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Goodreads Choice Award
Nominee for Best Humor (2013)
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,” for better, or for worse.

446 pages, Hardcover

First published April 23, 2013

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Sophie Kinsella

129 books38.6k followers
Sophie Kinsella has sold over 40 million copies of her books in more than 60 countries, and she has been translated into over 40 languages.

Sophie Kinsella first hit the UK bestseller lists in September 2000 with her first novel in the Shopaholic series – The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic (also published as Confessions of a Shopaholic). The book’s heroine, Becky Bloomwood – a fun and feisty financial journalist who loves shopping but is hopeless with money – captured the hearts of readers worldwide. Becky has since featured in seven further bestselling books, Shopaholic Abroad (also published as Shopaholic Takes Manhattan), Shopaholic Ties the Knot, Shopaholic & Sister, Shopaholic & Baby, Mini Shopaholic, Shopaholic to the Stars and Shopaholic to the Rescue. Becky Bloomwood came to the big screen in 2009 with the hit Disney movie Confessions of a Shopaholic, starring Isla Fisher and Hugh Dancy.

Sophie has also written seven standalone novels which have all been bestsellers in the UK, USA and other countries around the world: Can You Keep A Secret?, The Undomestic Goddess, Remember Me?, Twenties Girl, I’ve Got Your Number, Wedding Night, and My Not So Perfect Life, which was a Goodreads Choice Awards finalist for Best Fiction in 2017.

In 2014 she published a Young Adult novel Finding Audrey about a teenage girl with social anxiety and her madcap family, and in January 2018, Sophie published her first illustrated book for young readers about the charming adventures of a mother-daughter fairy duo, Mummy Fairy and Me (also published as Fairy Mom and Me).

Sophie’s latest novel, Surprise Me, published in February 2018, presents a humorous yet moving portrait of a marriage—its intricacies, comforts, and complications. Surprise Me reveals that hidden layers in a close relationship are often yet to be discovered.

Sophie wrote her first novel under her real name, Madeleine Wickham, at the tender age of 24, whilst she was working as a financial journalist. The Tennis Party was immediately hailed as a success by critics and the public alike and became a top ten bestseller. She went on to publish six more novels as Madeleine Wickham: A Desirable Residence, Swimming Pool Sunday, The Gatecrasher, The Wedding Girl, Cocktails for Three and Sleeping Arrangements.

Sophie was born in London. She studied music at New College, Oxford, but after a year switched to Politics, Philosophy and Economics. She now lives in London, UK, with her husband and family.

Visit Sophie's Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/SophieKinsell...

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Profile Image for Bonnie.
1,376 reviews929 followers
November 15, 2015
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 Becky Brandon but instead of having a lack of control when it came to shopping, this main character had a lack of control for doing anything remotely smart.)

When I pick up a Sophie Kinsella novel I expect light-hearted entertainment with several giggles thrown in for good measure. Yes, there were a few giggles... at the beginning. And then all enjoyment I attained quickly began to deteriorate as the story took a steady downhill path.

The story is told from the point of view of sisters Lottie and Fliss. Lottie was under the impression that her boyfriend was about to propose and after he doesn't she ends up breaking it off completely. After every heartbreak in her life, Lottie has always done something drastic and spontaneous including new tattoos, the purchasing of new property, and even joining a Cult. But this post-heartbreak decision really takes the cake: she decides to follow through on a pact made with an old boyfriend, and they both get married. (Even though she knows nothing about him and hasn't even seen him since she was 18... which was 15 years ago.)

Fliss is determined to stop her sister from ruining her life and having to go through the painful divorce that she herself is currently going through. She comes up with a plan to intentionally sabotage their Wedding Night so they're unable to consummate the marriage which will allow her to simply get an annulment. Because it can't be possible that Lottie actually LOVES this man... is it?

I have a huge issue with people that take it upon themselves to take action in your life all because they think they know what's best for you. Even if it's family. And this story was one blaring example of that. Fliss did anything and everything to prevent them from consummating their marriage because she knew without a doubt in her mind that Lottie just wasn't thinking clearing and that Fliss was the only one that could help her see the light of day.

