If Only — ARC Book Review

If Only: The perfect feel-good romantic comedy by [Angela  Marsons]

“I want Michael Hunter to fall so deeply in love with me that he can’t bear to be more than fifty feet away,” Cher declares to her best friends over cheesecake and wine. But what if she’s searching for happiness in the wrong place?

As Cher types up letters about overflowing rubbish bins in a job she hates, she dreams of Michael Hunter. He’s gorgeous, smart, funny and he’s about to become her new boss. But he barely looks at Cher except to ask for a coffee refill. How can she get him to notice she’s the perfect girl for him?

While Cher ignores the warning from workmate Dan that Michael is bad news, her friends have their own problems to fix. Sarah is longing to start a new life with a man who won’t commit, and bride-to-be Deb should be looking forward to her wedding, but her future mother-in-law is turning it into a nightmare from hell… If only her fiancé could see it that way.

So, when one summer evening, over several glasses of wine, Cher, Sarah and Deb stumble across an old book and decide to cast a wishing spell, they don’t think for one minute that it will come true. It’s just three best friends having a laugh and throwing some herbs around the garden. Or is it?

No. of pages:- 325 pages

Date published:- will be published on 6th July 2021

Publisher:- Bookouture

Genre:- Romance/Comedy

Rating:- 2.5/5

Here’s a thing–if the cover is nice, you tend to get attracted to the cover and then you get the book. But unfortunately, the story didn’t work out for me. However, this is the first time I have read from this author and I heard she is a crime fiction writer but this romcom book didn’t do well for me.

Cher, Deb and Sarah are three friends–Cher is determined to fall in love with her boss, Michael Hunter but her friend, Dan warns her against it, Deb is trying to get along with her fiance’s mother-in-law and Sarah is having an affair with a married man named David, who doesn’t really want to have a committed relationship. So basically this story is trying to tell how these women overcame with their problems.

I have read fair number of romcom books but unfortunately, this book is not for me. The story started out too slow and a little bland to me that I almost DNF the book. However, during the middle part of the book, it got a teeny weeny bit interesting and with a little difficulty I managed to finish the book. The writing was however good and there was a sense of funny parts in the book.

Overall, I give this book as 2.5 stars! Many thanks to Netgalley and Bookouture for the ARC. The review is based on my honest opinion only.

Angela Marsons

Angela Marsons is the Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author of the DI Kim Stone series and her books have sold more than 4 million in 5 years.

She lives in Worcestershire with her partner and their 2 cheeky Golden Retrievers.

She first discovered her love of writing at Junior School when actual lessons came second to watching other people and quietly making up her own stories about them. Her report card invariably read “Angela would do well if she minded her own business as well as she minds other people’s”.

After years of writing relationship based stories (The Forgotten Woman and Dear Mother) Angela turned to Crime, fictionally speaking of course, and developed a character that refused to go away.

She is signed to Bookouture.com for a total of 28 books in the Kim Stone series and her books have been translated into more than 27 languages.

Many of her books, including Blood Lines, Dead Souls, Broken Bones, Fatal Promise and Dead Memories reached the #1 spot on Amazon on pre-orders alone and the translation of Dead Souls, La Verita Sepolte, recently won the prestigious Primo Bancarella award.


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