Book review of “Where’s the Groom”
“Where’s the Groom” by Sophie Meyer
Ashley, just turning thirty, is stuck with a string of bad dates that keep getting worse. The last of her group of friends to be single, she’s quickly becoming hopeless about finding The One.
When a friend convinces her to attend a new-age workshop on making your dreams come true, she gets onto a roller coaster she can’t get off of. The poignant and hilarious comedy of errors begins. The workshop sweeps through her life like a tornado and turns her reality upside down. She is told: visualize it, and he will come. But Ashley takes it seriously, and before she knows it, she’s planning a wedding. There’s only one problem: there’s no groom.
Things quickly spiral out of control as one misunderstanding after another occurs, and Ashley’s friends and family find out a wedding is happening, and want to know who the groom is. Backed into a corner, she finds herself having to lie, and to make her wedding planning more and more a reality. Things intensify as Ashley chooses her bridesmaids and is caught in a whirlwind of looking for dresses, choosing a venue, finding a band, and everything else. Soon a date is set, invitations are sent out, and there is no backing out!
In the meantime, Ashley is desperately dating, hoping for The One to show up in time! In a shocking ending with a twist, Ashley draws true love into her life in the most unexpected way.
When I started this “Where’s the Groom” I found it hard to stop, mainly because of the main character, Ashley. I was curious as to where her adventure of planning a wedding without having a groom would take her.
While I liked the idea of the story, I wasn’t really convinced that Ashley really wanted any of it, and thought Ray, her friend and yoga instructor, was pushing her to do it to avoid his own issues, so I didn’t understand why she began the process in the first place. Part of me was hoping she’d stand up for herself before anything got too far out of hand and people questioned her, but that didn’t happen. Another thing I didn’t get was why Ashley didn’t think to get a ring before it was brought up to her. Isn’t one of the most important parts of a wedding, especially for a woman?
The author, Sophie Meyer, wrote a really cute and enjoyable read, and I really liked this book. The writing was good, which made for a quick and fun read, but like I said, I just wasn’t convinced enough that Ashley wanted to find someone to marry.
I give this book 3 1/2 stars!
**About the author:
Sophie Meyer has been writing for years, and has always been in love with love.
With a background in psychology, philosophy and theater, she’s helped many find love, avoid detours and climb out of inevitable pitfalls. The essence of her life and work are exploring the wonderful, spontaneous and unpredictable surprises life loves to provide. She also offers talks and workshops on finding and living a life of love.
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