Wedding Night – Sophie Kinsella

“It’s all gone wrong with the man Lottie thought was Mr Right. Then out of the
blue she gets a call from her first love. She decides it must be Fate, and
rushes off to marry him and rekindle their sizzling Greek island romance.

Lottie’s older sister can’t believe she’s doing something so crazy. No more Ms
Nice Sister, she’s stopping this marriage. Right away! And she’ll go to any
lengths to do so…”

Funny, but sadly not for me!

I did enjoy this book. I thought it was funny and occasionally relatable.
The fact that Lottie does something out of character after every break up is
very very relatable. However, I found the storyline quite far-fetched!
I know it’s only a book – a fictional book, but I found myself becoming
infuriated at the storyline. I mean, who marries someone after 2 days? Who
just drops everything and jets off to another country for a week? Who just
calls up a hotel and tells them to stop their sister having sex? The whole hotel
storyline and stopping them from having sex really infuriated me because it
just seemed so ridiculous. But I could have just been infuriated because of the
way the story was written – I was relating to the characters and how I would
be feeling should that happen. I’m not so sure but I just struggled to enjoy it!

I did, however really relate to the protective older sister side of the story. I
have an older sister who is incredibly protective over me and she would be
doing all of the exact same things and saying the same things as Lottie’s
sister. Although she definitely wouldn’t let me get to that stage in the first
place. I am similar to Lottie in the way that I will tell my sister things are a lot
better than they actually are because I don’t like her worrying.

I guess the moral of the story is that not everything is as it seems and
although you may have fond memories of a person or a place, time does
change these things. Times move on, people change and grow up and
memories are better left just as that; memories.

I did like the characters, but I just didn’t feel like I could connect with them,
which is something I usually really enjoy doing when reading a book. But I
wasn’t able to in this because it was just so far-fetched and kind of ‘all over the place’.
Overall, I probably wouldn’t recommend this book. I do enjoy the other books by this author; I just wasn’t overly excited by this one.

Days to read: 2


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