Wedlocked follows the story of Rebecca Ross, a Jewish woman who has shunned the tradition of an early marriage to a nice Jewish man. Instead, she dreams of becoming a movie star, and although she has a series of minor acting roles in commercials and sitcoms, her dreams of becoming an A-lister just never occur. She sees her one big chance for super-stardom crushed under a Hollywood director and her own emotional reactions. She returns home from Hollywood depressed and with the stark realization that her dreams will no longer be realized.
Soon after, she meets Craig Jacobs. Although she has no desire to be in another relationship, Craig slowly breaks her down until she marries him just a few months later, not fully realizing exactly what kind of secrets he’s been hiding. After a disastrous wedding and a hideous honeymoon, Rebecca finally realizes that Craig is not the man she’s been searching for and that she has just made a terrible mistake.
Rebecca is a slightly calmer version of Glee’s Rachel Berry and Craig is reminiscent of Miles Raymond in Sideways, right before he freaks out about the Merlot. The characters in this novel are done very well, and although it may be a little far-fetched for Craig to completely shift into another person immediately after the wedding, it is still an entertaining and quick read.
Bonnie Trachtenberg is the award-winning, bestselling author of Wedlocked and Neurotically Yours. She graduated from New York University with a degree in film and television production. Bonnie was senior writer and copy chief at Book-of-the-Month Club and has written seven children's book adaptations. She has also written for three newspapers and penned countless magazine articles. Bonnie currently writes a relationship advice column for loveahappyending.com. She lives on Long Island with her husband, four cats and a dog. For more information, please visit bonnietrachtenberg.com.