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3.59  ·  Rating Details ·  868 Ratings  ·  103 Reviews
Four women, one wedding and a day to remember - or rather forget. Anna's world is rocked when she receives an invitation to her ex Toby's nuptials - Toby was the one, the love of her life. Will attending his big day finally give her the sense of closure she so desperately craves? Or will it only re-open old wounds?
Hardcover, 392 pages
Published March 1st 2011 by Simon & Schuster (first published 2011)
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Lauren Old
Oct 22, 2014 Lauren Old rated it did not like it
My honest opinion of this book is that it's really quite poor. It's strange because everything in it is so cliche and predictable, and yet really unbelievable at the same time. It's also sickening how reliant the female characters are on men. The whole plot revolves around women being either in love or lovesick, I just felt nauseous the whole way through.


I struggled to like the main character Anna. She seemed so ungrateful and whingey, just not what the protagonist shou
Don't buy this book unless you like sickly sweet stories, drippy, selfish, tear-sodden heroines, and an ending tied up in a big pink bow. Anna is insufferable and something of a Mary Sue character - petite, gorgeous, perfect all the time, supposedly beautiful even when she's blubbing like a baby. Claire should be a stronger character, but takes a fork down the Anna route, as does Rachel. Ella is the only one that improves slightly over time.

This reads like the kind of story a starry-eyed teenage
Sep 26, 2013 Candice rated it did not like it
The whole thing was written in a way that you felt like a stalker or someone was about to get murdered.

The character Ella just made me feel sick.

We didnt get any background on Toby or why he was so lovable except for the cringeworthy pickup line 'lets get lost together', that he has sharp cheekbones. I think not young man.

Don't get me started on the soul mate but happy to string someone along for 7 years baloney. Love the one your with!

I found it all to depressing 3/4 through the book and quit.

Karyn Mitchell
Jul 06, 2015 Karyn Mitchell rated it it was ok
Well What can i say about this book? Well I'm glad I didn't take it on holiday with me. which is what i bought it for in the first place.

First off it's the most ridiculous book i have read in a long time. I mean who pines for someone for ten years that badly and doesn't do anything to either win them back or make peace with it?

The characters annoyed me for the most part.

Anna was pathetic in a Bella laying down in a forest after Edward leaves kind of way that made me wan to claw her eyes out.

Andra Steliana
Aug 16, 2015 Andra Steliana rated it it was ok
As cheesy and unrealistic as it gets. Anna is the most pathetic main character I have ever seen. If you're still in love with the man who left you 10 years ago but you don't do anything to get him back, I really don't want to read about you and your story. The majority of women in this world went through an ugly and painful break-up, but I personally know no one who still pines for a person after 10 years. This just means you are not able to bounce back and pull your life together, which is just ...more
Paula Jayne
May 11, 2015 Paula Jayne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book, I like the idea of reading each of the main characters stories from their own perspectives, my kind of book. Looking forward to reading I.O.U now xxx
May 24, 2013 Enni rated it did not like it
Started of alright. Flowed well etc etc. Then some reason it went down hill for me.

I liked Rachel, she could have been more though, I hated Anna.
Rachel has loads of good qualities about her where as Anna was a pathetic main character. A total brat who only thinks about herself.

After ruining Rachels wedding to Toby, she and Toby gets back together. She's jealous of Rachel and keeps thinking Toby somewhat still thinks about her etc. Well what did she expect since Toby and Rachel were toge
Shaz Goodwin
May 05, 2011 Shaz Goodwin rated it liked it
There are no chapters in this story as the whole is made up of each female character’s separate story. It is cleverly crafted in how at first we read about the present interspersed with the past – we are finding out where they are today and what has happened in the past to lead them there. Then the stories eventually come together in the present time and lead on where the other character finishes. I loved this as it kept me interested and wanting to read on.

I empathised with Anna and Toby – wit
Jan 25, 2016 AlexLovesBooks rated it it was ok
Shelves: chicklit
My honest opinion of this book is that it's really quite poor. It's strange because everything in it is so cliche and predictable, and yet really unbelievable at the same time.

I struggled to like the main character Anna. She seemed so ungrateful and whingey, just not what the protagonist should be like if you want readers to relate to her. The fact that she spent 10 years of her life deeply in love with her teenage boyfriend seems a bit ridiculous, because if she really cared that much about hi
Aug 26, 2013 Smelleykins rated it it was amazing
An easy read chick-lit. It’s broken down in chapters voiced by each of the four girls, which i liked. It brought a little more detail and quirkyness to each character, as we seen particular senarios from their viewpoint.

