Fiction Book Reviews

It Had To Be You by Janice Thompson

Well, Janice Thompson did it again with her third and final installment of her Weddings By Bella series, It Had To Be You.

 Besides the marvelous title (the former title of my WIP – I had to change it because of Janice ;-), this book brings a satisfying ending to Italian Bella Rossi’s romance with her Texas hunk, D.J.

 But let me tell you – she has to go through all sorts of misunderstanding, mayhem, marriages, and madness to get to her happily ever after, and if you’ve read any of Janice’s previous two books, you KNOW how those Rossis are. Hilarious.

 While Bella is trying to plan her own wedding, she’s inundates with relatives from Italy, missing friends, secret elopements, and an old mobster. To add icing to the toppling wedding cake, she is having heart palpitations not related to D.J.’s kiss, and they land her in the hospital.

 How on earth can she manage all the marriages and other messes when she’s stuck in a hospital bed days before her own wedding.

Well, for the ending you’ll have to read the book – It Had To Be You.

AND don’t forget, Janice has a new series coming out soon. Read below for a teaser into her new books, or visit her website at 


(this book was given to me by Revell – a division of Baker Publishing Group) It was my pleasure to write the review.

 So Janice,

What’s your next Revell series about?

 The series is called “Backstage Pass” and is set in Hollywood. It’s about a television sitcom called “Stars Collide” (about two opposing talent scouts). The first book (Stars Collide) is from the lead actress’s POV. The second book (yet unnamed) is from the writer’s POV (think of the old Dick Van Dyke show – how he and his crew pounded out the script for each week’s live show). The third book (yet unnamed) is from the POV (point of view) of the female director of the sitcom. In many ways, this is a story inside a story. I LOVED writing the first book (Stars Collide) and honestly believe it’s my best story to date. Hope you agree!

You can also find an interview with Janice at The Writers Alley – follow this link:

27 thoughts on “It Had To Be You by Janice Thompson”

  1. I have read the first book in the “Wedding by Bella” series and SO SO SO SO SO enjoyed it! It is honestly one of my favourite books ever! D.J. and Bella are so awesome! 🙂

    Thanks for the review! Now I REALLY need to go and get my hands on the second and third book in the series!!!! 😀

    God bless!


    1. It’s well worth the read. Ooo, I forgot to put on here that I’m giving away a copy of the book. Thanks for the the reminder 🙂


      1. Really? Yay!! 🙂 I just noticed that I need to put down my email address then! 🙂 thanks for the opportunity to win this book! 🙂



  2. Woo-hoo! I had so much fun with Bella and DJ and those crazy Rossis! Glad you came along for the ride. As I said, I think the next series is going to be my best so far. We shall see if the readers agree! I think Bella has left a lasting impression. Hope so, anyway. HUGS to you for the sweet reviews. I’m so grateful. Oh, and Aunt Rosa sends her love – and a big plate of fettuccini alfredo!


  3. Great interview! Please add me to your giveaway, I’d love to read this book. It looks really good.




  4. I have read a few of Janice’s books and she is one hilarious writer. I read the first book in this series and loved it and can’t wait to read the other 2 now.



  5. Please don’t enter me I already have this series! I just had to say that I love love love this whole series too and y’all won’t be disappointed if you give these a try! 🙂

    XOXO~ Renee


  6. If it isn’t too late, I would like to be entered to win Janice’s book. I participated in a webinar last week in which Janice was the speaker. It was very inspiring and motivating. She greatly encouraged me!

    I would love to be able to add her book to my library. Thanks!


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