ARC Review: Before I Do by Sophie Cousens

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I received an E-ARC of this book via NetGalley and the publishers, Hodder & Stoughton, in exchange for an honest review.

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What would you do if the one that got away turned up the night before your wedding?

Audrey is marrying Josh; steady, dependable Josh, the love of her life. They share a flat and a bank account, and it’s the only relationship that Audrey’s ever had that feels like something she can put her trust in. But romance should be full of fireworks, and as the big day approaches, Audrey’s found herself wondering if Josh really is ‘the one’.

So, when Josh’s sister Miranda arrives at their rehearsal dinner with Fred – Audrey’s ‘What If?’ guy, the man she met six years ago and had one amazing day with but never saw again – Audrey can’t help but see it as a sign.

Surely Fred’s appearance the night before Audrey is due to get married can’t be a coincidence. And when everything that could go wrong with the wedding starts to go wrong, Audrey has to wonder: could fate be trying to stop her from making a huge mistake?

My Thoughts

Since I read Just Haven’t Met You Yet , Sophie Cousens cemented herself as a must-read author for me and Before I Do was worth a read.

Taking the reader through various timelines, Cousens explores Audrey’s journey to the altar and how the arrival of Fred (the one who got away) plus the weird and wacky dynamics around the couple throws a spanner in the works.

Whilst the ‘love triangle’ aspect of this book didn’t always work for me, I liked reading about Audrey’s two love stories and how they shaped the woman the reader sees before them.

There’s a lot packed into this story but it doesn’t stop it from being one to add to your must-read list.

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