It's in the title, Jonty and Devan's Big Day is finally here, full of love, laughter and Jonty style shenanigans.
It’s going to be the day of their lives—their wedding, their way, where it all started: The Dunes Hotel in Northumberland. But from the moment the planning starts, Jonty is overwhelmed. When Devan’s mother starts making suggestions, Jonty’s mouth runs away with him and his inner Groomzilla is in danger of escaping. But it’s when Jonty goes quiet that Devan knows he’s in trouble.
Devan’s not going to let his mother spoil their perfect day. Suddenly, he’s a man on a mission. The venue? Booked. The guest list? A secret. The stag do? In Cato’s somewhat dodgy hands. Devan’s going to do whatever it takes to make sure Jonty gets what he wants. Even if that includes alpacas and penguins and the Northern Lights in the middle of summer. Now it’s time to prove he is the Best Fiancé in the Entire Multiverse.
Jonty and Devan's Big Day is a novella in the world of Jonty Bloom, it's not a standalone and honestly, you should read all the Jonty books because they're great.
This is everything I've come to expect from Barbara Elsborg (and Jonty). It's in turns funny, serious, mischievous, heartwarming and heartbreaking. Much like Jonty himself. Honestly, there was some sort of magic around the day Jonty was created because he's the gift that keeps on giving. This book made me laugh and cry in equal measure and for me, that's the yardstick for a great read. To be able to make readers feel like that, it's a gift that should never be underestimated.
As the title says, this is the wedding of Jonty and Devan (no, that's not a spoiler, it's literally in the title. This wouldn't be a Jonty book if there weren't shenanigans and surprises. I do love these two together, they're absolutely perfect for each other and I just love how this whole story played out. I was so happy to see most of the cast of supporting characters from the other books too, and all wrapped up amongst a ton of heat, laughs and fluffy happiness.
Jonty and Devan's Big Day made me so happy to read, it made my week and I went round grinning after I read it because it was so good. I hope this isn't Jonty's swan song, but if it is then I can live with that. Read Jonty, be happy. Simple.
Rating: 5 Stars