All of the roadblocks that Lottie and her new husband Ben continued to run into were mildly humorous.. at first. The TV that blared The Teletubbies that for some reason couldn't be turned off, when they were put into a suite with two twin beds instead of a king, and even when they were caught trying to complete the task in the airport bathroom. It was all fun and games... at first, but when Fliss advised the staff to give the couple peanut oil instead of massage oil which caused Lottie to break out as she's allergic to peanuts? That was not funny. Maybe I personally have too many food allergies that are not humorous in the least but having her sister do that to her was not only far from funny but was quite upsetting.

Basically, we have two morals to this story:
Lottie needs to learn not to make such drastic decisions when life gets her down. Maybe if she had given it some thought she shouldn't marry her boyfriend from when she was 18 because she knows next to nothing about him only a few days after breaking up with her boyfriend.
Fliss needs to learn that she can't control everything in her life (or anyone else's). She may currently be going through a hard and bitter divorce but that doesn't mean that her sister is incapable of falling in love, or getting herself out of sticky situations.

Sophie Kinsella is one of my favorite authors ever and despite my two-star review I still recommend this one to die-hard Sophie fans. Why? Because even if someone had told me this book was a massive time-waster you know what? I still would have read it. Because it's by Sophie. So please, read this, I'm eager to discuss this with someone.
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1,599 reviews120 followers
September 5, 2019
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, merely lying to oneself so they could keep telling themselves that what they are doing is all for love.

This is a book where you have to go beyond suspending your disbelief and into out-right fantasy-land; because there is no way that in the real world that something like these machinations could ever happen. At least I whole-heartedly pray that these types of things could never happen.

Lottie expected her long-term boyfriend Richard to propose to her, and when he did not, she went off the deep end. Oh, it didn't happen right away. It took a while as it usually does for her and her sister Fliss was quite worried about her. However, what Fliss never expected was that Lottie would mend her broken heart by marrying someone she had had an affair with 15 years ago when she was just a teenager. Fliss seems to think that if she could keep her sister from consummating her marriage, then things would work out in the end... right!

What follows is the story of Lottie and Ben trying their darned hardest to consummate the marriage and being thwarted at every opportunity. This should have been an uproariously funny novel. It was not. It became painfully unfunny, pathetic, frustrating, and downright annoying at times. I really wanted to throw this book against the wall I was so frustrated with it, but I plodded on. I just had to see how it ended. Unfortunately, it ended JUST the way you would have expected it to end. It ended on a trite, cliche, cute, too sweet to be real note that had me nearly in a sugar coma. With a storyline like this; dull, shallow, and unlikable characters, I can genuinely say I will never reread this book and pray they never make a movie out of it.
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147 reviews239 followers
October 30, 2018
I usually like light-hearted reads, but “Wedding Night” is beyond cheesy, cringe-worthy, and unbelievable. The two main characters are supposed to be professional women but their stupid actions do not mesh. I actually didn't like any of the characters at all, and it felt absolutely manipulative throughout.

As far-fetched as Sophie Kinsella’s stories go, this one is too unbelievable. The concept of chasing after two impulsive people to stop them from getting it on during their honeymoon is an interesting one, and maybe it could be pulled off with different characterizations or with a different premise. But what they're trying to stop from happening, and the attitude and manner in which they try to stop it...well, it stretches way too far beyond suspension of disbelief. That element of crassness...it's too crude!

I want fun, cheerful, affable and charming characters when I read this genre. I picked this up to have my mood lifted, not to be annoyed. It's meant to be funny, and maybe there was some future comedy of errors/sexcapade film in mind when it was written. It just doesn't ring true, though. The chemistry is off, and it doesn't hold together or deliver happy laughs -- just uncomfortable ones.

