In Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off by Jill Steeples, Anna reads her best friend Sophia’s diary just weeks before wedding and discovers that her fiance Ed has been having an affair with her best friend..!!. After opening the Pandora box, there is no way things can go back to normal for Anna. Confused, hurt and absolutely livid, she hops on the first train to anywhere-but-here in need of some serious soul searching. Can she ever forgive Ed? Who is Anna ‘sans Ed’? And more importantly, should she go through with the wedding or should she just call the whole thing off?
I still had no idea what Ben was talking about. I had no idea who Alexander Fischer was. I had no idea if I was going to marry Ed or not. Basically I had no idea about anything any more.
When I first started reading the book, my first reaction was why does Anna have to do the soul searching when its clearly her fiance and best friend’s fault. She should just dump him and call off the wedding because well that’s the obvious path most heroine’s in novels take. But after reading a few chapters I understood her dilemma and could understand why she leaves so abruptly after the big revelation without telling anyone the reason why. Her journey for solace is filled with so many different people who give her a different perspective to her situation. You can’t predict what decision she is gonna take finally and this is what kept my interest going on till the last page. She has three suitor’s to pick from and it was exciting to read her journey to the decision she finally made. The story does get wrapped up nicely so nothing seems abrupt or out of blue.
Running away was exhausting. It must have had something to do with all the emotional trauma I’d been through over the last couple of days but my whole body ached with weariness. Well, it was either that or the sea air. Or the fact that I’d eaten so many carbohydrates and drunk so many units of alcohol that my poor body was having trouble working out what do with them all. Whatever it was I was completely knackered.
Overall, Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off by Jill Steeples is a well written and easy to like book. If you are looking for a chick lit with a twist then give this one a read.
Reasons why you should never, ever, read your best friend’s diary (even if it has fallen to the floor, pages open oh-so temptingly…):
1) It’s morally indefensible.
2) She would never trust you again.
3) You probably know it all anyway… So what harm could the tiniest peek do…? Answer: Lots! The best reason for never reading your best friend’s diary: You might just find out something you really didn’t want to know! Learning her fiance, Ed – the guy she’s supposed to marry this weekend! – is having an affair with her best friend, is a devastating bombshell for bride-to-be Anna. Confused, hurt and absolutely livid, she hops on the first train to anywhere-but-here in need of some serious soul searching.Can she ever forgive Ed? Who is Anna ‘sans Ed’? And more importantly, should she go through with the wedding or should she just call the whole thing off?