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4.12  ·  Rating details ·  111 ratings  ·  66 reviews
Just how reliable are psychics - specifically psychics hired by your sister for wedding entertainment?

When irrepressibly romantic Lucy Gray is ditched at said wedding by her date in front of her whole family, the promises of a psychic seem better than her pity-riddled reality. The psychic's advice seems insightful: stop ignoring fate's signs - fate will lead you to love.
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Published December 3rd 2019 by 4B Pub
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ʚϊɞ Shelley ʚϊɞ

2.5 Stars

The way this book ended was such a bummer as I was enjoying the first 75% of it. What stared out as a quirky romance, with a kind of love triangle thrown in, turned into a mad-cap caper. So the rating is a little hard for me as it was like a bad Lifetime Movie or something. Such a shame as it could have been a sweet book for the holidays and had so much potential.

I did enjoy the meet cute and the adventures Lucy went on in England and France. I still had a lot of fun reading this, and
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Caitlynn Akin
Feb 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
After meeting with a psychic at her sisters wedding, Lucy decides she is tired of her predictable life and needs to let fate take the wheel. She spontaneously takes off to London on her sisters unused, extra honeymoon, but it doesnt quite turn out to be the carefree trip she was hoping for. As any good romantic comedy, it has some predictable moments, but also a few surprises mixed in. Lucys adventurous spirit and her quirky family made the characters relate-able. It was a light-hearted, easy ...more
NAT.orious reads ☽
2.75 lonely stars ★★✬✩✩
This book is for you if Actually, If somebody asked for a recommendation in the Romance section, this wouldnt be the one I'd go for - ever. Not even if my options were limited to my NetGalley reads.

Overall.
By all means, this was an okay read. It wasn't terrible or super boring or maddeningly disgusting. It was okay, but nothing more. I didn't really feel the plot - not at any point through the read, which makes it really hard for me to come up with good things to say
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Hannah Barry
Jan 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
An exceedingly fun, light, engaging read. Nicole Macaulay, the author, has an ease to their writing that hooks you from the very start. This book was very reminiscent of Mary H.K. Choi or Helen Hoang's writing. Refreshingly witty, and full of easy drama and laugh out loud moments, this book was the perfect fluff to distract from life's seemingly constant stressors.

I highly recommend this book if what you're looking for is a delightfully charming read.
Tiffany Welch
Mar 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was a cute book, it reminded me a lot of the book The Unhoneymooners. The characters were great and the story was wonderful but there were a few things missing for me. I wanted more build up between Lucy and Oliver, while you got the hint something was there I just wish there had been more. I also wish the ended had an epilogue into their lives after, I would have loved a catch-up. But I enjoyed the quirkiness and the banter but would have loved more steam, given the fact that our main ...more
Nalou
Jan 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
5 stars

This book was such a light and fun read that made me smile lots of time and was so easy to get into that I didn't even think about the rating. I don't know for sure that it would be one of my favourites, but I definitely ended up loving it way more than I thought I would when I started reading it.

At first, I wasn't that into it. It seemed kinda weird how from one sentence to the next a good chunk of time had gone by without any precision, you had to guess it from the context. I also
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Nik's Nook
Mar 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Predictable Lucy is just that... predictable. But when the date she brought to her sisters wedding publicly ends up with someone else there, Lucy finds herself in the psychic's tent as a means of escaping. The psychic tells her to stop avoiding the signs of fate, and wedding psychics are absolutely reliable, right? Wrong. Lucy decides that while she's ignoring fate, she'll also ignore the psychic. Watering plants at her sister's house one day, Lucy discovers that her sister, who booked two ...more
Cathi - LovesBooksMore
Lucy Gray comes from a big family and does exactly what she should do- all the time. She plans her sister Marians wedding- even when she had a wedding planner. And made two reservations of all the wedding plans so Marian could make last minute decisions. So when Marian forgets to cancel honeymoon #2 in London, Lucy decides its a sign for a change.
What Lucy doesnt anticipate is the hunk that meets her at the airport or the hunk at the hotel. Or that the hotel is specifically reserved for couples
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Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews
When you live your whole life (so far) in a sheltered fashion, there might come a time when you do something crazy...like take your sister's discarded honeymoon and break free from the parental chains.  Ok, maybe you do some of this on a whim thanks to the advice of a psychic at your sister's wedding, but something has to spur you into action!

