel surrounding the book, some amazing characters including little Puffin and the setting made me desperate to visit. I loved Rohans brusque, acerbic exterior covering a warm hearted man with a painful past.I wasn't sure about the vicar and wouldn't surprised to read a side story about him! The rest of the islanders were a wonderful set of characters with their very own bush telegraph and an antennae for love.
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  • Claire Reeder
    January 1, 1970
    Bonnie loves her job working for a bridal magazine. She loves weddings and even has a deposit on a wedding dress of her dreams, the only problem is, she doesn’t have the fiancé. She’s sent to Eidelweiss Island also know as the Little Wedding Island. Everyone there lives and breathes happy ever after and there are rumours that no one who is married in the church on the island has ever divorced. Her boss wants her to find out what the island’s secret is. To get her story, Bonnie poses as a bride, Bonnie loves her job working for a bridal magazine. She loves weddings and even has a deposit on a wedding dress of her dreams, the only problem is, she doesn’t have the fiancé. She’s sent to Eidelweiss Island also know as the Little Wedding Island. Everyone there lives and breathes happy ever after and there are rumours that no one who is married in the church on the island has ever divorced. Her boss wants her to find out what the island’s secret is. To get her story, Bonnie poses as a bride, her groom is her arch rival. Will they be able to pull this off to get their respective stories?This is a lovely story with some great characters. You find yourself immersed in the story from the beginning.Thank you to NetGalley, HQ Digital and the author for the chance to review.
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  • Grass monster
    January 1, 1970
    The Blurb :Bonnie Haskett loves everything about weddings. She loves her job at a national bridal magazine and even has a deposit down on her dream dress. The only problem? She doesn’t have a fiancé!So when Bonnie is sent to Edelweiss Island, known as ‘The Little Wedding Island’, it’s a dream come true. She’s heard the rumours, every wedding that takes place in the tiny chapel ends in a happy-ever-after.But there’s a catch! Investigating the story, Bonnie needs to pose as a blushing bride – and The Blurb :Bonnie Haskett loves everything about weddings. She loves her job at a national bridal magazine and even has a deposit down on her dream dress. The only problem? She doesn’t have a fiancé!So when Bonnie is sent to Edelweiss Island, known as ‘The Little Wedding Island’, it’s a dream come true. She’s heard the rumours, every wedding that takes place in the tiny chapel ends in a happy-ever-after.But there’s a catch! Investigating the story, Bonnie needs to pose as a blushing bride – and the only man up for posing as her groom is her arch rival (and far too handsome for his own good) journalist Rohan Carter…My Thoughts :Firstly I need to touch on the beautiful cover, its so pretty and inviting and makes anyone want to pick it up and have a read.We meet Bonnie Haskett, Bonnie has her wedding dress all sorted out for her future but doesnt have the man to marry. She loves her job working on a bridal magazine and when she gets sent on an assignment to Edelweiss Island, known as The Wedding Island, Bonnie is in her element, that is until she has to pose with her arch rival Journalist Rohan Carter, as bride and groom. They need to get to the secrets of the Island as it is known that if you marry there, no ones marriage ever ends in divorce. And they need to find out if there us any truth in the theory. Overall Jaimie Adams has written a story that will keep you captivated with its beautiful surroundings and romantic settings right until the end.
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  • Gem ~ Bee
    January 1, 1970
    This was a pleasantly sweet read, there's chemistry, wedding bliss galore and a dynamic between the two main characters. I didn't find I connected on a deep level with the plot or characters however and was left just wanting "more". The island seemed a bit bizarre to me, and I get it's fictional but this was so far out there it bordered on fantasy which personally wasn't for me in this genre but it's a quick, feel good read, especially if you're emersed in wedding planning.
