Book Review: Wedlocked by Bonnie Tract

I am pleased to have been asked to be part of the Wedlocked: A Novel virtual tour through Pump Up Your Book!    As many of you know I've been on a romance kick for my summer beach reads and I have to say that Wedlocked is probably the icing on the cake for this season's great beach reads.

From the Publisher:
On what should be the happiest day of her life, Rebecca Ross is panic stricken. Rebecca has just wed Craig Jacobs, but she realizes she put more thought into choosing her florist than she did in choosing the man she's just pledged to love for the rest of her life.Before Craig, Rebecca, a talented Long Island girl, dreamed of following in her grandmother's footsteps with an acting career. Unfortunately, she was cut down to size by years of disappointment, and by her first love-a Hollywood director. She returned to Long Island a lost and broken woman, and ended up in the last place she ever wanted: her old bedroom at her parents' house.
But Rebecca's mother, an overzealous convert to Judaism, has a long held dream too: marry off her three daughters to Jewish men. So no one is more thrilled than her when Rebecca meets and marries bon vivant Craig Jacobs, the man who has won over the whole family. Too bad they're all about to discover that underneath his charismatic shell, this Prince Charming is anything but!

My Review:

A good beach read needs three thing in my opinion - great characters, great fun and great escapes... and Wedlocked has all three!  Within the pages you come to love Rebecca and her wacky family and her journey through this phase of her life!  The book transports you from New York to LA and all the way to Italy which is a great way to live vicariously through the story.  Wedlocked isn't just a run of the mill romance novel - it is clearly a well crafted novel that happens to revolve around love and life... and the foibles that having romance in your life can cause.  If you're looking for a way to stave off the Autumn blues, I highly recommend checking out Wedlocked: A Novel to take you back to the beach!

About the Author:

Bonnie Trachtenberg worked as Senior Writer and Copy Chief at Book-of-the-Month Club and has written seven children’s book adaptations. She’s also written for three newspapers, and has penned countless magazine articles. Wedlocked is her first novel. She lives on Long Island with her husband, stepchildren, and cats.
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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of completing my review.  All opinions are my own.