Cover Me: There’s no question this cover is adorable. I saw it months ago and considered buying it immediately. I think it’s the font. It gives it the quirky fun feel I hoped I would find in the book. I have to say it kept up with what the cover promised.
The Concept: Hadley is traveling to England for her father’s wedding where he marries the woman who broke up her family. After missing the plane, she spends several hours with Oliver. When they arrive and separate at the terminal, can fate bring them back together? It’s a cute concept. If you aren’t picking up on my not-so-subtle hint around cute, let me spell it out for you. This. Is. A. Cute. Read.
The Peeps: Hadley’s pretty likeable right from the beginning. I liked her anger and distrust towards her father. Oliver is a gem from the moment he enters the scene. I really don’t have anything over the top to say about either of them. I think this is where cute leads you. It meets at the ”nice” road. Nothing stands out about the characters that makes you say “OMG, I love them!” But I liked them. I was happy Hadley got honest with her dad to get over her hurt. I was even more happy to see her smooch Oliver in the end.
The Ending (spoiler alert!): I think I may have already blown it with the smooching at the end. There wasn’t really ever a worry the two wouldn’t make it. They live in the same city back in the states and they now both have reasons to travel to England for their families. They were perfect for each other even before they met.
Even though I say there wasn’t anything over the top about this book, I would recommend it for a fun read. There were a few times I got a little bored with Hadley’s olden days flashbacks, but overall I stayed entertained. The contemporary element in this book was strong and fun. A great quick read for all of us romantics.
What I Cooked Up: On the plane, Hadley and Oliver made great strides in their short relationship. Some of that happened over sharing an airplane sized bag of pretzels. This thought struck me because Hubs and I always joke about people going crazy over those little treat bags. They must have really liked each other to even consider sharing.
To appreciate this part of their relationship, I’ve created a pretzel. This one is soft and isn’t shoved in a bag. I guess you could say it is nice and cute. A lot like the book.