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Publisher's Summary

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.

He's perfect!

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

Critic Reviews

"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)

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Terrible!

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.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Unredeeming characters!!

Is there anything you would change about this book?

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!

Has I Take You turned you off from other books in this genre?

No. I believe in chick lit!

What does Julia Whelan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She is why I got this book. I have loved her narrations of other more enjoyable books. She is just fab.

Do you think I Take You needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

I hope not. Why would anyone care about these awful people?

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Sexy, provacative, well written, go for it!

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!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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I wanted to like this

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

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.

What was most disappointing about Eliza Kennedy’s story?

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.

Have you listened to any of Julia Whelan’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

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.

Did I Take You inspire you to do anything?

The only thing it inspired me was to not read/listen to any Eliza Kennedy books in the future.

Any additional comments?

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.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Finally an intelligent and funny book about women!

Any additional comments?

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!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Ben
  • Maryland
  • 05-14-15

A heroine who is difficult to like.

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.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Completely different, and I loved it!

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!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • M.
  • 06-19-15

Smart, funny, and racy

Very funny book with clever dialogue and a hilarious calamity of a heroine. There are R rated sex scenes, and even a feminist message buried in there somewhere!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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R Rated, But a Good Listen

What did you love best about I Take You?

Lighthearted, but raunchy at times. Perfect for a roadtrip.

What was one of the most memorable moments of I Take You?

I loved the proposal

What about Julia Whelan’s performance did you like?

Good job with the voices, didn't make r-rated scenes sound creepy

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Story had potential but convenient ending

Would you try another book from Eliza Kennedy and/or Julia Whelan?

Yes. It was a pretty good book. I enjoyed the listen for the most part. The ending was just rushed and a little to convenient.<br/>I really enjoyed this narrator and would definitely listen to her again. Great job on all of the characters who were easily distinguishable.

What did you like best about this story?

The back n forth of the female lead and her struggle to maintain her life and stories.

Which scene was your favorite?

The scene where she meets the parents was funny...laugh out loud funny.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful