Friday, November 11, 2011

Not Happily Ever After

Bonnie Trachtenberg's "Wedlocked" begins the day of Rebecca and Craig's marriage.  The wedding and reception are one disaster after another.  From the nephew kicking a hole in the wedding cake to Rebecca hearing never before revealed dark secrets about her new husband.

Bonnie then takes us back in time to Rebecca's youth and the path her life took to lead her to that moment at the altar next to a man she's not sure she knows - let alone loves. Her love of acting takes her from the theaters of New York to the studios in Los Angeles. Her experiences there eventually force her back to New York where she meets Craig when she is at her most vulnerable.

After the wedding comes the honeymoon from hell.  A fairy tale trek through Italy that is more Brothers Grimm than Cinderella. Although a knight in shining armor arrives to help Rebecca in her time of need.

You'll laugh, you'll cry but most of all you'll enjoy the journey with this wonderful character.

It's a great story. I did find it a little slow through some of the Hollywood section but overall a very strong debut by Bonnie.

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