Saturday, 22 August 2015

Review: Cold Feet by Amy FitzHenry

Pre-wedding jitters turn into serious doubts in this fresh and funny debut about tying the knot and untethering from the past...

Everyone’s expecting her to walk down the aisle.
But something is telling her to run.

Emma Moon's mother thinks it's acceptable to miss her only daughter's wedding rehearsal dinner for a work obligation. Her father left when she was six months old. Emma hasn't exactly been raised to be a happily-ever-after kind of girl.

So when her anxieties get out of hand, Emma and her best friend, Liv, decide to take a road trip to San Francisco, find her long-lost father, and put her family issues to rest.

But her quest for the truth stirs up events and emotions she didn’t expect. The urge to run away may just be a part of Emma’s genetic makeup, because she’s growing more and more tempted to do just that…

Paperback, 304 pages
Expected publication: September 1st 2015 by Berkley
Terri's Thoughts

**I received an advance copy of this book from the publisher Berkley via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.  The expected publication date is September 1st 2015**

This is a story about a girl who thinks she has everything under control however deep down she is a complete and utter mess.  One week before her wedding she starts to question everything in her life and essentially self destructs.

While stories like these are meant to take you on a journey of self discovery with the main character it does not make you want to slap some sense in to them any less.  Emma had a distant mother and a non existent father and as a result seemed willing to set aside the happiness she found with Sam to avoid him from abandoning her at some unknown point in their future.  Makes sense right?  Not exactly however this the series of events found in this story.

Found within these pages is the story of love, friendship and personal growth.  Although I found Emma self destructive I wanted to see how her journey would complete.  I found it altogether satisfactory.  Also the story was pretty easy to read resulting in its completion in good time.

For those who like stories about self discovery this would be a good read.

About the Author
Amy, a Virginia native, attended the College of William and Mary and the University of Virginia School of Law. After law school, Amy practiced as a litigator in a Los Angeles-based firm. She is currently living in LA and, when she isn't writing, practices law as the in-house counsel for the global men's health charity, the Movember Foundation. Cold Feet is her first novel.

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