I am a big fan of Kinsella's work, but this book was extremely disappointing. It lacked her usual finesse and wit I've come to love in her other books. It just doesn't hit its mark.
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235 reviews35 followers
August 29, 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 it rubbish. I loved the alternating point of view, and I ended up loving both Lottie and Fliss. I laughed out loud so many times, and the Kinsella storytelling was still quite evident.

“If Muhammad won't come to the mountain, the mountain has to cancel all his plans and get on a plane.”

Lottie. She was so adorable. She wanted so much to be married to Richard and when that went down the drain she jumped at the chance to marry Ben, even though they had not seen each other for ages. I didn't take offence to the traumas she had to go through on her honeymoon at the hands of her sister Fliss. I thought they were quite funny. Even though I knew she was feeling miserable, we all knew it was going to work out in the end.

“My great moment of triumph ... It's all turned to dust. I wasn't the heroine of the hour. I was the thoughtless, stupid villain.”

Fliss. I think because Lottie's name appears first in the synopsis, a lot of people assume that this is her story. I also think that is why a lot of people say they didn't like Fliss, because she took up a lot of the story. I don't think this is Lottie's story at all. This is a moment in both of their lives where one event has turned into a life changing moment for them both. I loved Fliss. Were the actions that she took to prevent Lottie and Ben from 'putting the sausage in the cupcake' extreme? Absolutely yes.. but they were hilarious. I can't even caught how many times I laughed out loud. And seeing as how I listened to the audiobook, and a lot of times I was at lunch at work... I had quite a few people looking my way.

“You can't switch sides!" I glare at him in fury.

"I was never on your side," retorts Lorcan. "Your side is the nutty side.”

I also loved the side characters, Richard and Lorcan. I had to warm up to Richard at first, but once I saw how much he truly cared for Lottie it was easy to love him. And Lorcan? I fell in love with him. His own story touched my heart, and I adored his interactions with Noah, Fliss' son. It was a joy to watch him and Fliss move closer together as the story went on. Ben was just a tool for most of the book, and I think my dislike for him is what helped me find the tormented honeymoon so darn funny.

I would strongly recommend this book to any Chick Lit fan, as mentioned before it is different from other Kinsella books but it is still really great. You will laugh, that is guaranteed.

“You fall in and out of love, but when you really love someone...it's forever.”

This is my first review for an audiobook version. I used to be a member of Audible years ago when I had to commute a fair distance to work. Now that I no longer have that commute I never really found myself with much time to listen to them. But I decided that when I was doing such things as cleaning, showering and sometimes at lunch at work, instead of listening to music it would be better to be 'reading' a book.

So, I am a proud renewed member of Audible and will always have one audiobook on the go, on the side of my normal Kindle reading. It took me about three weeks to get through these 13 hours, but the story flowed nicely and I never found myself lost when I went to restart my listening. I loved the narrators Finty Williams and Beth Chalmers. They were easy to listen to and I enjoyed the way they altered their voice when speaking for a male character. So as far as the audible version is concerned, I give two big thumbs up.

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544 reviews262 followers
October 15, 2019
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 all. Had I read it without knowing who it was written by I would have thought that I was reading a debut novel by a new author who hadn't found a publisher and now was giving this book away as a kindle freebie and still had to learn a lot. I haven't been disappointed that much by a book in quite a while.
Profile Image for Irena BookDustMagic.
634 reviews571 followers
February 18, 2017
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
Same goes for her son, who was sweet at fist but then his lies weren't that funny anymore.

The writing style is amazing (I mean, it's Sophie Kinsella, what else we could expect?!), and even though some situations were naive, I had fun time the whole time I was reading this novel.

If you're Kinsella fan, you don't want to miss this one, even if it isn't her best piece of work (nor is the worst).
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319 reviews55 followers
March 29, 2013
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 mean, we are all idiots in some form but this book has them in spades. Most of Kinsella's books revolve around the one heroine that is a dingbat and gets themselves into one scrape after another while around her is a slew of pragmatic people. This book is a bunch of hair brained idiots and you don't feel yourself rooting for anyone because they are all morons! Lottie rushes into a marriage on the heels of a breakup, Fliss makes one bad decision after another trying to keep her sister from getting married, Ben doesn't seem to have more than an iota of a redeeming quality in him, Lorcan is probably the best of the lot but he has issues himself and even Richard you want to smack a time or two. The only character I was cheering for was Noah, the compulsive liar! That's NOT good.

