Before You Say I Do
What happens if you fall for your bridesmaid? Abby Porter has a high-flying job and the perfect fiancé in Marcus Montgomery.But Abby’s world turns on its head when he hires a professional bridesmaid to help her in the run-up to the wedding. When Abby meets Jordan, she can hardly breathe. Marcus is oblivious. The wedding is weeks away. Now, the only question is: will Abby make it to the altar? Best-selling author Clare Lydon brings you a love story to top them all. Download this story of forbidden love and submerge yourself in lesbian romance today!

Before You Say I Do Details

TitleBefore You Say I Do
Author
ReleaseMar 6th, 2020
PublisherCustard Books
Rating
GenreRomance, LGBT, Fiction, Contemporary

Before You Say I Do Review

  • Gaby LezReviewBooks
    January 1, 1970
    Jordan Cohen is a professional bridesmaid with vast experience in helping stressed brides through their wedding preparations. Abby Porter is weeks away from marrying her fiancé and in dire need of support. But when Jordan and Abby meet and feel an undeniable attraction for each other, they will have to decide whether following the well-ironed wedding plans is what they really wantClare Lydon is one of my favourite lesfic authors. I like the combination of her British sense of humour, amazing Jordan Cohen is a professional bridesmaid with vast experience in helping stressed brides through their wedding preparations. Abby Porter is weeks away from marrying her fiancé and in dire need of support. But when Jordan and Abby meet and feel an undeniable attraction for each other, they will have to decide whether following the well-ironed wedding plans is what they really want…Clare Lydon is one of my favourite lesfic authors. I like the combination of her British sense of humour, amazing characters chemistry, and happy romances. Her books guarantee you to laugh, be entertained and feel good throughout. She is one of the most consistent lesfic authors out there and she always delivers. ‘Before You Say I Do’ is no exception as it kept me turning pages until the end and then hoping it wouldn’t finish.The trope of a bride-to-be getting cold feet and falling for someone else isn’t exactly original but I absolutely loved Ms. Lydon’s spin into it in the form of a ‘professional bridesmaid’ character. I have to admit that I’ve never heard of them before and I would have thought that there wasn’t such a profession until I googled it. Not only they exist but there seems to be a big demand for them. I know, crazy world…The book is written from the point of view of the main characters and both are very well-written and likable. Even though I’m not particularly interested in weddings, I have to admit that the insight into the life of a ‘professional bridesmaid’ was fascinating and how it tells a lot about human psychology. Jordan seems a mix between a life coach and a wedding planner, constant support and organiser for the bride-to-be. She’s a well-rounded character and for me, she steals the show.As Jordan and Abby get to know each other, their sizzling chemistry jumps off the page. Ms. Lydon is really good at creating tension until it finally and inevitably snaps. And what a way to go. This build-up was my favourite part of the story and got me hooked. I admit that I wasn’t too fussed about the ending as, in my opinion, there is a bit of insta-love involved though it is a matter of personal taste. Despite this, the book is undoubtedly very well written and absolutely enjoyable.Overall, a very entertaining lesbian romance novel with great characters. 4.5 stars.ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Les Rêveur
    January 1, 1970
    Well, that was a phenomenal read. And intense... so bloody intense. I was on the edge of my seat for the last 30%. Who needs sleep when Clare Lydon is writing lesbian fiction.I absolutely adore this book in every way possible. It was magical, and I was utterly sucked in. Jordan and Abbys love story surpassed all my expectations. I dont want to tell you too much because honestly, it is going to ruin the ride. I imagine like after Clare Lydon wrote The End she stood up and actioned a mic drop! Well, that was a phenomenal read. And intense... so bloody intense. I was on the edge of my seat for the last 30%. Who needs sleep when Clare Lydon is writing lesbian fiction.I absolutely adore this book in every way possible. It was magical, and I was utterly sucked in. Jordan and Abby’s love story surpassed all my expectations. I don’t want to tell you too much because honestly, it is going to ruin the ride. I imagine like after Clare Lydon wrote ‘The End’ she stood up and actioned a mic drop! Phenomenal book and her best to date.
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  • Elske
    January 1, 1970
    4 stars.Delightful light reading. This was a nice fluffy (in the positive sense) romance with just a little angst and lovely characters. Well written as Ive come to expect from Lydons books. Well recommended. 4 stars.Delightful light reading. This was a nice fluffy (in the positive sense) romance with just a little angst and lovely characters. Well written as I’ve come to expect from Lydon’s books. Well recommended.
