When’s the Wedding? – First Chapter Preview!

Less than a month to go until When’s the Wedding? Dreaming of saying ‘I do’… is published. Yay!!

The book, which is the sequel to Only When It’s Love, follows the story of dog hotel marketing manager Alex. She’s found her Mr Right, and life with sexy paediatrician Miles is wonderful, except for one thing. Despite saying that he’s ready for marriage, Miles seems no closer to putting a ring on it.

After a romantic getaway to Paris ends in more disappointment and Alex receives news that sends her world into a spin, she decides that her dream proposal won’t just fall into her lap. So she hatches a plan.

Although she’s convinced her methods will lead to Miles popping the question faster than she can say ‘I do’, Alex’s friends warn her it will end in disaster. But a little bit of hint dropping can’t hurt, right?

Will Alex get her happily-ever-after, or is there a reason why Miles is dragging his feet?

When’s the Wedding? is packed with heart-melting romance, laugh-out-loud moments and cute cast of funny animals. If you pre-order it now, it’ll be delivered straight to your device on Thursday 25th March.

Until then, here’s an exclusive preview of the first chapter. Enjoy!

When’s the Wedding? Dreaming of saying ‘I do’…, by Olivia Spring.

Chapter 1

Ah, Paris.

Don’t you just love it?

The food. The culture. The sightseeing. I adored it all.

As I stood at the top of the Eiffel Tower, taking in the breathtaking panoramic views with Miles’ arms wrapped around me, it was easy to understand why it was known as one of the most romantic cities in the world.

The sun was setting and I could see the gorgeous orange light touching the tops of the French capital’s coolest landmarks. Notre Dame, the Grand Palais—even the bends in the river Seine.

Miles and I had started the day on a high, waking up legs and arms entwined underneath the crisp white sheets of our king-size bed in the fancy boutique hotel he’d booked.

We’d enjoyed breakfast on the balcony, devouring fresh, buttery, flaky croissants and pain au chocolat whilst sipping on a cheeky glass of champagne. A little tipsy and feeling frisky, we’d stumbled back into bed to work off those calories, then set off for a day of sightseeing.

We made sure we visited some of the most popular tourist haunts. Taking in the stunning art at the Louvre. Window-shopping hand in hand along the Champs-Élysées, where the clothes cost more than a whole month’s salary. And now we were finishing the day here: at one of the most iconic monuments in the world. Miles couldn’t have planned this better if he’d had the entire production team of Say I Do working with him.

Yep. This had been the perfect day, and I had a feeling it was about to get even better.

I’d dreamt about this for what felt like forever. Getting to this point definitely hadn’t been easy. I’d kissed way too many frogs along the way. But now, as I stood here, ready for my moment, I could say that the prize of finally finding my Prince Charming was worth all those years of heartache.

Any minute now…

I’d imagined my reaction at least a million times in my head. The shock. My hands covering my mouth as I gasped with surprise. The tears of joy as Miles slid the ring on my finger.

The ring—how exciting! What would it be like? A big classic diamond, or something smaller and understated? Yes. That was more my style. Neither of us were into flashy bling. He’d know I’d prefer something more simple and elegant.

‘Shall we go over here?’ Miles gently released his arms from around my waist.

‘Okay!’ I said, trying to contain my excitement and practically skipping ahead to the other side of the viewing platform. He was right. The views were even better from this position. The engagement photos would look amazing. I stood still, watching him walk slowly towards me.

‘So, I was wondering…’

‘Yes…’ My eyes widened.

‘There’s something I’ve been wanting to ask you all afternoon…’ Miles took a deep breath, then suddenly dropped down on one knee.

OMG. This was it.

It was finally happening.

The butterflies began dancing in my stomach, the blood racing through my veins.
‘Would you…’ He glanced up at me.

‘Yes! Yes! Yes! YES!!’ I replied excitedly, staring into his gorgeous dark brown eyes. I didn’t even need to let him finish his sentence. I knew I wanted to take our relationship to the next level. To become official partners. To spend the rest of our lives together. Right now, there was nothing I wanted more than to be his wife.

‘You would? So you don’t mind going back to the gift shop to get my dad the T-shirt we saw earlier? Excellent!’

He swiftly tied his shoelaces and stood back up.

Oh…

Hold on.

‘I felt bad about asking, because you did say I should just get it, and you were right.’

My stomach plummeted.

Miles was still talking, but I was in a daze, trying to take in what was happening.

‘I know it’s a pain to have to go all the way back because it’s been a long day, but the guy said he only had one left in his size. If you’re too tired, we can just go straight back to the hotel. Alex?’

‘Huh?’ I came to my senses and regained the ability to speak. ‘Um… no… it’s fine.’

‘Brilliant! Dad’s gonna love it. You’re the best!’ Miles pecked me on the cheek. ‘Shall we take some more photos? Such amazing views.’

That hadn’t quite gone like I’d hoped.

I’d thought Miles was finally going to propose. I mean, everything seemed so right. The setting. The sunset. This would have been the perfect scene for our real-life romcom.

Maybe that was my problem. I’d spent so many years bingeing on romance novels and films that I had my head in the clouds, dreaming of the perfect proposal.

I shouldn’t have got carried away. I should’ve realised that I wasn’t Julia Roberts or Meg Ryan starring in a big Hollywood romantic comedy. This was real life.

And life with Miles was great. Our relationship was solid, so there was no need to worry.

We’d get engaged one day.

It was going to happen.

When, exactly?

Now that was the million-dollar question…

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