It Had to be You by Deborah Simmons


It Had to be You by Deborah Simmons
Publisher: Bennett street books
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full Length (183 pages)
Heat level: Sensual
Rating: 3 Stars
Reviewed by Willow

What if Cinderella didn’t want to go to the ball? Wedding planner Paige Porter doesn’t believe in fairy tales. She’s seen too many bridezillas, randy grooms, and short-lived marriages. But she loves to create magic for that perfect moment, so she’s thrilled when society matron Bebe Maitland invites her to handle a granddaughter’s nuptials. But dealing with the wealthy and eccentric family becomes a full-time job, involving more than wedding planning. There’s the bride-to-be, her siblings, and a set of nasty cousins with their own agendas. And then there’s Siegfried, the heir apparent, boy genius, and one of the city’s most eligible bachelors – if anyone could drag him away from his computer lab. As CEO of The Maitland Company and the last in a long line of inventors, Siegfried might forget to eat or sleep, but he can’t forget Paige Porter. For once he might have to put aside his all-consuming research for a new venture: Project Paige. Because when he saw her he knew: It Had to Be You.

It Had to Be You really does prove that opposites attract.

It Had to Be You is a very fun read. Paige Porter is a very strong female character that has a very clear goal for what she want to do with her life – build up her wedding planning business and buy her very own home. She doesn’t want to end up like her Mother and rely on anyone, especially a man. Enter Siegfried, a geeky awkward boy genius that can’t focus on anything for long periods of time, except on Paige.

The character development in this book is really good. Although I would of liked to have more detailed back stories I got to get a sense of what made the characters the way they are. This included the back stories of some of the supporting characters, which I really enjoyed.

Ms Simmons has created a lovely novel that has me wishing that I – like Paige – got accepted into a very fun and eccentric family like the Maitland family. They accepted her as part of the family and gave her everything – even if she didn’t ask.

I recommended this novel to all those who love romantic comedies.


  1. Salisa Waheed says:

    Romantic Comedies???

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