"Wedding Night" by Sophie Kinsella


When Lottie's boyfriends big proposal involves air miles and not a diamond ring, she decides it's time to break free.  She is tired of long-term relationships that seem perfect but end up nowhere.  So when her old boyfriend Ben arrives out of nowhere and reminds her of their pact to get married if they're both still single at thirty, Lottie thinks "why not?"  No dating, no engagement, and no sex, just straight to the altar and on to a honeymoon on the Greek Island they first met.

But Ben and Lottie seem to be the only ones who think that this is a good idea.  Ben's best man Lorcan thinks this is the worst decision he could make business-wise and is trying to convince him of it.  Lottie's sister Fliss thinks this is the worst decision she could make period and is prepared to pull out everything out of her arsenal to stop the marriage from being consummated.  Will Lottie and Ben get the honeymoon they want or will it be the wedding night from hell?

Wedding Night is Sophie Kinsella's latest stand-alone novel.  Every time I finish reading one of her books, the anticipation for the next one builds and this one did not disappoint me.

It's hard for a Sophie Kinsella book to let me down.  For me, they are the epitome of the fun, light, crazy chick lit novel that is about spending a few hours with a smile on your face, immersed in a book.  I will admit that the Shopaholic series is beginning to let me down a bit, but that can be expected when you get this far into a series (and did anyone really see this many books coming in the beginning?)  But her stand-alone novels continue to be, for me, the most consistently funny and charming that the chick lit genre has to offer.

Is it my favourite?  Maybe not, but close to it.  I love the concept and I absolutely adore the lengths to which people went to stop Ben and Lottie from making a commitment to each other.  The plot moved along well, the setting was wonderful, and the hijinks just kept coming.  My only critique is in the development of some of the characters.  I personally found Lottie just a little too annoying.  I like a flighty character in chick lit but she was just a little too much for me.  I may even go so far as to say there were moments of wanting to reach into the book and give her a good shake (or slap.)  As well, I felt that Lorcan was a little underdeveloped.  I just couldn't figure out who he was as a person.  

Like Sophie Kinsella?  Of course you're going to pick this one up.  Looking for a fun novel to escape with?  This one will certainly allow you to.  New to the chick lit genre?  Go for it.  This is a fun novel all-around, and now the anticipation is building for me for Kinsella's next offering.

I received a copy of this book courtesy of Random House of Canada.  The opinions expressed above are my own.

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  1. I love Sophie Kinsella and have been waiting for this book to come out! I'll probably wait until summer's here to start reading it though ... and I agree with you on the Shopaholic series. I just finished it about a month ago and the last three books were just torture. I don't know why I stuck it out (probably so that I could say I finished the series!)

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    1. It's funny because if another Shopaholic book came out I'd read it. But it's just not getting better. Wedding Night is the perfect summer read!

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    2. Haha. I agree with you both that the Shopoholic books took a nose dive. The first two were so great! But, if she brought back Becky Bloomwood, I would have to read it.

      I just loved, LOVED I've Got Your Number!! My fav after the first two Shopoholics. So excited to dig into Wedding Night!! Thx for the review Shan.

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