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Almost a Bride (Destination Love #2)

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That awkward moment you catch your boyfriend in bed with another woman and then mistakenly get arrested #chargesdropped

Annie knows life isn't always fair. Sometimes you win. Sometimes you lose. Sometimes you get mistaken for a crazed intruder when you come home early and find your boyfriend wearing nipple clamps with a coworker on the night you thought he was going to prop
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Paperback, 384 pages
Published January 31st 2017 by Forever
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Jo Watson I know! I wrote this book about 3-4 years ago actually and I hadn't seen the film. It was inspired by a super awkward thought. I went on holiday to…moreI know! I wrote this book about 3-4 years ago actually and I hadn't seen the film. It was inspired by a super awkward thought. I went on holiday to Mauritius with my ex many years ago, and then again with my now husband and son. When I stepped off the plane I had this vision of bumping into my ex and thinking how awful it would be. It was a kind of funny (slightly horrid) thought. I had that in the back of my mind for years, and then wrote the book. I was told by a lot by people that it was like the film, which I eventually watched. I put a little nod to the film in the book, kind of acknowledging that when I edited it this last year. The screenwriter thing came from my world, as I've worked in TV and film for years here as a scriptwriter and storyliner, so I always wanted to write about someone like that. Anyway, I really enjoyed the film a lot when I got round to seeing it. But yes, the concept of bumping into your ex with their new bff on an island, is basically the same. Although the book is very, very different in most ways. I hope you enjoy it if you read it! (less)

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Jonetta
In just one day, Annie Anderson's life turned sideways and then completely upside down when she comes home early, finding her boyfriend in bed with another woman. If that wasn't sad enough, she ends up losing her new job on the first day. And yet it gets worse. When she goes away for a much needed excursion to a fabulous island with her friends, who shows up there but the cheating ex and his gorgeous arm candy.

As bad as Annie's day from hell was, it was related in such a way that I couldn't sto
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1-Click Addict Support Group
Jan 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
A laugh-out-loud at times silly and over the top Rom Com, about finding love in the most idyllic of locations, under the most ridiculous of circumstances. It wasn’t all light and fluffy though, there were some very deep and tender moments that the author touched on with subtlety and respect.

Annie Anne and Chris/Boyden were so good together, even though both were “playing” along with the fake relationship, there were real feelings and chemistry from that initial meeting. However, we all know that
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Yoda
Sep 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Those books are so adorable. I love how feel good they are. And who didnt want to have a revenge on their ex before? This was a fast and cute read. Finally a book on kindle I dont regret buying. ...more
Emily (Mrs B's Books)
Jun 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
**My thanks to NetGalley and Forever (Grand Central Publishing) for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

This is a new author to me and i am really glad that i gave her a chance. Although this book is part of a series you do not need to read the first one to enjoy this one.

This is a rom com that will certainly have you laughing out loud. I really enjoyed this book and was so happy that Annie was able to have her happy ever after after the shit storm that had been her life for the
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Naomi
Jan 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Original Review @ Naomi’s Reading Palace

4.5 Stars

This was the first book I've read by Jo Watson, and I was surprised as to how much I enjoyed it. Set in South Africa (in the beginning), it was heartbreaking to watch Annie struggle to begin with, but some of the situations she managed to get herself into were amusing! I also enjoy stories that have a fake relationship in them, so it was no surprise that I would like this one!

Annie's life turned upside down from the opening chapters. She walked in
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Latisha Watson
Jun 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
it was a great and refreshing read i loved it
C.J. Butcher
Feb 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Annie knows life isn't always fair. Sometimes you win. Sometimes you lose. Sometimes you get mistaken for a crazed intruder when you come home early and find your boyfriend wearing nipple clamps with a coworker on the night you thought he was going to propose to you.

The important thing is to move on, and for Annie that means treating herself to a tropical vacation. But when she runs into her ex and his new woman staying at the same resort, reason is washed out to sea. Caught off guard, Annie pre
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Annie
3.5 stars- Cute Romantic Comedy

Almost a Bride played out much like a romantic comedy movie, an ode to the hero’s occupation as a screenwriter. It was a cute standalone story with an upbeat vibe. The writing was detailed with a steady pace and flowing dialogue. The setting in the second book of the Destination Love series made this a bit more unique. The main character- Annie- is originally from South Africa. Therefore, a good portion of the book takes place in that location. After a troubling br
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Rachel Gilbey
Aug 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Hilarious from start to finish, In a book that feels like it could be on the big screen as a great rom-com in its own right. Well it does feature a sexy man who is like the hero of your average rom-coms and the whole book just had the feel to it. I would love to see this made into a film.

