Book Review: Wooing Cadie McCaffrey

Wooing Cadie McCaffrey – Bethany Turner – Revell – Published 21 May 2019

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Synopsis

After four years with her boyfriend, Cadie McCaffrey is thinking of ending things. Convinced Will doesn’t love her in the “forever” way she loves him, Cadie believes it’s time for her to let him go before life passes her by. When a misunderstanding leads to a mistake, leaving her hurt, disappointed, and full of regret, she finally sends him packing.

But for Will, the end of their relationship is only the beginning of his quest to figure out how to be the man Cadie wanted him to be. With the dubious guidance of his former pro-athlete work friends and tactics drawn from Cadie’s favorite romantic comedies, Will attempts to win her back. It’s a foolproof plan. What could possibly go wrong?

My thoughts

Wooing Cadie McCaffrey is a humorous and refreshing novel – it’s also a lesson in miscommunication and how to complicate a relationship by NOT TALKING! So if you like rom-coms, epic romantic moments or enjoy reading a book from between your fingers due to agony from misunderstandings, then this is the book for you.

Cadie McCaffrey has been waiting for her boyfriend, Will, to propose for years. Every time she thinks he has finally decided to get down on bended knee, she is tragically disappointed. When another misunderstanding leads Will and Cadie to take their physical relationship further than either of them planned, Cadie decides it’s time to break up from Will and keep moving on with her life. Will is devastated and is determined to win Cadie back, even if that means he has to sit through dozens of romantic movies and plan romantic moments to woo Cadie into giving them another chance.

Bethany Turner has a refreshing and unique way of pulling a story together. The characters are realistically flawed and their journey with God and others around them is situated smack bang in the middle of realistic life – where mistakes are made. I loved Cadie’s sports ineptitude, especially surrounded by such sports fanatics. I loved Will’s adorkable resolve to win Cadie back.

The beginning was a little confusing and off putting. The middle was bumpy but the end was everything you could want in a romantic, happily ever after that balanced those feel-good, movie-worthy moments with open communication, faith and love.

Wooing Cadie McCaffrey has lots of laughs and moments that every rom-com fan will recognise, touches on deep topics of physical intimacy in relationships and has a fun, lighthearted tone throughout.

The publishers provided an advanced readers copy of this book for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own.

More information

Category: Adult fiction

Genre: Christian – Contemporary.

Themes: Dating, relationships, romance, employment, sports, journalism, romantic movies, sex, faith.

Published: 21 May 2019 by Revell

Format: Hardcover, paperback, ebook, audiobook. 354 pages.

ISBN: 9780800736309

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