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  • Norah Una Sumner
    January 1, 1970
    hello if my fbi agent is reading this pls buy me this book i know you have the money jonathan
  • Heath
    January 1, 1970
    This was a solid book, probably one of my favorites by the author. Although it took place in a short period of time (five weeks), and the premise seems a little out there, the story is well done. Both characters are likeable and their chemistry is fantastic.This is on KU so definitely check it out if you can.
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  • Kitty McIntosh
    January 1, 1970
    Jordan Cohen is a professional bridesmaid. And shes good at it. Relationships are not on her agenda and the odd one-night stand is enough at this stage in her life. When she is hired by the fiancé of Abby Porter to help her through the last few weeks before their wedding, she expects it to be the same as every other job. But its not. For a start, shes immediately attracted to the bride to be. Can she keep a professional distance?Abby did not expect this at all. She has her life planned out, and Jordan Cohen is a professional bridesmaid. And she’s good at it. Relationships are not on her agenda and the odd one-night stand is enough at this stage in her life. When she is hired by the fiancé of Abby Porter to help her through the last few weeks before their wedding, she expects it to be the same as every other job. But it’s not. For a start, she’s immediately attracted to the bride to be. Can she keep a professional distance?Abby did not expect this at all. She has her life planned out, and a stunning fake bridesmaid was not part of the deal. Will she be able to keep on track and make it down the alter?Clare Lydon makes my heart soar every single time, without fail. ‘Before You Say I Do’ is a beautiful love story, with adorable characters and, of course, Ms Lydon’s trademark injection of humour. I loved Gloria, Abby’s Scottish mum. She was hilarious and very well-observed. I can attest that square sausage is one of life’s greatest pleasures, as Gloria made sure to point out. Jordan was a wonderful mix of efficiency, kindness and vulnerability. And she was also really, really hot. How could Abby resist? Abby was a woman who thought she had it all figured out, but faced with a glimpse of something different, she began to have doubts. They were perfect for each other and I really wanted them to give in. Their story had such want, such passion, such desire. It is impossible to read this story without the biggest, happiest smile on your face by the final page. I adored it. Highly recommended.I was given this ARC for review.
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  • Emma
    January 1, 1970
    I was given an advanced copy of this book for an honest review.This book was a joy to read. Ms Lydon's books never fail to make me smile and giggle. I've read a number of bride books - women marrying men, but really know that they're gay - and this one was superb. The two MC's Jordan (the professional bridesmaid) and Abby (the bride) were both great characters and I couldn't dislike either. They lit up the novel from the first page. Their interractions and sexual chemistry were soooo good, I I was given an advanced copy of this book for an honest review.This book was a joy to read. Ms Lydon's books never fail to make me smile and giggle. I've read a number of bride books - women marrying men, but really know that they're gay - and this one was superb. The two MC's Jordan (the professional bridesmaid) and Abby (the bride) were both great characters and I couldn't dislike either. They lit up the novel from the first page. Their interractions and sexual chemistry were soooo good, I read it in one sitting and I didn't want it to end.Do yourself a favour this spring and read this brilliant lesfic romance. Ms Lydon has done it again.
