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Book Review: The Goodbye Bride by Denise Hunter


She only remembers loving him. But he can’t forget the way she left.

Following a concussion, Lucy Lovett can’t remember the last seven months of her life. She doesn’t remember leaving her fiancé Zac Callahan weeks before their wedding or moving to Portland, Maine. And she sure doesn’t remember getting engaged to another man. All she remembers is loving Zac more than life itself.

It’s taken Zac months to move on after Lucy left him with no explanation. He’s thrown himself into his family’s farm and his restaurant business in Summer Harbor. Now Lucy’s back, vulnerable, homeless, and still in love with him. She needs his help putting the pieces together, but letting her back into his life is a risk—and the stakes are high. If he follows his heart he’ll win back the love of his life. But if her memory returns he’ll lose her all over again.



Genre: Literary Romance

Cover: Can there be a more beautiful cover? ♥ A perfect summer read with a perfect summery cover to fall in love with! I think that if the book is romantic, there is absolutely no harm in giving the cover that mushy look. After all, it helps a great deal getting into the right mood for reading it. Although I had an e-book, I just adored the cover!

Storyline: I have never read a Denise Hunter book before so I had absolutely no expectations from it. Also, I didn’t know that it is the second book in the Summer Harbour Series, but it is also a standalone novel so there is no harm in reading it without reading the first book in the series.

The plot was fairly paced, not too fast, neither too slow and is definitely a page turner. The chapters just dissolved into one another giving the reader a gripping story. The story follows the female protagonist Lucy Lovett who wakes up in an unknown place just to realize that the past 7 months have just vanished from her mind due to amnesia. The twist comes when she realizes that a lot has changed within these 7 months none of which she remembers but is a victim of the consequences.

But the fair side to all of it was the second chance at love between her and the male protagonist Zac Callahan. The story was equal part mystery as well as romance. Just enough of both, not much, not less.

This book is definitely a nice way for you to indulge yourself in a simple yet intriguing story for a couple of hours because I am cent percent sure that most of you will finish off this book in one go. Considering the weather nowadays, this is definitely going to go with the mood!

Characters:  Here, let me categorise the characters into three parts: Zac Callahan, Lucy Lovett and the rest of the town. This way, it will be easier to describe them.

Lucy Lovett, the female protagonist is strong, fierce and someone to look forward to. Despite of such a mishappening in her life, I believe that only she could have handled the situations in the story and no one else. Jobless, homeless and loveless, it is inspiring at times to see how she survived in the city and gained everything back, including her reputation.

Zac Callahan was bae. He had my sympathies all this while. Okay maybe I am acting too girlish? But yeah that’s how I feel. Being betrayed by the love of his life and trying to move on only to find that there is still a chance left at that love. Dealing with his tumultuous feelings all this while is what Zac did.

About the rest of the town, all I can say that whatever they did, they did best. Be it supporting Zac at the time of his betrayal or supporting Lucy when she needed them the most.

Rating: This book deserves 4 stars for the beautiful portrayal of Lucy and Zac’s second chance at love. Also, I loved the title of the book! I would definitely recommend it to all romance lovers. Moreover, the third book in the series, Just a Kiss is coming out this september. Do keep an eye out for it!

He looked at her in wonder. She was amazing. And she was all his.

Thinking of giving this book a try?

Buy from Amazon India: The Goodbye Bride (A Summer Harbor Novel)

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