It is however, a very predictable story. Some times I just wanted to throttle the characters, other times I really felt for them. I have to say Clare was my favourite over all. She just seemed the most grown up of the four girls. Anna, who the story mainly centres around, annoyed
Aug 10, 2015 Gotemar rated it really liked it
Si la couverture est mièvre et le titre un peu au lance-pierres, ce roman à voix multiples a le mérite de sortir du lot.
On suit quatre femmes : Anna, Rachel, Ella et Clare autour d'une journée qui va changer leur vie.
Si le roman débute à la rentrée universitaire d'Anna, on suit l'évolution des protagonistes jusqu'à cette journée cruciale et on fait agréablement connaissance avec eux.
Chaque lecteur pourra choisir son "héroïne" favorite, même si Anna reste le personnage central du roman.

Les évènem
Yasnani Yassin
Sep 29, 2014 Yasnani Yassin rated it it was ok
It's something, the plot, but I'm not a fan. I'm not in love with any of the characters. Probably because of the characterizations. Normally, I would love the leading guy character, but not in this book because I don't get to know him. No back story about him, just the fact that girls swoon over him. The first half of the book is mainly just flashbacks and summaries to set up the story, which I do not like. Also, no scenes really stands out to me in the book. It's plain normal. So, not worth the ...more
Jul 28, 2015 Lauren rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Jul 18, 2015 Stefania rated it liked it
A light read, ideal as a beach side companion. Story is fast paced with a typical happy ending for every one of the 4 female protagonists.
Jan 25, 2011 Leah rated it really liked it
Anna’s world is rocked when she receives an invitation to her ex Toby’s nuptials – Toby was The One, The Love of Her Life, The One That Got Away. Will attending his Big Day finally give her the sense of closure she so desperately craves? Or will it only re-open old wounds? Clare is Anna’s best friend, the person who was there for her when she and Toby split all those years ago. But little does Clare know that Toby’s wedding day will also change her own life for ever. Ella is a classic femme fata ...more
yvette meehan
A satisfactory standard romance but where was the laugh out loud comedy?

Very little to say about this average romance. It did little to surprise and every development was heavily anticipated. Fine for a wet afternoon but don't expect anything more.
Rosemary Orme
Mar 11, 2017 Rosemary Orme rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
Amazing first novel from the head of daytime TV for Channel 4. It's a soap opera in book form. It's a page turner with imaginative twists and turns. I could even concentrate on it whilst suffering a nasty bout of sciatica, so it must have been well diverting.
Mar 04, 2011 Rachel rated it liked it
Rachel is going to marry Toby! This seems like a dream come true, except that Anna is still in love with Toby, and Toby might still be in love with Anna. And then there’s the problem of Ella, who was the “other woman” when Anna and Toby were dating during their university years ten years ago. Thank goodness for Clare, who is there to support Anna through all the emotional ups and downs the wedding day promises to bring! But what will happen when Clare faces emotional difficulties of her own?

Sep 04, 2012 Cirilai rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: coups-de-coeur
Enfin! Oui, enfin un livre de la collection Milady Romance qui rempli toutes mes attentes. C'est ce que j'attendais depuis l'annonce de cette collection. Une romance comme je les aime, belle, pas facile et qui m'a totalement embarqué. Et en plus, il y a, à côté de l'histoire principale, d'autres histoires tout aussi magnifiques.

Au début du roman, l'auteur nous fait voyager entre les années et même les mois. J'avoue que cela m'a déstabilisé le temps de quelques pages mais une fois l'habitude pri
May 01, 2011 Emma rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
This, my fellow readers, is no ordinary ‘chicklit’ novel. No, no, it really isn’t. It lures you in with that lovely cover, looking like a lovely invitation, with a lovely border in my favourite colour, then BAM! You’ve been sucker punched by one amazing rollercoaster of a story!

Oh where to start about RSVP? I went into expecting some nice fluff and my happy ever after to round it off. What I didn’t expect was the heartbreak and angst running throughout the book. It was raw, powerful and beautif
Jan 20, 2011 Amanda rated it liked it
When a wedding invitation drops through her door, Anna has to face up to the memory of the one man she loved getting married to another. Helen Warner introduces us to Anna and Toby, university sweethearts who lost their way; Clare and James, a couple that have to face up to more than their fair share of challenges; and Ella, the femme fatale who has a change of heart.

