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Monday, July 20, 2009

REVIEW for Three Men and a Maybe

Thank you goes out to author Debbie Carbin for sending me a copy of her book!

TITLE: Three Men and a Maybe
AUTHOR: Debbie Carbin
GENRE: Chick Lit
RATING: 3 Stars
I am a huge fan of chick lit and I was absolutely delighted when I got the opportunity of reading and reviewing this novel. First off, the title is very clever - in describing very effectively the main storyline. Our main character Beth is in love with Richard - except that Richard is her boss, living in Portugal with another woman and basically clueless about the fact that Beth is in love with him. None of this deters Beth however - as she knows that one day - one faithful day, Richard will wake up and smell the coffee (so to speak).
In the meantime, Beth is not without her beaus - all of which she, in turn, is fairly clueless about. I really enjoyed the set up of this book. Kind of one clueless person leading another one. While Beth is pinning for Richard, she is missing out on 3 different men (Brad, Rupert and Sean) each bringing their own personalities and qualities (and faults) to the storyline.
This book was a little slow for me in the beginning - however, I did persist and found that as we get to know Beth, the storyline becomes more interesting. I found myself a little frustrated by Beth and, at the same time, reminded of something that I often say - "Many women are stupid when it comes to men (and I include myself in this)". At times, I was so extremely frustrated by Beth and her actions and this took away some of the fun for me in this novel.
On the other hand, the humour was wonderful and I found myself laughing out loud quite a few times. I realize that in order for this novel to move forward, Beth had to go through all the trials and tribulations - to finally "get her man" in the end (or did she???). This was an overall good read.

1 comment:

bermudaonion said...

I love the title of that book!

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