An Event to Remember… or Forget

An Event to Remember… or Forget

By Melissa Baldwin

Genre: Chick lit, British chick lit

I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this book that I picked up on a whim. Maybe it’s because one of my dream jobs would be event planning? Sienna is an event planner soon to leave her current company and start her own one. She’s mostly happy with her boyfriend, Luke, although he always puts his career first. One night, she and Luke run into his old roommate, Ace. Sienna can’t deny the attraction she feels to save, especially when they keep running into each other. In the meantime, Sienna’s friends are getting pregnant and engaged, making her wonder where he relationship with Luke is headed.

This was just such a fun read. Sienna is a likable main character and I loved reading about her job. The book did have some awkward, stilted sentences. Not the most polished writing style, but a good plot and characters. I would definitely recommend it to chick lit fans!

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Laura Briggs’s Christmas Novellas

Laura Briggs’s Christmas Novellas

Laura Briggs asked me if I would review her latest Christmas novella and when I found out it was a sequel, I asked if I could review both! I absolutely love Christmas novellas and try to read at least one every holiday season. Thanks to Laura, I’ve already got one crossed off my list this year!

A Wedding in Cornwall

4 out of 5 chickadees singing! I received this book in exchange for an honest review. This was a sweet, romantic novella about a girl who leaves America to take a job as an event coordinator in Cornwall, England. She has never planned a full event by herself before, so she sees this as her big break! I always thought it would be so fun to be an event planner, so I really enjoyed that part of the story. At her new job, she meets a handsome gardener named Matt and just when they are getting close, a secret about his past is revealed. All of the main characters are really likable and relatable. If you’re looking for a quick romantic chick lit, I would recommend this story!

A Christmas in Cornwall

4 out of 5 chickadees singing again! I received this book in exchange for an honest review. I really enjoyed this sequel to A Wedding in Cornwell! Julianne is still with the handsome gardener, Matt, and she’s trying to figure out the right time to say those three magic words. In the meantime, an ex-boyfriend shows up at her workplace and begs her to help out a friend with his wedding when their event planner canceled last minute. Julianne agrees, but then her ex wants to do all the wedding stuff with her. Matt is contemplating a move back to Boston to start teaching college again. In the midst of all this, Julianne has to plan the annual Christmas dinner.

I liked seeing Matt and Julianne’s relationship grow. One thing I really liked about this book was that whenever there was a misunderstanding between the couple, one of them tried to clear it up right away. I hate when you’re screaming at the main characters to stop being dumb and just communicate. Lol. They were both very mature and likeable characters. I loved reading about everything that goes into planning events, as well. Lots of romance and sweet moments in this story, too!This is a very cozy Christmas read that I would highly recommend! :-)!

Summary

I would highly recommend both of these novellas and suggest that you read them in order, or you may be a little confused during the second book! They are sweet, fun, charming, and romantic! I would love to read more Laura Briggs’s books in the future!

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