I really, really, really was looking forward to a fun dip in the silly book pool with this novel but even as a lighthearted beach read I can't recommend it. I finished it, so there is that. There are way too many better books out there to spend ones time enjoying.
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1,157 reviews601 followers
May 17, 2023
Another chick flick slash fluffy moment type of book, and lots of funny business between two adult siblings Lottie, the younger, and Felicity the older more jaded one, who is in the midst of a very unappealing divorce.

Lottie is a gal who prefers being in a relationship and is sure her latest guy is about to propose. This doesn’t happen, after a ridiculous session in a restaurant bathroom where she is telling a bunch of strangers how amazing this proposal is about to be (after she fixes her broken stockings). Said proposal turns out to be anything but.

An ex approaches Lottie during her heartbreak soon after which turns into a quickie last minute wedding, which Lottie and the best man attempt to hijack. Thus ensues many bad judgement calls by both sisters, who mostly had their hearts in the right place, with an awful amount of poor judgement thrown in while tensions run rampant!

Felicity happens to be a travel journalist who has contacts where the lovebirds just happen to be honeymooning, so begins the continued crazy plan preventing the couple from conjugating the relationship! Because of course big sis Felicity assumes there will be a honeymoon baby.

I loved the character of Lottie’s nephew, a cute little kid that had no choice but to go along with this charade, and the poor ex-boyfriend was nice too.

This book was nothing serious, a bit silly but well written. In my project of reading books on audio to lessen my owned pile, I am randomly seeking out titles.

A bit of fun for readers that enjoy this genre, I just wasn’t fussed.

I listened to this via the BorrowBox app through my local library at 1.5 speed, where I did enjoy the Scottish accent of one of the characters which was well done.

I'd rate this as 2.5★
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19 reviews1 follower
May 7, 2013
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 endearing moments.

I guess I didn't feel any particular connection to any of the characters. Which is strange because one of things I love most about a Kinsella novel is how much I can relate to the main character, even thinking aloud "YES...I totally do that too!"
But I didn't do that once for this book.

So I can't believe I'm rating a Kinsella book so low, but it's the truth (something ironically that none of the characters in this book could do and that's why everything blew up to gigantic unrealistic proportions).
1 review
April 24, 2013
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 excerpt to show one of the particularly grating things about Wedding Night:

"Oh, Fliss ..." She erupts into a massive sob. "I really, really though he was going to propooooooose...."
"Oh God. Oh Lottie." I cradle the phone, wishing it was her. "Lottie, sweetheart-"
"I spent three whole years with him and I thought he loved me and wanted babeeeeees... But he didn't! He didn't!"

And no, I did not add those extra o's and e's to make a point. The book is actually written like that.

I really don't like writing a bad review of a Sophie Kinsella book, because usually they're lovely. But if you're like me and you've read a few bad reviews and you're thinking, "Oh, I'll just buy it anyway- maybe they're wrong!"
Well... I reckon you'd be better off re-reading one of her old books instead.
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265 reviews
July 23, 2013
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 reads like dangerously divorced from reality headcase meets sociopath-slash-sex addict, and her enabling sister - who I think is supposed to provide the balanced, more mature point of view - has a temporary break from reality trying to impede their nuptials. Except more cringe-worthy. Miraculously, no one is committed and/or loses their job. It's all very romantic.

Succinctly, Lottie goes full on bunny boiler on her longtime fella Richard and decides that he's going to propose because she is actually completely unhinged and believes he is speaking in a secret code that only she can understand. No, really. He says words, she hears the opposite, and it's supposed to be an endearing ditzy breakup of miscommunication instead of disturbing. Anyhow, she dumps him, because she's a motherfucking adult.

