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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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Tracy No absolutely not! It was none of her business even if Lottie is her sister. Fliss has (still reading) enough problems of her own that she should be…moreNo absolutely not! It was none of her business even if Lottie is her sister. Fliss has (still reading) enough problems of her own that she should be attending to (the issues her 7 year old son is having, her divorce, her job and her own emotional state). I'm reading it thinking "how horrible! how can someone who supposedly loves and cares for their sister do this to her!" Then again, it is a book and it is very entertaining! :D (less)

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Bonnie
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
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Dianne
Apr 04, 2013 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
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Cait • A Page with a View
Aaaahh I think I just really need to be in the right mood for Sophie Kinsella books. I really do love so many of them!! Sometimes they're super fun, fluffy reads... but other times I get SO ANNOYED with the immature main characters. And this was one of those times. I just wanted to chuck the book out the window like

Irena
Feb 11, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Actual rating: 3,5

This will be just a brief review.

This book was really fun, especially at first.
Lottie was, to me, relatable character (now you'll probably think I'm crazy but guess what - I am!).
Fliss was likeable at first, but after a while, she started annoying me (view spoiler)
Same goes for her son, who was sweet at fist but then his lies weren't that funny anym
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Lindsey Rey
May 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
[4.5 Stars]
Ellinor
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. I was Never 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 others. The book just didn't feel like Sophie Kinsella at ...more
Corey
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
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Selina
May 07, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Yeah....
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
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Christine
Feb 05, 2013 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
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Ehayes
Apr 24, 2013 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
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Jasprit
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
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CiderandRedRot
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
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Bookevin
Sep 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Review originally on I Heart.. Chick Lit.
www.iheart-chicklit.blogspot.com

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
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Rachel Gunter
Jan 13, 2016 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
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
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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.

Mafi
Jan 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Muitas trapalhadas como sempre mas gostei. Impossível não rir com este livro!

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Ser pedida em casamento deve ser o sonho de grande partes das mulheres e na verdade, quando já estamos numa relação séria, na nossa cabeça, o casamento é o único passo a seguinte, a única preocupação será: "afinal quando é que ele se vai ajoelhar?!"

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Por conta de termos duas narrativas, o livro tem um tamanho considerável, quase 500 páginas e ao princípio a leitura é fresca e entusiasmante mas à medida que a
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Thyago | MrsMargotBlog
3,5
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I always like to return to territories like this literary genre, where I always know what I can count on, it's like the expression "go back to the place where we were already happy".
Loved the story, the characters, made me laugh at various times. It was a light reading, of unexpected encounters and loves and when the trip of Lottie and Ben begins, the adventure is so hallucinating, frantic and unusual that we can't stop reading.
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
Hanne
Apr 27, 2013 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
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Em Dy
Apr 24, 2013 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
Bettie☯
Book at Beachtime

3* The Book Lovers' Appreciation Society
OTBR Remember Me?
1* Wedding Night

There is chick-lit, and then there is crap. This belongs firmly in the latter category!

NEXT!
Umut Rados
I read almost all Sophie Kinsella books. It's not the best of her, but quite an easy, fun, summer read.
Penny
Jan 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Actual Rating: 3.5 stars.

I can always count on Sophie Kinsella for a light and fun entertaining read.
Jennifer
Oct 13, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great, fluffy, chick-lit. Hilarious and entertaining, what more could you want?!
Helene Jeppesen
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
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Ferdy
Did not like, pure idiocy.

-Lottie was an ungrateful, idiotic, delusional, selfish, insufferable brat who was obsessed with marriage and sex, and based all her thoughts and actions on that. She was a rubbish sister as well, Fliss was going through a messy divorce and dealing with being a single mother, and not once did she show any support to her. Everything was about her and the daft problems she created for herself.

-Why did Richard want to be with Lottie? She had no redeeming qualities whatso
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Clare
May 04, 2013 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
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Aisyah  (´。• ᵕ •。`) ♡
Honest to God, this book made me laugh, a lot.

It's got an interesting premise. Basically the MC, Lottie and Ben, an old flame, made a pact long ago to get married if they were both still single at thirty. Many years later, being single and thirty, she jumps at the chance and they were married soon after. However, Lottie's sister, Fliss a divorcee, is convinced that this is a terrible-no-good idea and is bent on to stop Lottie from let's say.. consummating her marriage during her honeymoon (for a
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Angie
Jun 14, 2013 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
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