Sunshine on a Rainy Day – Bryony Fraser

30826797One month after her wedding to Jack, Zoe is not happy. She doesn’t want to become just ‘someone’s wife’, and the two of them have started arguing over the tiniest things. The result: Zoe wants a divorce. However, marriage laws state that a divorce cannot be granted before one year of marriage, so Jack and Zoe must spend the whole year still married, still living in their flat because neither can afford to move out, still at each other’s throats, but are they still in love, too?

Okay so, the first thing I have to say is that I don’t understand why Zoe and Jack got married in the first place. Zoe is 100% against marriage, and makes that abundantly clear throughout the book. So why did she agree to marry Jack? Why did she go through with the wedding when she knew – had always known – that marriage wasn’t what she wanted?

Aside from that, the story is pretty good. There’s a bit more to it than most chick-lit books, with other things going on besides the turmoil in Zoe and Jack’s relationship, and it’s well written and very smooth. Unfortunately, I struggled to get over the ultimate question of why Zoe got married at all when she clearly didn’t want to, because this kind of spoiled the premise of the whole book. The second they got married, everything fell apart and that appeared to be purely down to Zoe’s negative mindset. If she’d given the marriage a fighting chance, they probably wouldn’t have had a problem.

Positives though: the characters were witty and, apart from Zoe, realistic and likeable. It was predictable but in a nice way, and thoroughly engaging. An easy, fun, and humorous read. Plus I absolutely adore the cover – it’s so cute! Definitely caught my eye.

I received this ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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