Poppy’s Three Men by Sophie Sloane

Poppy’s Three Men by Sophie Sloane
Publisher: Self-published
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (115 pgs)
Heat Level: Sweet
Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewed by Honeysuckle

It is the wedding day for Poppy Shillington, a young, American woman. Everything is perfect: the white dress, the veil, the orchestra, except for one thing. Who is the groom? She stares into the mirror in her dressing room, and reminisces about her relationships with the three men she dated in her twenties: Dax, Mike, and Simon. A good-looking guy with bad manners, a straight-forward sensitive soul, and an adoring intellectual.

She remembers the passionately devastating trip to Paris, her humiliating adventures in the Great Outdoors, and a traumatizing game of Scrabble with the in-laws. As she shares the embarrassing, funny, and romantic stories of each man, it becomes increasingly challenging to predict which man she will end up with.

The Dating Game meets Meets Married at the Altar. Who will she meet at the altar, Dax, Mike or Simon?

As far as clever story lines go, this was a fun find.

Poppy can define her dating life based on her experience with three men in particular. The story jumps around a bit in her attempt to relate three stories as she walking down the isle. Time is of the essence and she can’t give the reader every single little detail or it would spoil the point of the story.

Mike is the out-doorsy one, slightly stuffy Simon with lovely British accent, and bad boy Dax. The neat thing about this story is that they were all good guys. She had different experiences with each but only one ultimately won her heart.

This book is written in first person and is pretty heavy on the telling rather than showing but it works out since the story is primarily her talking about her dating life in her earlier twenties. As I mentioned, it’s not in chronological order so, I did a bit a of flipping back and forth to keep all of the stories straight.

It was worth it. There’s humor and tension and it felt real. This could be the normal dating life of most young women since most date several men before they walk the isle.

This is a short read and it worth the time. Poppy makes the right choice and readers who like it short and sweet should, too.

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