Meddy Chan and the aunties are back and this time they’re not planning just any wedding, they’re planning Meddy’s wedding to Nathan! Not wanting her family to do all the work for the wedding, Meddy has decided to hire vendors for the big day. Before Meddy and Nathan can even start to look for vendors, the Aunties pick Staphanie (yes Staphanie with an A) and her Chinese-Indonesian family to do hair, flowers, photos, and the cake. Everything seems to be going well and soon we’re headed to England for the wedding until Meddy overhears Staphnie on the phone planning to take out one of Meddy’s wedding guests. It’s up to Meddy and the aunties to make sure nobody dies during the wedding and of course chaos ensues.
Okay, so, if you read the first book in the series, than you know the Aunties antics are way over the top. That’s what made the first book fun though. It was totally ridiculous and made for a fun easy read. In the second installment, their antics are even more over the top, if you can believe it, and honestly they just wore me out this time around. The aunties are all over the place and constantly saying or doing something meant to shock. Between their British slang they learn, they’re outlandish wedding gowns, and just their overall craziness it was all just too much for me.
Besides the aunties though, I found it hard to enjoy parts of the story specifically because of Meddy’s lack of concern for her own wedding. She’s a wedding photographer. She lives and dreams of wedding, so her complete disregard for so much to do with her wedding and the wedding events stressed me out. I get she’s out to stop a mafia hit taking place at her wedding, but her keeping Nathan in the dark about the events plus the running around she does in such an elaborate gown made me roll my eyes. My own wedding gown was 30 pounds and I found it hard to walk up stairs let alone do some of the things Meddy did.
If you’re looking for an over the top, easy read than you’ll love the next installment in the Aunties series. There were still parts of the story that made me laugh but overall I couldn’t get on board with the outrageousness this time around.
Four Aunties and a Wedding comes out March 29, 2022! Huge thank you to Berkley for my advanced copy in exchange for my honest opinion. If you liked this review please let me know either by commenting below or by visiting my instagram @speakingof_books.