Well, it was very different from the movie it inspired. I was prepared for that and I still didn't like it very much all told. I didn't care for Sophy because she seemed to have some kind of personality flaw. Obviously she was very concerned with making her mother happy and keeping up appearances, but then the outbursts and thoughts she had seem to contradict that. It just didn't work for me. The dialogue was a bit unnatural to me at times as well. (I find myself saying that rather often about British books, however, so take it with a grain of salt.) Honestly, I didn't really like the interactions between her and Josh very much. She was neurotic about her looks and practically delusional about how Josh viewed her. Was it the worst book I've ever read? Nope, not even close. It was enjoyable enough for me to finish it and give it 3 out of 5 stars. This is one time, however, where I actually enjoyed the movie more than the book. For me, they took the best parts of the book and created the movie around that and really made it work. Of course, your mileage may vary. :)
This book was pretty good. I was expecting it to be more like the movie The Wedding Date but as it is said in a lot of the other reviews it is really different from the movie. It is a funny and enjoyable book.
OMG, this book was HYSTERICAL! I read it long before anyone heard of Wedding Date and as soon as I saw the trailer, I knew it was based on this book. I read it a 2nd time before seeing the movie and was sucked in just as easily the 2nd time around. One of the best chick lits out there, and Liz should get her due along with Green and Kinsella, et al!
A British literary version of The Wedding Date (movie)... I loved this book.
This was the second time I read this book: the first time was when it was (evidently a reissue for a movie tie-in) published as "The Wedding Date", which starred Debra Messing and the ever delectable Dermot Mulroney. I think the book is better than the movie, but isn't that usually the case? (Except for Dermot, of course!) Anyhow, I re-read it even though I realized I'd already done so in the past, and it still made me laugh and roll my eyes and "tsk" at some of the idiocy. Nothing like a few twit characters that make you feel superior! And so, I obviously enjoyed it. A good read, nothing madly thought-provoking, just a pleasant, screwball romance.