Tuesday, October 13, 2015

REVIEW FOR - BEFORE THE CLOCK STRIKES THIRTY - BY AUBREY MACE

pic and description taken from Amazon.com

DESCRIPTION:

With wedding festivities swirling around her, the bride's fortune-telling aunt transfixes young Shannon Fielding. The gypsy woman foresees love in the girl's future: before her thirtieth year, Shannon will meet the man of her dreams. The promise of romance is absolutely thrilling it's almost enough to compensate for the groom's annoying younger brother . . .
Shannon has remembered, and loathed, Nathan since their childhood meeting at the wedding reception that set her on a never-ending quest to find her Mr. Right. When Nathan steps back into Shannon's life, she is forced to reconcile her memory of the obnoxious boy he once was with the endearing man he's become. Nathan quickly becomes the best friend a girl could ask for but when their friendship threatens to develop into something more, can Shannon give up the idea of the mysterious soul mate she's sought for so long?

MY REVIEW / THOUGHTS:

This was such a cute book.  Shannon is convinced that when she was a little girl a gypsy told her that she would meet her husband at a wedding reception before she was thirty.  Little girls will believe anything when they are young.  

So since childhood Shannon has been convince that it will happen just that way.  One day she meets a boy that she knew when she was young, and thought she would not give away who she was until he mentioned that he knew her first.  This never happened.  She was convinced he was the same jerk she knew as a kid.

As she gets to know who she calls "jerkface" most of the book, she realizes he's not as bad as she thinks.  They start to hang out a lot more and become very good friends.  

This story made me laugh.  I cannot imagine still believing something from when I was a kid.  I always dreamed about what my wedding would be like, and I can even remember picking out my wedding dress, and everything.  Those things when I was young changed with age.  Shannon is convinced that what this "gypsy" told her is how she really is going to meet her man.  

It's hard to read a book when everyone around them knows whats going to happen, but the characters won't catch on.  Seriously frustrating.

This book was a fluffy, feel good book.  I am trying to read as many as I can before I dedicate my reading to scary books for the rest of  the month.  This was a sweet romance.  It's a typical boy meets girl, and falls in love story.  The couple finding the way to each other is fun to read about.

Source:  I bought this book for myself.  I was not compensated in anyway for this review.  These are my own PERSONAL feelings on the book.

Content:  CLEAN :)

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Aubrey Mace
pic and bio taken from Amazon.com

Aubrey Mace lives in Sandy, Utah. She attended LDS Business College and Utah State University. When she is not writing, she enjoys cooking, traveling, gardening, playing the cello (badly), and spending time with her family and psychotic cat. 
Aubrey has four published novels: SPARE CHANGE, which won the 2008 Whitney Award for Best Romance, MY FAIRY GRANDMOTHER, SANTA MAYBE, and BEFORE THE CLOCK STRIKES THIRTY. She also has a novella, "The Science of Sentiment", included in the Timeless Romance Anthology Spring Collection.
You can visit Aubrey at her website, www.aubreymace.com.