My Big Fake Wedding – ARC Book Review

Title:- My Big Fake Wedding

Author:- Jessica Hatch

Date published:- will be published on 18th August 2022

Publisher:- Bookouture

No. of pages:- 322 pages

Genre:- Romance/Comedy


Plot:- 3/4

Writing:- 2.5/5

Overall:- 2.5/5

The date is set. The guy is not.

When Bea Corbin enters a lottery to win her perfect wedding, she never imagines that her name will be picked right after she’s been cheated on, and unceremoniously dumped, by her ex-boyfriend. But when the event planner calls with the good news, Bea doesn’t say any of that. She panics and says yes.

Going against the advice of her oldest friend Oliver, Bea announces her marriage to her friends and family, and begins her hunt for a husband. Just because Oliver is an old-fashioned romantic doesn’t mean that Bea’s colour-coded binder filled with ways to find a fiancé won’t work.

As luck would have it, Bea soon has the most awkward, tequila-fuelled first kiss of all time with her gorgeous office crush, Andrew. But as Bea and Andrew’s relationship gets more serious at the exact moment her ex-boyfriend reappears declaring his undying love, things become more complicated than she could have imagined. Bea feels more lost than ever, especially because Oliver is no longer taking her calls, or answering her texts…

As the ceremony draws nearer, Bea discovers that the only thing more complicated than finding a husband on a deadline is finding the right one.

The plot line sounded interesting–Bea wins a lottery for a perfect wedding and never dreamed of winning the lottery. But there’s a catch–she entered into the lottery when she was dating Ray. However, she had broken up with Ray because he cheated on her and now she had won the lottery. Bea then starts planning for the “fake” wedding, making invitations and head hunting for a husband against her friend Oliver’s advice. She then meets Andrew and they started having a serious relationship…

Good things about the book–the plot was good–liked the summary of the story. The front cover of the book is appealing and pretty as well. Bad things–unfortunately, I didn’t find this book as funny as it is labeled out to be, I found some parts of the story boring that I found myself drifting and skimming through the pages. I didn’t really like the main character Bea much–found her too self centered and selfish which actually lowered my rating on this book. In fact, I didn’t find any characters that I actually liked that I found all the characters in this book to be bland and boring. Also it took me a couple of chapters for me to understand what is really going on in the story so as I said, this was not executed properly as a story. I know the author must have worked hard to write this book, which I really didn’t want to give a bad review but unfortunately this book is not for me and I felt like I was watching a really bad soap opera drama. Worth only 2.5 starts.

Big thanks to Netgalley and Bookouture for the ARC IN exchange for an honest review.

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