Something Old, Something New by Darcie Boleyn

review - something old, something newWhen Annie Thomas agrees to give her ex away at his wedding to his boyfriend, she thinks she’ll be fine. With her three children at her side, she can handle anything. Then she finds out her gorgeous first ex-husband Evan Llewellyn is flying in from his glamorous life in New York to attend as well!

An unexpected pregnancy ended their relationship and as she stumbles through the ups and downs of life as a working single mum – helping everyone else find a happy ending along the way – Annie refuses to believe their old and incredibly hot spark can still exist.

It’s only when she and Evan are forced to face up to the past together that they’ll discover if they can have their own happily-ever-after too!

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Reviewer: Gina

Rating: 4 Stars

I thought about these characters while I wasn’t reading, which always signals a good book. I rooted for them and anticipated how they might reach their HEAs. The only thing that led me to drop a star was that the crux of the conflict in the story seemed to be lack of communication between characters, so they just needed to talk more. Although the awkward dancing that Annie and Evan did around each other in this book frustrated me, I did love this second chance romance. I wasn’t entirely sold on Annie and Evan’s personal emotional baggage, but other, wonderful, aspects of the plot lifted the whole story. Any book that can make me laugh out loud (rather than my usual British brief smirk of amusement) is a keeper, and the characters were all very well written. Even the children, who can be difficult to write convincingly into a story were well drawn.

I enjoyed it so much that I almost needed – and this is very rare for me to say – an epilogue to round things off, so I could see the characters settled. Oh well, I’m sure there is fodder for at least one or two shorts in the future, so I can hope for those. Based on this book, I would definitely read more of Ms Boleyn’s novels.

I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in return for an honest review.