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Sunday, July 31, 2011

REVIEW for First Husband

Thank you to author Laura Dave for sending me a copy of this book.

TITLE:                First Husband

AUTHOR:          Laura Dave

GENRE:             Fiction

RATING:           4 Stars

I have to start this review by saying that I loved the cover of this book it was sort of perfect for the storyline.

Now, onto the plotline.  While I have to say that the plot was not all tha original, I absolutely found myself totally engrossed into the story almost from the very first word.

Our main character, Annie is truly happy with her life, she has a loving boyfriend and a great job.  However, I have always been very suspect when my life is going to well, as I always know that the other shoe will fall soon - and this is exactly what happens to Annie.  From one second to the next, he entire world crumbles as her boyfriend decides to pursue an "ex" and her job is no longer secure or what it once was.

However, after a little self pity party, Annie throws herself (albeit somewhat cautiously) back into the world and meets Griffin (by the way, this is the part of the story I did not buy - from my experience and those of my friends, this simply does not happen that quickly or that easily).  She discovers that Nick might just be the guy for her and she marries him and moves off to be with him.

Of course, this is where things get "touchy" as Annie does not feel as though she fits in Griffin's world, especially not with an ex girlfriend who does not seem to have gotten the memo that she and Griffin are over or with her mother in law - who does not seem to like her at all.  Through all of this Nick, Annie's ex decides to give her 'a second chance'.

Yes folks, there are a lot of things going on at the same time in this novel and you have to really pay attention and while some of the situations are sad and made me a tad teary eyed, I loved the fact that I could be tearing up one second and laughing out loud just a few pages later. 

The writing is so down to earth and so much fun that you feel as though you are reading about your best friend's life and can actually actively participate in it.

Alot of fun and a great, great read.

1 comment:

Laura Fabiani said...

This sounds like a soap opera, but the fact that it made you laugh and was written in a down-to-earth manner redeemed it for me.

 
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