The Week Before The Wedding

Title: The Week Before the Wedding
Author: Beth Kendrick
Publisher: NAL
Publication Date: May 7, 2013
Paperback, 337 pages
ISBN: 978-0-451-41573-8
Genre: Romance
Source: Publisher

Goodreads Summary:
After enduring a chaotic childhood, Emily McKellips yearns for a drama-free life, complete with a white picket fence. Her dreams are about to come true: She has a stellar career, a gorgeous house, and a fiancé any woman would die for. But as friends and family arrive in picturesque Valentine, Vermont, for her wedding, an uninvited guest shows up.

Ryan is Emily’s first husband from a disastrous starter marriage. They wed on a whim, only to discover that combustible chemistry couldn’t ensure a happily ever after. But Ryan is no longer the headstrong boy she left behind. He’s now a successful film producer who just happens to be scouting a resort in Valentine with his adorable retriever in tow.

As the bridesmaids revolt and the mothers of the bride and groom do battle, Emily is surprised to discover new sides of both her ex and her fiancĂ©. She thought she had life and love all figured out, but the next seven days might change her mind—and her heart.

My thoughts:
This is a great book to read during the summer. The Week Before The Wedding is an endearing story about a girl, a boy, and a dog. Emily McKellips has always been a non-traditionalist. However something happened in her life that changed all that. Now she's getting ready to marry a neurosurgeon who is as straitlaced as they come. She's also getting married in the picturesque town of Valentine, Vermont. Emily is trying her hardest to keep everything and everyone in check as the biggest day of her life slowly approaches. However Emily is blindsided when her ex-husband shows up at the inn where she's staying. Now Emily isn't so sure she's marring the right man.
I loved this book from start to finish. The only flaw is that it's predictable. However the book is so much fun that you don't care. Emily is trying to so hard to be what she's not it's kind of comical. Her mom and best friend aren't quite conventional, and they remind Emily of who she really is. Eric is a guy who could star in most women's fantasies. He's not quite what Emily remembers him being. This book has humor, romance, and the theme of be true to yourself. It's a great, entertaining read that you will enjoy.
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