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Reviewed by Gretchen Jawurek for Readers' Favorite
Bridgette, a small town girl from Connecticut, has just moved to New York to live with her Gram. Broken hearted and starting a new job, Bridgette thought she would not find love again after “the love of her life” left, but then she saw Adam in the local deli. It was love at first sight and so we become part of her quest to find the love of her life, stop a wedding, and make things right with her friends and her Gram. Bridgette bungles her way through love’s trials, tribulations and victories with her best friends Ashley and Justin at her side. She finally comes to a decision about “the perfect love.”
Have you ever read something that made you say to yourself, “Oh I can’t believe she said that!” or “Oh I can’t believe she did that!” That was my first response reading Becky Monson’s book Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace. From the prologue to the very end, I had to keep reading to find out what would happen to Bridgette and her friends. I loved how Bridgette had her best friends Ashley and Justin, who stood by her no matter what wacky plan she came up with, and how they had their favorite diner that was their place where they would celebrate, encourage each other and prove that friendship can outlast “crazy love.” Will she find the “perfect love” she dreams about or something better or something different all together? From the first words the author drew me in and I couldn’t put the book down. I just had to find out what would happen to Bridgette and her best friends. The author makes you think about your ideas of love and finding the “perfect love.”