Tess is thinking her boyfriend, Leo, has been distracted lately and must be about to break up with her. Instead, he pops the question and they decide to get married in September, only six months away.
They want a simple day but that’s not possible with Tess’ overbearing mother around, who immediately runs a full-page newspaper notice announcing their engagement and assumes Tess will wear her 1980s-style wedding dress on the big day.
Then when Tess meets Leo’s mum for the first time, she’s adamant about them having a church wedding and also gifts her wedding gown too. What’s a girl gonna do?
This was an enjoyable read about wedding preparations getting out of hand. But I lost any sympathy for Tess along the way. She certainly wasn’t a Bridezilla but still was selfish in her own way. For someone concerned about people overstepping boundaries, what she did to the old gowns without asking permission first was the biggest dog act of the plot.