Unexpected Lessons in Love by Lucy Dillon #BookReview #RandomHouseUK #NetGalley #4*


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What happens when ‘I do’ turns into ‘I don’t know’?

Jeannie always wanted to fall in love, and now she’s finally got the whirlwind romance she dreamed of. Dan’s gorgeous, he’s a successful young vet, and he flew her to New York and proposed on Brooklyn Bridge. Jeannie has to remind herself this is actually her life. It seems too perfect, too magical, to be real. Yet it is.

But now she’s on her way to the wedding she can’t shake off the tight sensation crushing her chest. Is it just nerves . . . or is this all happening a bit too fast?

Jeannie has one last chance to shout, ‘Stop!’ But just as she grabs it, a twist of fate throws everything she knows into the air like confetti.

What Jeannie learns about Dan, about her own heart, and about the power of love itself, will change her world for ever . . .


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A Worthwhile & Entertaining Read!    stars 4


This one is totally different to any other book I’ve read!

Jeannie is in the car with her father on the way to her dream wedding when she realises that the inability to breathe isn’t entirely due to the boned corset of the fabulous frock she’s wearing. After all, following a whirlwind romance how much does she really know about her fiance Dan? When Jeannie finally faces up to her feelings and braces herself to call off the wedding, fate intervenes . . .

This is not a scenario I’ve ever thought about; I’m not into the whole ‘big white wedding’ (despite having tied the knot twice) but author Lucy Dillon has done a fine job of getting under my skin with her latest book. There is no way of telling exactly how the story is going to play out, and it’s skilfully crafted to keep the reader guessing. As well as dealing with the aftermath of the circumstances of the wedding, the writer brings the whole matter of the abhorrent ‘puppy farms’ to the fore. As someone with two labradors – from a reputable dealer – this is something which matters and I was pleased that the story included the results of such practices. It doesn’t take away from the main tale of Jeannie and Dan’s relationship though and I loved how the story developed, ending wonderfully. A worthwhile and entertaining read full of flawed characters which kept my attention right to the very end, earning it a full four stars from me.

My thanks to publisher Transworld Digital for my copy via NetGalley; this is my honest and original review.


Tags: romantic comedy
  • Format: ebook, paperback, audio
  • Size: 412 pages
  • Publisher: Transworld Digital
  • Publication Date: 5 December 2019
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Author Bio


31g1Lnlfb5L._SY200_Lucy Dillon grew up in Cumbria and read English at Cambridge, then read a lot of magazines as a press assistant in London, then read other people’s manuscripts as a junior fiction editor. She now lives in a village outside Hereford with a Border terrier, an Otterhound and her husband.
Lucy won the Romantic Novelists’ Association Contemporary Romantic Novel prize in 2015 for A HUNDRED PIECES OF ME, and the Romantic Novel of the Year Award in 2010 for LOST DOGS AND LONELY HEARTS.


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Website: lucydillon.com

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