I am a huge fan of the author after reading the ‘Ginika’s Bridesmaids’ series (I have reviewed all 5 books in the series on this blog in “Book Reviews” so you can check them out) and since this book is a prequel to the series, I was super excited to read it. I had kept myself from reading this book for a while, waiting for the perfect time because I had a feeling it would suck me in and truly it literally swallowed whole.
The story follows Erin, who has just been dumped by her boyfriend but almost immediately gets a great job offer in Nigeria so she moves back home after living most of her work life in New York city and hopes she will finally meet “The One” soon. On her flight back, she meets “the man of her dreams” but unfortunately loses his contact. She is so sure he is “the one” and this causes her to search for him to no avail. While the search for mystery man is still, Erin meets Emeka, the good looking and kind photographer who at first she is not sure why she is drawn to him but eventually she finds herself falling for him. As their relationship blooms and seems to be going in the right direction, she then meets Karibi aka mystery man which throws her into a state of confusion. While Karibi ticks all the boxes for her dream husband, Emeka may have just stolen her heart and she is now fussed to choose. This is a story about true love, fate and second chances.
This book was unputdownable! I loved everything about the story and was glad to learn more about some of the characters in the other books which gave more perspective to the stories I had read earlier. I now understand why I felt the way I did about Karibi when I read ‘Isioma’ as this book now totally validates my conclusions about his character. Emeka was such a darling, I loved his character and although Erin’s character tried to stress me at some point, I stilled loved her too. The major take-away from this story is the fact that it is important to follow your heart when choosing a spouse instead of looking for a “type”. Coincidentally, on my podcast this past weekend, the theme was titled ‘Marry for Love or Marry for Money’ so reading this story after recording the episode with my guest made it feel so real. I would love young people who are yet to get married to read this story. It has a few things you can learn from here
Do I have to say I highly recommend? My rating says it all. I am really going to read all the books this author has written.
Rating: 5 Stars
Published: October 28th 2020
The Writer, who became an Engineer, who became an Investment Banker, who became a Fertility Spokesperson, who became…a Writer.
That has been the journey of A. T. Nwokedi, aka The Fertile Chick. A self confessed hopeless romantic, when she is not creating new characters, she devotes her time to creating memories with her husband and their three children.
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