FINALLLYYYYYYY it’s TWG’s turn on Jaimie Admans’ blog tour! -does happy dance-. I have been waiting for her new book since the moment I finished her previous one! It gives me great pleasure to review ‘The Little Wedding Island’ today, I hope you enjoy reading my review as much as I enjoyed reading the book!
‘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…
What does TWG think?
Are you a fan of all things romance, going to weddings, and go ‘awwwwww!’ when you see a couple in love?
Or, are you against all things wedding, despise romance and would rather stick pins in your eyes instead of embarking on another relationship?
Two main characters, two completely different outlooks on romance. Even though there is a small part of me that would love to be in a relationship and be with someone who truly loves me and who I truly love, I have to say that I was leaning more towards Rohan’s character at first as his outlook was pretty similar to mine. I haven’t been planning my wedding since I was still in the womb, hell, I don’t even want to get married. I would never do a Rohan though and publicly slate a wedding – I’m not that nasty! Plus, unlike Rohan, I don’t actually want to stick pins in my eyes instead of entering a relationship for two reasons; 1) I don’t like putting things in my eyes and 2) I DON’T LIKE PUTTING THINGS IN MY EYES!
Now Bonnie on the other hand, well, she loves love and everything it stands for, yet she just cannot find seem to find her own lobster, bless her! When her boss sends her to an Island dedicated to all things romance, Bonnie can’t quite believe her luck. Personally, I thought the Island was so like ‘The Magic Faraway Tree’, I was half expecting MoonFace and Silky to work in one of the shops on the Island! That isn’t a negative thing by the way, I love that book!
I could not stop laughing at this storyline from the get go! I was only a couple of percent in when I found myself snorting like a pig, unable to contain my laughter. Jaimie Admans’ one liners in this book are top notch and, whilst some of them may make you think ‘what the hell…..!!’, it would be really difficult not to sit there with tears streaming down your face due to the hilarity. Bloomin’ brilliant!!
I was a little bit weary about reading Admans’ second novel as I had loved her debut so much, I just know that I would have been disappointed if this one didn’t live up to my expectations. But it did. Oh boy, it really did. Two storylines written by the same author, yet both considerably different in their own ways, I couldn’t actually tell you which one was my favourite!
I thought the whole ‘pretending to be engaged’ thing hilarious, especially because of what happens afterwards with the characters. I could just imagine their faces!
Even though I began reading this book with a similar outlook to Rohan’s, I actually found myself finishing the book with a similar views to both Bonnie AND Rohan. Maybe ‘The Little Wedding Island’ is magic after all!
I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED every single thing about this book from its daft characters to its laugh out loud dog, from its storyline ladened with romance to its negative outlooks due to romance – everything. Jaimie Admans’ is an author I know that I’ll be able to read time and time again, and never become bored with anything that she writes. Her humour is insanely brilliant, delivered flawlessly throughout the entire book like its meant to be there. Not forced humour. Natural humour.
If you look up at the night sky when it is full of stars, just think that even that amount of stars wouldn’t be a high enough rating for my thoughts on ‘The Little Wedding Island’. Nowhere near.
‘The Little Wedding Island’ is a laugh out loud, romantic, and cosy read which puts a modern and hilarious spin on ‘The Sound of Music’ and an Enid Blyton classic (well, in my opinion!). I really do hope the author hurries up with book three as I am having bad withdrawal symptoms already.
What a belter of a book this is. I urge every single one of you to go and purchase this book right now – you really won’t regret it!
The Little Wedding Island themed goodie bag:
The Little Wedding Island notebook
The Little Wedding Island fridge magnet
A signed postcard
In honour of Puffin the dog, a pug fountain pen
In honour of Edelweiss Island, a copy of The Sound of Music on DVD
A ‘grow your own’ Edelweiss flower kit in a tin
About the author.
Jaimie is a 32-year- old English-sounding Welsh girl with an awkward-to- spell name.
She lives in South Wales and enjoys writing, gardening, watching horror movies, and
drinking tea, although she’s seriously considering marrying her coffee machine. She
loves autumn and winter, and singing songs from musicals despite the fact she’s got
the voice of a dying hyena. She hates spiders, hot weather, and cheese & onion crisps.
She spends far too much time on Twitter and owns too many pairs of boots.
She will never have time to read all the books she wants to read.
She is the author of chick-lit romantic comedies The Chateau of Happily Ever Afters,
The Little Wedding Island, and Kismetology, and she has also written young-adult
romantic comedies Afterlife Academy, Not Pretty Enough, and North Pole Reform