“Speak Now: or Forever Hold Your Peace” by Becky Monson
Blurb: If there’s one thing that Bridgette Reynolds has learned recently, it’s that the perfect shoes, the perfect hair, and the perfect dress do not make for the perfect proposal. In fact, sometimes they make for the not-so-perfect breakup. Now, Bridgette must do everything in her power to win Adam back. She knows they are meant to be. And nothing will stand in her way—not her friends, not her grandmother, not even the fact that Adam is now engaged to Serene after a whirlwind romance. Focused on her plan to win Adam back, Bridgette isn’t expecting Ian—her college best friend, her love, her big regret—to come back into her life. They sink back into their comfortable friendship as if no time has passed at all, making Bridgette start to question her feelings for Adam. But Ian has a few secrets of his own . . . secrets that could shatter their friendship once and for all. Bridgette has to make some major decisions—should she speak now? Or forever hold her peace?
My Review: I’ve been cutting back on reviews, but when the opportunity came from Chick Lit Plus to read “Speak Now: or Forever Hold You Peace,” I knew it was time that I read this book–after all, it’s been on my Kindle shortly after it was released earlier this year, (note that I bought the book based on the cover–isn’t it cute?!).
The blurb grabbed my attention right away, so there was no question that the book had me hooked from the first page. I loved Bridgette’s character, and while there was quite a lot of drama throughout the story–I sympathized with her numerous times–she handled everything beautifully. I don’t want to give any spoilers, but I’m so glad it ended the way it did. Her two friends made for great sidekicks, including her grandmother, who was quite funny, (I loved that they watched soap operas together).
While the book is a bit long, I wasn’t bothered by that. Becky Monson’s writing is brilliant, so much so that there were a few nights I didn’t go to bed until way late, because I didn’t want to stop. This was my first book by Becky, but it will not be my last!
I give “Speak Now: or Forever Hold Your Peace” 5 stars!