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  • Lynn McCrum
    January 1, 1970
    This is the first book I have read by Jaimie Adams and I just want to say - ‘Wow’! It was absolutely fantastic and I felt that I was actually there on the island. It is one of only a few books where, at the end, I have actually let out a sigh of contentment. Admittedly I initially thought that it was going to be unbearably predictable and I did wonder how Ms Adams could fit in a whole story around a small island but I was pleasantly surprised. I am now going in search of her debut book as I can’ This is the first book I have read by Jaimie Adams and I just want to say - ‘Wow’! It was absolutely fantastic and I felt that I was actually there on the island. It is one of only a few books where, at the end, I have actually let out a sigh of contentment. Admittedly I initially thought that it was going to be unbearably predictable and I did wonder how Ms Adams could fit in a whole story around a small island but I was pleasantly surprised. I am now going in search of her debut book as I can’t wait to read more by her.The book itself: Bonnie writes for a wedding magazine and has managed to get herself in a spot of bother with her boss after she has a very public Twitter spat with a fellow writer for a rival magazine. Cue both persons being sent to the Little Wedding Island to chase the story about what makes it so special. What follows is a wonderful story where we get to meet the lovely islanders and witness Bonnie and Ro fall in love.
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  • Claire
    January 1, 1970
    This review originally appeared on BrizzleLass Books.I absolutely adored Jaimie Admans previous release The Chateau of Happily Ever Afters, it ticked all my chick-lit boxes so the opportunity to read this release was not one I was likely to turn down.Once again we were served up an almost magical situation with characters who had good reason to dislike each other but the pull they have towards each other may prove more electric than the fireworks of their animosity.Bonnie is the last of the true This review originally appeared on BrizzleLass Books.I absolutely adored Jaimie Admans previous release The Chateau of Happily Ever Afters, it ticked all my chick-lit boxes so the opportunity to read this release was not one I was likely to turn down.Once again we were served up an almost magical situation with characters who had good reason to dislike each other but the pull they have towards each other may prove more electric than the fireworks of their animosity.Bonnie is the last of the true romantics, a journalist for a wedding magazine she feels as though she is a crusader for true love. Her only problem she’s in her mid-thirties and has never actually been in love. But she doesn’t let that stop her, she ploughs on flying the banner for love and defending those who she thinks can’t defend themselves. Which after a big Twitter spat gets her sent to an island with some pretty big claims about their success record for weddings.While there she meets man mag writer Rohan Carter, also passionate about his stance on weddings, he hates them, everything they stand for and he doesn’t believe in love either. These two couldn’t be more different but they are drawn together like moths to a flame and the flame is the wedding chapel.Jaimie Admans is a creative writer, her books are funny, and heartwarming and The Little Wedding Island is no exception. These are characters I couldn’t help but to be swept away with and to want to spend time with. They made me laugh and cry and they made me want a happy ending for them desperately.I highly recommend this is added to your spring reading piles with haste!Sending a huge thanks to Jaimie Admans, HQ Digital and Neverland Blog Tours for the eARC so that I could read and honestly review this novel.
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  • Nadwa
    January 1, 1970
    [i received a free advance review copy by HQ Digital in exchange for an honest review] of course, what drew me in in the synopsis was the “Will you pretend to marry me?” bit and then reading “her arch rival” sealed the deal for me. There was no way i was going to miss out on such a book. Bonnie & Rohan’s story was equal parts witty, emotional, and awfully romantic. Definitely one of my very favorite reads, i totally recommend it for all the hopeless romantics out there.
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  • Noemi Proietti
    January 1, 1970
    I really loved and enjoyed this novel and I’d like to thank HQ Digital for providing me with a copy of the book.The protagonist of the novel is Bonnie Haskett, a journalist writing for a bridal magazine. She doesn’t just write about weddings, she really loves them. She believes in love and happy endings and, even though she doesn’t have a boyfriend, she has already found her perfect wedding dress and she has it on hold while she pays for it little by little every month. The Twitter war with Roha I really loved and enjoyed this novel and I’d like to thank HQ Digital for providing me with a copy of the book.The protagonist of the novel is Bonnie Haskett, a journalist writing for a bridal magazine. She doesn’t just write about weddings, she really loves them. She believes in love and happy endings and, even though she doesn’t have a boyfriend, she has already found her perfect wedding dress and she has it on hold while she pays for it little by little every month. The Twitter war with Rohan started when she defended a newly married couple that Rohan had criticized and attacked. Her belief in true love and happy ever after make her look a bit naive, but I couldn’t help liking her optimistic nature and view of life.Bonnie and Rohan couldn’t be more different. Where she is positive and an hopeless romantic, Rohan is pessimistic, sarcastic and he had a very bad experience with love in the past. But he is also charming, kind, and funny and I loved his witty exchanges with Bonnie. When the islanders refuse to help them with their articles, Bonnie and Rohan pretend to be engaged and to organize their wedding on Edelweiss Island. With moments that reminded me of one of my favorite movie, The Proposal (with Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds), Bonnie and Rohan find themselves sharing the honeymoon suite, holding hands, kissing, and pretending to be in love. Although, maybe they are not really pretending.Hilarious, sharp, and captivating, THE LITTLE WEDDING ISLAND will make you laugh out loud and you won’t help but love its engaging characters and its improbable but refreshing and intriguing plot.
