- Series: Red Dress Ink Novels
- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: Red Dress Ink (January 1, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0373895089
- ISBN-13: 978-0373895083
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.2 x 1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,287,619 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Technical Hitch (Red Dress Ink Novels) Paperback – January 1, 2005
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Sigaloff's third novel features a large cast of characters all wrestling with the consequences of getting married . . . or not. A week after wedding-planner Jessica James oversees the marriage of movie star Jack Carlisle and his working-girl bride, Emma, Jess gets cold feet the day of her own marriage to Nick. She calls off the wedding and heads off on their honeymoon alone, leaving Nick reeling. Jess' sister, Sarah, and her best friend, Fiona, who also happens to be Nick's sister, are willing to help her start over, but they're all surprised when Jess announces that she wants Nick back. Emma and Jack's marriage gets off to a surprisingly good start, considering that it's essentially a marriage of convenience to help roguish Jack settle down. But just as Jack and Emma are really falling for each other, a thoughtless act threatens their newfound happiness. Readers might find themselves more involved with Emma's story than Jess', but with its colorful characters, Sigaloff's busy novel will definitely be a crowd pleaser. Kristine Huntley
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About the Author
Technical Hitch is British author Jane Sigaloff's third novel. Jane lives and writes in London and has never been married. She has, however, spent several summers as a serial wedding attendee.
Top Customer Reviews
Fiona, Nick's sister (and Jess' best friend), is ready to settle down with her new beau (a wedding photographer whom she met at the ill-fated nuptials). She is not sure she wants Jess to get back together with Nick, out of fear that he will be hurt again.
Jess' sister Sophie has what everyone thinks is the perfect marriage with Simon. They eloped in Tahiti, only to find out that their marriage is not valid.
Jess' hugely successful celebrity wedding between a movie star and a "commoner" (purported to be a fairy tale that starts out as a business arrangement for publicity) brings about a new friend in Emma. Though Jack and Emma are virtual strangers, they soon start to fall in love.
I like the modern take on marriage in the new millennium, and while I found it the be a great story, I think that there is far too much marital and relationship strife with such a huge cast of characters - this could easily have been four separate novels! As a result, there is not enough individual development, but I like how Sigaloff keeps up guessing until right up to the end with each of the relationships.
Emma Hunter is stuck in a PR job with no personal life. Suddenly, after a fairy tail wedding, she becomes the wife of celebrity Jack Carlisle. Nearly strangers, will their relationship turn to love and last?
Jess's best friend Fiona wants to settle down. However, Fiona wonders if she will ever find love.
When Jess's sister Sarah learns that eloping in some foreign country does not make her a wife, she loses her belief in married life. Can Jess save the day?
Technical Hitch is a wonderful book about a wedding planner who loses her perspective. Along the way, Jess has the help of some unlikely friends who help her, while bringing their own problems. Technical Hitch shows the hard side of breaking up, moving on, and still planning weddings in the process. It also helps to show that celebrities have the same kind of marriage problems that everyday people do.
Meanwhile, the media goes berserk when womanizing hunk Jack Carlisle falls for plain Jane, Emma Hunter, whom he met on a café line. The wedding goes off perfectly as Jess does her magic, but everyone expects the happily ever after will end abruptly and soonest.
Jess's sister Sarah eloped with the man she believes is her life mate. However, when she learns they were not legally married, Sarah has doubts about tying the knot for real.
Others are also faced with marital decisions. Amy questions the need for the institution except as a means of her pal making money while Nick's sibling Fiona flees from love though she has met the right man.
Though an intriguing slant on marriage and happily ever after, the hitch in this tale is that there are too many players having marital doubts to appreciate any individual although Jess is the prime player. The story line reads more like a series of vignettes that constantly shift focus making it difficult to keep score as to what is happening to whom. Still chick lit readers will appreciate Jane Sigaloff's satirical look at to be or not to be married.