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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Wedlocked...Review

About the book:
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!


On her wedding day, Rebecca Ross realizes she's made a huge mistake and that her new husband isn't the charming man everyone thinks he is.  As she reflects back on her past and their courtship, she sees the signs she ignored and wonders what her next step should be as they head off to honeymoon in Italy.

Much of the early part of the book is told in flashback, with Rebecca remembering and reflecting on her life and her relationships with friends, family and men.  The latter half of the book is what happens to Rebecca and Craig.  The story is surprisingly well crafted, given that it's a self-published novel.  And there are many aspects to Rebecca and her relationship with her family that are easy to relate to and some laugh out loud funny parts.

There is also mild, unnecessary profanity and we know characters have had non-marital sex.  But, overall Wedlocked is an engaging story and one that will appeal to many.  It's a poignant mix of the comical and crazy.

Thanks to Tracee at Pump Up Your Book for the opportunity to review this book.  You can learn more about Bonnie Trachtenberg here.  You can purchase your own copy here. You can see additional tour stops and reviews here.

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3/5 Stars

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