The prologue really sets the scene for the pacing and humour of this story, and had me grinning from ear to ear, as I had my first feel for Annie’s character.

Of course what was attracting me to the book beside
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Michele
Apr 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received this as a Goodreads giveaway.

Was only at 41% yesterday but I HAD to know what was going to happen.

The book begins with Anne having the worst day ever - from waking up late, forgetting the shoes for a photo shoot, only to come home during her lunch break to get them and find her boyfriend having sex with his assistant, and then getting arrested because of a mix up when the police arrived (Anne thought that she and Trevv were being robbed so she called the police and grabbed the closest
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Beth
Jul 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was such a wonderful, heartbreaking story! It was full of heartbreak, romance, fun and so much more. It kept me gripped from the beginning and I loved every second of it. I didn't put it down once as I just needed to know what was going to happen.

I also now want to go on a beach holiday.

In this book we follow Annie. She is having the worst time. She walked in on her boyfriend, now ex-boyfriend, sleeping with his colleague and not only that, she got arrested.

Her and her friends decide to go
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Rachel
Mar 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: givaways
I wish I could give this book 10 stars! It was so amazing! I don't remember the last time I laughed so much while reading a book! Annie and Chris have an amazing story and their interactions are hilarious! The story line kept me hooked the entire time. I kept reading and as I got closer to the end, I wanted to find out what happened, but I didn't want to be finished reading their story. I am going to read the other books in the series and look into other works by the author. I loved her writing ...more
Jennifer
Mar 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book! A cute, witty chick lit novel :)
Silvia T.
Feb 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Marty Mayberry
Dec 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Jo Watson’s AMOST A BRIDE is a sweet, funny, sexy romp, a book that’s perfect for curling up with beside the fireplace on a Sunday afternoon.

Annie arrives home early from work, she hears something unusual in her house. Grabbing a knife, she calls 911 and seeks out the sounds, only to find her boyfriend in bed with another woman—nipple clamps included. She’s angry and hurt; they see the knife and assume the worst. The police arrive, and Annie’s arrested. While the charges are dropped, Annie soon
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Menna
Sep 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Amazing book
I read the wattpad version by a totally coincidence and i am certainly intrigued
Totally planning to buy it as soon as i see it ♥♥
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Shrimalya
Jan 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Jo Watson's second novel in the Destination Love series is another hit, and I must say I loved it a lot more than Burning Moon.
There was just something about Annie and Chris that was adorable and I totally loved them together!
This book had me laughing from the first page itself.The first chapter!OMG!What a hoot!
Imagine thinking that your boyfriend is going to propose to you, but only to come home mid-work to find your boyfriend boinking the lady-friend he works "closely" with.With a blindfold.An
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Amy
Jan 29, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

You know how you think that the guy you've been living with for a few years might propose? And one day you stumble across a jewelry store receipt? And then he books a reservation at a swanky romantic restaurant? So of course you just assume that this is the night?

Annie was having a day like that. She just knew that Trey is going to propose, so she goes and gets her nails done in preparation for the instagram photos to follow. She's also on her first day of a job she dearly wanted - an a
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books are love
Jan 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book is a hoot. From the very beginning where you feel for Annie but still laugh due to all that happens to the antics her and Chris concoct to one up her ex and even the climax with the turtles you will just smile the whole time. We do have sad moments and towards the end you hope that Annie gets it together and sees her way back to Chris.

Chris is a writer. He doesn’t believe in love or so he says. It is really guilt and watching all that happened around him when he was a kid that made him
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Katrina Marie
This review was originally posted on Bookish Things & MoreAlmost a Bride is such a fun book. It's definitely one that will get you out of a slump and laughing.

I absolutely adored Annie. She's fun, quirky, and gets caught in the most awkward situations. I couldn't even imagine my reaction to some of the things that happen. I don't want to say what they are because it'll take away from the shock of it.

