Friday, November 22, 2013

Book Club Friday-- Wedding Night.

GoodReads Synopsis: Lottie just knows that her boyfriend is going to propose during lunch at one of London’s fanciest restaurants. But when his big question involves a trip abroad, not a trip down the aisle, she’s completely crushed. So when Ben, an old flame, calls her out of the blue and reminds Lottie of their pact to get married if they were both still single at thirty, she jumps at the chance. No formal dates—just a quick march to the altar and a honeymoon on Ikonos, the sun-drenched Greek island where they first met years ago.  Their family and friends are horrified. Fliss, Lottie’s older sister, knows that Lottie can be impulsive—but surely this is her worst decision yet. And Ben’s colleague Lorcan fears that this hasty marriage will ruin his friend’s career. To keep Lottie and Ben from making a terrible mistake, Fliss concocts an elaborate scheme to sabotage their wedding night. As she and Lorcan jet off to Ikonos in pursuit, Lottie and Ben are in for a honeymoon to remember, for better . . . or worse.

My Thoughts:  It's been a while since I have read a Sophie Kinsella book-- the Shopaholic series got to be too outrageous for me, and I've avoided her books ever since.  But something about this story looked entertaining, so I gave it a shot.  And I'm very glad I did!  Sophie Kinsella's books are definitely not grounded in reality-- this story, much like all of her books, is heavy on ridiculous situations and overreacting characters.  But somehow I didn't mind it very much.  It was incredibly funny and, of course, had a happy ending.  I think what I surprised me most was that it wasn't totally predictable-- there were plenty of surprises in the story to keep my brain engaged and wonder what would happen next.  I really enjoyed it and definitely recommend it!


  1. Katie! I'm so glad you stopped by my blog today! I loved hearing from you, and I can't wait to read more of your posts! New follower :)

  2. I loved this book! I'm a huge Sophie Kinsella fan. Have you read "I've Got Your Number" -- it's her latest and it's pretty good too!

  3. Yay another to add to my list :)

  4. I used to love Sophi Kinsella too, but lately I've been reading her less and less. Although I have been wanting to pick this up, and I'm sure with enough time, it'll actually happen.