Wedlocked by Bonnie Trachtenberg
Pages/Size: 260/1471 KB
Publisher: June 15, 2011
My Rating: 4/5
Summary (from amazon.com):
On what should be the happiest day of her life, Rebecca Ross is panic stricken. Rebecca has just wed Craig Jacobs, but she realizes she put more thought into choosing her florist than she did in choosing the man she’s just pledged to love for the rest of her life.
Before Craig, Rebecca, a talented Long Island girl, dreamed of following in her grandmother’s footsteps with an acting career. Unfortunately, she was cut down to size by years of disappointment, and by her first love — a Hollywood director. She returned to Long Island a lost and broken woman, and ended up in the last place she ever wanted: her old bedroom at her parents’ house.
But Rebecca’s mother, an overzealous convert to Judaism, has a long held dream too: marry off her three daughters to Jewish men. So no one is more thrilled than her when Rebecca meets and marries bon vivant Craig Jacobs, the man who has won over the whole family. Too bad they’re all about to discover that underneath his charismatic shell, this Prince Charming is anything but!
**NOTE: A copy of this book was provided by the author. However, no compensations were made and this review reflects my honest thoughts and feelings**
What happens when the man you married turns out to be the devil in disguise? On her wedding day, Rebecca suddenly realizes that the man she thinks she loves isn't all she imagined and she can't help but wonder, "What if..."
Ever the sucker for a wedding novel, I was assuming this story would be all roses and frilly lace, so I was surprised when it turned out to be more of a suspense driven story then a wedding one. However, that being said, I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it.
Broken into two stories... Rebecca before her wedding day and Rebecca after, I found the story energetic, entertaining and very well crafted. The fact that the reader was given the full story made it very easy to understand how Rebecca ended up marrying Craig when you know that her heart isn't fully into it. If I had to pick a half I preferred, I would definitely say 'Book Two'. It has such a quick pace with things flying at you from all directions. It really was an unstoppable read.
The characters in the book could be described as a bit over-the-top within their roles but it worked. The only character that I walked away from the book loathing was Craig. Ugg, scumbag city!
Overall, Wedlocked was a fabulous fun look into what happens when you don't marry Mister Right!