Review of Something Old, Something New by Darcie Boleyn - Five ** Blurb:
When 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!
I loved Darcie's last book, Wish Upon a Christmas Cake and was very happy to see this!
It was a really good, funny book that dealt with modern issues very well. I was a little started to see Annie's name in full - Annie Thomas - that was my maiden name, and I used to be a teacher, so the coincidences were strong. However I have only been married and divorced once, whereas Annie has been through it twice!
The story follows Annie as she negotiates her way through life with both her exes, her 3 children, 2 Bulldogs (with very funny names), her best friend and her secret desires. The family are very well written and all totally believable - as I said - they all have to deal with current day issues and we find out so much more about them all as they do.
Fabulous ending - I admired Annie's courage!
I was given an ARC from NetGalley and Carina UK in exchange for an honest review.