Once and For All by Sarah Dessen

It’s been at least ten years since I last read a Sarah Dessen book – Lock & Key was my first ever one! I remember really enjoying her books, so when I saw that the audiobook for Once and For All had no wait list at my library, needless to say I jumped at the opportunity to revisit her books. Unfortunately, I’m not sure whether my memories were rose tinted, or whether her recent books took a dip in quality, but Once and For All was a pretty bit big let down.

As bubbly as champagne and delectable as wedding cake, Once and for All, Sarah Dessen’s thirteenth novel, is set in the world of wedding planning, where crises are routine.

Louna, daughter of famed wedding planner Natalie Barrett, has seen every sort of wedding: on the beach, at historic mansions, in fancy hotels and clubs. Perhaps that’s why she’s cynical about happily-ever-after endings, especially since her own first love ended tragically. When Louna meets charming, happy-go-lucky serial dater Ambrose, she holds him at arm’s length. But Ambrose isn’t about to be discouraged, now that he’s met the one girl he really wants.

Sarah Dessen’s many, many fans will adore her latest, a richly satisfying, enormously entertaining story that has everything—humor, romance, and an ending both happy and imperfect, just like life itself.

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