14 May 2012

{Book Review} That Wedding

By: Me My Shelf And I | 14 May 2012 at 12:00 AM | | | | | | |

That Boy

That Wedding
Author: Jillian Dodd
Format: eBook
Pages: 381
Published: February 10, 2012
Rating: 5+ Birds

I know he's that boy. The boy I want to marry, my prince, my happily ever after. I feel like I'm living in a dreamy fairytale. 
But then, Pastor starts asking questions I don’t know the answers to.
I have horrible wedding disaster dreams.
I can’t find a dress.
I have to manipulate him to get my way.
An old boyfriend asks me to run away and marry him.
My best friend tells me I'm going to ruin everything.
And forever is starting to sound like a really long time.
Which makes me start to wonder. 
I wonder if best friends should get married. 
I wonder if I'm settling. 
I wonder if the fact that sex with him is so amazing that it’s clouding my judgment.
I wonder if it's just cold feet.
I wonder if marriage is all that fun.
And then I have to decide. Am I willing to give up on true love forever, or should I say, What the hell, and marry him anyway?

First, I want to send a HUGE thank you to Jillian for allowing me to read this book and for the hassle she had to go through so I could have it!  You are the sweetest and most patient person possible!

On with the review: After having read the first book, That Boy, I really wanted to know what would happen with J.J.  Seeing her go through so much at a young age in the first book made me wonder, how would she handle bigger decisions further on…like marriage and all that comes with it?

It sort of threw me for a loop how J.J. (or Jadyn rather) reacted to the idea of marriage at first.  There was nothing but happiness, and sex.  A lot of sex.  But don’t worry, Jillian does a great job of not delving heavily into “what” happened, just that it would.  I think my favorite part of that though, was where she went into the dreams (which you’ll have to read to truly understand) but it was so well thought out, But what happens when you have a relationship based off of sex, and not communication?

Furthermore, what happens when (SPOILER FROM BOOK 1) you don’t deal with your parents’ untimely death?  What happens when you feel like people will just abandon you…like your fiance?  This is a very telling story of not believing what happened to you in the past will haunt your future in some way, and what you can overcome when you finally do realize it.

Jadyn’s journey in this book is comparative to the first book, at an older age, but she learns just how to deal with things that are beyond her normally well thought-out control.  Every turn she took was a new realization, a new way of thinking, and a way of letting go of things that happened in the past.

So what would you do if you could marry That Boy…and have That Wedding?

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the great review. It always worries me when people love the first book. I hoped I could make the second book (and hopefully the third) equally enjoyable!

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