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  • Amanda
    January 1, 1970
    This is the first book written by Jaimie Admans that I have read. Going by how much I enjoyed reading it, it certainly won’t be the last. I absolutely LOVED it but more about that in a bit.You can’t fail to warm to Bonnie Haskett. She is a dreamer and one of those girls who absolutely loves weddings and anything to do with weddings. She has an idea of how her own wedding day should go and she has even found ‘THE’ dress. Shame she hasn’t got a boyfriend or an eye on anybody of the male persuasion This is the first book written by Jaimie Admans that I have read. Going by how much I enjoyed reading it, it certainly won’t be the last. I absolutely LOVED it but more about that in a bit.You can’t fail to warm to Bonnie Haskett. She is a dreamer and one of those girls who absolutely loves weddings and anything to do with weddings. She has an idea of how her own wedding day should go and she has even found ‘THE’ dress. Shame she hasn’t got a boyfriend or an eye on anybody of the male persuasion. Bonnie certainly has her dream career because she works at a bridal magazine, although her job is on shaky ground following a spat on Twitter with her arch nemesis. Her editor thinks that she needs a period away from the office although she isn’t being suspended. Bonnie isn’t being sent on an assignment to ‘Edelweiss Island’, which is known as ‘the little wedding island’. There is some hype about Edelweiss Island and the boast is that no couple who has been married on the island have then got divorced. Bonnie realises that this assignment could be the scoop of the year if not the decade. Bonnie is looking forward to the assignment and she knows she will have to work extra hard to get to know the islanders because they are notoriously hostile to outsiders asking questions. Her assignment is made even sweeter when she encounters a handsome, if slightly sea sick, stranger on the boat across to Edelweiss Island. It turns out that the handsome stranger is called Rohan Carter, who has also been handed a ‘punishment’ assignment. Bonnie doesn’t realise it but Rohan is actually her arch nemesis. What will happen when Bonnie & Rohan realise just who the other person is? Will Bonnie or Rohan get the scoop of the year or the decade? Will Bonnie find true love? Will Bonnie realise her dream of getting married? Well for the answers to those questions and more you are just going to have to read the book for yourselves to find out. Believe me you won’t regret it.‘The Little Wedding Island’ was the perfect tonic for a dismal day. I wasn’t feeling well when I picked the book up and started reading. Let’s just say that it wasn’t long until I started laughing and I forgot about not feeling too well. I could hazard a guess as what was going to happen next in the story and more often than not I was right but it didn’t spoil my enjoyment. Far from it. In fact I became addicted to reading the book to see whether or not I was right with my predictions. The chapters and page numbers just flew past and before I knew it I had finished the book, which I had mixed feelings about. I was pleased to finish because I knew how the story ended but I wasn’t pleased to finish because I was enjoying the distraction, the story, the writing style and the humour so much that I just wanted the book to continue. Several times I found myself smiling at the book or chuckling along at something that had happened or was happening. Bonnie and Rohan certainly seemed to get themselves into some awkward situations.In short, I absolutely loved every single thing about this book. I loved the characters, the storyline, the humour, the witty dialogue, the feel good factor and well you get the picture. I would have no hesitation in recommending ‘The Little Wedding Island’ to other readers and particularly to those who are in need of a pick me up. The score on the Ginger Book Geek board is a well deserved 5* out of 5*
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  • Patty
    January 1, 1970
