Livia’s been planning her wedding to Jed for ages. Now, at the venue in beautiful Barcelona, with her dress pressed and the guests all on their way, she’s only left one tiny detail until the last minute: letting the groom know he’s about to get hitched.
But as far as Jed’s concerned, they’ve been bumping along just fine for ten years and even have a baby on the way, so why spoil things with an ‘I do’? Especially when he’d really rather not.
Meanwhile the guests are arriving with plenty of baggage of their own. Fading reality star Liam’s still on the lookout for a plus-one; Rachel’s has refused to come—and dumped her into the bargain; and divorcee Patrick’s date is more of the ‘mid-life crisis’ variety.
But as the ceremony approaches, and with no sign of Jed, there’s only one thing on all of their minds: will there be a bride and groom at the wedding?
Kathryn - 3 Star
Truthfully as I was reading At The Wedding I was completely involved in the plot. It was intriguing and eventful throughout and I sped through it. But... it turned out mostly as you would expect which was a touch disappointing given the amount of suspense drawn into those couple of days.
My other issue was that I think it was partially supposed to be fun (as well as heartfelt). While funny in parts I can't actually say I was laughing out loud and I think there may have been room for some more silliness and shenanigans given the scene. I was also mildly concerned that I didn't really feel for the two main characters. I found them frustrating and could not get on board with the hold up in getting married. Perhaps this is because I am the marrying kind though and I should not expect others to be?
A good aspect was that I was as interested in the supporting characters as much as the main couple which is tricky to accomplish in a fast paced read and I appreciated that. I like Matt Dunn's writing and overall felt that this novel was entertaining and provided some food for thought about how people's minds work.
Thank you to Lake Union Publishing for our review copy. All opinions are our own.
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