Better Off Wed
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Better Off Wed

Better Off Wed is the fourth book of Portia Macintosh’s that I’ve read.

Book Description

Olivia can’t believe it when her boyfriend, Teddy, proposes out of the blue. She loves him (of course she does!) BUT it does seem sudden, especially when they don’t even live together yet…

There is only one place that Olivia has ever wanted to get married – a gorgeous venue on the Cornish coast, built by her grandfather. The problem is they only have one date available – and it’s only a few weeks away! Olivia isn’t so sure about rushing but Teddy jumps at the chance to be married within the month.

Thrown into a whirlwind of wedding planning, alarm bells start to ring for Olivia. Are they doing this for the right reasons? Why is Teddy in such a rush? And when he fails to help with any part of the preparations, Olivia must find help elsewhere, with unexpected results…

As the countdown begins, will the wedding go ahead? Or will Olivia find that her future happiness lies elsewhere…?

Better Off Wed

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My Review of Better Off Wed

When Olivia is surprised by a proposal from her boyfriend, Ted, it seems natural that she and her brother have a double wedding at the venue she has always dreamed of. This was a place built by their grandfather.

Only her brother’s bride is not too pleased to be sharing a wedding day and venue and tries to control the way it is. But something is keeping Olivia back from putting her whole heart into wedding planning. Could it be that Ted is way too busy with work and seems to left is all to her and worse his interfering mother! When she meets up with Hugo, who works at the hotel, and is happy to help her make decisions about her wedding, she starts to wonder about Ted’s lack of involvment and interest. Why propose, fix a date so early and then leave?

This is a story of a woman, diffident and sweet, who slowly comes into her own and discovers what she really wants in life.

Another book by this author that I enjoyed – she has a way of bringing humour and lightheartedness to her stories and yet keeps the reader engaged.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

The Author

Portia MacIntosh is the bestselling author of over 20 romantic comedy novels. From disastrous dates to destination weddings, Portia’s romcoms are the perfect way to escape from day to day life, visiting sunny beaches in the summer and snowy villages at Christmas time. Whether it’s southern Italy or the Yorkshire coast, Portia’s stories are the holiday you’re craving, conveniently packed in between the pages.

Formerly a journalist, Portia has left the city, swapping the music biz for the moors, to live the (not so) quiet life with her husband and her dog in Yorkshire.

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A lover of words. A self-acceptance blogger. A creativity coach. A book reviewer. A woman happily journeying through midlife, moving from self-improvement to self-acceptance and enjoying being herself. I write about life, wellness, relationships at Everyday Gyaan. An avid reader, I review books at and offer coaching to writers and bloggers and anyone looking to explore their creativity at The Frangipani Creative, located in Secunderabad, India.

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