    Ok...so there are tears all over my iPad right now.  That was the most romantic story I have read in a while.  It was so sweet and heart wrenching.  Jamie Adams sure does know how to write a book that will pull at your heart-strings.  How embarrassing.   My husband laughing as I am reading the ending to this story and can't hide my tears from him.In this lovely story Bonnie, writer of The Gold Rings wedding magazine.  She has went head to head with the rival magazine The Man Land Over a Twitter Ok...so there are tears all over my iPad right now.  That was the most romantic story I have read in a while.  It was so sweet and heart wrenching.  Jamie Adams sure does know how to write a book that will pull at your heart-strings.  How embarrassing.   My husband laughing as I am reading the ending to this story and can't hide my tears from him.In this lovely story Bonnie, writer of The Gold Rings wedding magazine.  She has went head to head with the rival magazine The Man Land Over a Twitter dispute of a couple she wrote about in her article.  Her magazine got so much heat over it she is being exiled to find the story on Edelweiss Island, also know as The Little Wedding Island.  This island has a church that claims no one married in the church has ever divorced.  No reporter has been able to get the scoop on the island.  All returning empty-handed.  Rohan is the columnist for The Man Land.  He too is being punished for his battle with the rival magazine.  Except not only is his job on the line, but he may be sued as well.  He is a grumpy ol sot, who does not believe in love or some magical church that claims no divorces.  He will prove that belief wrong if it is the last thing he does.  But what he doesn't expect is Bonnie.  His arch nemesis.Upon arrival doors are slammed in their faces and mouths are firmly shut.  No one wanting to talk to reporters.  So when a shoelace turns into a fake proposal of sorts, the two decide to play it out and get their stories.  So what happens when the fairy tale starts to feels real?This is the perfect feel good romance that is swoon worthy material.  A perfect Hallmark movie in the making.  It is sweet and romantic, with real emotional feelings that will have your eyes glistening.  I was captured from the very beginning with promises of a magical place, where fate will draw you in and have you believing in the magic of love.  The characters of the story are amazing.  Bonnie is sweet and innocent with a golden look on love.  She believes in Prince Charming and happily ever afters.  Rohan is a bit of a cynic but is hilarious and will have you laughing out loud at his crazy humor.  These two make the perfect pair for an amazing tale of true love.If you love a good chic-lit feel good romance then this book will be right up your alley.  I promise you will not regret it.  So pick it up today.  :)  *ARC provided by Neverland Book Tours & Jaimie Adams.
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  • Angel Hatfield
    January 1, 1970
    Bonnie works for a bridal magazine and loves her job as Bonnie loves everything about weddings even if she hadn’t met her Mr. right. But she had found her wedding dress and was making payments on it even with no wedding for herself in sight. Bonnie argued online with R. C. Arts who writes for The Man’s Land. The two magazines were in competition with each other and the magazine that loses would go out of business. Bonnie’s boss is mad at her and is sending her to Edelweiss Island that has a chur Bonnie works for a bridal magazine and loves her job as Bonnie loves everything about weddings even if she hadn’t met her Mr. right. But she had found her wedding dress and was making payments on it even with no wedding for herself in sight. Bonnie argued online with R. C. Arts who writes for The Man’s Land. The two magazines were in competition with each other and the magazine that loses would go out of business. Bonnie’s boss is mad at her and is sending her to Edelweiss Island that has a church that says every couple who has been married there has never divorced. The boss wants Bonnie to write a bang up article that will save the magazine as well as her and other people who work for the magazine’s jobs. On the boat to the island Bonnie saw a man who was very seasick but she was cold and he offered her his coat. Bonnie is attracted to and likes this man and hopes to get to know him better while on the island. The islanders do not like reporters and run them off their island. Bonnie finds this man Rohan is the first guy she has been interested about in a long time. Then Bonnie learns he is her nemesis R. C. Arts and he admits his boss made him come to the island for an article for punishment as he is mad because they had argued online. Bonnie and Rohan do agree to act as an engaged couple to get the information they need for their articles. Rohan has obviously been hurt and is guarding his heart.I enjoyed this book and didn’t want to put it down to see what would happen next. It was a fun enjoyable read. It did make me chuckle at times while reading this book. I liked the pace and the plot a lot. I loved how Bonnie and Rohan were such opposites yet they make it work eventually. I also loved how this island was dedicated to love and marriage.I really liked the characters and the ins and outs of this book and I recommend.