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  • Natalie
    January 1, 1970
    I was super lucky to get an early copy of this novel. Ive read quite of few from Lydon but this was well and truly my favourite yet. Jordan Cohen and Abby Porter were amazing characters and this was one of those books that I really wanted to just keep reading to stay with them as they played out their lives. Its a great read and Im really hopeful for a sequel of some sort. 🤞 I was super lucky to get an early copy of this novel. I’ve read quite of few from Lydon but this was well and truly my favourite yet. Jordan Cohen and Abby Porter were amazing characters and this was one of those books that I really wanted to just keep reading to stay with them as they played out their lives. It’s a great read and I’m really hopeful for a sequel of some sort. 🤞
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  • Alex
    January 1, 1970
    I was expecting cheating in some form from the blurb, but Im turning the spoilers thingy on, in case someone isnt. Im going to say some things that are way more subjective than usual. Its just my opinion on a particular subject. Dont read it If you dont want to. I HATE cheating in general and I really cant stand it in romance books. That said, I got this book expecting it so I really shouldt complain about it. Im going to complain anyway. It helped the plot, I mean, you could feel the attraction I was expecting cheating in some form from the blurb, but I’m turning the spoilers thingy on, in case someone isn’t. I’m going to say some things that are way more subjective than usual. It’s just my opinion on a particular subject. Don’t read it If you don’t want to. I HATE cheating in general and I really can’t stand it in romance books. That said, I got this book expecting it so I really should’t complain about it. I’m going to complain anyway. It helped the plot, I mean, you could feel the attraction and the torturous feelings, the longing, and that was what turn the characters actions specially because it was an almost wedding and Abby didn’t seem to mind marrying someone she didn’t have really marrying feelings for, so that monumental action seem like the right catalyst. I didn’t like it, because it made it seem like it’s all right as long as you have more feelings for the one you’re cheating with. At leas that’s how my brain intérpretes it. the endOk. I liked the chemistry and the way both MCs characters were written. Abby seem trapped, but content. Nothing exiting nor depressing. Just a life. Like a lot of people, living for the sake of fulfilling a life checklist. So the way Jordan shook her life felt good and real. And the way Abby was reticent and kinda in denial make it interesting. I liked the book, I liked their story. A nice read for the social distancing/ self quarantine days.
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  • Emma Rossi
    January 1, 1970
    ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ I have seen this described as Imagine Me & You but they meet before the wedding. And yep, thats definitely what this is.I have not read all of Clare Lydons books yet but I think this is her best book yet. Having read some of her older stuff and now her two most recent books you can definitely see how much her writing has improved over the years.Also, I love that the man Abby is going to marry (Marcus) is a really good guy. I love that Clare didnt make him mean so the reader would ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ I have seen this described as Imagine Me & You but they meet before the wedding. And yep, that’s definitely what this is.I have not read all of Clare Lydons books yet but I think this is her best book yet. Having read some of her older stuff and now her two most recent books you can definitely see how much her writing has improved over the years.Also, I love that the man Abby is going to marry (Marcus) is a really good guy. I love that Clare didn’t make him mean so the reader would automatically dislike him. But she left it up to the reader to decide if Abby was making the right choice.In most romances I prefer one of the love interests over the other but in this one I really like them both.
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  • F.
    January 1, 1970
    This was a fun romance. Abby and Jordan - both gorgeous and (praise be!) about the same age. Abby and Jordan click straight away. But theres a slight snag: Jordan has been hired to be a professional bridesmaid for Abby. By Abbys fiancé Marcus. The wedding is in a few weeks. Well, this wouldnt be in the lesbian romance section if it didnt end the way you think its going to end. But its the how that is delicious fun. The growing attraction. The will they/ wont they. This has been the most fun to This was a fun romance. Abby and Jordan - both gorgeous and (praise be!) about the same age. Abby and Jordan click straight away. But there’s a slight snag: Jordan has been hired to be a professional bridesmaid for Abby. By Abby’s fiancé Marcus. The wedding is in a few weeks. Well, this wouldn’t be in the lesbian romance section if it didn’t end the way you think it’s going to end. But it’s the ‘how’ that is delicious fun. The growing attraction. The will they/ won’t they. This has been the most fun to read! It also reminded me to watch Imagine me & You again. Great film. Similar theme.
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  • Carol Hutchinson
    January 1, 1970
    Perfection!!!Abby is getting married and her fiancé Marcus hires her a professional bridesmaid to help elevate the stress in the run up to the big day, and get Abby to the alter. When Abby meets Jordan, Professional Bridesmaid, she is reluctant at first and fails to see how Jordan is supposed to help, but after a little chat and a cup of coffee Abby is sold. Jordan helps with everything Abby could ever ask for, but she also stirs up feelings Abby wasnt sure she was capable of and it leaves her Perfection!!!Abby is getting married and her fiancé Marcus hires her a professional bridesmaid to help elevate the stress in the run up to the big day, and get Abby to the alter. When Abby meets Jordan, Professional Bridesmaid, she is reluctant at first and fails to see how Jordan is supposed to help, but after a little chat and a cup of coffee Abby is sold. Jordan helps with everything Abby could ever ask for, but she also stirs up feelings Abby wasn’t sure she was capable of and it leaves her questioning if marrying Marcus is the right thing to do! Filled with tension, drama, cute and funny moments, ‘Before You Say I Do’ is my favourite of Clare Lydon’s books that I have read so far! The story was an absolute thrill, and at many moments I found myself holding my breath, and hoping it wasn’t all going to end in tears (because you can never be too sure!). I have said it before, and will definitely say it again Clare’s talent for writing romance with the perfect amount of humour is amazing! The balance between a heartfelt, total fairy tale of a story and the relatable realisms to the characters is something that makes this story truly special. Abby is the typical down to earth, lovely girl, marrying into money because it seems like the right thing to do and she does love the guy, but it’s not what her heart really wants. It was a total emotional rollercoaster from the first to the last chapter, and evoked all sorts of emotions from me from tears, to screaming ‘whyyyyyyy?’ at the pages. Absolute genius and an absolutely fantastic story. It was not what I was expecting at all, especially given the dynamic between Abby and Jordan, but it really went to prove you have no idea where you might find love, and just how amazing it is going to be if you don’t take a chance! The most important lesson from this story, never settle if you know it won’t make you happy. Loved every second of this, hope Clare will treat us to more from Abby and Jordan in future (because I totally can’t get enough of them!) and if this ever becomes and audiobook I bet it is going to be even more amazing! Couldn’t put it down and highly recommend this latest romance from Clare Lydon!
