Author: Sophie Kinsella
Publisher: Bantam Press
Publication Date: April 23rd 2013
Rating: 2 Stars
Lottie is tired of long-term boyfriends who don't want to commit to marriage. When her old boyfriend Ben reappears and reminds her of their pact to get married if they were both still single at thirty, she jumps at the chance. There will be no dates and no engagement - just a straight wedding march to the alter. Next comes the honeymoon on the Greek island where they first met. But not everyone is thrilled with Lottie and Ben's rushed marriage, and family and friends are determined to intervene. Will Lottie and Ben have a wedding night to remember or one to forget?
I'm a fan of Sophie Kinsella, though the last couple of Shopaholic books were not great. I just had to mention that. I was hoping to really enjoy Wedding Night, I didn't. It's a bummer because I was totally looking forward to this one. One of the things I love about Sophie Kinsella books is that i'm guaranteed a laugh, even if overall I didn't enjoy it. I did laugh a couple of times with Wedding Night, so that's definitely a plus and the reason for my 2 rating. Our heroine Lottie and her sister Fliss say, think and do some pretty funny things.
Lottie is a frustrating character. I know, I know most of her main characters are slightly frustrating but Lottie for me was just too much...TOO MUCH. She didn't seem bright, or thirty. At times I felt that there was no way someone could be this ditzy. Now that I think about it, most of her heroines are, but Lottie really just irritated me. Becky Bloomwood from the the Shopaholic series also made foolish decisions but it was just fun, with Lottie, what propelled her was just not wanting to say "your right" to people, so she continued on her way knowing it's all wrong. I love the men in Sophie Kinsella's books, but in Wedding Night I didn't like any of them. There is nothing appealing about them. I can't even particularly pinpoint what it was about them that didn't do it for me.
During Ben and Lottie's honeymoon they meet up with a another couple on honeymoon and compete on some couples contest, the whole thing reminded me so much of the scene in Just Go With It. You know, when Jennifer Aniston and Nicole Kidman get competitive. I felt it was a rip off in a way. The thing with chick lit is, it's all been done before, so it's hard to make things stand out.
I would not recommend Wedding Night, especially if you can't stand stupid characters and situations.