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Hilarious, warm-hearted and deliciously feel-good!
on 13 September 2013
Erin Boswell is counting down the days until her wedding day. She cannot wait to walk down the aisle and marry the love of her life, drop dead gorgeous vet Jay Keskar. With her parents coming over from Sydney, the poshest hotel for miles booked for the celebrations and every single minute detail of the wedding ceremony planned within and inch of its life, Erin is determined to have the wedding of her dreams.
Jay and Erin had decided to have a ceremony that reflected both their cultures, so they had opted to have a fusion wedding that brings together good old British tradition with the more exotic and glamorous customs of India. Jay and Erin had both come to the conclusion that this was the best way to celebrate and reflect their heritage and keep everybody - including both sets of parents - happy. Everything seems to be going to plan - until Jay's parents announce that they want to come over and discuss some suggestions they've come up with for the wedding. Having spent the last couple of months meticulously planning her wedding reception, Erin is not exactly pleased that Jay's mother Deena is putting a spanner in the works at the very last minute. Although the last thing Erin wants is to step on anybody's toes or cause any upset so close to the big event, she is determined that she will not let anybody walk all over her - not even her future mother-in-law. But when Deena turns up with Nalisha, an old family friend who is her complete opposite, Erin quickly realises that she's got more than a well-meaning - but hugely interfering- mother-in-law to contend with!
Erin cannot help but feel threatened by Nalisha. Although Jay and his family are full of praise for the sophisticated city lawyer who oozes glamour and has all the men in the village falling at her feet, Erin begins to see a completely different side to Nalisha. Her barbed sarcasm and bitchy put-downs quickly begin to take their toll on Erin and the feisty bride to be soon begins to wonder whether Nalisha would be a more suitable wife for Jay...
Will all this stress end up driving a wedge between Jay and Erin? Or will they both realise that their love is strong enough to obliterate all the obstacles that are standing in their way?
Having read and enjoyed every single book Christina Jones has ever written, my expectations for An Enormously English Monsoon Wedding were pretty high, however, this fabulously talented author has once again raised the bar and exceeded my expectations with this immensely funny, wonderfully compelling and absolutely irresistible tale that is liberally sprinkled with humour, pathos and heart.
Erin and Jay are delightful characters readers will instantly warm to and take to their hearts. Erin is the kind of heroine readers will want to have as a best friend and sexy Jay is sure to raise temperatures with his laidback charm and wicked sense of humour.
Witty, absorbing and wonderfully entertaining, An Enormously English Monsoon Wedding is a first-class romantic comedy that has got fabulous written all over it!
This review was originally published on Single Titles.