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A Wedding One Christmas

(One Day to Forever #1)

3.66  ·  Rating details ·  74 ratings  ·  45 reviews
Of all the weddings in all the world, Angie Roux had to be mistaken for a bridesmaid in this one.

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.

Published November 19th 2018 by Carina Press
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K.J. Charles
This is my second Therese Beharrie book this weekend and I'm about to go buy another one. This should be a helpful indication.

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
Oct 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Wedding One Christmas is a quirky series of outrageously funny events thrust upon Angie and Ezra both heading home with baggage in tow.

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
Talia Hibbert
Nov 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book! So perfect for the festive season with its themes of family and homecoming, and so deeply emotional. I loved the whole set-up, but I don't want to describe it too much in case it counts as a spoiler. Basically, if you like road trip, holiday or small town romances, I feel like you'll enjoy this one, too. Even though it's not precisely any of those, it's kind of somehow all of those? Except not. And, as you might've guessed, it's at a wedding... kind of. This book is pretty ...more
Lara Kareem

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

Oct 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a refreshing romance that perfectly balanced maturity and budding love. Perfect for readers looking for fictional relationships without all the fuss and childishness.

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
Oct 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

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
Angie is heading home to Cape Town for the first Christmas since her father’s death. She’s not only sad about missing her father, but she’s carrying a lot of guilt for not being there for her mother and sisters after his passing. On a small town stop she happens to meet Ezra in a diner, and through a series of bizarre and totally avoidable misunderstandings, they end up spending the day together...and maybe falling for each other. This one is long on deep, emotional conversations--all the ...more
Lauren (The Novel Lush)
I had a really hard time getting through this book. The constant introspection and at-length discussions between the characters made the pacing drag. Also, Ezra is described as brown skinned when they meet, but there's a white male on the cover? I know authors don't choose their covers a lot of time, but that's a pretty big discrepancy.
Caitlyn Lynch
I’m actually going to start this review by starting about reading diversely, and how we all should be doing it. And by that, I mean that you don’t necessarily have to read out of your comfort zone. If you read light and fluffy romance and you get the cold shakes at reading something deep and painful and meaningful, you don’t have to go read The Color Purple or The Hate U Give just to read books by diverse authors. It’s okay. Trust me. You’re still covered.

And if contemporary romance featuring
Emily (Mrs B's Books)
**My thanks to the author for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

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
Title: A Wedding One Christmas
Author: Therese Beharrie
Publisher: Carina Press
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: Four

"A Wedding One Christmas" by Therese Beharrie

My Thoughts.....

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
TW: discussion of death of parent

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,
Gwessie Tee
Oct 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely fantastic book, our hero and heroine both lovely but both have their demons brought together by fate.

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
Dec 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christmas
Reminds me of the movie BEFORE SUNRISE: it all takes place in a day, and it's all talk-talk-talk. I loved this one!
Dec 11, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A lovely romance set in a place I haven't read about. It was amazing to see them heal and help each other face their fears.
I liked the setting but I just wasn't feeling this one so I put it down.
Pam Faste aka Peejakers
This was a lovely book. Warm and human, full of humor, sweetness&lots of feels. Also lots of vulnerability & self-reflection, because the main characters are complicated, deeply introspective people dealing with a considerable amount of emotional baggage from their pasts. All of which resonated immensely. Ymmv, of course, but I really loved this aspect of the book. Seeing into their individual thought processes, theirtire-spinning ruminations & the moments of insight when each begins ...more
Lauren loves llamas
I haven’t read Ms. Beharrie before, though I’d seen her books recommended frequently. Well, after reading this book, I’ve definitely put the rest of her backlist on my TBR! This is, in my mind, an example of a perfect holiday romance. It’s cozy, but not without angst, and it delves into some of the important themes surrounding the holidays. It’s also a rom-com over the course of one day, including crashing a wedding, a turn in a Christmas parade as Santa and Mrs. Claus, and an impromptu nativity ...more
Molli B.
I'm having a hard time rating this because it's not the book's fault I don't enjoy the genre or that I thought there would be a bit more meat to the story before I started reading.

Good stuff:
* 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
Lynn Brooks
Nov 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3 1/2 STARS!

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
Lenissa Davis
Oct 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A quick, page turning read!

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
Dec 19, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chicklit
I’m so frustrated with this book, because it had a really great premise, and the bits that were cute and fun showed how good it could have been if the author had just kept it cute and fun. But no. Instead, we get two main characters with soooo much emotional baggage that they can barely do anything except have internal monologues about how damaged they are (and some dialogue too). The entire book is just them convincing themselves and each other that they can’t be together, even though they ...more
It took me a looooooong time to read this and I am kicking myself for it because ugh, This. Book.

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
Reading with Cats
I picked this book because I was lucky enough to spend a couple of weeks in Cape Town and South Africa a few years ago and it was a truly amazing experience. Plus, I love romances with out of the usual settings. And there is a lot to like here, including our leads Angie and Ezra. They’re mature adults who (mostly) communicate with each other and help each other to heal. Their banter and the situations they find themselves in are adorable. Ultimately, though, this felt like a very long, very ...more
Felicia Grossman
This was just a fabulous holiday-season read. The set-up was fun and fresh and the characters, Angie and Ezra, were smart and witty and delightful. I adored all their conversations and how they found themselves while finding each other over a very short period. It was a fun whirlwind and really perfect to read when you want a book to give you that extra bit of fated-magic (but in a totally believable way).
Nov 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2019
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Jenni Fletcher
Nov 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely LOVED this book and not just because I'm a sucker for the fake relationship trope. This was warm, witty and completely charming with two lovely, well-drawn characters who had me rooting for their HEA. Recommended for readers who like sparkly dialogue and emotional depth. I was lucky enough to receive an advance review copy.
Nov 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I read a fair few romance novels but now had such a couple who were so mature and supportive. They really build each other up and the fact that this takes place over a day -- and despite my usual dislike of insta anything -- I fell in love with these characters and their connection. They really got to know each other so the time period didn't hinder my perception in any way. Very festive and cute.
Mar 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sometimes you need a romance that isn’t all light and fluffy. A romance that focuses on us being our perfectly imperfect selves while still making us smile. I would love to see this as a Hallmark movie.
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