Book Review – You’re The One That I Want – Giovanna Fletcher

Maddy, dressed in white, stands at the back of the church. At the end of the aisle is Rob – the man she’s about to marry. Next to Rob is Ben – best man and the best friend any two people ever had.
And that’s the problem.
Because if it wasn’t Rob waiting for her at the altar, there’s a strong chance it would be Ben. Loyal and sensitive, Ben has always kept his feelings to himself, but he turned round and told Maddy she was making a mistake, would she listen? And would he be right?
Best friends since childhood, Maddy, Ben and Rob thought their bond was unbreakable. But love changes everything. Maddy has a choice to make but will she choose wisely? Her heart, and the hearts of the two best men she knows, depend on it…

Now if that blurb doesn’t make you want to read the book, I don’t know what will, but I’ll give it a try…

This book is a classic love story between three people, in a modern way. The story unfolds in an unusual way; the chapters are in the viewpoint of the characters Maddy and Ben.

This unique way of story telling is captivating, as the story develops you want to know what’s going to happen next, you want to know what Maddy is talking about, and the same with Ben’s chapters. It makes you fall in love with the characters as if they are your friends.

The book starts with a Maddy chapter; it’s a teaser chapter from the end of the book (and no, I didn’t start from the back…)

This way of teasing you with part of the ending makes the reader want to know how the characters got there and what has happened to them to have this outcome. So on you read and find out that the tripod haven’t always been together.

Maddy started primary school and automatically was the object of Ben’s affection, when he first saw her he noticed her big blue eyes looking worried about her first day, so after the inevitable embarrassment that she felt being the ‘new girl’, Ben and his best friend Rob decided to introduce themselves to her. And as if by magic, they were best friends.

They did everything together, and we get to share their whole journey with them, from primary school marriages, to the three squeezes, to Paris. We get to see it all.

The book is full of ‘will they wont they’, between both Maddy and Ben, and Rob and Maddy. This is why Paris comes as both heart-warming and heart breaking.

Now for some of you, you haven’t read or finished the book so I won’t reveal too much, what I will reveal is that this book is full of laughs, loves and heartbreaks.
It is truly an amazingly written book, one that I was completely and utterly hung-over for.

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Elle Hache.

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