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Bestselling author Kinsella (Confessions of a Shopaholic) offers a departure from standard chick-lit-and shopping-with her latest. Charlotte "Lottie" Graveney is positive her boyfriend Richard is about to pop the question over lunch-but when he confesses the topic he wanted to speak about was air miles, she's out of there. When her gap-year boyfriend Ben suddenly returns to her life and immediately proposes, Lottie jumps at the chance. Felicity "Fliss" Graveney, Lottie's sister, is significantly less excited. Fliss, who is going through her own divorce, knows her sister's impulsiveness well-so when Ben and Lottie head to a five-star resort in Greece for their honeymoon, Fliss uses her connections as editor of a travel magazine to try to prevent the pair from consummating their marriage so that Lottie might be convinced into an annulment. Alternatively told from the points of view of Lottie and Fliss, the story meanders (especially when a minor character interjects without much reason to) before delivering a surprise ending, but Kinsella fans will be charmed. Agent: Kimberly Witherspoon, InkWell Management. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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Kinsella's latest romantic romp revolves around two sisters with very different notions about love. Impulsive Lottie is expecting her boyfriend, Richard, to propose to her; she's floored when he instead suggests a vacation using his frequent-flier miles. When Richard balks at the idea of marriage, Lottie breaks up with him. She runs straight into the arms of an old flame, Ben, with whom she spent a magical summer at the age of 18 on the island of Ikonos. Ben is more than ready to rekindle their relationship and walk down the aisle with her. When Lottie's practical older sister, Fliss, gets wind of her plan to marry Ben, Fliss is determined to stop the nuptials. Ben's coworker Lorcan seems equally opposed to the wedding, and Fliss thinks they're set, until Lottie and Ben have a hasty ceremony and jet to Ikonos. Fliss decides she has to sabotage the honeymoon in the hopes of getting Lottie to see that she's making a huge mistake. There's plenty of silly fun to be had in this charming comedy of errors. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: The kicky new romantic comedy by #1 New York Times best-selling Kinsella of Shopaholic fame will be supported by a major multimedia promotional campaign.--Huntley, Kristine Copyright 2010 Booklist
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When the love of Lottie's life gives her a vacation instead of an engagement ring, she breaks up with him in typical dramatic Lottie style. Days later, her college boyfriend Ben makes an appearance, and the two quickly decide to wed. Meanwhile, Lottie's sister Fliss and Ben's best friend Lorcan frantically try to derail the wedding night while they fight their own growing attraction. Never fear: in the end-after international flights, bribery, blackmail, and disaster-all the characters end up discovering true love and learning a bit about themselves in the process. -VERDICT Kinsella continues to delight in creating quirky characters and over-the-top situations, and this title is a perfect choice for those craving a great escape. (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.