Monday, June 3, 2013

Review: Where's the Groom?

Title:  Where's the Groom?
Author:  Sophie Meyer
Genre:  Romantic Comedy
Publisher:  Sophie Meyer
Release Date:  February 3, 2013
File Size/Pages:  383 KB/227 pgs
Source:  CLP Blog Tour

My Rating:  4/5

Summary:  Ashley, just turning thirty, is stuck with a string of bad dates that keep getting worse. The last of her group of friends to be single, she’s quickly becoming hopeless about finding The One. When a friend convinces her to attend a new-age workshop on making your dreams come true, she gets onto a roller coaster she can’t get off of. The poignant and hilarious comedy of errors begins. The workshop sweeps through her life like a tornado and turns her reality upside down. She is told: visualize it, and he will come. But Ashley takes it seriously, and before she knows it, she’s planning a wedding. There’s only one problem: there’s no groom. Things quickly spiral out of control as one misunderstanding after another occurs, and Ashley’s friends and family find out a wedding is happening, and want to know who the groom is. Backed into a corner, she finds herself having to lie, and to make her wedding planning more and more a reality. Things intensify as Ashley chooses her bridesmaids and is caught in a whirlwind of looking for dresses, choosing a venue, finding a band, and everything else. Soon a date is set, invitations are sent out, and there is no backing out! In the meantime, Ashley is desperately dating, hoping for The One to show up in time! In a shocking ending with a twist, Ashley draws true love into her life in the most unexpected way.

Review:  I received this novel from CLP Blog Tours in exchange for my honest review during this tour, and I liked this novel. I thought it was very cute and hilarious. The story begins with the main character, Ashley Lane, being dumped by her boyfriend the day before her 30th birthday. As the story goes along, Ashley allows Ray, her yoga instructor, to talk her into pretending she's found The One and plan her wedding. All hell breaks loose when someone finds her "looking" at wedding invitations and that's how it all begins. It was a little hard for me to get into this novel, but not because of the concept; the author's writing was a little hard for me to grasp, but I absolutely loved the concept. In all honesty, I could completely see myself planning a wedding and not have a groom picked out, so it made me love this story even more. Overall, it ended up being a good story, even though I couldn't get into it at first!

1 comment:

Samantha March said...

This is a cute book!