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  • H L C
    January 1, 1970
    Ahhhh! I love a cheesy romance book! I know they cheated and I dont encourage it! But! If its the right person and your with someone else should you let them get away? .. nah it makes for a good read doesnt it! ... Ahhhh! I love a cheesy romance book! I know they cheated and I don’t encourage it! But! If it’s the right person and your with someone else should you let them get away? .. nah’ it makes for a good read doesn’t it! ...
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  • Best Lesfic Reviews
    January 1, 1970
    If in Imagine Me and You the leads had met before the wedding instead of during the ceremony, the result wouldve been this lovely romcom. Read the full review @ https://www.bestlesficreviews.com/202... If in Imagine Me and You the leads had met before the wedding instead of during the ceremony, the result would’ve been this lovely romcom. Read the full review @ https://www.bestlesficreviews.com/202...
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  • Mari Stark
    January 1, 1970
    I love Clares books; she has a way with words. I also love the humour thats always part of them. This one is a bit different, deeper and absolutely brilliant; I must admit this is my favourite of hers so far.This book is about Abby Porter, a woman who has everything in life, a high paying job, a great life and the perfect fiancé. He wants to relieve Abby from all the preparation wedding stress, so he hires a professional bridesmaid to help her until the day she make it to the altar. When Abby I love Clare’s books; she has a way with words. I also love the humour that’s always part of them. This one is a bit different, deeper and absolutely brilliant; I must admit this is my favourite of hers so far.This book is about Abby Porter, a woman who has everything in life, a high paying job, a great life and the perfect fiancé. He wants to relieve Abby from all the preparation wedding stress, so he hires a professional bridesmaid to help her until the day she make it to the altar. When Abby and Jordan met, sparks fill the air and the uncanny chemistry is undeniable. Abby wants to do the right thing and must forget about this forbidden love; but what happens when the heart wants to rule the mind? Will be Abby able to fulfil the path already chosen?The story is sweet, intense and simply amazing. I loved the development of the story and the characters. The feelings are so strong, the characters and situations very relatable. It is written in a very masterfully way. I liked very much how Clare addressed how hard is to be honest with ourselves sometimes; to not just going with the motion because is what is expected from us. Make our own decisions based on what we truly want, look into our hearts, because the truth is always invisible to the eyes.The chemistry between the main characters is palpable from the beginning and end ups having its distinctive scale. I loved how Clare works the character development; it is very inspiring to watch the self-discovery path they go through.This is a beautiful story about love and acceptance. Makes you wish a love like that. I’d love to recommend this book.I received an ARC copy of the book and voluntarily leaving my review.
