Note: I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
A Wedding One Christmas, a short and sugary sweet Christmas novel set in Caledon, South Africa, was my introduction to romance author Therese Beharrie. Believe me, it’s a read that has officially made me a fan of Beharrie’s work!
On her way back home to Cape Town for the first time in a very long time, Angie makes a pit stop to kind of get back on track and steel her nerves for what’s set to be a stressful homecoming. But the town she stops in isn’t stress free. Due to one heck of a coincidence, it turns out that Angie is wearing the same dress – color and all – as the bridesmaids in a wedding in the area and everyone keeps trying to get Angie to take part in the darn thing.
That’s where Ezra Johnson comes in. A handsome professor who Angie conveniently finds lurking in a private booth in a café near the wedding, Ezra seems the perfect buffer not just from well-meaning (but nosy) wedding guests, but from Angie’s own memories. The thing is though, that Ezra has memories of his own and a really good reason (he thinks) for hiding in a café.
Over the course of the next twenty-four hours, Ezra and Angie kindle a fast-paced (and fast burning) romance and try to deal with the fact that rough spots in their pasts makes this a Christmas that they’re dreading.
A Wedding One Christmas is perfect for rom-com lovers, folks who’ve watched A Christmas Prince or The Princess Switch a thousand times on Netflix, and anyone that wants a gentle Christmas romance that deals with two people confronting their baggage, dealing with Christmas shenanigans, and finding love in the process.
Content Warnings/Notes: parental death pre-book (but comes up a bunch during the book)
Are There Sex Scenes/Sexual Content?: Nah
What I Liked Most About It: Angie is a super relatable lead, she’s a romance novelist in progress, the Christmas play and parade, A+ USAGE OF THE FAKE BOYFRIEND TROPE, that ending is delightful
What I Could’ve Done Without: N/A
Where Y’all Can Buy It: AMAZON
Author’s Website/Social Media: Therese Beharrie @ Twitter | Website