Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Review: Marrying Up - Wendy Holden

Marrying Up
Beautiful but broke student Polly and scheming social climber Alexa may have grown up in the same place, but they couldn't be more different. Polly's just fallen for Max, a handsome country vet. But Alexa can't be bothered with love—any guy with a pedigree will do, mind you, as long as he comes with a title, a mansion, and a family tiara.

Alexa wiggles her way into friendship with Florrie, a clueless aristocrat who could support entire countries with her spare change. Suddenly the grandest doors swing open for Alexa, and a new life is so close she can taste it. Polly could care less about Max's money, but his mysterious habit of disappearing scares her. What's he hiding?

My thoughts:
This book was silly and funny. The silly comes from names used here and there, oh those British peers have strange names. And there were more things too. But it worked and it was charming.

The story itself is about Polly, the nice and sweet girl who you have to like. She is specialized in toilets, that is her field in archaeology. She meets Max, a really sweet guy too who is a vet, but he has secrets. Now what can those secrets be?

The other POV is Alexa, first I found her amusing, then she was pathetic and then she turned into one big B#¤%&. She was a golddigger with a big G, she wanted money, she wanted a title. But in the the end she was pathetic and miserable. The last 100 pages I gritted my teeth and wanted to smack her over the head. It got scary there for a moment. And then I do not mean scary as in ohhh danger! But in scary because she is not nice in the end.

Silly, fun and a cute little Cinderella story. One thing though, they were all so young, 18-21. I would have wanted the bunch a bit older. Now I just couldn't take it seriously all the time. But like I said, it was funny and silly.

Conclusion:
A nice little chick-lit book with a Cinderella twist to it.

Cover:
Cute

Genre: Chick-lit, contemporary romance
Pages: 400
Published: August 1st 2012 by Sourcebooks Landmark
Source: For review


38 comments:

  1. This does sound silly and cute.

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    1. That it was, lol, oh some of the names

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  2. I'm like you - I'd want them to be older. The book still sounds cute, though.

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    1. They just felt so young, and they were so serious and wanting to marry and .

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  3. A golddkgger b'yotch!
    well I hope she redeemed hersel in the end.

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    1. That I can't tell you, but oh what a b'yotch she was!

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  4. I like silly and funny at times. I wonder how you specialize in toilets? LOL

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    1. I guess poo just is that fascinating ;)

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  5. The cover sort of looks like cake.

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  6. Yes, 18-21 seems young - but that's probably because I'm not ;-)

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    1. Lol, neither am I..well not far of

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  7. You make we want to read everything you review because I am now dying to learn what Alexa did to make you mad!

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    1. ...I am NEVER gonna tell, mouwhahahahaha

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  8. I tend to enjoy older characters in these kinds of books, too, but it does sound fun.

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  9. awwww, sounds cute! Usually in stories like these, I do like the characters to be a wee bit older. Like 25-30

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    1. In HR I can take it, but this is modern times and it just felt..weird

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  10. Sounds cute but yeah I'd like the characters to be a little older.

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    1. So I didn't mind, but yes it would have felt more real

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  11. Well it sounds like we know who gets a prince in the end :)

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  12. Oh a Cinderella twist. :D I like that added in. :) Thanks

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    1. You can never go wrong with Cinderella

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  13. She specialized in toilets? Now, that's something you don't see everyday. ;)

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    1. Oh yes, well everyone poohs so should be things to study..haha

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  14. Sometimes I need silly and fun. This sounds good.

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  15. This sounds super cute. Perfect for summer? Alexa sounds kind of scary to me and I haven't read the book. Lol.

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    1. She was scary, in the end. That girl had issues

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  16. LOL now that's something new, specializing in toilets. I like fun but not sure this one's for me.

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    1. I can't say it would be for me either ;)

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  17. that is different that they were all so young. i read 'beautiful people' by her and liked it.

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    1. This was my first book by her, but yes some were 18 even

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  18. I like chick lit for the most part...might have to read more about this one!

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  19. Sounds like a YA chicklit. And still kind of fun. Thanks for the review, I will put this one on my wishlist.

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    1. It was adult. but yes it could just as well been YA

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