I applauded Lucy for her decision to escape her home when a hotel in London calls to confirm her sister's reservation.  A reservation that wasn't going to
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Amelia E.
Dec 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
What I loved most about this book is that I couldnt put it down! It wasnt predictable in the way that many books are- I was genuinely interested to see what Lucy was planning to do next.

The writing in this book is not only witty but also very descriptive and I was able to really find myself understanding/feeling like I knew Lucy Gray.

Looking forward to the authors next book!
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Nik's Nook
Mar 06, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Predictable Lucy is just that... predictable. But when the date she brought to her sisters wedding publicly ends up with someone else there, Lucy finds herself in the psychic's tent as a means of escaping. The psychic tells her to stop avoiding the signs of fate, and wedding psychics are absolutely reliable, right? Wrong. Lucy decides that while she's ignoring fate, she'll also ignore the psychic. Watering plants at her sister's house one day, Lucy discovers that her sister, who booked two ...more
Amber
Mar 05, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This quirky & lighthearted rom-com was the perfect quick read I didnt know I needed! While at her sisters 80s themed wedding, 26 year old Lucy Gray is told by a psychic that her life will start when she starts following fates signs. With that seed planted, an opportunity comes up & Lucy spontaneously goes to London over Christmas break. Once she decides to fully embrace London Lucy, adventure & hijinks ensue! There are plenty of eye rolling & laugh out loud moments during Lucys ...more
Susanne
Mar 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, 2020
Thank you to BooksGoSocial and NetGalley for an ARC (or rather, a free review copy, as I received it after the book was published), in exchange for an honest review.

This was a light and fun read, and the author really made the main character come alive. Although I did get a bit fed up with her absolute naiveté and general cluelessness, her overall sweetness of character made up for it. I loved the way the family relationships were brought into the story as well. The build-up to the crime caper
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Jody Joy
What a delightful romantic comedy. Lucys fake date dumps her at her sisters wedding, so she decides to go to London on her sisters second honeymoon that her sister neglected to cancel. This book offers romance, mystery and some hilarious characters to boot. This was a wonderful laugh out loud adventure, and I recommend it to all romantic comedy lovers. I received an advance copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review, thank you, Nicole. ...more
Ariel G
Feb 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Following a mishap-filled wedding ceremony in which her date disastrously made off with her cousin, schoolteacher Lucy is ready for a break - from her family, from her obligations, from her mundane life. So begins an uncharacteristically risky adventure. During winter break, Lucy makes the abrupt decision to travel to London on her sister's honeymoon reservation. While there, she'll have to navigate all the pitfalls of visiting another country for the first time - on top of impersonating her ...more
Karen
Feb 03, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a super cute, very funny, and uplifting read. Lucy was a great character: smart, self sufficient, and just quirky enough. I loved that even though she had lived a somewhat sheltered life, she wasn't afraid to take risks and step out of her comfort zone. I thought the story was going to be predictable, but then it really surprised me, and at a certain point, I literally did not want to put it down! Her family was a little overbearing at first, but fortunately they soon faded into the ...more
Shani
Dec 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
When life hands you a sign, you take it...right? Well, for Lucy she certainly does! A chance meeting with a psychic at her sister's wedding sends her into a tizzy wondering if she should take it seriously or not. This leads to a chance phone call with a confirmation for her OCD sisters booked the honeymoon. The only problem is, it should have been canceled and Lucy is left with a dilemma. Reflecting on what the psychic says, she runs with it. she's the one nobody ever expects to do anything out ...more
Maria
Feb 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Lucy Gray being the youngest of the five siblings is always loved and protected. She never did something unpredictable or spontaneously. So when one day she decides to travel to London and Paris on her own (a honeymoon package which her sister booked and forgot to cancel) she discovers and experience things, more than she bargained for.

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I really love the writing of the book. It is easy to understand and cute, funny and fresh to read.

Though from the blurb of the book it seems a very cliche
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Anna Munger
Mar 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020-books, ir-books
This book is perfect for those cold, rainy days when time spent bundled on the couch needs something a little extra. Macaulay created a hilarious family dynamic with the Grays. Their family website is used smartly, guiding the plot along and skipping unnecessary narration. Readers travel through Europe with Lucy, seeing the great sights with her. The awe Macaulay imbues in Lucy's voice is exactly how someone feels the first time they see the iconic monuments.

