Published by Dial on April 23, 2013
Lottie just knows that her boyfriend is going to propose during lunch at one of London’s fanciest restaurants. But when his big question involves a trip abroad, not a trip down the aisle, she’s completely crushed. So when Ben, an old flame, calls her out of the blue and reminds Lottie of their pact to get married if they were both still single at thirty, she jumps at the chance. No formal dates—just a quick march to the altar and a honeymoon on Ikonos, the sun-drenched Greek island where they first met years ago.
Their family and friends are horrified. Fliss, Lottie’s older sister, knows that Lottie can be impulsive—but surely this is her worst decision yet. And Ben’s colleague Lorcan fears that this hasty marriage will ruin his friend’s career. To keep Lottie and Ben from making a terrible mistake, Fliss concocts an elaborate scheme to sabotage their wedding night. As she and Lorcan jet off to Ikonos in pursuit, Lottie and Ben are in for a honeymoon to remember, for better . . . or worse.
What I Thought…
- If you’re looking for something fun to read Wedding Night is for you. Sophie Kinsella does not disappoint. Wedding Night had just the right blend of humor and seriousness.
- Wedding Night is told from the both Lottie and Fliss’ points of view. Fliss is going through a less than pleasant divorce and Lottie decides on a spur of the moment marriage – of which Fliss does not approve. Fliss definitely goes to the extreme to try to convince Lottie that getting married so soon isn’t the way go. While it may be crazy and unrealistic it was a lot of fun!
- Lottie has a habit of making Unfortunate Choices after each break up and this time she goes too far by jumping right into marriage with Ben, whom she hasn’t seen in 15 years. They head off to Ikonos to celebrate their wedding where they first met. Fliss works for a magazine reviewing hotels so you can imagine the “trouble” she can cause for them.
- Fliss is Lotties sister and is going through a very rough divorce and has no intention of Lottie doing something stupid like a spur of the moment marriage. I know it’s not Fliss’ decision, but her heart is in the right place. Fliss is taking the divorce really hard (she is keeping a record of everything her soon to be ex-husband does) but the hardest part for her is that he doesn’t even seem to really care about their son.
- Richard is Lottie’s boyfriend in the beginning of the book but after a let down on the proposal front Lottie breaks up with him. Richard is your typical guy, with a “why ruin a good thing” attitude towards marriage. I wasn’t sure if I was going to like him, but he grows on you.
- Ben is Lottie’s old boyfriend who happens to call her shortly after her breakup and suggest that they follow through on their pact and get married. Ben is kind of a jerk. Not a complete jerk, but definitely close. He makes these weird innuendos that are kind of sleazy and while Lottie laughs them off she is definitely bothered by it. He also doesn’t seem to take being an adult very seriously.
- Lorcan is Ben’s friend and associate at work. Lorcan is very serious and like Fliss thinks that this spur of the moment between Lottie and Ben is a very bad idea. He’s a bit of a stick in the mud at times, but Fliss and her son got him to lighten up a few times.
- I wasn’t particularly interested in Ben and Lotties relationship, but I enjoyed their parts because that’s where on the fun stuff was going on (single beds in the honeymoon suite… stuff like that). I enjoyed the relationship between Fliss and Lorcan so much more. You could feel their attraction to each other, no matter how hard they pretended to try otherwise.
Overall if you are looking for something cute and fun Wedding Night is for you!
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