A laugh-out-loud novel from Charlotte Fallowfield, Amazon bestselling romantic comedy author of Until We Collide.
Abbie Carter felt doomed as she clutched her bouquet and started walking up the aisle. Again. She felt like she was stuck in some kind of Groundhog Day wedding nightmare. Always the bridesmaid, never the bride. Eight dresses, most of them hideous, were already stuffed in her attic space. She had more bridesmaid dresses than relationships. Was she really that unlucky in love? She despaired of ever finding her soul mate and was convinced that if she packed away dress thirteen in her attic, she’d never get to wear the coveted white one and have her happy ever after.
That was until she locked eyes with one of the handsome ushers, whose wink turned her elegant and well-practiced glide up the aisle into a flailing Bambi-on-ice spectacle. Miller Davis was the first man in forever to make her heart skip a beat, as well as her legs turn to jelly. And, for once, her interest in a man didn’t seem to be one-sided. It was just a shame that the Atlantic Ocean separated them. Abbie couldn’t even make a relationship with her elderly fat pooch, Sumo, work, so what chance did she have with a permanent New Yorker? Her best friend, Georgie, told her to ignore the miles that separated her from Miller and to go for it, saying that true love knew no bounds.
Was Abbie fated to always be the bridesmaid, or would her wish for the perfect day with the man of her dreams ever come true?
While Never The Bride is a standalone story, it’s the first in the Dilbury Village series of romantic comedy novels. All of them will be set in the quaint fictitious English hamlet in the Shropshire countryside, but feature a different village couples’ story.
Warning, if you are of a sensitive disposition when it comes to toilet humour, then the Dilbury Village series may not be for you!
About the Author
Charlotte Fallowfield, is an Amazon UK and international bestselling author of sweet, and sex free, romantic comedy novels.She comes from the United Kingdom and is half-French. She lives in the wonderful countryside of Wales, surrounded by rolling hills, trees and fields full of sheep and cows. She is yet to find her Prince Charming, but lives with her extremely pampered fur baby, Pumpkin, kitten of mass destruction.
Her alter-ego, C.J. Fallowfield, is an Amazon #1 UK, and international, bestselling author of contemporary humorous erotic romance novels.
I think I have said it previously but I will reinforce my view if you want laugh out loud uncontrollably, tears streaming down your face, side splitting hilarity then read a book by Charlotte. She has this amazingly rare ability to make even the most mundane situation humourous. The writing is sleek, gripping and a joy to read.
Abbie is late twenties, the proverbial bridesmaid, always showing up at her friends’ weddings usually in a monstrosity of a dress which has been foist upon her. She is accident prone and gets herself into some really crazy situations. However she has a heart of gold, adores her best friend Georgie, theirs is one of those ‘bestie’ relationships that come along once in a lifetime. She adores her next door neighbours an elderly couple, has her dream job and of course her mutt Sumo. Now Sumo could have his own book!!
But this isn’t enough for Abbie, she is alone in her perfect little cottage and longs for her own knight in shining armour to sweep her off her feet. She has a few admirers, Heath the gardener, Max the Lord of the Manor and Miller .. now Miller would do it for me! He is a video game designer and lives in New York, a world away from Abbie’s childhood home of Dilbury.
Their romance takes off, but with the Atlantic between them how can they make a long distance relationship work? I love both of these characters but they could really have done with knocking their heads together at times!
I absolutely adored this book, be prepared for farting, burping, sharting references and that is just the dog .. Sumo found his way into my heart.
This is the first book in a series about Dilbury village and it’s inhabitants and I can’t wait for the next one .. I am longing to return to a place that feels like home.