I'm a big Sophie Kinsella fan so it is with a heavy heart that I can only give this new story 2 1/2 stars. I listened to the unabridged audio version - no complaints there. It's the story I had the problem with.
Sophie Kinsella is known for writing lovable, madcap, funny heroines who make mistakes, but in a way that makes the reader laugh out loud and love the characters.
This book focuses on 2 sisters, neither of which are very likeable and both who are rather stupid. Lottie, after being dumped by her boyfriend, meets up with an old flame - Ben - that she last saw 15 years ago. She agrees to marry him (he's an ass - not well written, nothing even remotely likeable about him, other than his smoldering eyes and tight butt). She goes off to Greece for a honeymoon and to consumate their marriage.
The other sister is Fliss, a bitter divorcee, who is determined to stop her sister's consumation so that she can get an annullment instead of being a "bitter divorcee" like Fliss. She manipulates other people like a hot knife through butter. Only thing about her that's likeable is her 7-year old son, Noah.
Into the mix comes 2 other characters, Richard, Lottie's boyfriend who realizes he's made a mistake, and Lorcan, Ben's business partner who also feels that Ben is making a mistake by getting married.
That's basically the entire story. It's wrapped up very quickly at the end as though Kinsella herself was as tired of the storyline as the reader.
2.5 stars out of 5