Title: I Take You
Author: Eliza Kennedy
Publish Date: May 5, 2015
What's the Story?:
From Goodreads.com: "Meet Lily Wilder: New Yorker, lawyer extraordinaire, blushing bride. And totally incapable of being faithful to one man.
Lily’s fiancé Will is a brilliant, handsome archaeologist. Lily is
sassy, impulsive, fond of a good drink (or five) and has no business
getting married. Lily likes Will, but does she love him? Will loves
Lily, but does he 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."
My Two Cents:
"I Take You," Lily is supposed to be getting married to Will within the
next week. Lily is nowhere close to being ready to settle down and she
thinks that this marriage thing might be a really bad idea seeing as how
she jumps on any guy that comes across her path. This is a debut book
that didn't quite hit the mark for me.
important to me in a book. I don't necessarily need to like the
characters but I need to understand at least where they are coming from.
Lily is supposed to be a sassy and raunchy character; however, she
comes across as insensitive and sort of juvenile. I just couldn't really
understand why she treated people the way that she did throughout this
book. She treats her fiancé badly. She treats her new in-laws badly. She
treats her romantic conquests badly. She comes across as really
immature. All we see is the insensitivity and nothing substantive. I was
definitely looking for something more from her and definitely didn't
There is a big plot twist in the book which I hated. I
won't go into details in case you want to read it! Lily basically uses
this twist to justify all of her bad behavior. It definitely didn't work
for me. The plot twist felt a little unrealistic. This is a book about a
lot of immature people.
I did like the setting of the book. Most
of the book does take place in Key West, and some place I've always
wanted to visit. The setting did meeting with the action a little bit
and kept me reading.