Excellent, Unforgettable, Best of the nest
Very good, thoroughly enjoyed,
Good, Solid, Enjoyed many aspects
STAR RATINGS GUIDE
Salty and Bittersweet
🧡 First off, let me say, I LOVE irredeemable characters. The viler the better. Hating an awful fictional person is the ultimate in consequence-free judginess. There is definitely some of that here, but then it goes deeper. It looks at how things like trauma, loneliness and low self-esteem can warp people’s personalities. It becomes an insightful tug of war between nature and, if not nurture, then experience.
💚 Listen to this for the layered characters and dysfunctional family dynamics. Listen to this to explore the depths of human bitterness and desperation with a supson of dry humour. Definitely listen to this for the dissection of a relationship by way of a sex scene. Not my usual thing, but cleverly done.
💜 PS. Feel like the title could do with a nudge. Not quite enough “wedding” for it to have top billing.
Big thanks to NetGalley and Hodder & Stoughton for providing me with an ALC in return for an honest review.