Love Bomb (2012) Every wedding has its small disasters — bad catering, cash bars, lecherous uncles on the dance floor. But Tess and Gabe's backyard nuptials have a… 2012-09-04 Fiction Sarah Crichton Books
Book Review

Love Bomb (2012)

WEDDING CRASHER In the novel, a ''terrorist of love'' invites herself to Tess and Gabe's wedding and wreaks havoc
WEDDING CRASHER In the novel, a ''terrorist of love'' invites herself to Tess and Gabe's wedding and wreaks havoc
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Sep 04, 2012; Writer: Lisa Zeidner; Genre: Fiction; Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books

Every wedding has its small disasters — bad catering, cash bars, lecherous uncles on the dance floor. But Tess and Gabe's backyard nuptials have a bona fide whopper: an uninvited guest who really won't forever hold her peace. The gas-masked ''terrorist of love'' who bursts into their ceremony arrives in her own wedding dress with a military-grade arsenal and a serious vendetta. But against whom? Hostage situations are an odd vehicle for social satire, and Zeidner's tone sometimes falters. It's her insight into — and keen sympathy for — human foibles that supplies Love Bomb's biggest impact. B+

Originally posted Aug 29, 2012 Published in issue #1223 Sep 07, 2012 Order article reprints