Thursday, June 5, 2014

Review: That Wedding

That Wedding by Jillian Dodd


That Wedding is the continuing story of JJ, Phillip, Danny, (and Lori), and the rest of the characters we meet in That Boy. You can read the spoiler free review for That Boy by clicking HERE

I fell in love with these characters, especially JJ, during the first book. I just really love how the style in which the book is written, is very much in JJ's head. So it's not always grammatically correct, because she's not always grammatically correct. To me, this makes the story really unique. You feel like you're in her head as she's making decisions and thinking things through, and the way she makes decisions is just hilarious. I looooove her inner monologue!!!


She's really freaking funny too, I laughed for about half an hour when she thought STD meant a legit STD instead of "Save The Date." Trust me, you just have to read it. I was rolling. Like, could not breathe, snorting, gross, hilarious laughter. 

It's not all sunshine and rainbows though, wedding planning never is. Danny and Phillip, always the best friends, are by her side through it all. Now she also has Lori to help her out too. Her "family" may be gone but she has a huge family still here, and the way that they love her is just beautiful. 

I won't say who she married, because if you haven't read That Boy, it'll totally ruin the book for you, but I will say that she's the luckiest girl in the world to marry her best friend, and then also still have a separate best friend to both of them outside of their marriage. 

I loved this book and finished it in less than 24 hours! I can't wait to read That Baby

Synopsis:
The gorgeous engagement ring on my finger mimics my happiness.
I feel so sparkly, glittery, and full of promise, because I absolutely know he's that boy.
The boy I want to marry. My prince. My happily ever after.
But then our pastor starts asking lots of questions.
His parents say I haven’t dealt with my past. 
I have horrible wedding disaster dreams.
I can’t find the perfect dress.
I have to manipulate him to get my way.
An old boyfriend asks me to run away with him.
My best friend says I'm going to ruin everything.
And forever starts to sound like a really long time.
Which totally freaks me out and makes me question everything I know.
Should best friends get married? 
Will my past affect our relationship?
Are my horrible dreams a warning?
Will I ever find a dress?
Could his sexiness be clouding my judgment?
Am I going to ruin everything?
Or is it just a case of cold feet?
And then I have to decide. Am I willing to give up on true love forever, or am I going to listen to my heart and marry him?
About Jillian: 
Jillian is the author of the That Boy series and The Keatyn Chronicles. She grew up on a farm in Nebraska, where she developed a love for Midwestern boys and Nebraska football. She lives in Texas with her family.
I’m a sucker for romance and write romantic stories. My first book, That Boy, was published in May 2011, and the sequel, That Wedding, in February 2012. I married my very own prince charming over 20 years ago, and he still ma
kes me melt. We have a 16-year-old son, Connor, who is a top nationally ranked, semi-professional go kart racer. (Check out his YouTube Channel and his Fan page!) He’s funny, has a wicked sense of humor, could carry on a conversation with a tree, and can entertain himself for hours with a rubber band and a paperclip. Our daughter, Kenzie, is my bff. She’s blunt, can’t lie to save her life, loves to travel and learn about other cultures, and is very social. We have a Maltese named Sugar Bear, who is a priss and quite possibly half cat, and two Labrador puppies, Camber Lacey and Cali Lucy.

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