Sunday, 24 May 2015

Bride Without A Groom – by Amy Lynch

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My own copy

The blurb:

Single, coupled-up or married, this laugh-out-loud summer read is the perfect anecdote for the wedding season!
Rebecca has chosen the most luscious, five tiered, wedding cake. The engagement ring that she has selected is celebrity inspired. The wedding singer is on speed dial. He doesn’t usually do Michael Bolton, but as it’s for a first dance he’ll make an exception. Father Maguire is checking dates for the parish church as we speak. The deposit on the white sand honeymoon is paid for in full on Barry’s card. She has fallen for an ivory lace couture gown that is to die for. The down payment may require her to sell a left kidney, but it will be worth it. Isn’t that why you have two?
There’s one teeny tiny problem. It’s nothing, really. No need to panic! It’s just that Barry has yet to propose. Says he’s not ready! He can be a bit of a kill joy that way. It’s time to face the harsh reality – Rebecca is a bride without a groom!

My Opinion:

*Book provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

It’s Rebecca’s biggest dream to get married, she has it all lined out. When her long-term boyfriend Barry has a surprise for her, she thinks that’s it. But she gets disappointed...
He’s not ready yet and before he goes to India for business they get into a huge fight, other things happen as well and the drama increases dramatically.

I loved reading about Rebecca’s perfect wedding. There were some great moments and scenes in this book. It was funny, fresh and entertaining. At other times I felt that the story didn’t move on and I got kind of stuck.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t relate to Rebecca and I didn’t really like Barry. I questioned their decisions and actions and they didn’t come across as a real couple. Rebecca is THE bridezilla, which makes it really entertaining. Only when Barry comes back from India the passion between them starts to build up and I really enjoyed that. I finally felt a spark there and the scenes got more interesting. I adored their little moments and thought that one certain surprise in the end was really great.

The storyline didn’t flow nicely at times and I felt that things moved either too fast or too slow.

I have to say I was really torn with this book. I loved at one minute and was struggling the other. Amy’s writing is hilarious, vivid and fresh, I really liked that. The book has a great beginning, but unfortunately some unrealistic parts in between.
I would definitely read another Amy Lynch book, because she’s got the humour and young spark.


My possible cast:

Rebecca: Anna Faris

Barry: Chris Pratt

Amy on Twitter: @AmyLynchAuthor

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