Warner has written a very sweet novel, where interconnecting stories jump forwards and backwards in time, and plotlines intertwine
Sep 05, 2012 Alice rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mlle Alice, pouvez-vous nous raconter votre rencontre avec RSVP?

"J'aime beaucoup les nouvelles collections Milady et je guette donc toutes leurs nouvelles sorties. Cette histoire de mariage et d'amour de jeunesse ainsi que la jolie couverture rose m'ont tout de suite intrigué."

Dites-nous en un peu plus sur son histoire...

"Lorsqu'Anna reçoit une invitation au mariage de Toby, son amour de jeunesse, cela la replonge dans ses souvenirs et toute cette souffrance qu'elle ressent encore. Au fil des
Jul 17, 2016 Lainy rated it liked it
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Pages - 392

Publisher - Simon & Schuster

Blurb from Goodreads

Four women, one wedding and a day to remember - or rather forget. Anna's world is rocked when she receives an invitation to her ex Toby's nuptials - Toby was the one, the love of her life. Will attending his big day finally give her the sense of closure she so desperately craves? Or will it only re-open old wounds?

My Review

The book centres around four women, Anna, Ella, Clare and Rachel. Anna receives a wed
Jan 22, 2013 Stacey rated it really liked it
Read: 24 January 2013
Why: recommendation

Brief synopsis: Anna has never gotten over her university boyfriend Toby. She's determined he's The One, but he's about to marry Rachel. Then there's Clare, Anna's best friend and Ella, the cause of all the problems. Will there even be a wedding?

What I thought: I found this book was quite hard to get into at the start - you're introduced to a lot of characters over the first few chapters (Anna, Clare, Toby, Rachel, Ella, James, Daniel, Max..
Abi Holligan
Apr 01, 2011 Abi Holligan rated it really liked it
Shelves: chick-lit
RSVP is the first novel by Helen Warner, which tells the story from four different girls perspective to an upcoming wedding. Rachel is the bride to be, for some reason feeling a little too nervous about her up coming wedding day, Anna is the groom's ex-girlfriend, who considers Toby as the one who got away, Clare is Anna's best friend, who knew both Anna and Toby at university and Ella is the girl that wants what she can't have and will stop at nothing to get it.

I really enjoyed RSVP, it was a g
May 16, 2012 Kate rated it really liked it
This was an impulse buy when I was doing the weekly shop, I liked the sound of the synopsis so I thought I’d give it a try.

I quickly found myself engrossed in the storyline and the characters lives. The history of the main characters held my interest and I couldn’t wait to see how the wedding would pan out.

I really disliked Ella to begin with but eventually that dislike turned to pity and then to respect, it was so interesting to see how her character learned and grew in the way she did. Rachel
Rizwana Inam
Aug 01, 2012 Rizwana Inam rated it it was amazing
Loved it! Loved it! Loved it! I was instantly gripped from the first page.When I found the book on our newly arrived shelf in our library, i knew it was definitely a book I would enjoy, and Warner did not disappoint I was surprised it was her first book, it was so well written and i am looking forward to her next work.

I was instantly gripped with Anna's heartbreak and developed a hatred for Ella and felt sorry and understood Rachel so well (aww I felt so sorry for her, but i'm glad she has a hap
Apr 14, 2012 CuteBadger rated it liked it
Four women are due to attend a wedding - Rachel the bride, Anna who had a relationship with Toby the groom, Anna's friend Clare, and Ella who split up Anna and Toby and may be out to cause more trouble.

The book flashes back and forward in time from the characters' university days to the present, and is quite filmic in the way it does so - no surprise that the author works in TV! I found all the changes of timeframe a bit distracting at first, but there are fewer of them as the book goes on so th
Feb 12, 2015 tsukino rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit
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Jun 01, 2013 Natasha rated it liked it
I'm going to keep this one basic. It was a good book, I didn't think I was going to like it at all because this book wasn't my usual style but it turned out to be quite good! At first I felt sorry for Anna but that grew into hatred towards her. She was such a moaning bitch and so jealous all the time and it got really annoying. Toby was also a bit of a jerk but he was alright most of the time. I enjoyed the stories and the different perspectives when two or more girls joined into one story. The ...more
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