Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Book Review: I Take You By Eliza Kennedy

Publish Date: May 5th, 2015
Publisher: HarperAvenue
ISBN: 9781443434232
Pages: 304
Series: None
Source: ARC from publisher to participate in HCC First Look Program

Goodreads Synopsis:
Meet Lily Wilder: New Yorker, lawyer and the luckiest woman in the world. She has a dream job, friends who adore her, a family full of charismatic and loving women, and a total catch of a fiance. Also, she has no business getting married.

Lily’s fiance, Will, is a brilliant, handsome archaeologist. Lily is sassy, impulsive, fond of a good drink (or five) and completely incapable of being faithful to just one man. Lily likes Will, but does she love him? Will loves Lily, but does he really know her? As the wedding approaches, Lily’s nights—and mornings, and afternoons—of booze, laughter and questionable decisions become a growing reminder that the happiest day of her life might turn out to be her worst mistake yet.

Bridget Jones’s Diary meets Where’d You Go, Bernadette in this joyous and ribald debut that introduces a fabulously self-assured protagonist whose choices raise fresh questions about gender politics, monogamy and the true meaning of fidelity.

My Review:
I Take You - a funny debut by Eliza Kennedy was a fresh read. It was way different from my last two reads, and just what I needed after them. It was sultry, sexy, and down right dirty at times, but it was fun! 

Lily, the reckless New Yorker, the hard working lawyer is getting married. No one can believe it, including herself sometimes. But here she is, planning her wedding and going to Florida to make it official. Her parents (all of them!) try to talk her out of the marriage. The reason? Lily cannot be faithful to just one man. The man she should be faithful to, her fiance Will is a loveable, smart, good-looking archaeologist who fell quickly for Lily. With just a few dates under their belts, do they really know each other? Are they truly ready for marriage? What will become of Lily and Will in the end?

Lily loves booze, it consumes her mornings, afternoons and evenings and sometimes has her making questionable decisions. With the wedding just days away Lily cannot fight her urge to be with other men. At times Lily will resolve that she really does love Will and she promises that never again will she stray. But a few drinks later, enter a good looking guy at a bar, a groomsman perhaps, maybe even her boss and Lily cannot refuse a good time.

Filled with humor, Star Wars references and a whole lot of gender politics and surrounding issues, it's a book that will have you laughing out loud and talking about with your girlfriends. A fun summer read.

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