Mona Berman is an expert at Happily Ever After – after all, she’s a best-selling Romance writer and happy endings are what she does best. So when her husband of twenty years leaves her for somebody 15 years younger, 30 pounds lighter, and French, she’s got a lot of adjusting to do, both personally and professionally. Lucky for her she’s got three savvy teen daughters, a few good friends, and Ben, the world’s sexiest plumber, to help her along the way.
First she decides that her next book will be the anti-romance – her heroine finds the best part of her life AFTER getting dumped. Next her daughters tell her she needs to start practice dating, and summer at the Jersey shore is the perfect place for that. She’s also juggling her soon-to-be-ex, a loony aunt, and a match-making neighbor, while Ben is sending her romance-driven imagination into overdrive. Can Mona’s life imitate art? Can she write her own happy ending?
So I borrowed it and started reading. I enjoyed this book- it was really just what I was looking for and I was able to finish it up in about a week. I liked the author’s style of writing, thought she had a good story and really liked the characters, especially the main character. She (Mona) was relatable and funny- I actually laughed out loud a few times at some of her thoughts and antics. While reading you almost feel like you’re chatting with a friend!
The main character is a romance author, so you do see little pieces of her books intertwined throughout the book although they were very mild, there is a bit of course language though-just a heads up 🙂
I would give this book 3 1/2 stars- not the best read of my life, but enjoyable enough. I would relate it to Something Borrowed as far as the genre and style of writing goes.
I am currently in the middle of Where We Belong, hope to share that soon- I need to get back on track with this reading, I am behind on my goal for the year!