September 2, 2015

Wicked Review: Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella

Published: May 13, 2014
Publisher: Dial Press
Acquired: Paperback

Lottie just knows that her boyfriend is going to propose, but then his big question involves a trip abroad — not a trip down the aisle. Completely crushed, Lottie reconnects with an old flame, and they decide to take drastic action. No dates, no moving in together, they’ll just get married . . . right now. Her sister, Fliss, thinks Lottie is making a terrible mistake, and will do anything to stop her. But Lottie is determined to say “I do,” for better, or for worse.

First things first, this book is quite hilarious and crazy. Like, really crazy. Lottie thought that Richard, her boyfriend, would propose to her. She even bought a ring! It was all cringe worthy, though. The way Lottie thought about Richard's "hints" was enough to keep me laughing. I don't think I will ever live that down. It's like a scene from Disaster Dates only ten times worse!

Fliss, Lottie's sister, has always been there for her. She listens to every whim; the crazy, crazier and the craziest. Even if Fliss has enough on her plate already. She's a career woman going through a bad divorce. She keeps a dossier on her ex-husband Daniel even if her lawyer tells her not to. She hated the divorce. On top of that, Lottie decides to marry Ben, Lottie's gap year boyfriend.

Ben and Lottie made a pact, that if neither of them were married by the time they are thirty, they will marry each other. I was shaking my head and smiling at the same time because I knew from the start that this thing wouldn't last and it would end in a disaster.

Lottie, so caught up with lust (not love) for Ben, agreed to marry Ben in the registry office and go straight to there honeymoon in Ikonos, where they met. Fliss and Lorcan, Ben's best friend, team up to stop them from consummating their marriage.

The lengths Fliss went though just to stop Lottie and Ben from shagging (I like the British term better!) was insane. You would think that Fliss was mean. I mean, imagine your sister or your brother, bribing a hotel manager to ruin your wedding night, where you and your spouse should spend some quality time together? That hurts! And pretty annoying as well! But in Fliss' defense, she did it because she doesn't want her sister to end up like her, regretting major life decisions such as marriage. Lottie and Ben have nothing in common really. Literally nothing. They were a disaster! Ben wasn't a dream boat. He was a wackjob!

What I love the most in this book? Lorcan and Fliss. They have lots in common. For one, they are both divorced. Two, the people they love are crazy. Three, they have chemistry. I love it! I love them! I love Lorcan more! (Okay now I'm rambling. But I really love Lorcan. I love his name too! Ahhhhh!)

All in all, Wedding Night was such a delightful read. Sophie Kinsella does not disappoint!

Madeleine Wickham (born 12 December 1969) is a bestselling British author under her pseudonym, Sophie Kinsella. Educated at New College, Oxford, she worked as a financial journalist before turning to fiction. She is best known for writing a popular series of chick-lit novels. The Shopaholic novels series focuses on the misadventures of Becky Bloomwood, a financial journalist who cannot manage her own finances. The books follows her life from when her credit card debt first become overwhelming ("The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic") to the latest book on being married and having a child ("Shopaholic & Baby"). Throughout the entire series, her obsession with shopping and the complications that imparts on her life are central themes.

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