What I’ve Read Last Month; May

IMG_5764 copyI didn’t get to read much last month but I managed to grab two books out of my TBR pile, so that’s better than nothing, right? Ahh, so many books to read, so little time.

I was trying to read more of other genre other than chick-lit (which I ALWAYS seems to be drawn into) as well, so few days ago, I’ve finished reading a YA horror book and I’m excited to do the review on it next month!

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Four Weddings & A Fiasco by Catherine Ferguson

Meet Katy Peacock. She lives a life as colourful as her name, and as a wedding photographer, she spends her days capturing celebrations that range from the wacky to the wild.

But her own life isn’t quite so rosy. Her mum is acting out of character, her menacing ex is back on the scene, and she’s torn before we even get started on her troublesome sister.

However, as Katy weathers the ups and down of the season, she finds that four wedding and a fiasco have the power to change her world beyond measure…
– The back of the book

This is the first novel that I’ve read by Catherine Ferguson, and it’s such a witty and warm-hearted read. I’d find that Katy is actually a very likeable character and typical me to have found a book with a photographer protagonist, but she’s a good one. Despite her financial crisis, she remains independent and determined by working hard and as much as she can. I love a bit of drama between the sisters in it, reminding me of my sister and I – well not the huge fight, but all the advantages of having a sister in your life. The romance is also pretty cute. I wasn’t attracted to Gabe for whatever reason I don’t know, but he’s not bad. I’m just happy that Katy climbed her fence in the first place; it’s silly but such an original and cute first encounter.

I honestly like the plot, how the author diverse the weddings into four different themes. The other characters also help making the book fun to read. Overall, the story is well written and with plenty of humour.

I’d rate it: 3.8/5

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The Longest Holiday by Paige Toon

“Laura has been married to the man of her dreams for seven months. But a week before the wedding, Matthew made a terrible mistake.

Escaping the humiliation that is now her marriage, Laura is whisked off to Florida’s Key West by her best friend Marty. A carefree holiday full of cocktails and fun, surrounded by gorgeous, tanned men, is exactly what the doctor ordered.

Distraction comes in the form of sexy Cuban scuba diver Leo. Laura’s instant attraction to him knocks her flying, and she falls hard.

As the end of the holiday approaches, Laura doesn’t want to go home. Is it time to face the music? Or is there more to Key West than a holiday romance?”
– The back of the book

Honest to say, after reading the synopsis from the back of this book, I would have put it back onto the shelf in Asda if it wasn’t for Paige Toon (I absolutely love her writing, if you can’t figure it out by now and after previous reviews I’ve written on her two books here).

Anyway, not to put you off, I’ve had trouble liking Laura. While reading the book, her character often made me feel disconnected and mad. Leo, the male main character on the other hand is great, despite being the reason of why I’d find Laura hard to like. Though the story didn’t turn out to be as bad, I mean there are things for us to learn from, but it’s still not as good as the other Paige Toon books that I’ve read. Although perhaps, you would like it? After all, we all have our own satisfaction in things.

I’d rate it: 3/5

One thing though, both of these books are perfect read for summer, definitely.

May you have happy thoughts always,


  1. freyameadows June 18, 2017 / 8:28 pm

    I love summer reads! I’ll have to add these to my list. Lovely post x

  2. Rebecca Stobart ✨ June 19, 2017 / 4:13 pm

    I loved four weddings and a fiasco, my mum got it as a wedding present a few years ago and I pinched it. I’ve not read The longest holiday but I really like some of Paige toons other novels so I might check this one out this summer 😊 Xx

    • captaineverland July 4, 2017 / 4:11 pm

      FWAAF is a lovely book! Yes, you should check them out. I just got her latest book and I can’t wait to read it 🙂 x

  3. xhighlandbeauty June 19, 2017 / 4:51 pm

    I really need to get back into reading, going to add these 2 picks to my list of books to try 🙂

    Heather x // http://www.xhighlandbeauty.co.uk

  4. ohheywow June 19, 2017 / 6:24 pm

    Nice reviews! They are short, sweet, and to the point. I love it.

    • captaineverland July 4, 2017 / 4:14 pm

      Aw well, not every books we love are others’ cup of tea, right? But yes, these two books are indeed! x

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