Tonight I am squealing with excitement to bring you my review of ‘You Say It First’ by Susan Mallery. Huge thanks to Mills and Boon for the tour invite and ARC.
You’re invited to visit a wedding destination found only in a fairy tale…
Pallas Saunders adores running her quirky wedding venue, Weddings in a Box. But if she can’t turn the floundering business around, she’ll have no choice but to trade taffeta for a stable career.
Sculptor Nick Mitchell is struggling to fill his time between commissions, so takes a day job as carpenter at Weddings in a Box… The job has its perks—mainly the captivating owner, Pallas.
Then when a desperate bride wants something completely new, Nick inspires Pallas to think outside the box. Could building a dream wedding be the start of their fairytale?
What does TWG think?
I think Cinderella has finally met her match!!! This isn’t just a story with a fairytale element to it, it’s a story which puts fairytales on the map! Wow – I’m certainly not the romantic type, nor am I a woman who has been planning her wedding since she was knee high to a grasshopper, however after reading ‘You Say It First’, if someone asked me to marry them now, I would say yes! Strangers included!
Well, slight exaggeration there….I would need to know them first! ;). I’m sure you catch my drift anyway.
Pallas has been given a gift which has pushed her mothers nose out of joint so far, it requires its own postcode. It’s safe to say that Pallas and her mother don’t always see eye to eye, which is a shame but it does happen!
With her own love life being non-existent, Pallas spends her days coordinating the dream weddings for her clients. Zombies? Easy. Seahorses? How many do you want? Hunky Roman gods? Consider it done. The business, ‘Wedding in a box’ is certainly an ‘out of box’ experience, one which requires the entire village. I loved the unique premise of the story, and I just loved watching people’s dreams come true.
As i said above, I’m not the romantic type yet I felt the romance burning through the pages! Seriously, this book should come with a free fan or something, it was sizzling!!!! I believed the lust between certain characters. It seemed so natural and unforced which was even better.
Even though this wedding filled book contains a lot of va va voom and dancing in the sheets, there is a good dose of drama, family issues and emotional situations to keep you hooked while the characters recharge their batteries.
I throughly enjoyed ‘You Say It First’ as I was able to be transported to the village where the magic happens, making this a perfect escapism. Its cosy. Its fun. It was an absolute dream to read. My only little irk was that I felt the ending was a little rushed, but after going online to check out the author, I found out that ‘You Say It First’ is book one in the ‘Happy Inc’ series. I have now found a new favourite author!
A delightful, funloving novel, full of sizzling passion and brilliant comforts. Cannot recommend this enough!