Author: Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Published: January 18, 2011
Hardcover: 387 pages
Source: borrowed from the library
My Rating: 4 stars
Synopsis (from goodreads.com): R.S.V.P. to the most riotous wedding of the year . . . Lucy Jorik is the daughter of a former president of the United States. Meg Koranda is the offspring of legends. One of them is about to marry Mr. Irresistible—Ted Beaudine—the favorite son of Wynette, Texas. The other is not happy about it and is determined to save her friend from a mess of heartache. But even though Meg knows that breaking up her best friend's wedding is the right thing to do, no one else seems to agree. Faster than Lucy can say "I don't," Meg becomes the most hated woman in town—a town she's stuck in with a dead car, an empty wallet, and a very angry bridegroom. Broke, stranded, and without her famous parents at her back, Meg is sure she can survive on her own wits. What's the worst that can happen? Lose her heart to the one and only Mr. Irresistible? Not likely. Not likely at all.
My Thoughts: This book was irresistible! I found it hard to put down and so enthralling, something different than what most chick lit is. We enter the story with Lucy about to marry Ted Beaudine, the most eligible bachelor in America. When she realizes that she has some doubts, her best friend (and main character) Meg tell her to follow her heart and cancel the wedding. Lucy decides to break it off right as she's about to walk down the aisle. What follows is a tale of Meg discovering who she is, what she wants in life, and the love of her life. The characters are relatable and real. Meg has been living off her famous parents for years, so when they cut her off, she has nothing. Nada. Seeing her overcome her financial situation and being entreprenuial at the same time makes her real. She is her own person and doesn't give into the ways of the small town gossips. Ted Beaudine ... sigh, where to start? He is truly perfect. I found out about halfway through the book that I was like every woman in the story and was falling for him! Seriously, he is Mr. Perfect, but Meg realizes that there is more to him, that something is holding him back.
This book is sassy, sexy, and enchanting. I wanted to pack my bags and move to this fictional town, but decided to stay where I am. If you enjoy chick lit or are looking for something a little lighter to read, I would recommend this book. I cannot wait to read more of Susan Elizabeth Phillips' novels!