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  • Layla
    January 1, 1970
    2,5/5The Little Wedding Island is an enemies-to-lovers story.Bonnie and Rohan are both journalists and write for different magazines. Bonnie covers weddings and write about new trends and basically help you organize your day by giving you advices on what you should and shouldn't do. On the other hand, Rohan writes about how marriage will ruin you life.After a heated argument, they're both punished and sent on The Little Wedding Island to discover what the islanders are hiding and what makes this 2,5/5The Little Wedding Island is an enemies-to-lovers story.Bonnie and Rohan are both journalists and write for different magazines. Bonnie covers weddings and write about new trends and basically help you organize your day by giving you advices on what you should and shouldn't do. On the other hand, Rohan writes about how marriage will ruin you life.After a heated argument, they're both punished and sent on The Little Wedding Island to discover what the islanders are hiding and what makes this island so special. For that purpose, they'll need to pose as an engaged couple.I enjoyed my read but didn't particularly loved it.A lot of things were redundant, the characters were too much and a bit annoying and the story nothing exceptional.There were nice aspects too, just not enough to make this read special.
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  • Sally Coles
    January 1, 1970
    Bonnie is an incurable romantic and so has her perfect job working for a bridal magazine..... only problem is she can never find her own Mr Right! Rohan is a complete cynic he certainly doesn't believe in happy ever afters and so ends up in Twitter row with Bonnie. When Bonnie is sent to Edelweiss Island to find out the secrets of why any marriage that takes place on this island never ends in divorce she finds herself in the company of Rohan and the only way to get to the bottom of the secrets i Bonnie is an incurable romantic and so has her perfect job working for a bridal magazine..... only problem is she can never find her own Mr Right! Rohan is a complete cynic he certainly doesn't believe in happy ever afters and so ends up in Twitter row with Bonnie. When Bonnie is sent to Edelweiss Island to find out the secrets of why any marriage that takes place on this island never ends in divorce she finds herself in the company of Rohan and the only way to get to the bottom of the secrets is to pretend that they are going to get married..... can she pull it off and how well the cynic cope!A lovely warm hearted chick lit book, no great surprises but perfect for the beach when you want something nice and light to read
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  • Annette
    January 1, 1970
    A BOOK FILLED WITH HUMOR - LOVED ITBonnie writes for a bridal magazine. She loves everything about weddings, brides and bridal dresses and simply everything about weddings. She is the eternal optimist. She believes that there is true love out there everywhere. So far she has not been in love, and her dates have been like horror stories, but she believes that somewhere there is true love for her.She has had a twitter battle with a writer from a men's magazine, RC Art. He was bashing a newly wed c A BOOK FILLED WITH HUMOR - LOVED ITBonnie writes for a bridal magazine. She loves everything about weddings, brides and bridal dresses and simply everything about weddings. She is the eternal optimist. She believes that there is true love out there everywhere. So far she has not been in love, and her dates have been like horror stories, but she believes that somewhere there is true love for her.She has had a twitter battle with a writer from a men's magazine, RC Art. He was bashing a newly wed couple. She said he should not do that....he publicized her tweets to the world and she came off looking badly.Both magazines are owned by the same publisher. Both writers are in trouble. Bonnie and RC are sent to Edelweiss Island. It is a small island off the coast of England. It is supposed to be a wedding venue that is wonderful. And no couple who has been married in Edelweiss church, has ever gotten a divorce. RC (Rohan) is going to write an article showing that the entire island is a scam filled with con artists. Bonnie is going to write an article showing that love has given the island a special magic and if couples wed in the church have never gotten a divorce, it is all about the love.Bonnie does not know Rohan and he does not know her. Their meeting is not exactly spectacular. On the boat crossing to the island, he is at death's door from sea sickness. Green is not his best color. But, even being so ill, he is kind and considerate.He is charming and funny and kind and caring. She is sweet and funny and kind and caring. The two of them find that getting to know one another is a wonderful experience.In order to get a story, the two of them pass themselves off as an engaged couple. After they declare they are engaged, immediately they are welcomed by the people of the island. This is a terrific story. The dialog is very funny. Bonnie and Rohan have conversations which made me laugh out loud. They are wonderful characters. He is not the cynic he appeared to her. She is not the weak minded woman he thought.The islanders are very interesting. They are sincere in their promotion of love and marriage. The entire island is devoted to providing couples with the best possible experiences. And none of them have cooked anyone in a stew.I like humor in the books I read. This book was perfect for me. Rohan is a very funny cynic. Bonnie is funny right back at him. Together they are wonderful.This is the first book I have read by Ms Admans. After I finished this one, I purchased 2 more of her books. This is one of the best books I have read in quite some time.I received this book from the publisher through NetGalley. I am voluntarily writing this review and all opinions are my own.
