Firstly, I think the cover art is gorgeous!
Secondly, Willow’s Wedding Vows is a romantic mystery more than anything else. All throughout the story, I kept trying to guess who “Kev,” the mystery woman is and what the title had to do with the story.
There are plenty of red herrings, but the answers are literally looking at you right in the face. I mentally smacked myself on the forehead when I found out. Of course!
The hilarious twists and turns kept me riveted till the end, but I couldn’t be happier when justice is served and all parties involved get their due. Full marks to Willow for coming to the right conclusion!
Willow has a job in the library I would love to have, but she’s too sweet and trusting. And she’d definitely a doormat, letting Charlie walk all over her while she cooks and cleans for him.
Everybody conspires in their own way to keep Willow from finding out about Charlie’s cheating ways. I didn’t quite agree with their justification because if they really cared about her, they would have found a better way of telling her–so that she REALLY understood.
On her part, Willow deludes herself into believing that Charlie is the ideal partner despite there being many signs that he is not. Perhaps she doesn’t want to give up a nine-year investment–I would understand that. She is too gullible, even though her inner voice is always speaking the truth.
I loved how Charlie kept digging a deeper hole for himself each time he tried to “have fun.” I followed the tug of war between Willow’s inner voice and outer persona with great interest–some of the most comic moments happen when she’s daydreaming and real life intrudes on her.
I got lost amid the tantalizing clues sprinkled throughout the narrative about who Charlie’s mystery woman is, and there was a point when I thought it could be anybody and I just gave up!
The author has gradually introduced a more suitable romantic alternative for Willow so that it’s entirely believable that they could go on to date and have a meaningful relationship.
I couldn’t put the book down once I’d begun. It is fast-paced, light-hearted, full of drama, and has some hilarious moments where Charlie thinks he’s going to be outed in front of his girlfriend.
Thank you to the author and Rachel’s Random Resources for the opportunity to read this book!
Genre: Romantic comedy
Trigger Warning: Infidelity
Publication date: April 28, 2020
Publisher: Unicorn Publishing
Wedding vows have never been this personal…
Willow has been living with marriage-shy Charlie for more years than she cares to remember and is old-fashioned enough to want a wedding band and a loads-of-sex honeymoon before stretchmarks and nipple shields.
So when the once-wary Charlie surprisingly goes down on one knee, Willow doesn’t question why her boyfriend is suddenly so keen to rush her into saying “I do”.
The first clue comes as Willow is zipped into her Cinderella dress, the second as she bobs into the wedding car, and the third as the Roller swings towards its fairy-tale destination… leaving a shell-shocked Willow desperately trying to figure out what to do next.
A bride can do anything she wants on her wedding day, but nobody expected her to do this…
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About the Author
Prior to turning her attention to writing, Debbie Viggiano was, for more years than she cares to remember, a legal secretary. She lives with her Italian husband, a rescued pooch from Crete, and a very grumpy cat. Occasionally her adult children return home bringing her much joy… apart from when they want to raid the fridge or eat her secret stash of chocolate.
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