ARC Review: Something Blue by Heather McGovern

Wedding planner Beth Shipley has seen it all: bridezillas, monster-in-laws, and last-minute jitters at the altar. But this wedding is different—and the stakes are much, much higher. Not only is her best friend the bride, but bookings at her family’s inn have been in free fall ever since an unfortunate food-poisoning incident. Beth’s got one chance to save her family’s business, and she knows she can do it. As long as she doesn’t let Sawyer Silva’s good looks and overprotective, overbearing older brother act distract her.

Sawyer learned firsthand that forever doesn’t last. So when his brother decides to race down the aisle with a woman he barely knows, Sawyer is determined to keep him from making the biggest mistake of his life. Yet the more time Sawyer spends around the passionate and hardworking Beth, the more trouble he has disentangling his feelings—about the wedding and the wedding planner. When Beth discovers Sawyer’s plans, can he convince her that his only real objection is to a future that doesn’t include her?
Lately, I've been trying a bunch of new to me authors. Sadly so many of my favorite authors are either no longer writing or have changed genres and I don't care to follow them. So when I saw the cover of this book on NetGalley I thought it would make a fun summer read. 

Heather McGovern is new to me author so I had nothing to go by for what type of writer she is. I do know I loved the cover of her upcoming book so I gave her a try. 

Something Blue is a sweet romance between two people that didn't really plan to fall for anyone at the moment. One is doing her job and the other is watching everyone close to making sure no one takes advantage of his brother. 

Let's start off with the fact that Sawyer was cheated on and ended an engagement because of it. He no longer trusts many women, or love for that matter. That sets up all the events of this book. Now saying that I will tell you I didn't for one-minute blame Sawyer for how he felt. The author keeps making you feel like his feelings are real. Then for everyone to turn on him for how he's feeling to me is just wrong. 

I along with Sawyer saw all he saw and believed what he believed. Sadly he handled it nicer than I would have. I would have most likely called her out in front of everyone. But I'm not always nice. 

Now I don't want you to think that I didn't enjoy the book because I mentioned how I felt Sawyer was treated because I did. I really liked the characters and how they acted with one another. When you read this you'll maybe understand why I felt what I felt. I loved Beth and her sisters. I felt for poor Beth after all that has gone wrong with their family business. She felt like it was all her fault when that's not really true. 

As a couple, Beth and Sawyer are good together. They work. The only problem they have between them is the wedding and each of their feelings about it. Sadly that is a big issue but it does make for good reading. As a whole, this is a good story. One that keeps you asking the question, 'what's really going on'? Looking forward to the next book. 


  1. I am glad that this book worked enough for you to want to read more in the series but sounds like certain aspects were a struggle and hope the next book in the series isnt the case.

    Great review!

    1. I did have a few issues, but I still liked the characters so I'm hopeful the next will be better.


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