You Can't Hurry Love
Mia Valentina gave up her high-flying life in LA to move back to Kent over four years ago. But it turns up that life in the slow lane isn’t all it’s cracked up to be!
So when her boyfriend Leo proposes, she says yes, hoping it will bring some much needed sparkl ...more
How Not to be a Bride is a lighthearted rom-com full of heart and humour that reminds us that life is often full of pressures, challenges, misunderstandings, and surprises and sometimes all we need to do to find happiness is communicate, compromise and find balance.
The writing is crisp and witty. The characters are flawed, lovable, funny and sincere. And the plot sweeps you away into the lives of Mia and Leo as they learn the importance of being t ...more
How Not To Be a Bride was a nice and enjoyable story,the words flow and the plot development kept me glued to my kindle.
This is my second Portia MacIntosh's book but she easily became one of my favourite romantic comedy author.
Following Mia journey from her boyfriend's proposal to her walk down the aisle was a whirlwind of feelings,I laughed at most of her predicaments and I have shed few tears too.
I could definitely feel her love for Leo and her excitements at the prospect to have him in her l
-raises hands up to the sky in the hallelujah pose-. YAS!!!!
I am a huge fan of Portia MacIntosh’s work. Her laugh out loud approach to real life situations is not only refreshing, it’s also weirdly heart-warming. MacIntosh takes situations (which some of us hide behind closed doors at, crying our eyes out with no idea of where to go from here) dissects them until they’re unrecognisable, and then coaches her characters t ...more
This is a typically amusing Portia MacIntosh book, incredibly funny and transports you to between the pages of the book for a few hours while you read it. Pure escapist fun and frolics.
Now who doesn't want to re ...more
Mia Valentina gave up her high-flying life in LA to move back to Kent over four years ago. But it turns out that life in the slow lane isn’t all it’s cracked up to be!
So when her boyfriend Leo proposes, she says yes, hoping it will bring some much needed sparkle back into her life. The trouble is, Mia never wanted a big white wedding, just the happy ever after…
My Thoughts :
Having loved previous book by Portia MacIntosh, I knew this new offering wouldnt be a disappointment.
We meet Auth ...more
This book was quite funny! It was refreshing to read about a down to earth woman who wasn't obsessed with weddings and all of the hassle that comes with it.
Mia is so funny and likable that i couldn't put the book down. I would definitely 're read this book!
I am a huge fan of Portia MacIntosh's novels and I was so looking forward to reading "How Not to be a Bride" - already the title made me smile and I really hoped that it's setting the mood for the rest of the story. And I absolutely got the fact that Mia didn't want to get married - I have never dreamed about fluffy bouncy wedding dress and only thinking about the first dance and all those traditions that are mandatory at the wedding made me cringe, and big weddings are a real nightmare for me, ...more
Mia loves her boyfriend, she left LA to stay with him... but everytime anyone asks her about the wedding she feels compelled to change subject. It's because she is not yet ready for it or because she really doesn't want to marry?
I could understand the fear of weddings, I never dream ...more
I do love Portia Macintosh. Her heroines are often struggling with something and it's usually something that women are expected to embrace as part of our “make up”.
My last MacIntosh read had a main character who didn't get along with her in-laws and had to spend a weekend under their scrutiny. This novel has our modern leading lady feeling pressure to plan a big white wedding to go along with her engagement. Trouble is that she's just not that kind of girl an ...more
Mia and Leo are totally and madly in love, but outside influences don't make the ride an easy one - a house which takes all their time and money, madcap neighbours, Leo's shift pattern as a fireman, Mia's lack of a regular income - and that's without mentioning her overbearing and interfering family (which rang a very loud bell for me). All of these add up to ...more
This book was so good!! I was literally laughing out loud at times and I adored the writing style used, so perfect for the story and it made it such an easy read!!
The characters were brilliant and the whole thing genuinely made me smile. Exactly the type of book I use to take myself away from the day to day norm or when I need a pick me up - 5 stars from me - an excellent book!!! Loved it xx
I was provided with an ARC by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
I will definitely look out for future releases from this author
One of my favorite novels from Portia Macintosh is Bad Bridesmaid (reviewed here). Mia Valentina is a character that sticks with you, so I was thrilled to discover that her story continues on in How Not to be a Bride!
We discover that Mia has chosen to to leave her life behind in sunny California, and start a new one with her gorgeous man, Leo, in Kent. And while that’s all well and good, it also means living closer to her family, ...more
so she says. Whether it was blaming her siblings for that broken vase when she
was growing up, blagging her way backstage during her rock chick phase or,
most recently, whatever justification she can fabricate to explain away those
lunchtime cocktails, Portia just loves telling tales.
After years working as a music journal ...more