Meddy Chan has been to countless weddings, but she never imagined how her own would turn out. Now the day has arrived, and she can’t wait to marry her college sweetheart, Nathan. Instead of having Ma and the aunts cater to her wedding, Meddy wants them to enjoy the day as guests. As a compromise, they find the perfect wedding vendors: a Chinese-Indonesian family-run company just like theirs. Meddy is hesitant at first, but she hits it off right away with the wedding photographer, Staphanie, who reminds Meddy of herself, down to the unfortunately misspelled name.
Meddy realizes that is where their similarities end, however, when she overhears Staphanie talking about taking out a target. Horrified, Meddy can’t believe Staphanie and her family aren’t just like her own, they are The Family–actual mafia, and they’re using Meddy’s wedding as a chance to conduct shady business. Her aunties and mother won’t let Meddy’s wedding ceremony become a murder scene–over their dead bodies–and will do whatever it takes to save her special day, even if it means taking on the mafia.
Genre: Romantic Fiction/ Fiction
Number of Pages: 304 Pages
Date of Publication: 31/03/2022
The author of this book is Jesse Sutanto and it was published by Harper Collins Publishers
I am so glad I read this sequel so soon after reading the first book. It follows on from the events of the first book without much downtime. Four Aunties and a wedding didn’t disappoint and it just dived straight back into all the chaotic craziness and quirkiness that we see in Dial A for Aunties. I really enjoyed all the twists and turns in the story. I love, love, loved how family is so important to the author and how she is able to bring this belief to life through her characters and plot. Meddy is about to marry Nathan in England so his family can be part of the celebration. Meddy’s mum and aunts are excited about helping her organize the big event and they are full of surprises. Every single chapter has something unexpected.
I’m conscious that this is a very short review but this is a simple, fun and amusing book. This book isn’t high art and doesn’t need to be over analysed. This is a compulsively readable book in which anything is possible, it is easy to follow and it is full of amusing settings and personalities. I really enjoyed reading it as it made laugh so hard. Short and sweet review.
Availability: The book is available in all good bookshops.