The Lucky Escape by Laura Jane Williams

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The Lucky Escape
Laura Jane Williams
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Pub date: 6/10/21
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Annie is so happy, getting ready for her big day to her college sweetheart. She arrives at the church but her groom had texted the wedding planner that he would not be coming. 😳

Everyone’s nightmare!

As she tries to process how everything fell apart she starts running then doing a dark exercise class. That’s what it sounded like where they make it dim but kick the shit out of you so you are exhausted and can’t think afterwards.

She runs into an old friend from her Drama camp days, Patrick, and he has grown into an attractive man. They fall back into their friendship which she needs without the history of her failed relationship to taint every conversation like with her “core four” (I love that term for a friend group lol). And during all of this her almost parents in law ask her to take the honeymoon they planned cause they are appalled at their son’s behavior. Drunkenly Patrick says he will go with her. So off they go!

Annie’s time with Patrick has made her see how little Alexander her fiancee was actually giving her in her relationship and it’s so interesting when you get perspective away from something. Sometimes the perspective is all you need when you go from no attention or consideration to actual friendship/relationship attention, its eye opening.

The breakup made her rethink everything about her life and all of her relationships therein.

It is never too late to re-evaluate and try something new with your life or career. You only get one, I keep telling myself that as I terrifyingly think about what else I could be doing.

I loved Annie and Patrick. They went on a very lavish honeymoon together as new friends going through a lot but I feel like the friendship from camp and the intimacy of that trip was good groundwork for a relationship. I was rooting for them!

Q: Have you had a big moment that made you step back and change course?

Thank you avon books UK and net galley for the e-ARC for my honest and voluntary review.

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Synopsis:

ONE CANCELLED WEDDING

When the day finally comes for Annie to marry Alexander, the last thing she expects is to be left standing at the altar. She was so sure he was Mr Right. Now, she has no idea how she could have got it so wrong.
 
ONE UNEXPECTED ENCOUNTER

After a chance meeting with Patrick, an old friend who reminds her of who she used to be, Annie takes a vow of her own: she’ll say yes to every opportunity that comes her way from now on.

ONE SPARE TICKET FOR THE HONEYMOON

Could a spontaneous trip with Patrick be the way to mend Annie’s heart? She’s about to find out as she embarks on her honeymoon – with a man who’s nother husband…

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