It’s only January 30th, but I feel really confident saying that Jenny Holiday’s latest release Three Little Words is one of my best reads of the year. I know, I know, this kind of enthusiastic statement is very unlike me, as I’m usually reluctant to gush (lies, lies), but this book is amazing/lovely/powerful/everything that I’ve ever wanted.
Like the rest of Holiday’s Bridesmaids Behaving Badly series, Three Little Words is set around one of the best friend’s weddings. In this case, it’s the wedding of Wendy and Noah, whose love story was featured in It Takes Two. Here’s what you need to know about this book: Chef Bennett Buchanan and model Gia Gallo are trying to get to the aforementioned wedding when they first meet, but unfortunately for them, inclement weather conditions are making that difficult.
Their first impressions of the other are less than stellar. But despite her rudeness at the ticket counter, there’s something about Gia, and despite his good-ole-southern-boy charm, there’s something about Bennett.
A road trip commences, and it’s awkward and confessional and wonderful. Gia and Bennett both come to the road trip packing big emotional baggage, and to their surprise, they find an audience in the other. But despite the things they tell each other—and their overwhelming chemistry—they’re looking for different things in the relationship department: Gia never wants to be in one, and Bennett doesn’t do “casual.”
Three Little Words is by turns hilarious (Bennett’s reaction to the food makeover shows killed me) and sad, and does both equally well; it’s inspirational and raw and hopeful, and above all, it’s heartwarming. I felt so much reading this book, and by the end of it, I already missed the characters but I was also relishing the secondhand HEA glow.
If you want a book that tells a beautiful love story--and that tells a story about people finding their way to better versions of themselves—read Three Little Words. Prepare to fall in love.
**I received an ARC of this book from Netgalley, but all opinions provided are my own.
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