Review: Three Stupid Weddings by Ann Gallagher

Quick Info
Three Stupid Weddings

  • Series: Standalone
  • Genre: Contemporary, Romance
  • Diversity: mental health (eating disorder, body image issues)
  • Trigger Warnings: body image issues, emotionalabuse, eating disorder, slight queerphobia
  • Rating: 3/5 Stars

Blurb
Three Stupid Weddings

On the heels of a painful and long overdue breakup, what Victor Nelson needs is time to lick his wounds. What he doesn’t need is everyone in his family trying to play matchmaker so he can find someone new… which is exactly what they’ll do at the three stupid weddings he has to attend this summer.

Fortunately, it’s Dominic Lowe to the rescue. Dom is more than willing to come along to all the weddings as his best friend’s “boyfriend”… even if he’d much rather be there as Vic’s real boyfriend.

Convincing people they’re a couple is easy. The charade is miserable for Dom, though, after years of being madly in love with Vic. But maybe those three weddings are a rehearsal for the relationship he knows they could have for real.

The Queer’s Review

An ace romance without the being ace conflict.

Add the fake relationship trope into that and rest assured that I am very excited to read such a book.

Sadly my excitement didn’t survive very long. Now don’t get me wrong, Three Stupid Weddings is a nice enough romance but I won’t reread it I think. If you’re looking for something easy between books it might be a perfect fit but there is not enough depth in it for me.

There would have been the possibility of depth though because Vic’s ex boyfriend really left a lasting impression on him regarding his weight and eating habits. At first I thought that would get more… well simply more. And it kinda got more, at least it was not forgotten somewhere along the story and it was not downplayed but it still felt to me to be coped with too easily. Others might find them in that portrayal though.

Having them starting out as friends makes it easier to believe Vic and Dom’s romance but that as well could have gotten more depth. It too was too fast and easy and I didn’t feel their love. I did enjoy their geekyness and I loved how the different wedding invitations were put as a picture into the book.

Bookish Thoughts

That detail added to the aspects I talked about before and I think I would have been very happy with this book.

Disclaimer

I received a free copy through the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you.

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