Noun: a difficult, or otherwise unfortunate situation.
Verb: pledge or solemnly promise. Be engaged to be married.
I promised myself to a man. Well, technically, I promised myself to a boy. We were eight years old. Neighbours. He gave me a Cheezel, pushed it onto my finger, and asked me to marry him.
I ate the Cheezel.
I also said, "Yes" but that we'd have to wait until we were thirty.
It was my thirtieth birthday last week and now he's calling in that promise.
Seriously, Elliot Parker is insane if he thinks that an out of the blue private Facebook message stipulating the binding law of an oral contractual agreement is going to seal our twenty-two-year bullshit engagement.
I wonder if he really does look like his profile picture, though.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
From the beginning of this book you will realise that you are going to be giggling, sighing and high fiving as you turn the pages. When Danielle agreed to marry Elliot (Lots - what a cool nickname) when they were eight years old, little did she think her childhood friend and neighbour would hold her up to it. I mean he gave her a Cheezel, (not sure what one is - check the cover out - which is a cool cover so Well done Hang Le, I like it when the cover has something in common with the contents. So when 'Lot's proposed Danielle ate the Cheezel and said - Yes... But when she was thirty. Years pass, Dani's single and in a job she loves, ok so she's not found love - Yet, in fact, she has a few issues about the whole commitment thing. But read the book to find out why this is. Elliot Parker's quirky Facebook message, with its Laweeze and insistence that he was wanting to proceed with the 'oral contractual agreement', was hilarious, and I was on his side from that moment on. I read the book in a day, not much was done on Sunday, but boy did I enjoy being engrossed in Ms. Golland's characters. If you want a book that has some substance with humour, romance, and plain old HEA at the end grab a copy now. I will be ordering a paperback at the next signing Ms. Golland is at, because I know I want this on my shelf. *** I voluntarily reviewed this book, I gained no monetary incentives nor was I specifically requested to review the book, these are my honest ramblings and I hope you enjoy reading them - kat**
Oh, wow, what a lovely story. Elliot and Danielle have been friends since they were kids. In fact, they got engaged by Cheezel at the age of 8, promising to get married if neither of them had a spouse by the time they turned 30. Danielle believed it to be a joke, especially since they lost contact with each other age 13. But 17 years later just after her 30 birthday, she finds a message from Elliot on her Facebook. He wants to continue with the pretend engagement, in fact, he wants to make it real. And get married. For real! Danielle suspects he’s crazy. What precedes to happen after that is both funny, poignant, hilarious and heart-breaking in equal measures. But, when Danielle suffers a setback that affects her mental health, Elliot makes a stupid mistake. Can he prove he’s worth the risk? Will Danielle let go of her fears to face the truth? Will they get their dream come true? Friends to lovers, sometimes it’s just so right, it can’t be wrong.