When Lottie is convinced that her boyfriend is going to propose during a special lunch, she is floored when it doesn’t turn out to be the case. Convinced that they aren’t meant to be, they part ways while he flies across the ocean for business and she is left to get over their relationship at home with the help of her sister Fliss. Fliss, a busy working mother of one, is in the stages of going through with a divorce so her sister’s breakup – and sudden engagement announcement to an old flame – takes her by complete surprise. Fliss is determined to break up this impulsive wedding, no matter the cost.
Ah – good ol’ Sophie Kinsella. Whether for good or bad, you’ll always know basically what to expect in one of her novels. One flighty female protagonist off on some crazy adventure and those around her trying to either help her or save her from said adventure. Throw in a dash of misunderstandings, crossed paths and fabulous locales. To that, Wedding Night was certainly no exception, right down to the feelings of immense irritation and frustration by me, the reader, at the circumstances that the protagonist finds herself in. This novel felt a bit different, however, in that it was a lot more shenanigans than loving romance, despite the name of the novel.
The whole thing felt like a whirlwind adventure, where Fliss in on some kind of Amazing Race-type chase trying to get to Lottie in time. Yes, it’s a fun, outlandish fictional story but some of the hijinx that gets concocted is pretty preposterous and hard to believe – not that a lot of the craziness of her novels are 100% realistic. All that being said, I did find Wedding Night an entertaining, fun story. It’s great for a quick, light read to escape for a bit and suspend your disbelief for just over 400 pages.