Friday, July 5, 2013

Audiobook Review: Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella

Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella (read by Jayne Entwhistle, Fiona Hardingham and Mark Bramhall; 13 hours, 13 minutes) introduces us to sisters Fliss and Lottie. Lottie has her heart set on marrying Richard and is convinced he is about to propose when they meet for a extravagant lunch in London. When Richard doesn't propose, Fliss is devastated and, in a fashion very typical of her, she throws herself into the next thing - which happens to be her ex-boyfriend Ben. Meanwhile, Lottie's sister, Fliss, is recovering from her recent divorce and still harbors a lot of resentment towards her ex-husband - in fact, she logs every violation of the custody arrangement for their son Noah on a flash drive she wears tucked away on a necklace around her neck. She is determined to keep Lottie from making the same mistakes of the heart as she has and the antics begin.

Lottie is on the rebound from Richard after he failed to propose when she hears from Ben. She and Ben spent a magical summer on the Greek island of Ikonos when they were eighteen. Coping with the aftermath of her own failed marriage, she doesn't want to see Lottie go through the same pain as a result of a quick decision to marry her old flame. Fliss needs to stop the wedding and, barring that, she needs to stop the couple's wedding night.  If the marriage is not consummated, no divorce is necessary - it can simply be annulled. Fliss's single-minded focus on this mission has her going to great lengths to interrupt the couple's honeymoon.

My Thoughts
Even as I write the summary above, I think, "This is ridiculous!" However, I truly enjoyed this book and even found myself heading out on extra walks just to listen a little more. The secret is the heroines, Fliss and Lottie - you begin to care and root for them which allows you to suspend disbelief in their crazy antics.  As I have said before, Sophie Kinsella does this better than any author in this genre. If you are looking for a fun, enjoyable read (or listen) this summer, I definitely recommend Wedding Night.


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  2. Sign of a good book/audio is when it makes you want to keep walking :)

  3. Aw. I like that you found yourself making time for more. That's important. Great review.

  4. Although I wasn't a huge fan of the Shopoholic books, I've liked her other ones and this one sounds like a good listen!

  5. I'm glad you enjoyed this! What I like most about Kinsella's writing is the sheer magnitude of silliness! A perfect read for the beach.