Natalie's Getting Married by Rosa Temple
Career minded, Natalie Spencer, had never been in love. She could never understand what all the fuss was about. But when she met Jackson Humphries during Fresher’s Week at University, that all changed. Utterly infatuated, Natalie quickly discovers the meaning of love and, before she knows it, she's heading up the aisle – for the first time, that is.
This is a tale about four wedding dresses, a runaway groom and a girl who got so carried away, she couldn’t see true love staring her right in the face.
I don't know if you've noticed, but I haven't been reviewing many books lately. Mostly it's because I have a 14-month-old running my life right now and she's not interested when I tell her that I have work to do. Needless to say, my inbox is slightly full of book review requests and some of them have expired waiting for me to answer them. Luckily, there were a few in my inbox that hadn't expired and this request was just what I needed to get back into my groove.
Natalie's Getting Married was a fun book to read. It was easy to fit it in throughout my days and evenings, while still being on-call to the Baby Dictator. The story was engaging and I was flipping pages eagerly to find out what happened next. I found the story easy to follow and I really enjoyed how it was broken up into sections. So often you find books that drag the story on and on, but Rosa didn't do that here. She kept each section separate and I think that really helped the story flow well.
I loved Natalie's flaws, I loved how obtuse she was - how everyone could see what she couldn't. I felt for her each step of the way and by the end of the book, all I wanted was for her to get her happily ever after.
Bella, Natalie's best friend, cracked me up. She was the perfect side-kick and I truly hope she gets her own book!
And Gabriel...he's definitely swoon-worthy. Some of the things he said to Natalie made my heart flutter and I wanted to yell at her to open her eyes and see what was standing there right in front of her. From the very beginning, Gabriel was perfect.
I am in awe of Rosa's ability to have such a large cast of characters...and not only keep each of them front and center in the story, but also make them each unique and well-developed. I never once had to flip back to find out who was whom. It was refreshing and enjoyable to get to know each character and root for them all.
Rosa Temple began writing romantic comedies and chick lit because of her passion for what she calls the 'early chick lit films', like: Sabrina, Barefoot In the Park and Breakfast at Tiffany's. She honed her skills as a ghost writer, gaining experience writing romantic novellas, both sweet and on the slightly steamy side. In her notebooks, she constantly jotted down story ideas of her own and she eventually completed her first novella Sleeping With Your Best Friend and now, the full length novel, Natalie's Getting Married.
Rosa Temple is a Londoner and is married with two sons. She is a reluctant keep fit fanatic and doer of housework and insists that writing keeps her away from such strenuous tasks. She spends her days creating characters and story lines while drinking herbal tea and eating chocolate biscuits.
You can download an excerpt of Natalie's Getting Married here.
Rosa is celebrating the release of Natalie's Getting Married by doing a giveaway! Enter for your chance to win a paperback or one of five eBooks! Just head on over to Rosa Temple Writes to enter!
Congratulations on your first book release, Rosa! I'm looking forward to reading much more of your work!
Thank you for reading my review and for supporting Indie authors!