Friday, 25 July 2008

Pet peeve

I saw the back of this book at the library ,it seems quite fun ,i hesitated a bit but it seems really funny so i took it(i am very brave like that me)

Bridesmaid By Jane Costello

Synopsis :

With less than an hour to go before her best friend, Grace, is to walk down the aisle, Evie is attempting to fulfil her most important bridesmaid role: to deposit the bride at the start-line at the appointed time. But with a bride famed for her chaotic sense of time, and the bride's daughter busy mashing Molton Brown into the expensive hotel carpet, minus underwear, the odds are stacked against her . . . At least she has her new 'chicken fillet' boob-enhancers to make her feel special. That is, until these are spotted poking over the top of her dress. So spotted by Jack - the most ruggedly attractive man Evie has ever laid eyes on. Evie is twenty-seven; a sparkly, down-to-earth journalist. She has never been in love and has started to fret that she never will be. Small wonder, then, that the prospect of being bridesmaid at no less than three impending weddings is one that fills her with trepidation. Things get worse when Evie learns that Jack is her friend Valentina's date. Valentina is beautiful, shallow and self-obsessed. Her dates tend to be mirror-images. Which can mean only one thing: Jack can't possibly be as good as he seems. But as they sit together talking late into the night, Evie finds herself yearning to believe he's all real.

What i should tell you is ,i loath LOATH chick lit ,which is ,when you're living in the UK ,quite unfortunate ,but hey it could be worth i could still be stuck in France where the only romance you find is written by Marc Levy *shudder* (it took me three weeks to read a two hundred and fifty page book (if only it were true or just like heaven in the movie form ) and the sequel ? i lied to my friend i never read it ,there just so much i would do for friendship) .
This book unfortunately did not change my mind .
It's a good book well written and it IS funny ,i mean a book using wedding party as a plot can't be wrong (i loved four wedding and a funeral ) but if you are not familiar with the British actuality you will not appreciate it as much as one who does ,after all there is reference of Darren Day (the-git-who-cheated-on-the-bird-of-the-first-pop star-winner) to Collen McLoughlin (the-nineteen year old-fashion-expert-who-married-the-ugliest-promising-English-footballer) ,even me who had lived here for nine years had trouble with some reference.
So why this book fail to be good ??

SPOILER ,spoiler ,spoiler,spoiler.

Why is there always cheating in EVERY chick lit??
Why is there always a best friend willing to sleep with the boyfriend of the heroine or another friend boyfriend ?
It's my biggest and nastiest pet peeve ever ,to me it's the ultimate betrayal ,it make me so mad i could kill someone .
I saw it coming but i was hoping ,praying i was wrong ,it was going so well ,such a disappointment and i don't care if it was not the heroine ,it was a protagonist i really liked !
By the end of the book i was so angry that after reading the last word of this book ,i immediately started another book which is (thank god) Holiday in death ,no one kick ass better than Eve!!

Grade:2/5 (it would have been a solid 3 if it was not for the end)

Do you read chick lit ?
Or Marc Levy ?
What's you biggest pet peeve?

1 comment:

LeeAnn said...

I hate books with cheating! It’s such a turn off for me. It sounds like I might not want to read this one. But my TBR pile is big enough to keep me going for a while lol :o)