Year of Living Contemporary: Book 23 - The Boomerang Bride
Oh guys! How much did I love this book?
The answer? A lot. A lot. So much!
So our plucky heroine (Matilda, because what else would an Australian bride be called?) takes a big chance on love and arrives in her internet fiance’s hometown in a wedding dress, carrying a wedding cake.
Only, really, it’s an internet thing. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I’m happily married after an internet thing, but there would hardly be a story, right?
Turns out Barry is a douche, stole Matilda’s money, and left her hanging out on a Main Street in a wedding dress. Here entereth our hero, Mark.
Now Mark’s got himself some issues surrounding his hometown and his family, and the years he felt he wasted his own opportunities looking after them. These are … well, look, they don’t put Mark in the best light, and some might call them a stretch as far as issues go, but you know? I’d never go back to my hometown to live either, because hello! confining! so if you gloss over it, it works.
Anyways, Mark plays hero, Matilda integrates herself into town life as their resident Foreign-type, and it’s all heart-warming and amusing and dripping in Australian slang, so Aussies be warned, you’ll probably find that irritating, but having been born and raised in North America, trust me - the fascination is authentic.
Basically, this is your feel-good story of the week. And who doesn’t need a little feel good?