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  • K is for Cathy
    January 1, 1970
    A lovely romantic, cute story of conflicts of beliefs. Two reporters battle for the best story to save their own magazine. Does love really exist? Is it true there has never been a divorce by any couple married at the church on Edelweiss island. To get the scoop on the story, each takes a separate trip to the little wedding island to hunt the story. Oh, no reporters have ever been successful. Reporters are not welcome. I truly loved the book.
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  • Petra
    January 1, 1970
    The cover of this book, as well as the title, definitely intrigued me so I requested this beautiful book from the NetGalley and it was just the perfect escape for the cold month of the year.I love Weddings, and as the wedding season approaches us, we are bombarded by books with wedding/spring theme.The Wedding Island is a very charming book with lovable characters ( you can't help to root for) vibrant surroundings and a big sprinkle of magic, and you have a very intriguing place or island where The cover of this book, as well as the title, definitely intrigued me so I requested this beautiful book from the NetGalley and it was just the perfect escape for the cold month of the year.I love Weddings, and as the wedding season approaches us, we are bombarded by books with wedding/spring theme.The Wedding Island is a very charming book with lovable characters ( you can't help to root for) vibrant surroundings and a big sprinkle of magic, and you have a very intriguing place or island where suddenly everyone wants to get married. The wedding Island has everything you possibly need for a spectacular wedding, but there is a considerable mystery surrounding the place and our heroine, Bonnie is determined to find out, but she will have to do it in a company of a handsome rival. Bonnie loves a wedding, and that is why she works for a wedding magazine, but her favourite magazine is under threat, and Bonnie has a chance to save it and write a fabulous piece about this mysterious Edelweiss Island. I loved reading about Bonnie and her fellow journalist Rohan Carter. The way there went about to find out every little detail about the famous island. I also love the residents of Edelweiss island and their suspicious yet caring nature.The Wedding Island is a book written for a movie. I really could not help to giggle through the whole story, and I am still smiling while writing my review. Just fabulous romantic escapism.
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  • Kathleen Gray
    January 1, 1970
    Rom Com at its best! Bonnie and Rohan - well, they have totally opposite opinions on love and marriage but..... You know what's going to happen when they both end up on romantic Edelweiss Island and pretend to be an engaged couple. It's actually chuckle out loud funny, with snappy dialogue. Bonnie's a bit too naive and Rohan is a bit too cynical but together, they're a good team. Thanks to Netgalley for the ArC. This is a fast, very entertaining light read with- best of all- a happy ending!
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  • Kim
    January 1, 1970
    Going into this I didn't think I would like it as much as I did. The characters were cute and the plot was interesting with the island history and sort of spooky feel surrounding the islands secrets. Bonnie and Rohan were a good match and each character complemented the other quite well which is something you rarely see in a cosy romance. I really enjoyed the meet cute on the boat and reading about Ro's love for dogs. Overall a very satisfying and lovely read.
