Review: I Take You by Eliza Kennedy

Sunday, May 10, 2015

I’m getting married.
He’s perfect!
It’s a disaster.
Meet Lily Wilder – New Yorker, lawyer and the luckiest woman in the world. She has a dream job, friends who adore her, a family full of charismatic and loving women, and a total catch of a fiancé.
Also? She has no business getting married.
Lily’s fiancé Will is a brilliant, handsome archaeologist. Lily is sassy, impulsive, fond of a good drink (or five) and completely incapable of being faithful to just one man. Lily likes Will, but does she love him? Will loves Lily, but does he really know her? As the wedding approaches, Lily’s nights – and mornings, and afternoons – of booze, laughter and questionable decisions become a growing reminder that the happiest day of her life might turn out to be her worst mistake yet.
Joyous and ribald, I Take You is a show-stopping debut, introducing a fabulously self-assured protagonist whose choices raise fresh questions about gender politics, monogamy and the true meaning of fidelity.

My Review
I really thought I would like this book. I did. However, I found myself cringing most of the time. I read reviews of it and people seemed to love it and it seemed to make them laugh. I guess it just didn't fit my sense of humor? The book starts off and the main character is engaged to this guy who is apparently great but she is feeling bittersweet about it. I was a bit disturbed as soon as I started the book, honestly. She is engaged yet she was at a bar making out with some random guy. Some people justify this by aying "well, she just wasn't sure if she actually wanted to get married!" but it's quite simple, really. If you're not sure- don't say Y E S. Just because you're not married yet doesn't justify cheating- you're still in a relationship. I was just shocked at how she knew what she was doing was wrong yet continued to do it regardless.
I thought as the book went on, the character would come to realize all the things that were wrong with her unattractive behavior- but it was always just the same- she had no business getting married. I should have known just by reading the synopsis- I guess I will think twice about books like this in the near future.
I have never read a book with a character quite like this one. She was kind of a mess if I'm being completely honest. Although some things about her behavior are explained in the book due to her past, I couldn't get myself on board with this book. All of the characters were just kind of terrible. I didn't loathe it but I surely didn't love it. I guess it just wasn't my type of book. Someone somewhere may love this and it's characters but it just wasn't the book for me.

Rate: 2 Stars

Disclaimer: I received a review copy of this book provided by Blogging For Books in exchange for an honest review.

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