I received Three Weddings and a Scandal in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Head of Zeus and Wendy Holden.
Star Rating: ★★★★☆
Three Weddings and a Scandal is laugh out loud funny. Seriously, I started reading this book on my way home from work one day and on the train I burst out laughing, people were looking at me like I was kinda weird and I had to put the book down, because every time I tried to read the page I was on, I just couldn’t stop laughing. And this happened quite a few times throughout the book. I mean obviously not every single page is funny, and who knows, your sense of humour may be utterly different to mine, but I haven’t read a book that’s made me laugh so much in a long time.
The book follows Laura Lake on her journey to become a journalist. She’s offered a job working for a glossy magazine in London, which doesn’t exactly turn out to be all she hoped it would be. After a few hilarious mishaps and sheer determination, Laura finally catches a break and gets an amazing opportunity to showcase her journalistic talents, although this is just a ‘foot in the door’ kind of job until she gets enough experience to become the type of journalist she really wants to be, she actually ends up really enjoying the work.
I loved Laura, she was witty, funny and a breath of fresh air and such a great main character. From the first page I knew I was going to like her. Her determination to succeed even when all the odds are stacked against her was admirable, and I loved that she met it all head on with a ‘take each day as it comes’ attitude. It seemed at the beginning that if something could go wrong in Laura Lake’s life, then it would, but she handled everything so well and wasn’t at all whiny or bitchy.
Wendy Holden’s writing style made this book so easy to read and I finished in one sitting, staying up until the early hours of the morning because I was so intrigued and wanted to know exactly who was causing the Scandal and what each wedding would be like. And it was totally worth it!
The ending wasn’t my favourite, I felt a tiny bit robbed as the last chapter was six week later from the previous one and so much seemed to have happened in those six weeks, I just hope in the next book we get to find out exactly how and what happened! Also, one thing I would have loved to see more of was Harry. I feel like he just popped up to the rescue every now and then and we didn’t see enough of him or get to know all that much about him really. But then again, I also loved that, while there was romance in Three Weddings and a Scandal, it wasn’t a huge part of the book. I am hoping we will see more of Harry in the series and get to know him a lot better though.
Overall I thoroughly enjoyed Three Weddings and a Scandal and if you’re looking for a funny, feel good read, I definitely suggest picking up this book. In fact, you can win a copy over on my Twitter