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Wedding Night

3.37  ·  Rating Details  ·  50,168 Ratings  ·  4,653 Reviews
Lottie just knows that her boyfriend is going to propose, but then his big question involves a trip abroad — not a trip down the aisle. Completely crushed, Lottie reconnects with an old flame, and they decide to take drastic action. No dates, no moving in together, they’ll just get married . . . right now. Her sister, Fliss, thinks Lottie is making a terrible mistake, and ...more
Hardcover, 446 pages
Published April 23rd 2013 by The Dial Press (first published 2013)
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My rating: 2 of 5 stars
A copy of Wedding Night was provided to me by Random House Publishing Group/Edelweiss for review purposes.

I know. It's shocking. I can hardly believe it myself. ME. Giving a Sophie Kinsella a two star rating. Okay, yes, I know I gave Mini-Shopaholic 2 stars too but that book should have never happened as that series should have already been done. But this? Had such potential and actually started out highly entertaining (even though the character totally reminded me of Beck
May 28, 2015 Dianne rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: galleys-arcs
Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella

Was this book really written by Sophie Kinsella? I mean yes it has her usual style of protagonist's, but in this novel I couldn't even find the tiniest way to like them or to sympathize with them. This book was all about one lie after another. Three out of the four main characters spent the entire novel lying their knickers off and it was `always for the good of someone else' or even worse, simply lying to oneself so they could keep telling themselves that what th
Lindsey Rey
Sep 05, 2015 Lindsey Rey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
[4.5 Stars]
This is a hard book to review because I wanted to like it so much because I generally like books by this author but it fell disastrously flat for me and I am so sad because her last novel "I've Got Your Number" I actually ended up liking a lot! After my mess last year, I had to make sure I was judging this book on it's own qualities and not my love for the author ;)

I think what the biggest problem is for me with this novel is that there really isn't a single character that isn't an idiot. I mea
May 07, 2013 Selina rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I am a major Kinsella fan. In fact I own every single book she's done under Sophie Kinsella, and I still re-read Twenties Girl every few months. My expectations, you can imagine, we're super high for this book.

However it just didn't cut it. My brain kept shouting "How could anyone be so STUPID?" the whole time I was reading Lottie's POV. Eventually I skipped Lottie and Ben's story and went straight to Fliss and Lorcan. They were at least bearable and had some pretty good amusing and end
I'm usually a huge fan of Sophie Kinsella. I usually devour her books within a day. But Wedding Night made all the difference: I really had trouble finishing it, I only skimmed over the last pages. At some point I even only wanted to rate it one star. I never was sure whether the book was supposed to be funny or just sad. After having read the opening chapter (the "proposal" scene) I actually thought of quitting right then and there. This scene was just completely embarassing - as were many othe ...more
Sophie Kinsella is my always go to author whenever I need a quick pick me up. Her books are light and fluffy reads and are always quick to bring a smile to my face. However for the first time the initial reviews I had read for her latest book Wedding Night hadn’t been that great, but it was a Kinsella book so I knew I would be reading it regardless.

Lottie has been waiting for the night that her boyfriend Richard will propose for a long time now. He’s been dropping hints for a few days now and sh
Aug 29, 2013 Christine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2013
First things first, I absolutely adored Wedding Night. There are so many mixed reviews about this book, and I will be honest to say I was hesitant to start it because of the negative reviews I had read. I saw so many references to how this was nothing like Kinsella's previous books, how they couldn't stand one or both of the characters, and was just overall disappointed.

I don't understand these negative reviews at all. Was this different than previous Kinsella books? Yes. But that in no way made
Apr 24, 2013 Ehayes rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Terrible. Just Terrible.

Let me just say, I LIKE Sophie Kinsella. Can You Keep a Secret? Adorable! The Undomestic Goddess? Funny! Cute!

So I went in expecting to like Wedding Night. In fact, I tried really hard to like it. But this book... it's just awful. There is not one likeable character - not one - in the entire book. Each person we're introduced to is more irritating and incompetent than the last. The plot is inane and predictable and the whole book is about a hundred pages too long.

A little
Apr 22, 2013 Bookevin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Review originally on I Heart.. Chick Lit.

What I thought about it:
First and foremost, we're talking about Sophie Kinsella, queen of chick lit and romantic comedy. Anyone who is anyone would, scratch that, MUST know of this brilliant author. Surely? So, I knew what to expect when it comes to Sophie K's books - a funny, heartwarming romantic comedy, literally chick lit at its best.

