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From the author of Miss Fortune comes a new contemporary romance series featuring men who aren't afraid of anything--except love. One of the founders of a members-only adventure service is about to embark on the thrill ride of his life--meeting a woman he can't live without. Original....

Title : Wedding Survivor
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ISBN : 9780425206317
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 336 Pages
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Wedding Survivor Reviews

  • Nefise
    2019-04-29 00:12

    It was an easy and light read. It's not very good but not bad either that I couldn't keep reading.

  • Angie
    2019-04-26 18:12

    All I Need Is You is the first book that I have read by Julia London. The great thing about this book is the writing. I love the humor and the witty banter. I also love the way the characters are mature characters. There are no silly misunderstandings, love triangles, or petty fighting. Eli is a sexy Texan who is addicted to extreme sports. I really like how Eli was not your typical alpha male. He has had his heart broke and he is still hurting. Marnie is a confident woman who is starting a new career after her job in the dotcom industry has crashed. She comes across as a little naïve, but I think it is because she sees the best in people. Eli and Marnie meet and it’s the beginning of a great friendship and an even greater romance. I really enjoyed reading about a hero that isn’t afraid to be friends with a woman and doesn’t really lie to himself about any of his feelings. He’s scared to fall in love, but he doesn’t run away from his feelings. He doesn’t really embrace those feelings either;). Another great aspect of this book is that there is no “insta love” with these two, you get to experience them falling in love. Great book, great writing and I will definitely read more from Julia London! I received this book as a first reads winner on Goodreads.

  • Sonnie Jo
    2019-05-12 18:44

    I won this book on Goodread Giveaways!! I loved it. It was a slow start but once I got into I didnt want to put it down. I just looked up the read the rest of the series but it looks like its not available on my nook. All in all a very good read. Would highly recommend!!!!

  • Celeste
    2019-05-21 19:07

    This book was fantastic. I was literally laughing out loud throughout the entire book. Marnie and Eli were awesome together. The ending was really sweet too. I didn't want the book to end!

  • Cinthia
    2019-04-24 19:12

    I absolutely loved this story. Eli is one of my favorite characters all tough and a thrill seeker. Marnie was not one of my favorites maybe because she talks sooo much but even so the story they started in was great. I did not like Olivia. So high maintenance. So Marnie is a wedding planner. Eli hires her since the people getting married want an extreme wedding and that's what Eli specializes in, extreme adventures. The couple getting married, Olivia and Vince, superstars. At first Marnie is excited this could be her big brake to make it in the wedding planning industry but she did not expect to fall for her boss or to end up hating Olivia the star she once adored. I loved the ending, Eli the hardheaded male he is can't bring himself to admit he has also fallen for Marnie so when he finally realizes so he does everything possible to convince Marnie of his love for her. I loved the ending and the things Eli did to make Marnie realize he loves her too.

  • Vikki Vaught
    2019-04-23 22:07

    My MusingsCute book! Loved Marnie and Eli. What a hoot. Found my self laughing out loud. Listened to the audio and I really enjoyed it. Can't wait to read the next one in this series.Happy ☺reading 📚!

  • Desi
    2019-05-16 18:54

    Terminado de leer el 21/07/2009

  • Katherine 黄爱芬
    2019-05-21 00:01

    Ketika Marnie mendapatkan pekerjaan sbg wedding planner bintang Hollywood berkelas dari Thrillseekers Anonymous, bukan kepalang senangnya Marnie. Apalagi plus bonus ditemani si ganteng Eli McCain. Perlahan tapi pasti, Marnie mulai frustrasi terutama kepada si Ratu Drama Agung, Olivia Dagwood, sang calon mempelai wanita. Sayangnya, harapan yg tersisa pun pupus sudah saat mereka berlima terjebak di gunung Colorado tsb. Ini novel contemporary romance pertama yg baca dari author dan saya tidak kecewa. Alur dan plot twist nya menarik dan kocak sehingga jauh dari kata membosankan. Dan yg paling lucu ketika mereka semua terdampar di gunung keparat tsb dan Eli mengadakan kontes utk memenangkan air mandi dan kabin. Hadiah sederhana tsb menjadi hadiah sangat mewah ketika mereka tidak bisa berkutik sama sekali. Mirip dgn acara Survivor walau dgn versi agak konyol, di sana membuktikan Eli adalah hero terbaik utk Marnie yg pantang menyerah. Sayangnya, karakter Eli yg mau-mau tapi ogah komitmen ini bikin kita pengen cekek lehernya. Bagusnya Marnie bisa meng-"handle" bocah tua ini dgn cukup baik. Jadi saya sudah tidak sabar utk mengetahui bujangan selanjutnya yg jatuh cinta dari seri ini.

