Saturday, May 31, 2014

Off the Menu

By Stacey Ballis

This is a complete antithesis of the book I read just before. It was a light, easy read, entertaining - kind of a feel-good book. Actually, it often felt too good to be true. The girl has a perfect job, the most perfect friends, the most adorable, caring family, the best dog in the world. So yes, there's the somewhat pesky boss/friend but even he has more good sides than bad ones. And then she meets the most perfect guy! The most romantic, considerate person in the whole wide world. Yes, it took her a while to find him. But seriously? It sounded a little bit too perfect.
Despite all that, I enjoyed reading the book. Perhaps it's because I thought that somehow things will turn out badly at some point. It'll turn out the guy was just a con man. Or something. But no. Well, the dog does get into an accident.
Finishing the book felt like the end of a good romantic comedy, where everything turns out the best possible way. It's definitely a good feeling. And I wish Scobie from the previous book would have had a friend like Maria, who'd tell him "Don't think about the "orrrrrrr", figure out the "and". Overall, it was way better than I expected based on the description on the back. [401 pp.]

Check out the book here.

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