Title: You’re The One That I Want
Author: Giovanna Fletcher
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‘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. Nextto Rob is Ben – the best man and 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 if he turned around 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 depends on it…’
Giovanna Fletcher’s second book was given to me as a Christmas present from Zara since I had wanted to read one of Gi’s books for a while. On the whole, I did enjoy the book but I did have a couple of issues.
You’re The One That I Want follows a love triangle in a group of friends. They’ve known each other since primary school and have grown up together. So, you can immediately see the problem here, right?
The premise of this book was a tad corny but I can’t complain about that. It was the exact reason that I wanted to read this book. I was in need of a good romance book! And this book had me returning to it very quickly after putting it down. I needed to know who Maddy was going to end up with.
My main issue with this book was the sheer amount of block text. I felt like there were so many paragraphs of writing and it wasn’t really split up much much conversation between the characters. I love character interaction in a book, it lets me get to know each character a little better. So, that was definitely something that I missed in this book. Along the way, it didn’t feel like all the description was necessary either. It just felt like some of the paragraphs were there just to fill up space and it could sometimes make me loose a little bit of interest.
That didn’t stop me from getting attached to every single character though. You couldn’t help but feel for all of them and the situations that they were in. I really could’t decide who I wanted Maddy to be with. My decision would change every couple of pages I learnt more and more about the two boys. In the end, I came t the conclusion that I would be happy with whoever she ended up with.
This definitely isn’t going to be the last Giovanna Fletcher book that I pick up. It’s the perfect easy read that will take you on a rollercoaster of emotions.
Rating: 3 stars