Book Review: Honeymoon for One by Frankie Collins.

You may remember a couple of weeks ago I shared an extract from Honeymoon for One by Frankie Collins because I had yet to read it. Well I can happily say now that I have read it and did so in just a few days. I love it when I read a book that makes me excited to get home to curl up on my couch, or a book that makes me want to read rather than watch a movie. This book did both of those things. 

The Blurb.

When disaster strikes, paradise calls...

As a published novelist, Lila Rose has been writing about fictional weddings all her life. But disaster strikes on her own big day when she hears her philandering fiancé, Daniel whispering sweet nothings to someone else.
With her dream day shattered, all Lila wants to do is run and hide, so she decides to fly solo on her own honeymoon.
When Daniel arrives in the resort with his new squeeze, Lila strikes up a ‘showmance’ with hot new movie star, Freddie Bianchi. Freddie is perfect for the part and Lila soon relaxes into her leading lady role.
But as truth starts to merge with fiction, could real love be in the air?

My Review.

I adore all books written by Portia MacIntosh, so was very excited to see what her writing under a new name was going to entail. Honeymoon for One may be a little bit sexier and use some colourful language, but to me it still had all the elements about Portia's writing that I love; the main two being laugh out loud comedy and swoon worthy romance. Not to mention I always, always feel like her leading ladies become my best friends while reading. This may, or may not have something to do with the fact that I feel like myself and Portia have been best friends for the last five years, when in fact we have never actually met... I am living vicariously through her characters!!!

This story was a complete fantasy in the best way possible. I'll leave you to read it rather than give any spoilers, but it was easy to relate the story to real life, well movie real life and certain celebrities. This made it all the more fun and exciting for me, because I could see it all in my head and enjoyed the few days of fantasizing about what would happen if I went on holiday and fell in love with one of my favourite actors! (If I wasn't happily married of course!) Freddie was an utter dreamboat with no bad qualities and I'm not one of those people that dislike that in books because it's "too good to be true." This is romance and fiction and why I love books. They are a wonderful escape, that build on dreams and joy and happiness. In other words, let me enjoy my chick-lit just the way I like it. Freddie was gorgeous and sweet and humble and I fell for his every word!

Lila was awesome too and I applauded her way of handling her situation. At some points I worried that she would get over it really quick and jump into bed with Freddie because he was hot and fun to be around, but the fact that she didn't and she still had very raw and mixed emotions to deal with made her more appealing to me. You cam't love someone for four years and immediately get over them without feeling all kinds of pain and confusion. It made it all the more fun when she started enjoying Freddie's attention and gradually getting over her ex. Trust me you will LOVE Lila and Freddie together. They both get to be completely themselves when they are with each other, which leads to embarrassing moments, honest conversations and a lot of playfulness. Honeymoon for One really is a great read that will keep you entertained from start to finish.

Happy Reading!

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