Disclosure: I received the following book for review purposes only. All opinions remain my own and weren’t influenced. My opinions may differ from others as well as those of the author and publisher
Meet Lily Wilder: New Yorker, lawyer extraordinaire, blushing bride. And totally incapable of being faithful to one man.
Lily’s fiancé Will is a brilliant, handsome archaeologist. Lily is sassy, impulsive, fond of a good drink (or five) and has no business getting married. Lily likes Will, but does she love him? Will loves Lily, but does he know her? As the wedding approaches, Lily’s nights—and mornings, and afternoons—of booze, laughter and questionable decisions become a growing reminder that the happiest day of her life might turn out to be her worst mistake yet.
Unapologetically sexy with the ribald humor of Bridesmaids, this joyously provocative debut introduces a self-assured protagonist you won’t soon forget. ~ PRH
I love books that I can dive into and relate to a character. It really makes the book more enjoyable and that’s exactly how I thought it’d be. I mean, the synopsis gave enough detail to show that it should be a funny, entertaining read so why not jump in and enjoy a good read with a glass of wine! The book started slow, but picked up and drew me in just enough to keep my attention. However, as the book went on, I began to lose interest. I bounced around a lot with how I felt about the book.
The characters were developed and had a lot to offer. Lily is a little (ok, a lot) on the wild side and seeks adventure- adventure she doesn’t find in her relationship. She’s a lawyer and successful, but she can’t seem to get out of the endless loop of drinks and men. It’s an ongoing problem that takes a toll on her relationship. Will is a dream come true. He’s the type of man that builds a woman up and treats her like a queen. He’s as close to perfect as perfect can get. However, there’s one small problem- he’s not exactly what you’d call fun. Matter of fact, he’s quite boring. As their wedding day approaches, Lily is faced with a wrath of bad decisions, family members who are trying to ruin the big day, a case for work, and a range of feelings that would drive anyone crazy.
You’ll have to read the book for yourself to find out the ending. There were parts that I thought were funny, parts I didn’t agree with, and parts that make me really dislike Lily. While it isn’t a book I’d read again, I didn’t totally dislike it either. I think the author is brilliant and really has a natural talent. I just think this book doesn’t fully show her potential.
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About The Author
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ELIZA KENNEDY attended the University of Iowa and Harvard Law School, where she was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. After graduation she served as a law clerk for a federal judge, then practiced litigation for several years at a prestigious Manhattan law firm. She lives in New York with her husband and son. This is her first novel. ~PRH