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'My God! What if they'd seen you? Wouldn't you have absolutely died?' I would, but I wasn't going to admit it. 'I wish they had!'
When she stumbles on shenanigans involving Guy and the Topless Piranha, sixteen-year old Abby Morland can't resist passing on this juicy piece of gossip to her cousin, Fleur.
Fifteen years down the line, when Fleur and Guy are a sparkly new item, they even joke about it. However, when the Topless Piranha comes back on the scene, evidently still with a taste for Guy flesh, it's not quite so funny. Drawn into anti-piranha tactics by the twitchy Fleur, Abby is alarmed to realize that she wouldn't mind a nibble at Guy herself.
Still, there's plenty to take her mind off him. With a brother's wedding coming up, a family feud simmering in the background, mother/bridegroom tensions boiling over and a little devil thrown in, Abby's going to have her hands full mopping up bloodstains. She just hasn't counted on the little devil acting like some perverse Guy-magnet, or the ripple effects of the one disaster she never imagined. And that's even before family wedding number two...
It is apparent from the start of this novel that the witty Abby Morland, a 30-something Londoner with an extended family that views her as an island of emotional stability, deserves to end up with the dashing Guy, but Young ] forces us to plod through pages of clich dialogue and verbose inner monologues before Abby finally snags the bloke. With a cast that could fill a school bus, this book draws on a teenage dalliance to serve up a conflict of suspicion and gossip that will push Guy out of the gorgeous arms of Abby's cousin Fleur and into Abby's own deserving but not so gorgeous arms. Peppering this tale is an evil aunt (Fleur's mom), who thinks Abby is out to steal Guy just as Abby's mom once stole her own boyfriend, an abrupt wedding between Abby's brother and his pregnant socialite girlfriend, and an accident at the Barbados wedding that provides Abby a chance to be alone with Guy. Serving as a diversion from the predictable coupling of Guy and Abby is the intricate family subplot that shows Abby as the intermediary between her fiery older brother and her delicate mother, and a woman more than worthy of handsome Guy.