We're pleased to feature one of the hottest new books of the spring...I TAKE YOU by Eliza Kennedy. The website for this novel is set up like a wedding website, so it's a perfect fit for our party-themed month!
Our author liaison, Cindy Roesel, enjoyed I TAKE YOU for its humorous element and suggested it for a beach read this summer. See her review from last month. While her giveaway is closed now, we have a copy for a lucky US reader, thanks to Crown Publishing.
You can also enter to win a Girls' Weekend Getaway in Key West this autumn! (US only. Ends May 17th.)
Brilliantly executed and driven by the irrepressible voice of its unforgettable heroine, I TAKE YOU (Crown; May 5, 2015), Eliza Kennedy’s page-turning debut, showcases one of the most engaging commercial voices since Helen Fielding’s Bridget Jones. Kennedy, who attended the University of Iowa and Harvard Law School, where she was an editor at the Harvard Law Review, clerked for a federal judge and practiced litigation at a prestigious Manhattan law firm for several years before she turned to writing. With no formal training, she’s managed to pen one of the most compulsively readable, laugh-out-loud novels you’re bound to read all year.
While Kennedy insists she is nothing like her saucy protagonist, she does know a thing or two about wedding disasters. Much like the nuptials at the heart of her debut, her own wedding to writer Joshua Ferris in Key West was a bit of a debacle: there was a tropical storm menacing the coast of Florida, her maid of honor missed her flight and showed up moments before the ceremony, one of their readers was hospitalized with chest pains, and a drunken family member tried to assault the DJ (she is now an ex-family member).
I TAKE YOU is edgy, smart, and wickedly entertaining, but it is more than just a sexy romp. Through Lily’s experiences, Kennedy teases out larger questions, such as the nature of choice, gender politics, the implications of desire, the insidiousness of cultural expectations, and the pursuit of the most undervalued idea of all: pure fun.
Thanks to Crown Publishing for sharing this book with our readers.
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US only. Giveaway ends May 12th at midnight EST.