Monday 3 June 2013

Book ~ "Wedding Night" (2013) Sophie Kinsella

From Goodreads ~ 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.

This is the story of two sisters, Lottie and Fliss.  Lottie has been dating Richard for a couple years and suspects he's going to propose to her ... but he doesn't.  Hurt and humiliated, she breaks up with him.  Fliss is going through a divorce.  Daniel, her ex-husband, has already moved on but is still pestering her with demands.  They have a son together, Noah, so Fliss will always have Daniel in her life.

When Ben, a beau from 15 years ago, connects with her and spontaneously suggests they get married, Lottie agrees.  Knowing how impulsive Lottie is after a break-up, Fliss, as the big sister, does all she can to stop the wedding.  Unfortunately it happens anyway and Fliss' next move is to ensure the honeymood doesn't go as planned so Lottie can have her marriage annulled rather than having to suffer through a divorce.

It's been a couple years since I've read a Sophie Kinsella book and for the most part I enjoy them.  I know what to expect and this one didn't disappoint.  It's a light fun silly read and at times you have to leave your sense of belief at the door and go along for the ride.

The story is told in first person, with the point of view shifting back and forth from Lottie to Fliss (the name is at the beginning of the chapters so you know).  You have sisters going through different situations so it was good to be able to get into their heads and see what their thoughts were.  Fliss is the more serious and level-headed of the two (though not by much at times) while Lottie is more impulsive.  It's obvious that Fliss cares about her sister and is used to picking up the pieces.

As a head's up, the language at times is for mature readers.

I'd recommend this is you are looking for a fun light read.

1 comment:

Masshole Mommy said...

I don't mind the swearing, so I may give this a read.