Brilliantly executed and endlessly funny, this pause-resistant debut showcases one of the most winning, irrepressible voices since Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones.
I'm getting married.
It's a disaster.
Meet Lily Wilder - New Yorker, lawyer, and bride-to-be. She has a dream job, great friends, a family full of charismatic and loving women, and a total catch of a fiancé.
Also? She has no business getting married.
Lily's fiancé, Will, is a brilliant, handsome archaeologist. Lily is sassy, impulsive, fond of a good drink (or five), and completely incapable of being faithful to just one man. Lily likes Will, but does she love him? Will loves Lily, but does he really 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.
Bridget Jones's Diary meets Where'd You Go, Bernadette in this joyous and ribald debut, introducing a self-assured protagonist whose choices raise fresh questions about gender, politics, monogamy, and the true meaning of fidelity.
©2015 Eliza Kennedy (P)2015 Random House Audio
"I have not laughed this hard or this much at a book since Bridget Jones's Diary. I Take You is wickedly smart, hilariously funny, sexy, clever, and stupidly accomplished for a first novel. In short, the most enjoyable read I have had in YEARS. I completely loved it." (Jane Green, New York Times best-selling author of Tempting Fate)
"HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I Take You is the funniest book I've read all year. I drank four bottles of chardonnay by myself because I couldn't get to a book club fast enough. Eliza Kennedy makes infidelity sexy again!" (Gary Shteyngart, New York Times best-selling author of Super Sad True Love Story)
"I Take You is sexy and smart in equal measure - Eliza Kennedy's heroine Lily Wilder is great fun to be around, even if she's not always sure who she's taking to bed. Kennedy's witty and brash voice will win you over by the end of the first page." (Emma Straub, New York Times best-selling author of The Vacationers)
I'm not sure why I continued listening to this. The primary character was just awful - it seemed like the author was trying to make her seem cool & funny but nothing she said or did was funny - it just seemed like the author was trying too hard. I wasn't bothered by the main characters promiscuity, nor her alcohol & drug use but her behavior was more like a college student than an adult & it was pathetic & not funny. Don't waste your credits or time on this one.
I kept waiting for the main character of the book to come to her senses but then I realized, this was a book about narcissists. The only person who seems to have had some sort of epiphany about bad behavior shows up towards the end. I only liked the main character during a single courtroom and that was because the opposing attorney was more of an ass than she was!
No. I believe in chick lit!
She is why I got this book. I have loved her narrations of other more enjoyable books. She is just fab.
I hope not. Why would anyone care about these awful people?
This book is a joy. I'm a mere couple of hours into this novel, but it's stirred me to write a review now because it is THAT good. I Take You by Eliza Kennedy, is more arousing, irreverent, laugh out loud funny and engrossing in its first fifth than the entire poorly drawn porn novella 50 Shades of Grey. More importantly, it celebrates women—their wit, wisdom and winsomeness! A captivating slew of female characters are tossed in very quickly, all of whom draw you in with their quirky natures; even the brief encounter with an Ecuadorian seat mate was sparkling wit. The males in this book are also a compendium of guys you'd definitely love to sit next to on a 16 hour plane ride, so engaging is their banter and observations. To top it all off, Julia Whelan is a talented narrator with a myriad of voices, all lovely to the ear.
That's all I can write, as I must get back to washing dishes and de-stringing my runner beans, my excuses to keep listening!
Listening to this book did its job in keeping me entertained while driving in traffic, however after turning off my car, I never had the urge to start listening to it at home.
The story line was disappointing. The whole should I marry him? Should I not? for the entire book was just dragging. I also found the actions of some of the characters being so far fetched and unrealistic.
I have listed to other Jula Whelan's performances before. It was actually the reason why I chose this book. I enjoyed her talent in delivering emotion and ease of separation of characters.
The only thing it inspired me was to not read/listen to any Eliza Kennedy books in the future.
I excepted the book to be light and humorous. It was at times, but for the most part it was just boring and redundant. The second to last chapter did cause a good chuckle. The ending was as disappointing as the rest of the book.
I found this book 10,000 times sexier than 50 Shades of Gray because it was actually smart, funny, and well-written. Julia Whalen is definitely one of the best narrators out there and she nailed this part. Didn't want it to end. Great read!
I agree that this Audible book is "wickedly funny " and kept me listening in. The narrator does a fabulous job using slight character voice changes without falling into over the top drama. The problem is that Lily is not a very sympathetic character. Her hedonism and self absorption left me wondering why the other characters are so unquestioningly devoted to her. Yes, she made me laugh but I didn't like her. The main character need not be a good person but it helps if the reader ( listener) finds her redeemable enough to be on her side.
I loved how this book delves into the other side of relationships and discusses what most people find appalling and do not discuss! I think everyone should read this book to see a different perspective! I loved it! It helped me understand things in my relationship!
Lighthearted, but raunchy at times. Perfect for a roadtrip.
I loved the proposal
Good job with the voices, didn't make r-rated scenes sound creepy
It started out that there I was, full of judgments of this character, I almost turned it off because I just couldn't wrap my head around her approach to life and just could not relate to her. But at the same time there was something that just was intriguing and made me curious to see how things would evolve -- would she change or wouldn't she -- could she? It was steamy and thought provoking. And being a part of the legal community, those chapters were freakishly accurate and entertaining. I'd definitely recommend this book to a friend!
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