  • Darkand
    2019-05-05 19:11

    While this prolific author has written quite a number of books, this book will have been my first by her. From what I can tell, it looks like Ms. London writes primarily historical romance which explains why I haven't read her before. (Not my cuppa tea.) However, this book, the first of the "Over The Edge" books (which were previously published in 2005 & also in 2011 as the "Thrillseeker's Anonymous" series)is a contemporary romance and is definitely up my alley. I enjoyed the story and both of the lead characters. I found the secondary characters to be entertaining, if a bit whiny & demanding which was certainly to be expected of them. The story moved at a good pace and I found that I really wanted to know what would happen next between Marnie and Eli. I will admit that I found Marnie to be a smidge immature at times and the description of her "maple pancake eyes" was a bit repetitive but her positive sunny disposition won me over in the long run. I'm glad that I dipped my toes into the water with Julia London and I will be happy to read the next installment when the reprint of it comes out. FTC Advisory: I won a copy of this book through the GoodReads First Reads program. No compensation for my review was given.

  • Cyndee
    2019-04-29 18:56

    I really like Julia London's books. This one left me a little disappointed.Good: This is a story that most contemporary romance readers would enjoy. The characters are firm in your mind and well written that way.Bad: First I think it might have been the narration as I read it in Audible format. The narrator made Eli sound like a moron instead of a millionaire hunk. Having family in Texas why do people do that to "cowboys"??Beside Eli sounding like a moron, Marnie was the the all time irritating cheerleader that has been dropped from a pyramid one to many times. -- again not sure if it was the narrator or what.Now with that being said I plan on reading the rest of the books in the series and hope that it will improve! As I said I have always enjoyed Julia London's books.

  • Tara
    2019-05-03 19:12

    Oh Eli! Swoon!! Why must all men be royal screw ups after being hurt by dumb b***hes?! I'm so glad that Eli was able to finally figure it out and convince Marnie they both deserve their happily every after!

  • Jane Stewart
    2019-05-07 01:04

    Didn't like it. The author gave me no reason to admire or like Marnie.She kept doing things that made me dislike her. I didn't like her mother or the bookclub ladies. The major romantic dilemma was that Eli was afraid of commitment. I never laughed or was surprised.

  • D.B. Reynolds
    2019-04-25 19:53

    This one took me by surprise. A fun and engaging adventure with lots of heart.

