Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Review: Ready or Not? by Chris Manby

Ready or Not? by Chris Manby

Publisher: Berkley Trade
Pages: 336
Format: book
Buy the Book: Amazon 

Goodreads:  Every bride is entitled to pre-wedding jitters, and what reasonable girl wouldn't think twice about marriage when her fiancé shaves off his eyebrows just in time for the photographs? But what if the bride-to-be is really freaked out by something else? Like, perhaps, the terrifying notion of happily-ever-after? With her ex-boyfriend back in the town, Heidi Savage is wondering whether she can really forsake all others-especially for the man waiting at the end of the aisle with no eyebrows.

Kritters Thoughts:  Heidi has been engaged for a year and is in the last six months of planning her big day when work, friends and her relationship all hit a few speed bumps.  A friend who is now a single mom, an ex reentering her life and a fiance who is sneaking around all make Heidi wonder whether this impending wedding is a good idea.  If I had been in her shoes, I probably would have had the same crazy stress filled reaction.

An entertaining look at wedding planning and how it can affect a relationship.  I also appreciated the real life aspect of talking about what happens after the big day because that is just as important as planning the big day.  It was great to read about the same spats that each couple has while planning a major event.

Although, I felt justified in the spats that we have had, apart of the time I am not sure that this is quite the book to be reading while getting ready for a wedding.  Full of secrets and exs reappearing, I didn't feel warm and gooey after reading it, but if I had read it at any other time I would have loved the story.  I maybe would recommend it to those who are on their honeymoon and enjoying the after bliss of the day being in the past!
Rating:  enjoyable, but didn't leave me wanting more

Off the Shelf Challenge 2012: 5 out of 50

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