Book Review: Wedlocked by Bonnie Trachtenberg

August 8, 2011 Adult Book Reviews 2 ★★★★

Book Review: Wedlocked by Bonnie TrachtenbergTitle: Wedlocked by Bonnie Trachtenberg
Published by: Self-Published on June 16, 2011
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Source: The Author
Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
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four-stars

On what should be the happiest day of her life, Rebecca Ross is panic stricken. Rebecca has just wed Craig Jacobs, but she realizes she put more thought into choosing her florist than she did in choosing the man she's just pledged to love for the rest of her life. Before Craig, Rebecca, a talented Long Island girl, dreamed of following in her grandmother's footsteps with an acting career. Unfortunately, she was cut down to size by years of disappointment, and by her first love-a Hollywood director. She returned to Long Island a lost and broken woman, and ended up in the last place she ever wanted: her old bedroom at her parents' house.

But Rebecca's mother, an overzealous convert to Judaism, has a long held dream too: marry off her three daughters to Jewish men. So no one is more thrilled than her when Rebecca meets and marries bon vivant Craig Jacobs, the man who has won over the whole family. Too bad they're all about to discover that underneath his charismatic shell, this Prince Charming is anything but!

I received this book for free from The Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Wedlocked is Bonnie Trachtenberg’s debut novel and I have to say, it’s a great one! The cover is so witty and in-keeping with the story and after reading the summary, I knew I had to check this book out for myself.

The story reminds me of a typical romantic comedy where the lead girl, Rebecca tries to navigate through her treacherous love life and discover just how strong she really is. Trachtenberg’s characters were well-written and I love her fresh take in this genre, a novel that truly entertained me. The story is told from Rebecca’s point of view, as you see how she got to where she is now, at her wedding, and her memorable honeymoon win Italy was a crazy adventure. The three leading men, Evan, Craig, and Michael are varying personalities that offer a great touch to Rebecca’s tale and I could literally see the story unfold before my eyes reading their interactions.

I finished this book rather quickly so I consider it a light read, but in a good way, as I kept eagerly turning the pages to read what would happen next. It’s definitely a great Summer Read for anyone who loves a little romance and comedic anecdotes. My only qualm was that it ended kind of abruptly, but I suppose the Epilogue took care of the details and tied up the loose ends and left me satisfied. Overall, I would highly recommend this book.

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