[Book Review] A Wedding One Christmas by Therese Beharrie

Note: I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


A Wedding One Christmas - Cover

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 
Rating:
Recommended

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About senzavoi

Zina writes about comics, nerd history, and ridiculous romance novels when not working frantically on her first collection of short stories and complaining about stuff. One day, she'll settle down and write that novel.
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