Freya Scott is having the perfect day or at least the perfect day before her wedding. Her wedding will be the real perfect day. She is marrying her long term boyfriend Matthew and kicking off the wedding season for her, her family, and her friends. Everything is set to go off without a hitch until Matthew suddenly calls off the wedding leaving Freya stunned and heartbroken. Determined to pick herself up so that she doesn’t ruin anyone else’s happiness. She just wants to pretend everything is fine. Her friends see right through her though and together they come up with a list of yanks to help her survive The Wedding Season.
The list of tasks is both a challenge and a reward for Freya. It takes her out of her comfort zone. The list also keeps connected to her friends. They may tease her about it but, they are truly there to support her. I loved the friendships in this book. These individuals have their girls back no matter what. There are several scenes that had me cheering all of them even if they may waste a bit of wine in the process.
There is so much humor inside this book. Some of it self depreciating especially at first as Freya tries to figure out how everything went off the rails so quickly. The list of tasks also adds some humor especially when an awkward encounter follows the task. Freya has the best internal monologues and she really does find herself in some strange situations. One of these strange situations is how she meets the character of Jamie.
Right away it is noticeable that Freya and Jamie have good chemistry and hilarious banter. They go from complete strangers to acquaintances to friends, and then possibly more. There is no rushing this dynamic and I loved the slow burn. I kept looking for Jamie to appear as Freya went from her parties to weddings. The dynamic between the two characters takes time to develop and really is the sweetest slow burn. I wanted even more by the end.
Reading The Wedding Season also felt like a little bit of a vacation in a sense as everything is set in England. Plus, there are a couple destination weddings which means more traveling! It was so good and put such a smile on my face while I was reading it. During the more emotional parts, I felt a smile as I was reading Freya’s internal monologue and watching her grow as a person. I may just have to go back and check out author Katy Birchall’s backlist now!
Rating: 5 Stars
**I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.**