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  • Lucy B
    January 1, 1970
    Jordan is a professional bridesmaid called in to help ease the bride's path down the aisle--somewhere between a therapist, PA, wedding planner, and friend. She's making the most of her last few viable years in the job before she ages out of the role, so she books herself solid all wedding season. When she's contacted by Marcus, Abby's fiance to ease her pre-wedding stress and make sure she makes it to the altar she is immediately taken with the other woman.Abby is a project manager in her 30s Jordan is a professional bridesmaid called in to help ease the bride's path down the aisle--somewhere between a therapist, PA, wedding planner, and friend. She's making the most of her last few viable years in the job before she ages out of the role, so she books herself solid all wedding season. When she's contacted by Marcus, Abby's fiance to ease her pre-wedding stress and make sure she makes it to the altar she is immediately taken with the other woman.Abby is a project manager in her 30s who has spent years working who wants to settle down and start a family before its too late. She reconnected with Marcus years after they met in college and though they don't have a lot of passion she feels strongly that Marcus is a near-perfect partner. Except for one dalliance, she's always been into men. So why is she suddenly so take with the woman charged with making sure she marries Marcus. As the wedding draws increasingly near, Abby and Jordan grow closer and their attraction threatens to bubble over. But Abby made a commitment to Marcus, who really is perfect, and she can't just walk away from that.This book is laugh out loud funny with chemistry that sparks off the page. Lydon’s development of the relationship between Jordan and Abby is sweet, authentic, and just the right amount of complicated. Even during the more angsty parts, I found this story delightful. I received a free copy of this book from the author.
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  • N
    January 1, 1970
    I received an advance copy of this book in exchange for a review.I've been reading Clare Lydon's books for a number of years now. Before You Say I Do is my favorite Lydon book to date. The premise is new to me; which was a nice surprise considering I read an average of 120 lesfic books a year.I haven't read every book Lydon has published, so I can't claim this is her best, but it's absolutely her best that I have had the pleasure of reading.Abby is a highly successful woman trying to juggle her I received an advance copy of this book in exchange for a review.I've been reading Clare Lydon's books for a number of years now. Before You Say I Do is my favorite Lydon book to date. The premise is new to me; which was a nice surprise considering I read an average of 120 lesfic books a year.I haven't read every book Lydon has published, so I can't claim this is her best, but it's absolutely her best that I have had the pleasure of reading.Abby is a highly successful woman trying to juggle her high powered job and planning a wedding to a man who's incredibly sweet but boring and comes with an awful mother. This incredibly helpful man hires Abby a professional fake bridesmaid (Jordan) to help ease Abby's stress and to keep his mother off Abby's back.When the women meet they are immediately drawn to one another, their relationship quickly progresses beyond business as the women become friends, ultimately evolving into something more. Something neither woman wants and both actively try to ignore and avoid.Lydon does a wonderful job of drawing the reader into the world of these women. Their feelings and actions ring true, not in the least bit contrived. Both women strive to keep the commitments they have made, personally and professionally, despite their growing attraction.I HIGHLY reccomend this book
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  • Bev Joy
    January 1, 1970
    ARC. Review:Before I Say......anything .......Clare Lydon is undoubtedly one of the UKs masters of the slow burn Lesfic romance.Before You Say I Do, follows the story of Jordan and Abby. Abby is due to marry. Her soon to be husband employs a professional bridesmaid to help Abby plan and organise the wedding ..... What could possibly go wrong?If you are a fan of Clares books (and why wouldnt you be?) you will have come to expect characters that are relatable and dialogue that is authentic...... ARC. Review:Before I Say......anything .......Clare Lydon is undoubtedly one of the UK’s masters of the slow burn Lesfic romance.‘Before You Say I Do,’ follows the story of Jordan and Abby. Abby is due to marry. Her soon to be husband employs a professional bridesmaid to help Abby plan and organise the wedding ..... What could possibly go wrong?If you are a fan of Clare’s books (and why wouldn’t you be?) you will have come to expect characters that are relatable and dialogue that is authentic...... and of course a brilliantly crafted slow burn romance with humour that is subtle and not slapstick. Clare’s books are always a pleasure to read. Whilst there isn’t suspense, intrigue and plot twists at every page turn you are always guaranteed a good story that is easy to read with characters that you instantly like. If you are looking for a book to curl up on the couch with, ‘Before You Say I Do’ is undoubtedly the perfect choice’.