Cue her teenage fling drifting back into her life. Ben is supposed to represent that devastating shag-fest that you had at age eighteen and never quite got over, but from the moment he appears on the page he behaves like a dodgy sex pest who rubs up against you on a packed subway train and then jizzes down your best party frock before asking you out for a drink. He is vile.

These two geniuses get married on a whim, because they decide that relationships with getting-to-know-you are trumped by chemistry and their mutual desire to start a family. They'll hold off the shagging til their wedding night for plot reasons that aren't important and make no sense anyhow. Enter Fliss, Lottie's more sensible elder sister...which isn't saying a lot.

What makes it so frustrating is that these women are written as confident, capable career ladies, holding decent jobs with responsibilities. And then they go and behave like absolute fuckwits. Occasionally Kinsella lays off the cringe-scenes to provide some quite endearing dialogue or interaction, but that almost makes it worse when they snap right back into behaving like tools.

So yeah, Fliss realises that the marriage can be neatly annulled if they don't do the deed (and she's worried that Lottie The Genius might get up the duff), so she orchestrates many, many improbable scenes on Ben and Lottie's honeymoon, thanks to a helpful hotel owner, whilst rushing over to Greece to put Lottie in a straightjacket or something. There's a whole subplot with Ben's business partner Lorcan as a love interest for Fliss, which I actually didn't mind, involving Fliss's son and ex-husband that helps to give Fliss a bit of emotional depth...which then gets utterly shafted. Fliss becomes completely deranged in her attempts to curtail any canoodling and it's actually an even draw in the end between which sister is the biggest moron.

And then they all live happily even after. Except for Ben, who hopefully contracts some kind of rare penile disease and dies in pain.
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166 reviews183 followers
October 29, 2020
Never thought I'd be rating one of Sophie Kinsella's books 2 stars but oh well.

Okay, today we all are gonna have a math lesson, so buckle up.

Don't worry, it's going to be the easiest one you've ever had.

3.5 stars for FLISS'S story
1 star for LOTTIE'S story
Add them together- 3.5+1= 4.5 stars
Take average because they get equal importance in the story:
4.5 divided by 2= 2.25
Round it off...and there are your two stars!
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1,052 reviews156 followers
April 16, 2021
Sophie Kinsella's books have always been either a hit or a miss for me but this is by far the worst Sophie Kinsella book I have read. I wish I had DNFd this right at the beginning when I realized that Lottie was more stupid than a bag of bricks but no turns out I am pretty stupid as well to continue reading this thinking that it might get better.

Lottie just wants to get married and have kids being thirty three year old and Fliss is the older sister who is going through a divorce. I thought if Lottie is being stupid may be her older sister would be better but she was even worse. She went to extreme lengths to sabotage her sister's honeymoon and quite frankly put Lottie in danger and she thought that she was being 'voice of reason.'

There was not even a single character that I liked even the seven year old child was annoying what with all the made up stories and lies. I skimmed over the last few chapters to be honest.

I don't know what has happened to Sophie Kinsella's writing but it is not the same author who wrote amazing chick-lit in the 2000's or may be I have grown up and grown out of her writing but whatever it is, I just don't enjoy her books as I used to once upon a time (I am sounding like Lottie here expecting things would be the same years later but obviously things change).

I don't think this books deserves any stars.

0 stars
Profile Image for Michelle.
1,379 reviews139 followers
May 14, 2023
Really really enjoyed this book. Hilariously silly which Sophie Kinsella pulls off so well.

Five stars.
Profile Image for Bookevin.
923 reviews823 followers
April 22, 2013
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 commitaphobes, desperate times call for desperate measures, she even does the most drastic thing to marry her boyfriend of three years, Richard. Rejected, she falls into the arms of her summer love, Ben whom she had a fling with fifteen years back. Judgement clouded and feeling rather silly, she jumps to marriage with Ben, sans the wedding rings and big white ceremony - a stop at the wedding registry office and off to Greece!

