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.
First off! I find the plot falls into the same pattern as Sophie Kinsella’s previous books. I think they all seems to start off with a hilarious, sometimes silly and embarrassing, moments followed with impulsive decisions – be it buying a new piece of furniture or in this case, wed an old flame suddenly appearing out of nowhere – and always end up with the heroine fixing the mistakes with a surprising and smart gesture. Wedding Night falls into that exact same pattern. Not to say the book is boring. No. In fact, I enjoyed it so much I found myself curling up in a sofa for hours reading this cover to cover.
Yes, the characters are a bit ridiculous. Yes, it’s a camaraderie of silly events after silly events. But it’s a chick lit. And it’s Sophie Kinsella. It’s bound to be a funny light reading. Reading all the silly decisions made by the heroines, I couldn’t help but feel for them. And it has a nice endings, when the heroines make peace with themselves and realize the things that are important to them. Wedding Night, all in all, is a perfect treat for a weekend in.