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Kat's Review of From Notting Hill With Four Weddings…Actually by Ali McNamara

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My Rating: 5/5

Availability: Paperback, Kindle, Released 23.10.14

Synopsis: Movie addict Scarlett O'Brien is finally living the jet-setting life she's dreamed of - but it all hangs by a shiny, golden thread.

Flying between London and New York, running two businesses, planning her wedding to handsome fiancé, Sean, with best friends Oscar and Maddie - life couldn't be better.

But then Scarlett meets paparazzi darling, Gabriella Romero, and life suddenly becomes even more extravagant and glamorous. As she begins to experience the other side to being rich and famous, it's not only Scarlett's perfect wedding that's put in jeopardy, but her whole world. 

 **Please note if you would like to read this series in order, please don’t continue with my review as it will inevitably contain spoilers**

My Review:So once again we are back with Scarlett O’Brien. A lot has changed since book 1 and she is now a successful business woman. Not only does she have the Popcorn business in the UK, she now flies to New York regularly and is heavily involved with her charity The Dragonfly Trust. When I started reading this series I just fell in love with Scarlett, she is completely ditzy at times, but underneath all the craziness is a woman whose heart is in the right place and is a barrel of laughs. She manages to get herself into many funny situations, although half the time it’s because she puts her foot well and truly in her mouth!

As we are introduced back into Scarlett’s world we are also re-introduced to her mad friends such as Oscar and her closes friend Maddie. The first few chapters were spent catching up and reminding myself who everybody was, although it wasn’t hard to do as they are all very memorable characters. The difference with this latest book is that Scarlett is well and truly feeling the pressure. She is meant to be organising her upcoming wedding to Sean, but it is all a little bit too much for her.

I read the book in a RECORD half a day!!!!! I started it on mu commute in the morning and finished it at the start if my commute home. It’s one of those real feel good books that takes you into a fairy-tale world and lets you escape the dreary everyday life. Once again she manages to get herself involved on both sides of the Atlantic (although I was disappointed we didn’t see her parents as much this time) and then finds herself in a situation she doesn’t know what to do with.

I literally couldn’t put this book down and loved it from start to finish. I know they won’t be everybody’s cup of tea but they fit the bill perfectly in my eyes. There are bundles of characters to love and hate, a great lead character couple and the added bonus of celebrities thrown in ‘a plenty’! What more could you possibly want? A wonderful read that put me in the best mood, and left me wanting to read more about Scarlett and her life.  

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