The hotly anticipated wedding of Iris Devonshire, ravishing teenage daughter of celebrity couple Mia and Leo, is to be held in the gardens of their grand Palladian pile alongside the Thames. But Mia and Leo worry that she's rushing into the marriage. Just ask their best friends since college, Simon and Laney de Montmorency, whose relationship is on the rocks again - and they've already married each other twice.
On the big day, Iris' hellraiser fiancé, Dougie Everett, is not the only one flying high. As Iris rides up the aisle on a white stallion, a hot air balloon appears over the woods, heading straight for the ceremony. Its arrival is about to transform the lives and loves of some of the wedding guests forever.
The Summer Wedding is a sizzling summer comedy set against the beautiful backdrops of the Chilterns, Spain, Africa, and LA.
©2013 Fiona Walker (P)2013 Hachette Audio
The storyline was good, but a little too much going on for one book. It was more difficult to make some of the main characters robust, especially a single character that played a main role in the resolution of the story. Narration was great and there were some humorous moments.
I didn't hate the story exactly, it was interesting and I was starting to get into the main characters, Laney and Simon's love story. However, the explicit sex details and overall crude direction I felt the book was moving in by about the second chapter made me turn this one off. Maybe this is just the author's style, and I've never read a Fiona Walker book before so I can't really say much except that I had high hopes for this book because I love the narrator and the premise of the storyline seemed really fun, but in the end it definitely wasn't my cup of tea.
The details of Laney and Simon's "bedroom life".. over the top descriptions of both theirs and her friend Mia's love lives as well as excessive f-bombs and swearing was just a little much. I know it's a style, and some women enjoy a little erotica thrown into chick lit but I personally felt it didn't add much to the story and unfortunately made it pretty much impossible for me to listen to with kids in the car so had to turn it off.
To be honest, I didn't really make enough progress into this book to have a favorite scene.
The author has a good writing style and if it hadn't been for the R-rated elements I mentioned before I would certainly have kept listening. The narrator did a wonderful job too.
People who like this author would probably like it.
I thought the story lacked depth although the narrator did a really good job with characters and accents.
Cannot recall listening to her before but would absolutely listen to her again.
"A fun summer read"
This is the 12th audio book I have listened too, I would rank this in my top 5
The L.A. cctv incident had me chuckling as I drove down the M4
I am not familiar with Karen Cass's performances, but I enjoyed her narration of this book, she brought the charterers to life.
I listen to my audio books on my arduous drive on the M4 to/from work, I enjoy getting back into my car and picking up where I have left off.
It was a light hearted frivolous story that would be ideal for the beach . It was easy to listen to although at times there were so many characters I lost track if I wasn't concentrating.
It made me smile wryly in places at some of the situations they found themselves in
Only listened to Book 1 so far
I liked most of the characters at different times throughout the book it changed as to the bit of the book I was at
It made me smile and at time giggle out load a feel good factor.
Leave yourself plenty of down time to listen to this book and you won't be disappointed.
"Very boring and disjointed"
A much better storyline
Probably not another Fiona Walker book
It was OK
The story was continually interrupted with episodes of gratuitous sex and horses, which added nothing.
Somebody who wants to read pure bilge and fantasy
nothing by this author
No - sounded like Vanessa Feltz
All of it
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