Saturday, 15 August 2015

Book Review - Up To I Do by Samantha March

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Title: Up To I Do
Author: Samantha March
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Review copy from Chick Lit Plus
Publisher: Marching Ink LLC
Publication Date: 29th July 2015 
Rating: 3 Stars

Emerson Sinclair, twenty-seven year old hotel heiress, has said yes. With just over a year to plan her extravagant, over the top nuptials to Logan Worthington, it’s all hands on deck with the wedding plans. A Sinclair marrying into the Worthington family is the talk of their small New Hampshire town, and ideas include filming the wedding for a TV segment. But as the items get checked off the list, plans start to go ... not as planned. From not getting a designer dress to a selfish bridesmaid and unaccountable best man, Emerson is afraid her wedding will be more a joke than anything. 

When both her mother and sister seemingly begin to lose interest in her wedding plans in favor of their own personal lives, Emerson fears her big day will turn into the forgotten wedding. With the pressure to pull off a beautiful and elegant event that everyone expects from their respectable families, Emerson starts to forget the reason why she is saying I Do in the first place.

This was a well written piece of chick lit. It was enjoyable and a very easy to follow story. It's all about Emerson Sinclair's engagement to Logan Worthington and the planning of the Sinclair-Worthington wedding. They are both families that come from money, so can afford anything their hearts desire, and its the sort of wedding that everyone wants to be invited to. 

However I didn't really take to Emerson at all. Yes she was a bit of a bride-zilla but that is to be expected but she just didn't seem to care about a lot of the details of the wedding and then would complain she was stressed out by it all. She came across as  a spoilt rich girl at times, and I just don't have the patience for that sort of person. 

There are though some lovely scenes where Emerson seems quite normal and down to earth, and those are the bits of the book that really stood out for me, such was the first shop they go into wedding dress shopping. 

To me the stand out character of the book was Grams, who is down to earth, lovely, and generally the voice of reason, and as the head of the family, her opinions are heard, and she really is Emerson's rock during ht year of wedding planning. 

This is the first book I have read by Samantha March, and although at times I was struggling to read Up To I Do, purely because I wasn't overly liking the characters, I would be happy to try other books by her, and the writing style was really nice, and the book did have a great feel to it. 

If you love reading about big society weddings, wedding planning, or self-centred brides, then this is definitely the book for you. 

Thank you so much to Chick Lit Plus for giving me the opportunity to review this book. This was my honest opinion. 

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