Someone Else's Honeymoon
My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

Someone Else’s Honeymoon by Phoebe MacLeod is a fun and heartwarming story about love and new beginnings. It’s a story about Charley’s life after the sudden end of a long-term relationship. This story wasn’t quite what I expected based on the cover, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.

My Overview

Christmas Day was nothing like Charley had expected. In fact, it was the day her life fell apart. It was the day her ten-year relationship with Josh fell apart, and she ended up homeless. Why? On Christmas Day, Josh’s gift to Charley was an eco-friendly toothbrush. It was a bamboo toothbrush … but still a toothbrush! That was also the day Charley discovered that Josh had been having an affair. Also, since Charley had moved into Josh’s flat, she had to move out and was essentially homeless.

Lucky for Charley, she had a fantastic support team at the ready! Her parents let her move back in with them, and even took her on an all-expenses paid trip to Antigua. Her friend Maddie, was ready to help Charley with a make-over and to help her navigate her new life as a single person. I really enjoyed these charming and supportive characters. The way they helped Charley put her life back together after her break-up was simply heartwarming.

Are you wondering what the cover and title have to do with this storyline? I was too! That’s the only thing I didn’t like about this story. Based on the cover and title, I expected more of a focus on the someone else’s honeymoon aspect. The more I listened to the story, the more I kept wondering who the guy on the cover was. Basically, whose honeymoon would Charley end up in? That part took a long time to make it into the storyline. As it turns out, Charley ended up on Ed’s honeymoon. He was stood up at the altar, ended up going on his honeymoon to Antigua anyway, and ends up having a meet-cute with Charley. I don’t understand why that wasn’t a more prominent part of the story.

Overall, this was a fun and entertaining story. I especially enjoyed the witty banter between Charley and Ed. For that reason, I wish Ed had played a bigger role in the storyline. Instead, the focus of the story was on Charley rebuilding her life after her break-up. I would’ve been fine with, if the title had been different. Instead, I was left thinking this book should’ve had a different title.

My Recommendation

Do I recommend this story? Yes! I listened to the audiobook, and recommend it. Also, although the story begins on Christmas Day, it would be great any time of the year.

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