  • Sara
    2019-05-13 16:52

    I did not enjoy this book. The heroine, Marnie Banks, is immature, childish and I found her really annoying. As quoted "She hated it when people... talked to her as if she were a turnip." Well I can say one thing, she definitely was one.After being hired by Thrillseekers Anonymous, to assit planning a wedding, she finds herself helping plan the wedding for a famous actor and actress. Using another quote to directed at Marnie "...why don't you just do the job we hired you to do and stop playing Hollywood Barbie?" this is directed at her, as she seems to have no clue about an arch that the bridezilla wants in her wedding, which happens to be a giant.More whining to add to this, when she finds herself in a relationship with the hero, Eli McCain, she acts like a complete fool, and Eli wanting to keep things professional and once again using another quote: "can we just keep the conversation to the job at hand?" and "It's just that I think we ought to keep our personal lives separate from this gig..."After finally getting the picture of keeping things professional, she acts like a brat insisting that "(she's) fine". But clearly she's not.Possibly the reason Marnie is the way she is, is because of her nosy mother, who is a complete gossip, telling her friends about Marnie's job, which is meant to be confidential. But then again, why did Marnie even tell her mother in the first place???More to add to this complaint, is the (view spoiler)[wedding disaster (hide spoiler)] where Marnie finds herself along with TA camping out doors where she expects a chef to cook for them, which is immediately shut down. On top of this she is expecting things you get in a hotel such as showers and a proper bed. I wanted to scream out at the ficticious character IT'S CALL CAMPING!! But then again, what would she know. She doesn't even know how to put up a tent. During this time, she acts completely childish when she is fed a lie about Eli's apparent checking out a cocktail waitress.When Marnie does learn the truth about the non-apparent relationship between Eli and the cocktail waitress, she once again acts all childish.When (view spoiler)[the wedding fails and (hide spoiler)] the wedding party finds themselves stranded after a storm, the story turns into survivor, and Marnie being Marnie, things she can side with bridezilla, only to be warned "... is the kind of girl who will cut you the first moment you aren't useful to her." only for Marnie being Marnie, saying she trusts her. Only to have everything thrown into her face when she learns the truth, and once again, she acts whiny and childish all about it. To be honest I found bridezilla more likable then Marnie.

  • Cathy Pardue
    2019-05-23 21:52

    Great readI recommend this book. I enjoyed the characters and the premise of the plot. Didn't quite make 5 stars for me for a couple reasons. Overall great read and great writing. Marnie drove me crazy until about half way through. Naive in some spots and kinda milk toast, yet with Eli, she pushed herself into bed and was pissed he didn't immediately return feelings. I totally understood Eli's situation. I loved them as a couple and had complimentary personalities. My 2nd issue was how can extreme stunt men not get millionaires with unlimited money off a dale on a mountain sooner than 3-4 days? That being said, I really enjoyed the antics of everyone on both sides of the bridge. Those are my hangups and shouldn't detract for a lot of people. It was a sweet steady build to a great relationship. Great writing, great characters.

  • Michaela Zankl
    2019-05-16 21:51

    Sassy and FunnyI instantly fell in love with Marnie's character. Full of sass and a bit of chaos lol. After being hired on as a wedding planner for a big celebrity wedding, her first wedding, she is thrown into celebrity chaos. The overly demanding bride and the laid back groom are at a constant battle of what they expect their wedding to be. Marnie's only grounding point is Eli, a stunt coordinator and relationship issues. Marnie quickly falls for Eli but his fears stop him from opening up about his feelings towards Marnie.The banter between the characters is refreshing and funny. This is the first book in the series and beautifully written. Definitely a page turner.

  • Floripiquita
    2019-04-23 22:43

    Lo que me pude reír al comienzo de este libro con el melón y las pruebas que le hacen pasar a la protagonista. El primer libro que leo de Julia London me ha parecido muy entretenido y divertido, pena que ese desenlace -extendido en demasía para mi gusto- desluzca un poco la historia. Recomendable si quieres una lectura ligera con la que pasar un buen rato. Le doy un 3,5.

  • Sonya
    2019-05-10 17:45

    This was a busy book. They had so many places they had to go because of the TA job. Marly the wedding planner, does a great job with her demanding movie star. Olivia is constantly changing the wedding plans. I love what happens after the storm. (No spoilers)

  • Gina
    2019-04-25 01:09

    The narrator did a fantastic job. Really brought out each character's trait. It had great humor and again, the narrator was able to portray it. However, I did not like her voice for Eli. She did make him sound like an 80-year-old man. Too bad, otherwise really enjoyed it.

  • Ashley FL
    2019-05-19 18:00

    Not quite 4 stars but I am feeling generous. Light and breezy and fun.

  • Andrea
    2019-05-16 20:04

    Sometimes the characters seemed more like teenagers, but it was a light and fun story.

  • Cherye Elliott
    2019-05-19 21:00

    All I need. ...Another great book by Julia London. Loved it. Have to love the happily ever after experience in all of her books.