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  • Danielle Urban
    January 1, 1970
    This romantic comedy slash women's fiction is the best. I cannot remember a novel making me laugh as hard nor as much as this one did.  A story that plunged me deep into a war between a hopeless romantic and a heartless critic of love. Their banters were crazy but fun to follow. I was entertained all the way through this piece. Drama, fun, and romance all wrapped into a world I did not want to end.The Little Wedding Island by Jaimie Admans took hold of my heart and full-attention.  Quirky but do This romantic comedy slash women's fiction is the best. I cannot remember a novel making me laugh as hard nor as much as this one did.  A story that plunged me deep into a war between a hopeless romantic and a heartless critic of love. Their banters were crazy but fun to follow. I was entertained all the way through this piece. Drama, fun, and romance all wrapped into a world I did not want to end.The Little Wedding Island by Jaimie Admans took hold of my heart and full-attention.  Quirky but down to earth characters and the humor made this a winner for me. This journey is about two reporters having gotten into trouble with their bosses, are sent to the little wedding island to write a story. Both reporters end up with more than what they went in for...Bonnie is a kind and sweet woman. She is nothing what Ro thought she was. Instead she surprises the cynic. Bonnie feels an instant chemistry for the stranger she meets. He is funny as hell and good looking too. However, she never thought he would be the other reporter that hates love. Bonnie feels like she is falling for this man and does not know what to do about it.Ro is the harsh cold critic of anything dealing with love. He never expected to find a woman he clearly enjoyed being around...and making her laugh is fun. Apparently, she brings out the best in him. He wants to make Bonnie happy. She makes him happy too. They have a job to do and with teamwork they might pull off more than just their successful careers...Jaimie Admans hooked me right away with this tale. I couldn't put it down...sweet, enticing, overall easy to love. It felt so real....I highly recommend this novel to all.I received this copy from the publisher. This is my voluntary review.
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  • Linda Barrett
    January 1, 1970
    I really enjoyed reading this book and I highly recommend you one click it as soon as you can.I'm new to Jaimie Admans but I will definitely be reading her debut book.This story is fresh,well written and you can really feel the authors love for this story running through the words.It made you feel really invested in the storyline and I couldn't put it down once I started reading it.Bonnie and Rohan had a very interesting dynamic between these two.Arch rivals to lovers is a great making for a sto I really enjoyed reading this book and I highly recommend you one click it as soon as you can.I'm new to Jaimie Admans but I will definitely be reading her debut book.This story is fresh,well written and you can really feel the authors love for this story running through the words.It made you feel really invested in the storyline and I couldn't put it down once I started reading it.Bonnie and Rohan had a very interesting dynamic between these two.Arch rivals to lovers is a great making for a storyline as you can do absolutely anything with the characters and Jaimie definitely did.The author definitely kept me on my toes with this sweet and hilarious book and I couldn't get enough of their story.I'm voluntarily reviewing an advanced reader copy of this book given to me by Netgalley.
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  • Sara
    January 1, 1970
    The Little Wedding Island by Jaimie Adams a five-star read that will take you away. This was my first read by this author and I hope it won’t be the last, I will be honest and the cover intrigued me and then I found out the author lives in a small welsh village like me and I thought, she is the me I dreamed about becoming so I was dying to read the book. It is well written and the story was funny, but there were a few minor points that did irritate me as they didn’t make sense, but thy were mino The Little Wedding Island by Jaimie Adams a five-star read that will take you away. This was my first read by this author and I hope it won’t be the last, I will be honest and the cover intrigued me and then I found out the author lives in a small welsh village like me and I thought, she is the me I dreamed about becoming so I was dying to read the book. It is well written and the story was funny, but there were a few minor points that did irritate me as they didn’t make sense, but thy were minor so I’m not knocking it just for that. This book was exactly what you expect from this type of book, happily ever after, but it was also a great story filled with funny, sweet and heart-warming story lines. Also the competitiveness between Bonnie and Rohan was so well written, you could see the relationship growing and it was so great watching them compete, and grow together. This was a great read and I would recommend it to anyone who needs a little sweetness in their lives.
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