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  • Phoebe
    January 1, 1970
    I loved this story! Clare Lydon makes me want to hire a bridesmaid too, especially if she is anything like Jordan in Before You Say I Do (Custard Books, 2020).Jordan and Abby have chemistry and you root for them from the start. Lydon lets them try to fight it, but it is no use and that is good for us (laugh). I think some women can relate to Abbys situation as time goes by and the biological clock ticks or they get into a job groove and suddenly find themselves working a job they never thought I loved this story! Clare Lydon makes me want to hire a bridesmaid too, especially if she is anything like Jordan in Before You Say I Do (Custard Books, 2020).Jordan and Abby have chemistry and you root for them from the start. Lydon lets them try to fight it, but it is no use and that is good for us (laugh). I think some women can relate to Abby’s situation as time goes by and the biological clock ticks or they get into a job groove and suddenly find themselves working a job they never thought they would. Sometimes someone or something comes into your life that makes you take a restock of everything and for Abby this is Jordan. Lydon manages, as always, to keep the fires lit while dealing with real issues that women face today. I love this about this author. I am certainly not looking for marriage, BUT I may be looking to hire a bridesmaid if she comes made by Lydon.Thank you to the Author for putting this on Kindle Unlimited so I could afford to read it!
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  • Fran Ringland
    January 1, 1970
    This review was written during my reading rather than summing up at the end. I was a bit perplexed with the concept of a professional bridesmaid as I wasnt quite sure what they would do that is not wedding planner role. However I always enjoy Lydons writing and this book is no exception. There is the dance of attraction despite the barriers that is as well done as Ive ever seen it. Also, half way through the book I am cheering for the main characters, even though there is a pretty big barrier. I This review was written during my reading rather than summing up at the end. I was a bit perplexed with the concept of a professional bridesmaid as I wasn’t quite sure what they would do that is not wedding planner role. However I always enjoy Lydon’s writing and this book is no exception. There is the “dance of attraction despite the barriers” that is as well done as I’ve ever seen it. Also, half way through the book I am cheering for the main characters, even though there is a pretty big barrier. I trust Lydon, but I will be more relaxed when it is all over. What a talented writer to have me supporting the main characters despite my moral compass!Finished the book. Loved the book.
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  • Gail
    January 1, 1970
    Another really fine slow burn romance from the author. Main characters Abby (bride to be) and Jordan (professional bridesmaid) are easy to connect with in this plot laced with humour, love and a tad of angst. A tried and true storyline but with a delightful twist, I was transported away from daily depressing headlines into Ms. Lydon's very relatable world of 5 star romance.For those who haven't read previous books by the author take the leap, you won't regret it!Highly recommend.I rec'd an ARC Another really fine slow burn romance from the author. Main characters Abby (bride to be) and Jordan (professional bridesmaid) are easy to connect with in this plot laced with humour, love and a tad of angst. A tried and true storyline but with a delightful twist, I was transported away from daily depressing headlines into Ms. Lydon's very relatable world of 5 star romance.For those who haven't read previous books by the author take the leap, you won't regret it!Highly recommend.I rec'd an ARC from the author for an unbiased review.
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  • Cathy Powell
    January 1, 1970
    I love the way Clare weaves a story and she did not disappoint with this book. Clare is a beautiful storyteller.I was reluctant to read it because I do not usually read books about cheating or fake relationships. This book had both.I took a chance on the book because I have read almost every single book by the author. I did enjoy it but the cheating was rough and hard to read, hence the four stars. This review is disjointed because that is how the book made me feel. Out of sorts but glad for the I love the way Clare weaves a story and she did not disappoint with this book. Clare is a beautiful storyteller.I was reluctant to read it because I do not usually read books about cheating or fake relationships. This book had both.I took a chance on the book because I have read almost every single book by the author. I did enjoy it but the cheating was rough and hard to read, hence the four stars. This review is disjointed because that is how the book made me feel. Out of sorts but glad for the happy ending.
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  • Margaret
    January 1, 1970
    Detailed score: 3.75/5Another solid effort from Clare Lydon.Fluff but not too fluffy. A feel good romance in these troubled times.The leads took and annoyingly long time to get together and the premise meant that I found it a little hard to cheer them along (I hate cheating stories). But. Its solid. Nothing really surprising but tropes done well make for a good read. SoMake yourself a cuppa, wash your hands, curl up on the couch and forget about the world for a while. Detailed score: 3.75/5Another solid effort from Clare Lydon.Fluff but not too fluffy. A feel good romance in these troubled times.The leads took and annoyingly long time to get together and the premise meant that I found it a little hard to cheer them along (I hate cheating stories). But. It’s solid. Nothing really surprising but tropes done well make for a good read. SoMake yourself a cuppa, wash your hands, curl up on the couch and forget about the world for a while.