  • Trisha Barton
    2019-04-26 16:49

    Great read!Julia keeps the story moving and the main characters at odds in a way that even though you know they will end up together, you fear they won't. Love her writing!

  • Kylie
    2019-05-10 22:48

    NopeNope nope nope nope! This book was the worst. I read number 3 first which i enjoyed so thought id start from the beginning. This one i found really painful to finish

  • Andrea
    2019-05-18 17:42

    Marnie was a ditz

  • Betsy
    2019-04-25 18:53

    Lots of athletic stuff with the romance.

  • Amel Armeliana
    2019-05-03 16:45

    Akhirnya selesai membaca serial Thrillseekers Anonymous. Buku pertama justru paling akhir dibacanya. Tapi dibanding dua buku lainnya, buku ini paling lucu, ngakak bacanya. Suka banget dengan karakter Marnie dan Eli. Tapi kalo untuk cowok Thrillseekers tetep paling suka Jack sih^^Jadi ceritanya, Marnie Banks setelah perusahaan komputer tempat dia bekerja dulu bangkrut, akhirnya memutuskan jadi perencana pernikahan. Kebetulan, Thrillseekers Anonymous (TA) sedang membutuhkan seorang perencana pernikahan untuk membantu mereka dalam menyelenggarakan "pernikahan abad ini" antara dua orang bintang film paling terkenal Hollywood, Vincent Vittorio dan Olivia Dagwood. Marnie tentu saja sangat bersemangat, hal ini akan menaikkan pamor dia sebagai perencana pernikahan. Walaupun agak sebal dengan Eli yang menurut Marnie selalu memerintah2 dia, tapi Marnie harus mengakui kalau Eli dengan gaya cowboy kesepiannya sangat ganteng dan seksi. Semakin lama bekerja sama dengan Eli, Marnie harus mengakui kalau dia tertarik dengan Eli, begitu juga sebaliknya, walaupun kedua-duanya sama-sama keras kepala dan berusaha menyangkalnya.Tuntutan Olivia sang bintang yang selalu berlebih-lebihan membuat Marnie sakit kepala. Sang bintang ingin segala sesuatu sempurna untuk pernikahannya, termasuk dengan mendatangkan gerbang lengkung seberat 150 kg, cristal baccarat dan ratusan botol sampanye ke atas gunung untuk upacara pernikahan. Oh, jangan lupa bulu-bulu yang harus ditiup ketika acara pernikahan. Dan ketika badai datang dan menerbangkan tenda Marnie dan mereka ( mereka maksudnya Marnie dan Eli, Vincent dan Olivia yang selalu bertengkar dan Rhys sang koki yang bawel ) harus terjebak di atas gunung karena jembatan penyeberangan patah, acara yang seharusnya menjadi pernikahan abad ini berubah menjadi seperti acara reality show survivor. Ngakak berat membaca kejadian-kejadian lucu ketika mereka harus berebut makanan dan air hujan untuk mandi, dengan menghalalkan segala cara. Selain itu, Marnie juga harus dihadapkan dengan kenyataan bahwa sepertinya Eli masih takut membuka diri karena pernah disakiti oleh calon mempelai wanitanya dulu. Bisakah akhirnya Eli mengatasi rasa takutnya dan mengakui kalau dia juga mencintai Marnie? Dan bagaimana dengan akhir petualangan mereka selama "terdampar" di atas gunung? Lebih enak baca sendiri bukunya, karena ceritanya asik dan terjemahannya juga enak dibaca. Jadi pengen baca CR nya Julia London seri yang lainnya :)

