FOR BETTER, FOR WORSE: A NOVEL

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Thirtysomething Brit chick Josie Flynn is almost single. Her husband, Damien, left her for an office floozy and their divorce is nearly final. But as she's preparing to fly to New York to wear a hideous lilac gown and serve as a bridesmaid in her cousin Martha's wedding, Damien's making plans to win her back by presenting her with a big ring at the wedding.

On the airplane, Josie meets a rock journalist named Matt who is working on a story about an up-and-coming boy band. Sparks fly, and after climbing the Statue of Liberty together, they make dinner plans.

However, a female publicist and some alcohol distract him, and Matt doesn't make it to the restaurant on time. Crushed, Josie carries out her bridesmaid duties. Too bad Martha's wedding turns into a fiasco. But both Matt and Damien are experiencing fiascos of their own while trying to make it to the wedding to win her back.

Originally published in the UK, this chick lit novel is a hilarious and clever madcap romp that will keep readers in stitches as they turn the pages. (Now available, 352 pp., $14.95)

Reviewed by: 
Samantha J. Gust