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  • Rachel
    January 1, 1970
    CuteThis is the first book I read of her I believe. I cant give spoilers, but I will say I loved the tension and build up then the ending. I always feel more connected to a story when I can actually feel and see people doing whats being written. I beginning and middle are so worth a read. The ending I would have changed a bit to be more realistic, but same overall message. All and all, cute, fun read. CuteThis is the first book I read of her I believe. I can’t give spoilers, but I will say I loved the tension and build up then the ending. I always feel more connected to a story when I can actually feel and see people doing what’s being written. I beginning and middle are so worth a read. The ending I would have changed a bit to be more realistic, but same overall message. All and all, cute, fun read.
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  • DR
    January 1, 1970
    There isn't anything Clare Lydon's written that I've not enjoyed. This was no exception. Crisp, clean, entertaining and some trepidation as the wedding day loomed closer. Goodness. It was only when she stopped running that her body remembered she wasnt a natural runner, and she began wheezing for Britain. Just a sample of the wry humor throughout this book. A great read. I enjoy reading a book that allows me to see the characters physical attributes. Well done Miss Lydon. Well done indeed. There isn't anything Clare Lydon's written that I've not enjoyed. This was no exception. Crisp, clean, entertaining and some trepidation as the wedding day loomed closer. Goodness. “It was only when she stopped running that her body remembered she wasn’t a natural runner, and she began wheezing for Britain.” Just a sample of the wry humor throughout this book. A great read. I enjoy reading a book that allows me to see the characters physical attributes. Well done Miss Lydon. Well done indeed.
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  • nutmeg
    January 1, 1970
    Scandalous! Scandalous! How could anyone who is supposedly climbing up the ladder of social success pass on the chance of a lifetime to royalty? And with a problem free Mr Goody no less. So, Jordan swooped in as the hired bridesmaid, captivated the bride, sent butterflies and what not flying all over the place, sex on a plane, as for the rest.. you just have to read it yourself. I miss the leading ladies already. Now we need a sequel! Scandalous! Scandalous! How could anyone who is supposedly climbing up the ladder of social success pass on the chance of a lifetime to royalty? And with a “problem free” Mr Goody no less. So, Jordan swooped in as the hired bridesmaid, captivated the bride, sent butterflies and what not flying all over the place, sex on a plane, as for the rest.. you just have to read it yourself. I miss the leading ladies already. Now we need a sequel!
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  • Chelsey Walker
    January 1, 1970
    This is such an amazing book! Clare Lydon is an amazing author, I cant wait to dig into some of her other books. Abby is marring Marcus and he decides to hire a professional bridesmaid named Jordan, well sparks fly between our leading ladies and Jordan ends up stopping the wedding and getting the woman of her dreams. I hope this story continues and we get to see what else happens with Abby and Jordan This is such an amazing book! Clare Lydon is an amazing author, I can’t wait to dig into some of her other books. Abby is marring Marcus and he decides to hire a professional bridesmaid named Jordan, we’ll sparks fly between our leading ladies and Jordan ends up stopping the wedding and getting the woman of her dreams. I hope this story continues and we get to see what else happens with Abby and Jordan
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  • Sandy Clark
    January 1, 1970
    Sweet storyProfessional bridesmaid is an original premise to this story even though the finding your true love while planning to marry another isnt. The variation on a theme makes for some interesting circumstances. The characters have some baggage, but nothing with too much angst. The writing, as always from this author, is top notch. It was a quick read for me, as I couldnt put it down. Sweet storyProfessional bridesmaid is an original premise to this story even though the finding your true love while planning to marry another isn’t. The variation on a theme makes for some interesting circumstances. The characters have some baggage, but nothing with too much angst. The writing, as always from this author, is top notch. It was a quick read for me, as I couldn’t put it down.
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  • Rachelle Shepherd
    January 1, 1970
    Wonderful fantasy and romanceFinding love and your person all at the same time as finding yourself. It's important not to be what you think you should be or marry someone you think you should rather than the one you really love. A grwat romance, in reality it would've turned into heartache. Straight girls normally go back to the easy life but sometimes they don't and realise they were looking at the wrong person when the right one appears! Spoiler alert there is an HEA!
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  • Princess Eilonwy
    January 1, 1970
    Actual rating: 2.75 stars. Honestly, this book was not horrible! It was actually pretty good, the only reason the rating is low is that I really hate cheating without consequences. I should have known it was going to happen though because of the entire plot but I was in denial because of the wlw!!
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