You're The One That I Want - Giovanna Fletcher - Review

Friday, 4 July 2014


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. Next to Rob is Ben - best man and the 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 round 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, depend on it...





I had really high hopes for YTOTIW, I have read Giovanna's first book Billy and Me and completely loved it. Now don't get me wrong this book was great, but I didn't fall in love with the characters as much as I did with her first novel. There was just something about her debut that really captured my imagination. 


The story is a will she, won't she kind of read. You find yourself rooting for the characters and wanting them to succeed. I have to admit I was on Ben's side from the first second. Not that I didn't like Rob but I just thought Ben was such a well rounded and relatable character and he really deserved to be happy. 


I was hoping for an ending that wouldn't disappoint as over the last few weeks, every book I have read has had a disappointing, predictable ending. Fletcher came through, the ending was perfect. I couldn't have thought of any other way for her to have ended the book without the reader feeling like it was all for nothing. 


I loved this book and would recommend it to anyone who like a romantic easy read. I do, however, think that there was a lot of hype surrounding it when it was released that was kind of down to who the author was and not really the story. But saying that, I am really looking forward to what Giovanna Fletcher comes out with next.


Abi xo

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