Review of “Something Old, Something New” – Darcie Boleyn

A heartwarming, giggle-inducing romance from Darcie Boleyn, just in time for the wedding season!

Will you marry me…again?

When Annie Thomas agrees to give her ex away at his wedding to his boyfriend, she thinks she’ll be fine. With her three children at her side, she can handle anything. Then she finds out her gorgeous first ex-husband Evan Llewellyn is flying in from his glamorous life in New York to attend as well!

An unexpected pregnancy ended their relationship and as she stumbles through the ups and downs of life as a working single mum – helping everyone else find a happy ending along the way – Annie refuses to believe their old and incredibly hot spark can still exist.

It’s only when she and Evan are forced to face up to the past together that they’ll discover if they can have their own happily-ever-after too!

 
 
 
 
(review request submitted by the author for an honest critique) 
 
Are you a divorcee? Divorcee with kids? How about, do you know anyone who is divorced with or without a child? If you answered yes to any of these questions (which I’m sure you did), then you can identify with Annie’s life. She is a divorcee, twice removed, and raising three children while working. She’s constantly asking herself, “Am I failing?” 
 
Any caregiver can relate to this thought. We always wonder if we are doing enough, providing enough, giving enough of ourselves via time/attention. The scene where Annie was soaking in the tub and her son came in needing to poo, the very thing has happened to me — more than once. I’m sure it’s happened to you as well. 
 
The next part might not touch home for most people. Her second ex-husband, Dex, is a gay man. Their marriage didn’t work, for obvious reasons, but they’ll always be best friends. Basically, they had the perfect divorce. She even walked him down the aisle when he remarried — this time to a man. 🙂
 
The gay wedding was spectacular. The cake was a work of art: fairytale castle upon two tiers of jelly beans, flowers, ivy, and likenesses of the three children plus Annie. This sugary concoction was almost too pretty to eat. 
 
FYI: The speeches at the wedding will explain the jelly beans in case you’re puzzled about the cake decorations.
 
Moving on…..
 
The love between Dex and Trevor, their wedding, didn’t take the cake (no pun intended) as the most romantic moment of Something Old, Something New. The prize definitely goes out to Annie. What she does to show Evan the depth and the trueness of her feelings for him was one helluva grand, romantic gesture. If they didn’t live happily ever after — AGAIN — then these two are hopeless. 
 
Well, these two are definitely hopeless……. HOPELESSLY IN LOVE. 
 
Oh BTW, Darcie, you’ll be please to know you had the Bob the Builder tune stuck in my head all night long. Thanks for that. 🙂
 
 
Heart Rating System 
1 (lowest) and 5 (highest) 
 Score: ❤❤❤❤
 
 
 

Darcie Boleyn has a huge heart and is a real softy. She never fails to cry at books and movies, whether the ending is happy or not. Darcie is in possession of an overactive imagination that often keeps her awake at night. Her childhood dream was to become a Jedi but she hasn’t yet found suitable transport to take her to a galaxy far, far away. She also has reservations about how she’d look in a gold bikini, as she rather enjoys red wine, cheese and loves anything with ginger or cherries in it – especially chocolate. Darcie fell in love in New York, got married in the snow, rescues uncoordinated greyhounds and can usually be found reading or typing away on her laptop.


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3 Responses to Review of “Something Old, Something New” – Darcie Boleyn

  1. This is put in the TBR pile than you Kam and can't wait to read this book

  2. That's fabulous to know Renee, thank you! Have a wonderful week! Xx 🙂

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