Unexpected Lessons in Love by Lucy Dillon

Published September 11, 2022

Unexpected Lessons in Love by Lucy Dillon

Book info

  • Title Unexpected Lessons in Love
  • Author Lucy Dillon
  • Year 2019
  • Genre Romance

What happens when 'I do' turns into 'I don't know'? Jeannie always wanted to fall in love, and now she's finally got the whirlwind romance she dreamed of. Dan's gorgeous, he's a successful young vet, and he flew her to New York and proposed on Brooklyn Bridge. Jeannie has to remind herself this is actually her life. It seems too perfect, too magical, to be real. Yet it is. But now she's on her way to the wedding she can't shake off the tight sensation crushing her chest. Is it just nerves... or is this all happening a bit too fast? Jeannie has one last chance to shout, 'Stop!' But just as she grabs it, a twist of fate throws everything she knows into the air like confetti. What Jeannie learns about Dan, about her own heart, and about the power of love itself, will change her world for ever...


I liked the fundamental story of this - a young woman is set to marry her fiance in a whirlwind romance but has doubts on the wedding morning, only for their entire lives to be turned upside down by an unexpected accident. After that, there are moral decisions to be made, a whole new life to try and start whilst also being on pause, and revelations that eventually come. I didn’t necessarily enjoy the side plots - the Edith recording story didn’t reflect well on Jeannie at all, and the puppy farm stuff didn’t seem to have a huge impact other than kick starting the endless talk about wedding dresses. I’m not so sure about that, but overall I enjoyed reading it.

Rating: 3 / 5

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