This has to be Sophie Kinsella's first ever book, where the book is written from different character's POVs. You see, Sophie K has a knack to create loveable, sweet and down-to-earth heroines and in Wedding Night it is no exception. I really adored Lottie as she is an incredibly warm character, with her naivety and terrible "Unfortunate Choices" whereas I really admired her sister, Fliss who is sort of a mother-figure to Lottie, matured and sensible.

The book is written from Lottie and Fliss's perspectives, pinging back and forth on what is happening in the book and I really think it makes the book really refreshing and exhilarating! Not only we will be introduced to one lovely heroine, but two! Again, Sophie K manages to create a wonderful cast of characters, from Fliss's adorable little boy to the moody, brooding Lorcan and heartbreakingly handsome Ben.

Like every Sophie Kinsella book, there will be many sub-plots which will contribute to the main plot, say Fliss's draining divorce. I won't delve much into the book as this is supposed to be a review, not a synopsis and I wouldn't want to spoil it for you. Let's just say I really loved the book and seeing as it's a Sophie Kinsella novel, it's another best-seller under her belt. The thing about Sophie Kinsella's book is: it never gets wrong. Nothing this woman writes couldn't make you smile or laugh or make you want to reach out to the heroine. And I find it immensely amazing, only a few authors I have come across who share the same ability.

Honestly, it's a Sophie Kinsella novel, what can go wrong? It's pure, unadulterated chick lit which you will devour because you're too caught up in the flow of the story to realise! As Sophie is already a household name in the genre, expect the best from her as she delivers another sparkling novel which will brighten your day or lift your spirits, and get ready to be transported to the beautiful, scenic Greek island.

The perfect beach companion, Saturday night-in treat and well, whenever you feel like escaping to a different world! Come on, it's Sophie Kinsella. So you'll just have to go with what she has written and be blown away by this romantic comedy!

Rating : 5/5
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527 reviews768 followers
July 22, 2013
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 she can’t contain her excitement any longer. But the night that was meant to be the night of her dreams ends up going wildly wrong. Lottie’s known to make rash decisions when things have not gone her way, so her sister Fliss has every right to be worried. And Lottie proves her right, after things didn’t go to plan with Richard; she gets a phone call out of the blue from her boyfriend of 15 years ago Ben. They end up going for a meal and decide to get married. (This is a few days after her break up with Richard). Fliss tries to do everything she can to stop this charade from going ahead, but Ben’s best friend Lorcan ends up frustrating Ben so much that they have a rush marriage and go off to spend their honeymoon where they first met 15 years ago in Greece. But Fliss decides she’s having none of it and that the only way they can get out of the sham of a marriage is by not consummating their marriage in the first place. So she gets the manager of the hotel they’re staying at involved to stop them from consummating their marriage any way possible until she gets there!

Usually when it comes to Kinsella’s books I’m able to overlook the far-fetched stories or extreme lengths some characters may go too, but I think with Wedding Night, it was a bit too much for me. Which sister goes to extreme lengths to prevent their sister from consummating their marriage? I know Fliss cared, but there were other ways she could have gone around this. Lottie was a little head strong and sort of had tunnel vision ideas where everything she thought she was doing was right. She would never stop to think about the consequences until afterwards. I did initially have a really hard time connecting to Lottie’s character because of this and was thankful to the dual pov’s that we were given in this book. Because I think if I had Lottie’s pov throughout I probably would have knocked another star off my rating. The story however and Lottie did begin to grow on me as soon as Fliss got the hotel staff involved, it was funny seeing another butler intervene whenever things were hotting up for Ben and Lottie. And I really enjoyed learning about Fliss’s back story and her trip over to stop Ben and Lottie was a truly eventful one.

Wedding Night was a fun read, but unfortunately I didn’t end up enjoying it as much as I’d hoped. I think if I was able to overlook some of the issues that I had and may be the ending didn’t up the way it had I could have given Wedding Night four stars. But despite Wedding Night not being Kinsella’s strongest read for me, it has not put me off from picking up any of her future books.
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278 reviews101 followers
January 20, 2016
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 situations that the main characters find themselves in are ridiculous, however they have you hooked! You need to know how it will all turn out, and what lengths they'll go to!

