The Plot (from Goodreads):
ONE CANCELLED WEDDING
When the day finally comes for Annie to marry Alexander, the last thing she expects is to be left standing at the altar. She was so sure he was Mr Right. Now, she has no idea how she could have got it so wrong.
ONE UNEXPECTED ENCOUNTER
After a chance meeting with Patrick, an old friend who reminds her of who she used to be, Annie takes a vow of her own: she’ll say yes to every opportunity that comes her way from now on.
ONE SPARE TICKET FOR THE HONEYMOON
Could a spontaneous trip with Patrick be the way to mend Annie’s heart? She’s about to find out as she embarks on her honeymoon – with a man who’s not her husband…
This is the second book in a row I’ve read with a terrible ex-fiance named Alexander! I’ve been in the mood for light, summery reads lately, and The Lucky Escape definitely fit the bill.
Annie was left at the altar by Alexander, and to get over her grief decides to take her honeymoon anyways with Patrick, a childhood friend she recently reconnected with. I love that Annie took her story into her own hands and went on the vacation anyways, and that she chose to look on the bright side.
The honeymoon scenes were my favorite part–I always love descriptions of gorgeous places. There was also quite a bit of humor. I was laughing out loud at the massage scene!
I feel like the characters could have been a little more fleshed out, especially Annie. She would often contradict herself, making her hard to understand. Perhaps this was to illustrate how she needed to find herself? I would have liked a slightly deeper dive into her character, though.
Overall, The Lucky Escape was a fun, enjoyable beach read, but don’t expect deep character assessments.