Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Blog Tour/Book Review: Wedlocked By Bonnie Trachtenberg

Summary: 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!

Review: When people think of their wedding day, they think of it has one of the happiest moments of their lives, but right off the bat you can tell that's not the case for Rebecca. I think this aspect of Rebecca's outlook on her wedding day is what draws readers to her as a person. I really liked how she would always go for what she wanted yet was still a likable person. Instead of listening to what others wanted her to do, she did was she really wanted to do. I think everyone can relate to Rebecca and her desire to be her own person. Nothing was ever easy for her to get and she really had to work in getting into the acting business, which made the story more believable. I sometimes felt like the first half of this book was just background story, which I wasn't all that thrilled about reading, but it was still entertaining. I think this was a really sweet romance (though there wasn't really any romance in the first half) and I enjoyed the book for the most part. Sometimes it was a bit slow, but other than that it was a cute, fun read!

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