WEDDING NIGHT by Sophie Kinsella

Posted: March 3, 2014 by BA Dillon in GUEST REVIEWERS - FICTION

WEDDING NIGHT by Sophie KinsellaReviewed by Emmie

From the writer of Confessions of a Shopaholic, Sophie Kinsella, comes a fun, easy to read, cute and quirky love story titled Wedding Night – no worries, it’s not nearly as risqué as it seems.  The story is about a woman named Lottie and the dynamics of her love life.  The story starts with a poorly communicated engagement or lack thereof with Lottie’s main man, Richard.  The humiliation of this confusion leads Lottie to a surprising decision.  She rekindles with an old flame, Ben, after 15 years apart and makes a hasty and stupid decision – MARRIAGE.  Her sister, Fliss, refers to these kinds of decisions as “Unfortunate Choices”.  We can all connect with those, especially in times of emotional despair.  The book flip-flops between Lottie’s perspective and Fliss’s perspective.  Fliss is dealing with her own turmoil – taking care of her son as a single parent, going through a nasty divorce, and trying to manage the decisions of her sister.  Fliss is determined for Lottie to get an annulment of her sudden arrangement which means she must prevent her sister from having sex with Ben after the vows have been exchanged.  Her prevention plan leads to an entertaining scenario of unfortunate events on Lottie and Ben’s honeymoon.   Throughout the story, the characters all learn important life lessons not only about themselves but also about respecting the life choices of others.  Overall, I enjoyed the story, but was a tad disappointed about something Lottie does at the end.  I don’t want to give it away, but I was hoping it would be more traditional – you’ll understand when you read it.

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