Wedding Night is about Lottie, who is sick of all her long-term boyfriends who are comm
Rachel Gunter
Jan 20, 2016 Rachel Gunter rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wedding Night isn't my first Sophie Kinsella book, but its the first I've read in a while - and it was so refreshing to read another of her books! They're always so entertaining, funny, and easy reads! Wedding Night was no different; it had me giggling throughout! The story follows two sisters as one embarks on an impulsive wedding to a man she hasn't seen in fifteen years, and the other attempts to stop the wedding night from going ahead. Like all of the Sophie Kinsella books I've read, the sit ...more
Giselle (Book Nerd Canada)
Lottie seems to decide on doing rash decisions whenever her life takes a nosedive, and when she thinks her boyfriend is going to propose but doesn’t, she’s devastated. Then her ex-boyfriend comes back into her life and they decide to act on their pact. Marry if you’re still single by age 30. Fliss on the other hand wants Lottie to come back to reality. With the help of Ben’s best friend Lorcan, they fly to Ikonos to stop their wedding night from happening.

You know when you have characters that d
Christin Natalia
Sophie Kinsella has lost her touch, I think. I was excited to finally read her latest novel, but it resulted in disappointment. It was not engaging as her previous best sellers such as Shopaholic series or Twenties Girl, my favorite so far.

All the characters are annoying, in their own way. It's like none of them has the right sense and mind. I think Kinsella tried to be funny but I didn't find the humor funny. It was stupid and silly.

The book was not boring, actually. I just didn't enjoy it as
Crystal~BIG book addict~
So, I read the first 100 pages and started skimming after that. Just couldn't get into it so I don't think it is fair to give it a rating. It was definitely a fluffy, chick lit book, but this one just wasn't for me. I guess I tried and I know now that I just need to stick to the hardcore stuff.

So it's fair to say I disliked this book; after all, I created a new 'hate reading' shelf in its honour. I should preface this review by noting that I like chicklit and I've enjoyed Kinsella in the past (Twenties Girl in particular). But damn, what went wrong here?

I think she was aiming for screwball comedy or even Shakespearean farce, wherein the love plot (or, in this case, shagging plot) becomes more and more convoluted with lots of situational japes and bedroom mishaps. In actuality, it rea
Apr 27, 2013 Hanne rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mediocre-stuff
Okay, normally my Kinsella experience goes like this: Pick up book, start reading, become incredibly annoyed with hopeless main character, start to fall in love with main character anyway, read book in one sitting and continue to love it forever.

Count this one out.

Why, you may ask?

These main characters are not likeable. At all. Lottie is incredibly smart but also comes off as a major airhead in her quest for marriage. Fliss countinually ignores her poor son, yet does not understand why he is
Em Dy
Apr 24, 2013 Em Dy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was so looking forward to this after enjoying I've Got your Number. But this isn't of the same mold as the Shopaholic series and other stand alone Sophie Kinsella books which were light, funny and feel good. This felt like a Madeleine Wickham book as it dealt with complicated and mature issues such as sex, divorce and annulment. Readers who like Sophie Kinsella's style but not Madeleine Wickham's would probably not appreciate this. I didn't but finished the book anyway. I think they published ...more
helen the bookowl
2.5/5 stars.
I love reading chick-lit because that genre is so relaxing and entertaining, and that's exactly why I picked up "Wedding Night" by Sophie Kinsella. I had been reading a lot of dense and interesting books, but I was in the mood for a light read.
This book has what a chick-lit novel should have: Humour, clumsy characters, disastrous love and a slightly predictable plot. However, I don't know if it's me who have grown out of the chick-lit genre or if it was just the book; I felt like t
Tracie Banister
Sophie Kinsella's last book, I've Got Your Number, was my absolute fave, and I loved the idea of a Chick Lit story set in Greece, so I've been eagerly anticipating Wedding Night for months. Sadly, I ended up being disappointed with this one. It had its entertaining moments, but the humor just felt slapstick-y and I had a really hard time caring about either heroine. Older sister, Fliss, was a bitter divorcee with control issues, while her younger sib, Lottie, was so flighty, immature, and self-o ...more
Jul 14, 2013 Clare rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lets face it, like Kinsella we shall overuse the word incredulous because her novels shouldn't be dissected. They are there for some light-hearted escapism (admittedly a drawn out one being 394 pages long, at particular stages I didn't care if the 'sausage had gone in the cupcake' yet.)