I do have to say that I love when fake relationships turn into more. You basically start out
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Margaret
Dec 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
ARC provided by nightowl reviews


I fell in love with this author during her first book in this series. This book is better then the first. It has such a funny story that i laughed so much.
Chris is a screen writer who is on vacation trying to get inspiration for his next story. When he meets Annie e thinks that she had inspired him so much that her uses her story for his screenwriter. But he winds up hurting Annie and losing the love of his life at the same time
Annie is on vacation from a breakup
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Stephanie Rollins
Dec 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What do you do when you find your live-in boyfriend wearing nipple clamps and underneath his sexy co-worker? Add to that question, what happens when you get fired the next day?

That is how Annie ends up on an exotic beach vacation. Then, wouldn't you know it, her boyfriend and the tramp end up at the same resort. They are getting married! What to do? What to do? Get a fake wedding on.

This book is laugh-out-loud funny, sweet, and romantic. In the end of the book, the author writes about her high s
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Isha Coleman
Jan 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
ARC Review: Almost a Bride (Destination Love) By Jo Watson

It's a thin line between love, hate and a jail cell. Or maybe she's losing her mind. Almost a Bride is a breath of fresh air. Author Jo Watson not only delivers hilarious moments of comic relief but shines with her message of positivity in situations that could break anyone's spirit. Annie may not be as optimistic as she pretends to be but she lights up each page with her antics and helps the story shine. I've just added Jo Watson to my o
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Tamara
Jan 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Read and reviewed for Give Me Books
Angel Hatfield
Feb 02, 2017 rated it it was ok
Anne’s alarm had not went off and she was an hour late for work. Then she discovered that she had left the Christian Louboutins at her apartment and they were the centerpiece of the days photo shoot. Anne had just started this new job as a fashion assistant at Glamorous Girl magazine. Anne had a successful job as a stylist in advertising but changed careers ass he wasn’t happy in that job. So on her lunch break Anne rushed home to find her live in boyfriend having sex with his co worker Tess. A ...more
Cyndi
Jan 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Almost a Bride is a fun rom-com read that's a subtle reminder about what you think you want may not always be what's good for you. The second in her Destination Love series, this is the first book by Jo Watson that I'v read and I found it to be an easy going quick read. There are some sorrowful *gasp* moments, but for the most part it's sweet and tender story about finding oneself (and love).

For Annie, what seems like a it's an unfortunate thing to find her live in boyfriend in an uncompromisin
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Jennifer
Jan 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Review for Read and Share Book Reviews Book Blog

ARC provided for an honest review

Almost a Bride was a hilarious read that had me laughing out loud throughout most of it.

Annie is a woman who has everything going for her. The job of her dreams, the perfect man and the life that she has always wanted. What she doesn’t know is all of that is about to change in the blink of an eye.

When she finds out what a jerk her boyfriend really is she embarks on a new journey that leads her to finding more than s
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Lisa Mccrey
Jan 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
Absolutely a fun read. I’m not gonna lie, I had to Google a few things because the story takes place in South Africa and I didn’t understand some of the references. Other than that I truly enjoyed this light, loving, romantic comedy. It started off with a bang (literally) and I was in tears laughing. The story is all over the map from there and in a good way. Some of the situations Annie finds herself in I felt were a bit much, but hey it’s fiction right?!? Chris is just as fun as Annie and the ...more
Josephine
May 10, 2017 added it
Shelves: dnf
I wasn't engaged by the MC, the pacing was too slow, and this had that 'over-written' feel (where things could have been said in a much simpler way and reduced the page count by about 100 pages). I also wasn't convinced by the relationship development, and Travv and Tess were OTT. This was a DNF for me. I won't be continuing with this series.
Laura (Kyahgirl)
3.5/5; 4 stars/ B+

I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this light and humorous contemporary romance. I hadn't read anything by this author before so plan to find more of her books.
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Award-winning writer of romantic comedies. Collector of colorful, kitsch things that usually sparkle. Adidas addict, Depeche Mode devotee and proud Wattpad writer!


Jo loves telling stories and above everything, considers herself a storyteller- no matter what the medium. After graduating with an honors degree in theater, she has worked in numerous creative fields. She's mainly worked as a TV script
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Other Books in the Series

Destination Love (3 books)
  • Burning Moon (Destination Love, #1)
  • Finding You (Destination Love, #3)