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Book Review: Ugly Girl Ties the Knot by Alice Wasser

Series: Book 2 in the ‘Ugly Girl’.

 “I don’t get why when somebody is really good looking, there’s this compulsion to compare them to an actor or an actress.” ~~ Alice Wasser (Book: Ugly Girl Ties the Knot)

I had some idea after finishing the ‘Confessions of an Ugly Girl’ that there would be a second installment.

So when I got the chance to download the “Ugly Girl Ties the Knot’ I did so immediately and started reading.

A good first impression of the first book in the series makes you start reading the second book instantly. 😉

Let’s see how ‘Ugly Girl Ties the Knot’ turns out….

Genre: Chicklit/Romantic Comedy.

Main Characters: Millie Glockenfeld, Sam Webber.

‘Ugly Girl Ties the Knot by Alice Wasser’ ~~ Synopsis:

A year ago, all Millie wanted was to have a boyfriend and settle down. Now that she has found Sam, life seems good and happy.

With only a few hitches:

1. She’s engaged & happy, but can’t gather enough enthusiasm for the idea of a big wedding. Sam wants a big wedding where he’d call all his family and friends.

But Millie does not want a big wedding. One reason for her cold response to the idea of big wedding is her mother, who has still not accepted that Millie is marrying Sam.

2. Millie’s mother also is still under the impression that her daughter has broken up with Sam for good. Millie is in no hurry to have the conversation with her mother to tell her the truth.

3. In the last one year, it seems like Millie has gained more weight than lost it. Sam thinks she’s pretty the way she is, but Millie’s decided to lose weight before the wedding day.

Now if only, she’d also feel a little bit of excitement for her upcoming nuptials. In all this tension, she meets the new assistant executive of her company, Jacob Winston, who seems to know her.

Millie does not remember Jacob and is sure someone like him could not remember someone like her. Turns out, they were neighbors and went to the same high school, growing up.

To her surprise, Jacob tells Millie, the reason he still remembers her is because he had a crush on her while growing up.

Millie couldn’t believe it, but accepts his words as his actions give the impression that he still has a crush on her. Millie and Jacob become fast friends at work and Millie dismisses their interaction as just a friendly banter.  

And of course, she feels happy to have her feelings reciprocated by her past crush too, even if it’s too late and she’s not going to act on it.

Her friendship with Jacob’s going smoothly until he, just like her mother, mentions that Millie in time would see the wisdom in leaving Sam and be with Jacob.  

Sam & Millie are adjusting to each other ever since she moved in with Sam, but Millie has no intention of leaving Sam for anyone. But she also does not want to give up on her friendship with Jacob.

Millie’s not sure how Sam would react to her friendship with Jacob as both guys do not seem to like each other. Then there’s her friend-cum-colleague, who also does not have a good opinion of Jacob either.

Millie is getting confused as the life somehow has become complicated.  

Review:

I still found Millie annoying at times. But there’s more happening in this book so the focus is not entirely on Millie’s insecurities.

 Whether I liked this character or not, but I do like it that she seems real and does not gloss over much of anything, at least not while thinking.

This time there’s quite a lot of drama going on, after all, Millie & Sam are getting married and marriage is all about drama. 😀

The story is funny too at times. In ‘Ugly Girl Ties the Knot’ we get to know some of Sam’s insecurities too, but not many. I was wondering if this story could have benefited from Sam’s side of the story too.  

Anyway, ‘Ugly Girl Ties the Knot’ turned out to be much more fun read for me than ‘Confessions of an Ugly Girl’.

“Women who know every wedding dress designer are the same women who actually look good in wedding dresses.” ~~ Alice Wasser (Book: Ugly Girl Ties the Knot)

Hit or Miss: Hit.

Ratings: 4 stars/5.

Buy: Amazon

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