by Darcy Cosper
Genre: Chick Lit
Synopsis: Joy Silverman and her boyfriend, Gabriel Winslow, seem perfect for each other. Living together in New York City, they have everything they want and everything in common-most important, that neither one wants to get married. Ever.
But when Joy finds herself obligated to attend seventeen weddings in six months (including those of her father, mother, younger brother, and five of her closest girlfriends), the couple is forced to take a new look at why they're so opposed to marriage when the rest of the world can't wait to walk down the aisle. As the season heats up and the pressure mounts, Joy must confront what it means-and what it costs-to be true to one's self.
from the back of the book
Review: I have not been in a read mood lately and I thought that lighter chick lit books might help me start reading again so I picked up this book at the library just by looking at a random shelf (alphabetical order-letter C) and knew nothing about it. It did get me reading again but then part way through the book I stopped to read another book and I thought about not even finishing this book because I just wasn't that interested in what happened to Joy. Joy had 17 weddings to attend in six months but that just made the book repetitive and uninteresting. The author does try to make each wedding different and more interesting by creating a huge variety in the cast of characters but then the characters come off as caricatures of a culture. Joy has quite the mix of friends! Joy is adamant that she does not want to get married and she does not believe in marriage. Her beliefs are tested while so many of her friends tie the knot. What happens later in the book didn't fit with what we learned about Joy and the ending leaves us unsatisfied. While I wouldn't say that I didn't like the book, this book was just blah.
Rating: 2.5 stars