The book alternates between Lottie and Fliss, and for me they definitely had distinct voices! Both were a little crazy at times, but both very likeable! Although I certainly wouldn't have supported Fliss's immediate wedding! I really enjoyed both POVs! The romance in the book was good as well, I hated Richard at first but actually he became one of my favourite characters! The chemistry between him, Lottie, and Lorcan was so well done! They were hilarious together!

Overall, Wedding Night is the sort of book that you should pick up when you're craving a bit of easy, light hearted romance. No big dramas here, but lots of laughs! That was exactly what I needed!
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278 reviews210 followers
December 4, 2013
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.

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8 reviews1 follower
April 27, 2013
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 acting weird and telling lies. Ben is supposed to be a hunk of a man, but comes off as a whiny brat. The only person I remotely liked was Lorcan.. and Noah, poor kid.

That being said, I still read the book in a single day. But I felt it lacked the wit, the sensuality and the endearing parts of the characters. They all lie and don't care about it. I just did not feel this story, and I did not root for anyone in the end - I just wanted the story to finish.

I am fairly sure I am not going to read this book again.
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413 reviews6 followers
May 8, 2013
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 much as her other chick lits. I could bear shallow plots (that's what chick lits mostly are, and that's what I want to read to clear up my head after stressing over work), but the narration was just plain. I could put down the book whenever I wanted without feeling curious about how the story would turn out.

Overall, this novel, I don't know how else to put it, sucks.
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154 reviews25 followers
February 22, 2017
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.
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355 reviews164 followers
May 17, 2018
I read almost all Sophie Kinsella books. It's not the best of her, but quite an easy, fun, summer read.
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473 reviews99 followers
September 12, 2018
There are two heroines in this book Fliss and Lottie and it's very hard to pick which one I prefer.

First we meet Lottie who is sure her partner Richard is talking about marrying her to find out he is talking about Air Miles. She walks out not really giving him a chance to talk that much. She really would make a great careers adviser. (That was a funny chapter)

Second is Fliss who is going through a messy divorce with Daniel who they have son Noah together. Many people are calling Fliss bitter.

Fliss knows her sister is heading for a daft decision, she calls these decisions unfortunate choices. This unfortunate choice is going to be Just Ben who reappears in Lottie's life after fifteen years. She agrees to marry Ben and quickly. Ben's best man was going to be Lorcan who at first is quite rude to Fliss until she knows how to handle him back. They don't agree on how to handle the marriage situation.

The worst thing happens for Fliss, Ben and Lottie get married now she must stop them consummating their marriage for an easier divorce. She really is an expert on divorce. First she contacts the hotel she's reviewed for and promises them top mentions in papers etc if they help her sabtogate this honeymoon. She then tells the airport that Ben and Lottie are having sex in the toilets. Fliss you seem obsessed by your sister's sex life it is funny though.

Next comes the nightmare wedding night with two single beds being put into the room and teletubbies on full blast a personal favourite of Lottie's (NOT). This hotel must really like Fliss or like being super annoying.

The airport and plane journey has to be one of the best parts to this book. Little Noah starts going a little too far with his lying. I love how Richard turns up and so does Noah lying about him being a brilliant surgeon or something along those lines until their is a proper medical emergency on board. They then have to pretend he is scared of flying. With an overnight stay in Bulgaria. This is another piece of comedy genius with Richard sure Ben has a private jet. I really do love Richard.

At the same time couples quiz is underway and Ben and Lottie win playing as fictional characters I have to say a good, funny idea but i'm guessing this will just put more doubts into Lottie's mind who is already thinking lots of about Richard. I'm starting at this point not to trust everything Ben is saying. When they win the quiz they win a massage session that ends in disaster with peanut oil being used on allergic Lottie, Fliss this did take the situation a little too far for me.

