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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Customer Reviews

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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

A delightful fun read!

This is a laugh your butt off comedy. Book 2 Bride and Gloom, which is carried over from Book 1 Dating in the Dark is about a man who is getting married with the help of his friends.

In Book 1, Jason had pretended he was blind so he could get dates on the Disabled Dating network. Jason's friends had enlightened Jason as to how a blind woman can tell if someone isn't blind, which Jason hadn't thought of or even researched.

Now in Book 2, Jason is getting married to Emma. His friends are going to help him get ready for the big day. In this book Barry, Jason's bff is hilarious. The stunts Barry pulls, not to mention anything that could go wrong the at the last minute does, thanks to Barry. I loved the fear Jason had at the church when Barry had Jason sweating bullets!

A totally hilarious look at what it is like for a guy to get married when he has clowns for friends and OH Yeah Russian Vodka! We can't forget that. The author, Pete Sortwell did an awesome job on this series. I loved both of these books and laughed so hard. I have to say, these 2 books are my favorite among this author! The narrator, Chris Dabbs did a great job delivering this book to us with all his goofy voices and antics only making the book funnier. I love the voice Chris uses for Barry too! It fits!!! Wonderful job guys!
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- Terri

Book Details

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