Sunday, July 19, 2015
I Take You (Review)
This review is for the book "I Take You" by Eliza Kennedy.
I usually love British novels, especially "chick" novels. They are usually the type of book I cannot put down or stop laughing. This one, for me though, was a bit too much.
In this novel, Lily Wilder has accepted the proposal of her boyfriend, Will. He's a brilliant archaelogist, and she has everything going for her as well - job at a law firm, great friends, and a hilarious but incredible family. The problem is that Lily can't seem to bring herself to stop sleeping with every handsome guy she lays her eyes on. This book begins only one week before the wedding and in the first chapter she is already sleeping with one of her coworkers. Her family and friends know her reputation and actually spend most of the book trying to get her to break off the wedding. Her future in-laws even hear about her reputation and try to blackmail her into walking away. In the end, there are lots of secrets that come forth between Lily and Will. I won't give away the ending, but the book definitely did have me wondering what the big secret was going to be.
I think I'm just too old-fashioned for books like this. Ten or fifteen years ago I probably would have loved this book. But now I look at it as ridiculing the sanctity of marriage and laughing in the face of monogamy. It just wasn't up my alley. But I do think the author had a great writing style. I would try to read another of her books in the future.
Thank you to Waterbrook Multonah for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.