Review: A Wedding One Christmas by Therese Beharrie

Therese Beharrie is making her name for herself in my heart as the queen of angst. Not only did she make me feel a tad more than I am comfortable feeling, but she also got me giggling over her cute main characters. Join me in singing praises for A Wedding One Christmas.

Of all the weddings in all the world, Angie Roux had to be mistaken for a bridesmaid in this one.

A Wedding One Christmas CoverCaledon, South Africa, is supposed to be just a stop on the way to Christmas in Cape Town, part of Angie’s long-avoided homecoming. She never expected to star in a bizarre comedy of errors, but here she is: convincing a handsome stranger to be her fake boyfriend for the day.

Ezra Johnson, the handsome stranger in question, turns out to be a pleasant distraction from both the wedding and thoughts of her first family Christmas without her father. And he seems to loathe weddings just as much as she does. He’s the perfect temporary companion.

But a lot can happen in twenty-four hours. Including a connection so strong it tempts them both into thinking of something more permanent… (via Goodreads)


I received an eARC of A Wedding One Christmas from the author in exchange for an honest review.

This book is for readers of the one-whole-day trope. For those unfamiliar. One-whole-day trope (which I just made up) is when the events of a book all revolve in one whole day. For fans of YA, you might be familiar with the concept in The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon and They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera.

A Wedding One Christmas revolves around two characters. Angie and Ezra. They meet accidentally at a café when Angie approaches Ezra to seek a hideout. You see, Angie is wearing the same color and style of dress as the bridesmaids in the wedding going on in the setting. Which only gives people more of a reason to be nosy.

The excuse to hide turns into a conversation in which Angie is charming and witty and Ezra is enchanted. He was also hiding, which she later finds out, and from the same wedding too! You see, Ezra and Angie have lots in common. Whether it’s not liking weddings or escaping their families.

This book is all fluff until it hits you with the feels like a train. There’s Angie’s complicated relationship with dependency, which she’s seen in her mother and father’s marriage. And there’s Ezra’s hurt feelings about love, which come from his past relationships.

I adored how Beharrie, in the span of one day, let Ezra and Angie have a meet-cute, explore the town and have loads of fun, as well as explore their own feelings.

This book deals with the discussion of a father’s death.

I loved how Beharrie balanced the feel-good moments with those that stole my breath and made me wish I could be snuggled into someone’s arms. This book gently pushes not only its main characters to look into their hearts but also its reader. Myself.

I think you’d enjoy this read. I did. You can pick up a copy on Amazon.


Title: A Wedding One Christmas

Author: Therese Beharrie

Publisher: Carina Press

Length: 223 Pages

Release Date: November 19, 2018

Rating: ★★★★.5 / Four and a half stars

Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

Representation: South-African Main Characters

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