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Wedding Bell Time by Sophie Toovey: Book Review

  *Book received for consideration. All thoughts are my own.

When your marathon clashes with your marriage

When the Head introduces a no-dating policy for staff, Michael thinks he’s found the perfect solution. He loves the beautiful and creative Jen, so cue an elaborate proposal with a castle, Pachelbel’s Canon, and a treasure hunt with Jane Austen quotes. Three months is enough to plan a wedding, right? But when he realises that he’s also supposed to be running a marathon to raise money for a student with cancer on the same day, even Michael begins to worry that he’s taken on too much this time.

The plan:

  • Run the marathon
  • Get married
  • Make sure Jen never finds out

What could possibly go wrong?

Sophie Toovey writes upbeat romantic comedies inspired by Mhairi McFarlane, Beth O'Leary and Sophie Kinsella - and of course, Jane Austen. She loves life in the Welsh valleys and browsing in charity shops, and drinks too much tea.

Wedding Bell Time is the sequel to Bell Time. While you could probably still enjoy this one without having read the first book, I think readers who have read both will get the most out of this story as it follows Jen & Michael from the first book through the next stage of their relationship.

As many romance books as I read, I feel like I don't often read true sequels like this where it follows the same couple. Honestly, I wasn't sure how I was going to feel about it when I first started--- I really enjoy that whole 'falling in love' part of a romance and you don't really get that here. However, we all know that the true test to a love story comes with the blending of lives together, so I found that once I got used to the idea, I actually really enjoyed that aspect of the story. Jen and Michael had a lot to work through and they most certainly didn't always get it right (the whole premise of the story was Michael double booking their wedding day after all), but it kept things interesting. I enjoyed seeing them work through things and learn to better communicate with one another. It was really fun to spend more time with this couple! 

Wedding Bell Time is a closed-door romance with kisses only. There were some Christian elements to the story, which I also really appreciated. 


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