The only confusing bit was the use
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Ravin Maurice
Jan 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed Honeymoon Alone. I'm picky about books labelled as 'chick lit' - they are often too light, without a lot of story and character development. But Honeymoon Alone has all those things and so much more.
The story is about Lucy's adventure once she decides to take her sister's extra honeymoon - her sister had just got married and booked two of everything, just in case. The happy couple took one honeymoon, and when she learns of the uncancelled reservation Lucy decides to try
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Amber
Mar 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
This quirky & lighthearted rom-com was the perfect quick read I didnt know I needed! While at her sisters 80s themed wedding, 26 year old Lucy Gray is told by a psychic that her life will start when she starts following fates signs. With that seed planted, an opportunity comes up & Lucy spontaneously goes to London over Christmas break. Once she decides to fully embrace London Lucy, adventure & hijinks ensue! There are plenty of eye rolling & laugh out loud moments during Lucys ...more
Damaris
Jan 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Im a big reader and a picky one. I love a good chick flick book and Ive read most if not all of Sophie Kitsillis books and I can honest say that I fell like I was reading a Sophie book. Honeymoon alone was so damn amazing, I read it in two days and I was so sad when it was done, I wanted more. Id def read another book from author Nicole Macaulay and I hope another book comes out soon. I gifted many of my girlfriends this book this past Christmas. It was a great and well written story. I wont say ...more
Christina  G.
Mar 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
Honeymoon Alone is a sweet and addicting romance. I expected to read a few chapters before bed but instead found myself halfway through this book before I forced myself to go to sleep way past my bedtime.

When Lucy decides to take a psychics advice to follow fates signs she finds herself in London expecting to have an adventure of a lifetime. Instead, she is forced to lie and is troubled with more complications than she ever could have imagined - including a broody concierge and a former High
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Corrine Cassels
Feb 03, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was such a light, refreshing read with a lot of heart. I don't read a lot of chick lit, not for any particular reason, I guess I'm not usually drawn to it. However, this book makes me think I should. It felt like having a hilarious conversation with a friend. It's full of laugh out loud scenarios, easy to follow realistic dialogue and just a lot of fun. There's some deepness there too, of course, but it's nice to be able to read a book once in awhile that has a message without being ...more
Viga Boland
Feb 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Such a great read!

I cant remember how long since I truly enjoyed reading a book by an author of whom Ive never heard. What a great writer. Loved her sense of humour, her feel for the ridiculous in our lives. And yet, underneath all of it are the more serious issues...but explored in such a delightful way. Read the description to see what the plot is, then read the book to watch how a clever writer pulls it all together. Wonderful!
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T.S.
Jan 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is definitely a light and quick read thanks to incredible pacing. The honeymoon alone trope seems to be very popular these days as this is the fourth book I've read about it. But trope aside, the family dynamics and quirkiness were endearing, though sometimes a bit much.This is a book where if you've never visited London, you might want to. It reminded me of Bridget Jones, like this could be her daughter or granddaughter's journey. 
Anitalia Payne
To NetGalley and the publisher, Ive tried so many times to downloaded it to Kindle, the book still not delivered one-hundred percent completely. Since Im curious and like to try read a romance book, so I chose download it from Amazon as a sample, which only provided 399 pages.

This book its cute, funny, heart-warming, romcom one. I love Lucy character in here, shes kind and sweet, a third-grade teacher, though she have to face the reality that why shes not married or have a boyfriend yet, doesnt
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Amy Burbach
Jan 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! It follows Lucy, who is a relatable character step outside her comfort zone and take a spontaneous trip that is fun, exciting, and makes you want to travel more. The author paints a vivid picture of whats happening. I would love to see this book turned into a movie. I feel like Lucy is a friend that I am rooting for. I cant wait for the next book from this author! ...more
Susan in Perthshire
Sorry but this just isnt my kind of book.. it is so sweet that its saccharine. The blog was just so teeth grindingly awful that I cringed every time I read it. I couldnt engage with the heroine or her family at all and I was simply bored. Its not badly written although some judicious editing would have helped stop the meandering style perhaps. Just not to my taste - hence the 2 stars. ...more
Heather
Feb 22, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A cute, fun little romance read. It was a bit predictable in my opinion, but that didn't take away from any of the enjoyment. If you're looking for something light and fun I definitely recommend it. I loved how family played a significant part in this book, which is something we don't see a lot of. Lucy was an enjoyable character to read about, and it was fun getting to follow her in her adventures around London and Paris.


Thank you Netgalley for providing me with a copy for review.
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Nicole Macaulay received her MFA from Emerson College in Writing and Publishing and her BA from Boston College. She worked in television, news media, and the travel industry. She lives in Rhode Island with her husband, four children and tuxedo cat. Honeymoon Alone, released in December 2019, is her first novel.

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