Who could have predicted this? Being at the same wedding. In Ireland. There’s a reason one-night stands are one-night stands. You’re not supposed to see each other again, especially not when you’re the maid of honor, and he’s the groom’s brother…
Sarah Anderson has never been more excited about anything in her life. She’s going to her best friend’s wedding. And not just any wedding. An Irish wedding. Goodbye New York, hello rolling green hills and men with beautiful accents and twinkling eyes.
But Sarah should have known that not all guests are fairy-tale princes…
There’s the chinless Uncle Trevor, whose idea of small talk is to claim climate change is a conspiracy.
Then there’s Great Aunt Eileen, who doesn’t talk at all (she’s too busy replacing the hotel cutlery with her own set).
Worst of all, there’s Declan Murphy. Best man. Brother of the groom. And the man Sarah last saw naked.
Is there anything more mortifying than bumping into a one-night stand halfway across the world? Especially as Declan seems determined to embarrass Sarah at every turn. At least when the wedding’s over she’ll never have to see him again.
But, back in New York, Sarah finds the more she tries to forget Declan, the more she can’t shake the thought of that infuriatingly charming smile and the way he wears a tux…
Was he really just for one night only, or might Declan Murphy be The One?
Prepare to laugh until you cry with this perfect feel-good romantic comedy about taking a chance on love. Fans of Sophie Ranald, Sophie Kinsella and Marian Keyes won’t be able to put this down!
Sarah has been unlucky in love and has now reached the point where she has sworn off relationships altogether. Instead, she much prefers to have a no strings attached one night stand – something that cannot possibly end up in heartache. This has worked for her so far, but just before Sarah packs her bags and leaves for Ireland for her best friends wedding, she hooks up with a man who she is unable to get out of her head.
Declan is charming, funny and incredibly handsome, and he certainly knows how to keep Sarah on her toes. But Sarah is determined to stick to her plans, and before long she is boarding the plane from NYC to Ireland with the hopes of hooking up with a gorgeous groomsman to take her mind of Declan- but as fate would have it, their paths soon cross again as Declan turns out to be the brother of the groom.
With one whole week in Ireland with the man who has already captured her attention more than most, will Sarah make it through the wedding without feelings developing between the pair?.
As soon as I read the description for this book I just knew it would be a story that would have me hooked. The storyline combines the perfect levels of humour and romance to provide us with the perfect rom-com. The characters are realistic and relatable, with each of them adding something new to the story. Sarah is one of those characters you find yourself rooting for from the off. Despite her rather cynical outlook on matters of love, it was an absolute joy to watch her journey as she began to open herself up to the possibility of finding love again.
The romance between Sarah and Declan was far from smooth sailing, but that is what adds to the charm of their story. Both of them have their own insecurities to let go of, and as they try to navigate the trick waters they find themselves thrown in to together, we are given some truly hilarious moments, alongside those that melt your heart.
I could talk about this book all day long, but I will finish by simply saying that I adored this gorgeous story.
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About the Author
Catherine Walsh was born and raised in Ireland. She has a degree in Popular Literature and the only prize she ever won for writing was at the age of 14 in school (but she still cherishes it.)
She lived in London for a few years where she worked in Publishing and the non-profit sector before returning to Dublin where she now lives between the mountains and the sea. When not writing she is trying and failing to not kill her houseplants.
*Thank you to Sarah Hardy at Bookouture and Catherine Walsh for providing me with a gifted copy of this book in return for my honest review. Al thoughts are entirely my own and not influenced in any way.*