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- File size : 2187 KB
- Publication date : August 6, 2013
- Publisher : Diversion Books (August 6, 2013)
- Print length : 389 pages
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B07H15MRP9
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,629,347 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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If I've found a good dose of humor in the disasters following the wedding dress given to Molly, I also found lengths in the events. There are too many disturbing events that take places. The situations and the scenrio seem improbable. Especially, at the Sion's airport ...
However, the characters are real gems. A mixture of stereotypes, affectionately proposed, that delight the reader. Lucy Hepburn knows how to fill of sparks and life her characters to make them touching and endearing.
I also enjoyed the way the author mixes family dynamics and serious issues in her adventures.
As for the familly bonds, if this was a treat, as touching as frustrating, in "2 Busy 4 Love" in this tale, I really wanted to strangle the bride for her lack of respect for her sister.
If at the beginning the Bridezilla act is fun, in the end I just wanted to slap her ... Not a good sign if you want to attack a fictional character! Lol!
Fortunately, Caitlin becomes human again after arriving in Bologna.
As for the love story with Simon, the fact that Molly has just been dumped by Reggie makes the scenario less romantic. Even if you feel the attraction.
But, Simon is a treat. He is a hero of modern times, a great gentleman, I would have liked more tender moments between the two heros. And Pascal and Sasha were awesome too!
The story is interesting and tender, but I had the impression that the author had tried too hard.
However, there are so many twists and turns that you do not get bored and the characters are delicious.
A romance a little too much but super cute. You will have a entertaining reading time...
"Who'll chase the spiders from my bathtub now?"
Sad and surprised, she's prepared to leave for the wedding alone... until her sister calls and needs a favor. Her dress is stuck in Paris and won't be there in time for the wedding, so Molly volunteers to bring it to Venice for her.
A whirlwind of complications leave her chasing after the dress with Pascal, the designer's assistant, and Simon Foss, a filmmaker and major distraction. Then begins a crazy journey to keep the dress, her family, and her heart intact.
All Dressed Up is a sweet and silly story that kept me mildly entertained... but I didn't love it. It had a mix of silly and sad moments, but it was light on both counts. It wasn't really funny, and it wasn't really sad... it wasn't really anything. It was an overall ok read.
What brought this book down for me:
- The storyline was perfect for a nice, light and cute read, but I felt as if it went on too long.
- There was not enough description of the settings throughout the book and just not enough details overall.
- I couldn't connect with the characters, even when I knew about their pasts.
But besides that, it was a nice story, and it wasn't bad. Just not something I'll be reading again.
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Steam Factor (out of 5): ♥
Characters: Not bad, but I couldn't connect with them
Storyline: Cute and sweet
Writing: Nothing wrong with it, but it was nothing special
POV: Third Person
*I received a free copy of this book via Netgalley for an honest review*
All Dressed Up by Lucy Hepburn is a Diversion Books publication and was released in August 2013. I received a DRC of this book from the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Molly is on her way to Italy for her sister, Caitlyn's, wedding. With a romantic stop in Paris, Molly is sure her long time boyfriend, Reggie, is about to propose. Instead, he breaks up with her, leaving her alone in Paris while he jets back to the U.S. for his big break as an actor. Before Molly can digest what just happened, her sister calls in tears. Her dress will not arrive until the day of the wedding. So, Molly volunteers to pick the dress up for her on her way to Venice. Caitlyn's unspoken wariness at that idea has Molly remembering a whole lot of past hurts. Caitlyn thinks Molly will damage the dress or screw up somehow. So, already feeling defensive, Molly becomes a nervous wreck when she arrives to retrieve the dress and it's not there. Once located, the designer's assistant, Pascal, is assigned to accompany Molly and the dress to Venice for a personal fitting. On the plane Molly meets a nice guy named Simon. The two get off to a rocky start when Simon disses the fashion industry, which just happens to be Molly's career and passion. But, when the plane has to make an unexpected landing and Molly winds up stranded with Simon and Pascal, and the dress makes yet another detour, the three of them get to know each other a little better. This book is hilarious. The dress goes through so many obstacles it's insane. Simon just wants to get to Venice, but gets caught up in Molly and Pascal's dramas. So much so, that even though it goes against his personal principles regarding the fashion industry, he will do anything for Molly and that ridiculous wedding dress everyone is so hung up on. All these issues has Molly behaving like a bridezilla herself. She desperately wants her sister to have the wedding of her dreams, despite her personal reservations about the marriage and her jealousy over Caitlyn's close relationship with their mother. When Molly meets up with her mother she finally has the chance to get some of these things off her chest. But, a really serious situation develops that has Caitlyn and Molly realizing that there are more important things than big weddings and designer dresses. While Caitlyn still gets her happy ever after, what about Molly? Is there a future with Simon or will Reggie have a change of heart? This book had the perfect blend of romance, comedy, and drama. Nothing was over done. It came out just right. I would recommend this book to anyone that loves romantic comedies, chick lit, and contemporary romance. This was a really fun book that deserves an A.