  • Cardyn Brooks
    2019-05-08 21:08

    The Thrillseekers Anonymous series is now called Over the Edge; All I Need Is You was originally Wedding Survivors. The part of me that respects an author's right to create their own version of modern reality in fiction thinks this is an okay read.The part of me that gets distracted by glaring inaccuracies related to basic facts was disappointed. Enjoyed the premise of four gorgeous, daredevil friends who create a successful business by doing what they love, but their constantly referring to a professional interview with a physical fitness component as an "audition" made them seem not very bright even though they work in Hollywood. High-caliber professionals like they're supposed to be would do a better job of prepping their candidates--if only to avoid being sued.Now to Marnie, whose backstory pegs her as a designer of Web security portals. IT work is all about obsessive attention to detail. If she had been laid off from her Web job for incompetence instead of the dot-com bust, then her lackadaisical approach to wedding planning would make sense. Wedding planners work with vendors, who draft contracts that spell out all the details like sourcing, quantities, delivery dates, transport, etc. (No, I'm not a wedding planner, but I've been a bridesmaid and seen interviews with the woman from The Knot.) Nothing about Marnie's behavior reflects a prior successful apprenticeship with a prestigious event planner.Since Marnie's wedding planning trials and tribulations carry most of the story, the fact that Eli and TA find her job performance acceptable is implausible to me and sours the reading experience.As a voracious reader the scope of my suspension of disbelief is very broad. Obviously, J.L. is a talented writer with a well-earned, award-winning career. Just a little research into the basics of being a Web security portal designer and the actual business structure of wedding planning would have made this an outstanding read.

  • Diar Dwi Oktasari
    2019-05-04 18:12

    Okey, mula2 saya bingung kenapa novel ini rating-nya rendah, setidaknya 3,9 cukup... Saat membaca, saya selalu mengeluhkan, kenapa namanya Eli dan Marnie? Well... disini saya akan membicarakan Marnie, gadis bawel, 'ceriwis', suka cerita, kalo ngobrol sama dia kayaknya menyenangkan. Untungnya dia ga rewel, ga banyak nuntut kayak Olivia (artis yang sedang diurus Marnie sebagai perancang pernikahan, yang akan melaksanakan pernikahan 'terakbar abad ini' dengan Vincent, pacar artisnya juga). Untuk mengabulkan pernikahan supernya itu, kedua pasang artis itu menyewa Thrillsekeers Anonymous (T.A).Tokoh utama pria yg dibicarakan disini adalah salah satu anggota T.A, Eli. Dibanding Marnie yg banyak omong, Eli orang yg cukup pendiam walaupun sebenarnya dia sangat peduli dan perhatian kepada orang di sekitarnya. Marnie menyebutnya tukang perintah, walaupun lambat laun mereka akhirnya merasakan ketertarikan satu sama lain. Eli, kalau kata Marnie, dia memiliki pobia-komitmen karena dulu pernah ditiggal tunangannya di altar. Ngenes juga sih... Jadilah si Eli ini keras dan sangat anti pada pernikahan. Dan dia harus mengurus pernikahan itu! btw, saya belum bilang ya T.A itu apa? duh, ngejelasinnya susah. Tapi sedikit mengertilah dari namanya saja, jadi mending baca saja bukunya.Kedekatan mereka terjadi karena saling bekerja sama dalam mengurus pernikahan itu. Saling bercerta dan bertemu membuat mereka semakin dekat. Dan puncak dari semuanya adalah saat mereka 'terjebak' di suatu tempat dan kondisi yang pada akhirnya menyebabkan pernikahan akbar itu tidak terlaksana akibat badai dan kedua calon pengantin yang terus menerus bertengkar. Nah, setelah itu pun, Eli yang masih bingung sama perasaannya akhirnya pergi beberapa minggu dan sadar kalau ternyata dia juga cinta sama Marnie. Nah, pikirin sendiri endingnya bagaimana, atau baca saja bukunya ><

  • Denise Vasak
    2019-05-05 00:09

    This was not the greatest romance in history, but it was a fine read. The kindle edition had LOTS of mistakes that a good editor could have fixed.I found Marnie to be a little annoying with all of her angst and moving home with the parents etc. She's 34 years old for goodness sake so I think she should be able to communicate with her mother better. The whole time I was reading I kept imagining her as a young 20-something based on her behavior.Eli wasn't better - he was 38!!!!! Come on dude, be smarter!