Renee Conoulty: The Marrying Type by Laura Chapman


Saturday, 22 August 2015

The Marrying Type by Laura Chapman

Persuasion Austen retelling
Always the wedding planner, never a bride, Elliot Lynch is famous for orchestrating the splashiest weddings in Charleston, South Carolina. When her father’s sloppy management practices leave them on the brink of bankruptcy, Elliot will do whatever it takes to save the family business. When asked to appear on “The Marrying Type,” a reality TV show about the people behind the scenes as couples exchange I dos, she says yes to the invasion of privacy (and the hefty paycheck that comes with it). 

With a camera crew capturing every detail of her life, Elliot faces her most challenging contract yet: planning a wedding where her ex is involved in every part of the process. Add in a lazy assistant, liquor-loving bridesmaid, and rival planner encroaching on her turf, and Elliot’s wedding season goes from high-end to high-stress. 

Forced to confront her past, Elliot must live out her troubled present on national TV if she has any hope of saving her future. 

Hey! Here's my review.

This modern retelling of Persuasion will appeal to Austen lovers and chick lit lovers alike. A fun rom com about Elliot, who works in her family owned wedding planner business and takes part in a reality TV show. 

I really liked Elliot. She is the kind of girl I could imagine being best friends with. I've always thought you shouldn't get back together with an ex, so when her ex came back on the scene I was immediately against him. I changed my opinion about whether they should get back together or not a few times throughout the book, and I was happy with the way it turned out. 

This is the second book I've read by Laura Chapman and I'm looking forward to reading more from her.


  • Where: Amazon
  • Format: ebook
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  1. I'm so glad you enjoyed THE MARRYING TYPE. Thanks for sharing this review. :)

    1. It was a fun read. Thanks for stopping by Laura.