Sunshine on a Rainy Day: A funny, feel-good romantic comedy
A hilarious and heartbreaking read, for anyone whose life hasn’t quite gone to plan… The only book that fans of BRIDGET JONES and MARIAN KEYES need.
‘If you enjoyed One Day, you’ll love this.’ Reader review
It’s Zoe and Jack’s first wedding anniversary party. They’ve got an announcement! They’re getting divorced…
Marriage isn’t for everyone – something that Zoe and Jack disco...more
This sounded like a really fun read. A couple, married for a year, decided to get divorced but still live together. WHAT CAN GO WRONG? Well, actually, that's not quite how this story was told. Instead we go back to the wedding day, when Zoe is already questioning her decision. She's like the least bride-like person I've ever met in my life, and considering I could tell she shouldn't be getting married, it's worrying no one else saw that. Then, we see their first few weeks of ma ...more
This cover is so cute and I so wanted to love this book. The concept had real promise: a couple gets married and then announces that they're getting divorced at their anniversary party one year later. It could have been funny, or sad, or entertaining, but instead, I found it more annoying than anything else.
My main issue with this book was that the main character, Zoe, was immature and irritating. Her new husband, Jack, isn't much better, but the ...more
I'm still barely past the beginning, but oh my god, can Zoe be more insufferable? I would like to edit the Goodreads summary to this: "Marriage isn't for everyone -- something that Zoe (and maybe Jack? haven't gotten that far yet) discovered BEFORE she walked down the aisle." She knows, I know, we all know (maybe not Jack though) that marriage isn't for her. And yet... she gets marrie ...more
Zoe was horrid and selfish. The story blends past and present to good effect to explain why she behaves as she does, and why the couple get married, but I just couldn't swallow Zoe's behaviour after the wedding. No-one ever gets cross with her or points out that she is acting in a ridiculous fashion.
The other characters were really 2 dimensional and added nothing to the story. We never get the viewpoint of anyone else and Jack ...more
Those of you who follow my blog already know that I am not the biggest fan of cinema and watching films just bores me. However, there are some films that I could watch and watch, over and over again, such like "Bridget Jones" or ""My Big Fat Greek Wedding", but also I absolutely adored "The War of Roses" with Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas. The description of "Sunshine on a Rainy Day" has totally reminded me of this film and it was for sure one of the things that made me request this book. ...more
The prospect of marriage has always scared me a little, and this book, *whistles*, this book brought to life all of my fears about marriage. The commitment, the pressure to be a perfect mum/wife, the assumptions that society makes about you, you name it.
Zoe never wanted to get married. She wants to be together with her partner, but just doesn't like the idea of marriage. Then Jack proposed, and Zoe had wanted to talk to him about it, but one inevitable thing led to another and she ju ...more
And for Zoe, this is a big one, she agreed to mar ...more
Every single time I’ve picked up this book, I’ve mentally broken into song, humming Zoe’s song from the 90’s non-stop. That was annoying enough, the fact that the main character was also called Zoe just hurt my soul a little bit. Clearly the author intended to give me this annoying and persistent ear worm, why would you do that to me?!
Flaw two was the dedication at the front of the book, I felt like I instantly wasn’t going to click with Fraser and this was made abundantly clear b ...more
Clearly from the first page Zoe had an issue with marriage and through out the entire book she was so stuck with the idea how marriage is the worse thing on this planet earth..
300 plug pages and perhaps only 10 pag ...more
Can we just take a moment to appreciate how STUNNING the book cover is?! Hats off to the team at Avon Books. What is even more fab about the cover is the fact the lettering on the paperback has a 3D texture (links to buy will follow!). Thank you to Avon for offering me the ARC in return for my unbiased and professional opinion!
I have the honour of kicking off Bryony’s blog tour and what better day to kick it off than…PU ...more
I know the saying goes that you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover, but just how pretty is this one?! I love the simplicity of it wit the white background and the different coloured raindrops. Just beautiful.
Sunshine on a Rainy Day is Zoe and Jack's story. They have just got married, but are now discovering that marriage really isn't for them. Pretty bad timing and they can't get divorced for a year, meaning that they are going ...more
One month after her wedding to Jack, Zoe is not happy. She doesn’t want to become just ‘someone’s wife’, and the two of them have started arguing over the tiniest things. The result: Zoe wants a divorce. However, marriage laws state that a divorce cannot be granted before one year of marriage, so Jack and Zoe must spend the whole year still married, still living in their flat because neither can afford to move out, still at each other ...more
I thought that the relationship between Zoe and Jack was well written and very realistic at times, especially the petty arguments. I can definitely see where both sides were coming from. After my two children were born and after many a sleepless night my husband and I have had our fair share of these types of arguments. Then you realise how silly you both are and move on. However it is very easy to let these things build up! Zoe and Jack definitely show a good example of this and the ...more
I found Sunshine on a Rainy Day an entertaining read as Zoe and Jack deal with the aftermath of their wedding, and not the chick-lit I was expecting. There is far greater depth to it. I thought the passages set in the past and leading up to the wedding were more engaging and humorous than the present day ones and they provide a good antedot ...more