A Wedding One Christmas
Caledon, South Africa, is supposed to be just a stop on the way to Christmas in Cape Town, part of Angie’s long-avoided homecoming. She never expected to star in a bizarre comedy of errors, but here she is: convincing a handsome stranger to be her fake boyfriend for the day.
A very emotional romance that takes place over 24 hours. The conflict is mostly in the protags' internal issues--both of them are burned by other people and thus isolated and untrusting, which makes it kind of awkward that they pretty much fall for one another on sight. This is not instalove the easy way: it's two people who can't cope with the emotions they already have ...more
Angie is returning home for the first time in years and since her father’s death.
Ezra is teacher, returning after a failed 7-year relations.
Their chance meeting ignites deep self-reflection the subsequent realization that both have carried emotional scars for years without truly dealing with the circumstances and facing life.
It’s a story of person growth ...more
First and foremost. I had an inkling that there was something off about this book.
"What were the chances she'd slide into a booth opposite a man who looks like he'd jumped straight out of her fantasies?
Smooth brown skin stretched over the angular features of his face."
So why am I seeing a white man on the cover? I'm not even being offensive but the male character read like a white man, so it makes sense if it hadn't been stated that he had smooth brown skin.
In my most honest opinion, it's...more
Imagine dreading going home for the holidays to the very family that you've spent the last couple of years running from--and running into the arms of a man you barely knew--to escape a never-ending wedding party, whose bridal party's clothing oddly matches your own.
The beginning of this novel gave me major Serendipity ...more
Utterly charming! A Wedding One Christmas is only my second book penned by Therese Beharrie, but she is fast becoming an auto-read author for me. I adored reading this book as it was one that had me cheering for the couple to find their happily-ever-afters.
The strongest element in A Wedding One Christmas was undeniably the characterization of both Angie and Ezra. They were both beautifully fleshed-out characters who popped to life throughout the book. Angie is on her way back home for the first ...more
And if contemporary romance featuring ...more
This story takes mainly takes place over a period of 24 hours and i really wanted to like this one more, but to be honest it seemed such a long 24 hours before anything happened other than them just talking and hashing out their pasts with a stranger.
Both Ezra and Angie have a past that they are going home to face, but after talking to each other they come out with more realisations and home truths than they ...more
Author: Therese Beharrie
Publisher: Carina Press
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
"A Wedding One Christmas" by Therese Beharrie
This was a good read of how a hero and heroine who had their own demons came together to over come them while helping one another heal. The author really gives the reader quite a interesting story that deals with a good 'dialogue banter, humor, beautiful couple and a wonderful holiday...Christmas.' 'A Wedding One ...more
a great read packed with so much emotion and feeeels. Something Therese excels at! truly. Her exploration of her characters' internal conflicts feel so real and well fleshed out. I really liked this premise too!
Ezra and Angie had great banter and the backdrop for them meeting and forming this relationship was so fun! It all starts with Angie continuously being mistaken for a bridesmaid, because she's wearing a dress similar to what the bridesmaid are wearing, ...more
I won't give spoilers but will say this,
I've said on more than one occasion that I'm a firm believer in love being the best medicine, this book is most definitely another beautiful story that shows it, our author most definitely does not disappoint and includes some very giggle worthy moments on the way.
Thank you so much for writing this book x
* The writing.
* Almost everything about the two main characters.
* The banter (lots of funny moments!).
* The intermingling of the wedding/Christmas was surprisingly amusing. The nativity improv was hilarious.
* The epilogue. I really liked it. Short and sweet. And even though my eyeballs started to roll ...more
Finding love when they least expect it! A delightfully sweet connection between two wayward souls leads to more than they ever bargained for. The chemistry between this couple is there from the start as we follow them throughout one day together. It's a fun premise to a story, but it really drug too much for my liking. The background and turmoil of each of their recent lives laid the groundwork for a story full of strife and drama, but the continual going over of the same feelings ...more
I expected to enjoy this book, but not as much as I currently do. Instalove usually wrecks my nerves, but with this I don't mind. With Ezra and Angie they argued and try rationalize why they shouldn't be together, etc. It wasn't just lovey dovey, it was real and raw, with so many emotions that it becomes overwhelming, with them being back to back.
Ezra, to me, is such a cinnamon roll that I want to protect. I feel like him and I are alike on not wanting to disappoint ...more
I'm no stranger to Therese's talent of creating intense emotions in her characters but every time I read her new stuff, I'll be like howwwww all over again. I love Angie and Ezra and how they danced around each other but at the same time teamed up to help each other face their fears?? And the whole "I can't be falling this hard for you already I just met you today" thing??? LOVE. IT.
No jokes this ...more