Review

I Take You by Eliza Kennedy review

I joined Blogging for Books back in 2014 and finally got around to reading and reviewing the first book I requested. The the title of that book is I Take You, Here is the summary from Amazon’s website:

Meet Lily Wilder: New Yorker, lawyer extraordinaire, blushing bride. And totally incapable of being faithful to one man.

Lily’s fiancé Will is a brilliant, handsome archaeologist. Lily is sassy, impulsive, fond of a good drink (or five) and has no business getting married. Lily likes Will, but does she love him? Will loves Lily, but does he know her? As the wedding approaches, Lily’s nights—and mornings, and afternoons—of booze, laughter and questionable decisions become a growing reminder that the happiest day of her life might turn out to be her worst mistake yet.

Unapologetically sexy with the ribald humor of Bridesmaids, this joyously provocative debut introduces a self-assured protagonist you won’t soon forget.

 

And boy where they right. This isn’t a book I would normally read, I’m really into YA Fiction novels, but I couldn’t help myself to have a love/hate relationship with Lily Wilder as time went on.

I loved to hate Lily. I loved her because her sense of humor and her best friend Freddy I find myself relating to sometimes, minus the 5 or 6 drinks a day part. She’s a bit of a free spirit and a rebel, she isn’t afraid to go find someone to suit her needs.

By needs I mean sex. Sex is an extremely strong theme and presence in this book and it’s unlike anything I’ve ever read before. Like I said above, I stick to YA Fiction most of the time, but I’m glad I read this cause it exposed me to something I didn’t think I would normally like or read.

I enjoyed the book, I truly did. Lily was the character that tended to piss me off sometimes. There was a lot of times in the book where I wanted to scream at her to make up her time. But then there were times in the book where I wanted to insert myself into the story and give her a hug or give her a high five, especially towards the end. What really pissed me off about her was that she spent THE WHOLE BOOK debating on if she loved Will or not to say that she finally loved him and then magically she didn’t love him, just to go back to him at the end after he screwed you over?

Moreso, she’s extremely hypocritical. You’re pissed off at him for confessing to you THE SAME THING YOU’VE BEEN DOING TO HIM?? She doesn’t make any sense at all and it makes me hate her sometimes. But I also love her.

That’s how I feel about this book. I enjoyed it but I also didn’t enjoy it. I would recommend it though if you want a good laugh while reading, because it was very humorous.

Overall Rating of I Take You

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Overall: 3.8

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