Tuesday, June 23, 2015

I Take You by Eliza Kennedy

I Take You
by Eliza Kennedy

Find out more about this book and author:
Twitter @elizacatkennedy

Just released: May 5, 2015
Publisher: Crown
Genre: Chick-lit, Humor, Romance
Hardback: 320 pages
Rating: 5

Meet Lily Wilder: New Yorker, lawyer extraordinaire, blushing bride. And totally incapable of being faithful to one man.

Lily’s fiancĂ© Will is a brilliant, handsome archaeologist. Lily is sassy, impulsive, fond of a good drink (or five) and has no business getting married. Lily likes Will, but does she love him? Will loves Lily, but does he 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.

Unapologetically sexy with the ribald humor of Bridesmaids, this joyously provocative debut introduces a self-assured protagonist you won’t soon forget.

First sentence(s):
I'm getting married.
He's perfect!
It's a disaster.

Zombie sighting:
He's doing his annoying third-person zombie monotone thing. "Why. Is she. Here?"
-chapter one, page 5

My two-bits:

Loved this fun and flirty read.

The story takes place during the lead up to a wedding with some of the details and doings involved in prepping for the event which can be interesting for those of us who have not had that experience. But most of all, this story delves into the doubts and issues couples encounter during this time.

The main character, Lily, was really entertaining to spend time with. She exuded the great combination of smart and sexy.

I laughed and hooted a lot from the banter between characters as well as from their actions. Loved how Lily got out of her scrapes.

This book made me think about attitudes towards sex and monogamy.

About the author:
Eliza Kennedy attended the University of Iowa and Harvard Law School, where she was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. After graduation she served as a law clerk for a federal judge, then practiced litigation for several years at a prestigious Manhattan law firm. She lives in New York with her husband and son.


* review copy courtesy of Blogging for Books

* added this to my Bookish Bingo challenge (details) - square: Yellow Cover

* added to this to my COYER challenge/scavenger hunt (details)


  1. Sounds like a load of laughs. The beginning caught me... with my own wedding plans happening...
    Great review!


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