Book Review: I Take You: A Novel by Eliza Kennedy


Synopsis from

Brilliantly executed and endlessly funny, this page-turning debut showcases one of the most winning, irrepressible voices since Helen Fielding’s Bridget Jones.
“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 fiance.
Also? She has “no” business getting married.
Lily’s fiance 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.
“Bridget Jones’s Diary” meets “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” in this joyous and ribald 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 would recommend this book to any girls who want a fast mindless read.  The main character might seem a little unreal to some of you, but this type of people does exist.  I am not a psychiatrist or anything related to it, but I think the reason for these behaviors is due to their environments growing up which including family; just like how Lily has an unusual family(3 moms) and Miami is not the perfect environment for children.

There are some quotes I like from the book, but I am not allowed to quote them since I got an ARC.  The idea was if you truly love someone, you would not make fun of their weird symptoms but research them. (something like that)

3.5 stars out of 5 stars

Received a free copy from LibraryThing Early Reviewer Program


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