Bride and Gloom : Sometimes Love

  • by Pete Sortwell
  • Narrated by Chris Dabbs
  • Series: Sometimes Love
  • 4 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the first book of the Sometimes Love series, Dating in the Dark: Sometimes Love Just Pretends to be Blind, Jason Harding thought he'd committed the ultimate betrayal. No, not cheating; he pretended to be, you guessed it, blind. For Emma, the woman he was stupid enough to think he was fooling, it wasn't anything like a betrayal. It was both sweet and sad at the same time and, as people in relationships have a tendency to do (if they don't split up because of one party's wild lies), Emma and Jason decide to get married.
Just how Jason manages to deal with the huge life change that is marriage is what this book is about. From getting his specially made suit tailored to his short height, to trying to keep a lid on his best man's plans for a wild weekend in Liverpool, he is going to struggle to make to through to the wedding without having a full nervous breakdown. His second best friend, Boris, also returns in this book, although he has lost his taxi, his wife and his ability to seem sober even when he's drunk six litres of vodka.
Jason is foolish enough to add Neil, Emma's wayward cousin, and Terry, the owner of Jason's favorite fish and chip shop, to his list of groomsmen. This is the fairly tragic band of men that are to ensure Jason makes it to the church on time, in possession of both his of his eyebrows and, of course, the rings...

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The "Blind" Date Takes the Next Step or Tries To..

What did you love best about Bride and Gloom?

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In the hilarious sequel to 'Dating in the Dark' the story continues of Jason and his friends (with friends like these who needs enemies? LOL) as they prepare for Jason's wedding.

Things should be simple, but of course they are not, for Jason and his not really helpful pals. Will he make it down the aisle in spite of the hilarious antics of his friends? Read this book and learn! You won't regret it. However 'Dating in the Dark' MUST be listened to first, to get the full experience of what men go through while the ladies have all the fun!


Note: strong language

Narration was outstanding! The poor bloke (Jason) and his pals are each given individual, authentic voices. Well done Chris Dabbs, well done!

Credit worthy/$: It depends. If the Pete Sortwell would put Dating in the Dark & Bride and Gloom on one audiobook it would be well worth it, money well spent and creditworthy without a doubt. *Fortunately I don't have to make that decision as I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my review, thoughts and opinions – which you have read above.

It's a bit pricey for four hour long book - in my opinion - but it is hilarious. Oh, one more thing did I mention that these books are hilarious!

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- DK "No spoilers! Love HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. I also review in exchange for books-lots of fun surprises!"

Hilarious Sequel to Dating in the Dark!

Where does Bride and Gloom rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Right at the top, for riding in the car, since I love to laugh! When I'm not listening to a Pete Sortwell book, I've got the satellite radio tuned to a comedy station.


Who was your favorite character and why?

Neil was my favorite in this one. He did some crazy things!


Which scene was your favorite?

It's hard to pick just one. I think the part of the stag party where the stripper did her thing, made me laugh the hardest!


If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

A slapstick comedy of errors!


Any additional comments?

I like the fact that some of the characters cross over from other books, not just DID. Boris and Jane are also in Diary of a Hapless Father.

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- erobbins33 "I love audiobooks!!!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-09-2015
  • Publisher: Peter Sortwell