I was reading Wedding Night in a coffee shop, engrossed and laughing out loud with not a care who saw or heard me. You definitely need to be in the mood: not taking life too seriously, ready to indulge whilst feel
Sep 06, 2015 Joca rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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If Goodreads would let me, I would give this 3.5 stars.

Lottie just knows that her boyfriend is going to propose, but then his big question involves a trip abroad—not a trip down the aisle. Completely crushed, Lottie reconnects with an old flame, and they decide to take drastic action. No dates, no moving in together, they’ll just get married . . . right now. Her sister, Fliss, thinks Lottie is making a terrible mistake, and will do anything to stop her. But Lottie is determined to say “I do,” fo
Jun 14, 2013 Angie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This one gets three stars because I laughed so hard I cried multiple times while reading it. That is the genius of Sophie Kinsella's writing. And it is certainly here in all its screwball comedy abundance. But. I won't be re-reading it like I will I've Got Your Number. I didn't fall in love with the characters as much as I wanted to, because they always zigged embarrassingly silly when they should have zagged genuinely empathetic. It was a close call at second, too. Part of the problem was what ...more
Ashley Farley
Sep 11, 2013 Ashley Farley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think that this is an excellent new novel from Sophie Kinsella. She is witty and bright and is very adapt at making characters who are fully fleshed out. Yes these books are usually predictable but I take comfort in that. I love the whimsy of the story and the sheer belief that love prevails all. Reading and enjoy these types of books makes me reflect upon the idea of escapism reading. Nothing annoys and insults me more people who devalue fiction. Yes there is certainly poor writing and storyt ...more
I was really excited when I saw the newest Kinsella’s novel on the shelf of a book store at the airport, and bought it immediately. However, after finishing it I felt a bit cheated, I think this book lacked the usual ‘Kinsella Spark’ … compared to her others book, outside of the shopaholic series, this was her worst so far.
It is still a decent easy read, but honestly there was not the genius touch that Kinsella usually has in her books. My conclusion is that this book wasn’t worth the price they
For Sophie Kinsella, I will always suspend my disbelief. She puts her characters in ludicrous situations for a pay-off of genuine amusement and good times. She's an addictive read, swoony and ridiculous in the best of ways.

However even I, a long time fan, can not find much to love in this book. While there are little snippets of Kinsella charm hidden throughout, reading this book was still like watching a train wreck. What happened, Kinsella? Where did your magic go?

I can get behind ditzy charac
Tabitha at
I have read many of Sophie Kinsella’s books over the years. In fact, if I’m honest, I can probably thank her for my love of this genre as it is today, being that hers was one of the first chick-lits I ever read! But oh dear…what happened? Wedding Night was a bit of a shock to me all in all. I took an unusually long time to read it, didn’t laugh (or even snigger) once throughout, and felt a pang of relief when it finally ended. It has been a long while since a book became a bit of a drag to read… ...more
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Jun 28, 2014 Smiley тunixz rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book was so terrible it's almost laughable that it actually got published. I mean, at first it wasn't so bad, I didn't like the characters but I thought as the story progressed perhaps they might start to grow on me, but boy was I WRONG! I'm a huge Sophie Kinsella fan, and liked almost all of her other books except the Shopaholic Series because Becky Bloomwood has got to be one of the most annoying characters of all time, but the main characters in this book have trumped her when it comes t ...more
Jan 27, 2016 Brooke rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2016-reads
I'm sorry for all the Sophie Kinsella fans out there, but this was just bad. The writing, the characters, and don't even get me started on plot.

I realize this book is suppose to be ridiculous, and I would be lying if I said I didn't laugh at a few parts but I just thought it was too over-the-top and could have been dialed back some.

Maybe sometime down the road I'll try another of her books. What are your opinions on this author and her books?
Sep 11, 2013 Brandy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Madeleine Wickham (born 12 December 1969) is a bestselling British author under her pseudonym, Sophie Kinsella. Educated at New College, Oxford, she worked as a financial journalist before turning to fiction. She is best known for writing a popular series of chick-lit novels. The Shopaholic novels series focuses on the misadventures of Becky Bloomwood, a financial journalist who cannot manage her ...more
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