Lorcan and Fliss are good for each other and he's brilliant with Noah. Fliss thinks Noah is lying when he says his dad is moving to LA this time he isn't. To me this is just the fresh start Fliss needs and after a good cry on Lorcan's clothes.

The guest house from fifteen years ago is now more of a dump much to Lottie's disgust, Ben seems unbothered by everything he hears and is more interested in Sarah. Ben and Lottie agree their marriage is a mistake but still want one last night of passion. At this stage Fliss is giving up but i'm wishing she'd realise Lottie is lying about being happy. She makes on final attempt and this time she is busted on the phone. Can Lottie forgive her?

We are lead to believe Richard goes to San Franciso but he's really trying to find out what really happened at that guest house fifteen years ago for him to come and tell her at the end of couple's quiz awards. Richard has discovered she didn't start the fire some other girl did. Lottie asks why he still did this even though she's married. He replies because I LOVE YOU with a sorry to Ben.

Ben disappears for a little while before being really told to grow up with his business by a resigning Lorcan, Lorcan's is certainly not the bad guy here just someone else like Fliss who should be letting go of the past.

I loved the ending with Lottie proposing to Richard but the least said about his engagement ring the better.
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1,114 reviews203 followers
April 29, 2017
Muitas trapalhadas como sempre mas gostei. Impossível não rir com este livro!



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?!"


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 as páginas vão passando, torna-se um pouco frustrante as acções destas duas irmãs. Sabem quando tudo se resolveria se realmente as pessoas falassem e não inventassem mentiras atrás de mentiras, justificando as suas acções só porque pensam que estão a fazer o melhor para a outra pessoa, quando realmente não estão? É o que acontece aqui, mais com a Fliss do que com a Lottie.

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Profile Image for Tracie Banister.
Author 7 books472 followers
May 8, 2013
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-obsessed that she was like Becky Bloomwood (Shopaholic) minus the charm.

Sophie usually dances around the subject of sex in a cute, fun way in her novels without getting graphic, so it was rather jarring to see such a big focus on sex in Wedding Night. Yes, I know that it was part of the plot (Fliss wanted to stop Lottie from consummating her ill-advised marriage to her teenage love, Ben.), but it seemed like every character in the book was talking about, thinking about, or attempting to have sex. Total overkill and it was an eye-roller after a while. Made me wonder if Kinsella's editor told her that she needed to start sexing up her books in order to please all of the 50 Shades lovers.

On the positive side, I did like two of the male characters in Wedding Night. Although Richard, Lottie's longtime boyfriend, was not shown in a favorable light when he was first introduced in the book, he proved himself to be a man of depth and determination. Fliss's love interest, Lorcan, was cut from the same cloth as most of Sophie's heroes - dark, brooding, snarky businessman, but he had surprising personality nuances that I appreciated. He and Fliss shared the bond of both having been through bad divorces, so it made sense that they would be drawn to each other.

Would I recommend Wedding Night to my fellow Chick Lit readers? Probably not as I've enjoyed other Kinsella books much more. I'd suggest that they read (or reread) I've Got Your Number or Twenties Girl instead.
1 review
April 25, 2013
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 it under Sophie Kinsella to get more readers to buy the book. However, it deviated so much from the Sophie Kinsella brand that loyal followers will be disappointed.
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132 reviews110 followers
November 13, 2015
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 make you pay only because Kinsella is a bestselling author. I suggest you borrow it from the library or a friend if you want to read it.

Profile Image for Helene Jeppesen.
688 reviews3,625 followers
December 18, 2014
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 this story was way too predictable, the characters were way too clumsy, and I didn't think the humour in it was on point at all. I also really disliked the main character Lottie from the very first page; I felt like she was very immature and I couldn't connect with her. Flossie was better as a character snd I adored her son, Noah. Still, I felt like she was a bit too obsessive when it comes to Lottie.
I've read other novels by Sophie Kinsella which I loved more; this one just didn't do it for me. Magically, though, I did enjoy myself while reading great parts of it, and that's why it gets 2.5 stars :)
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