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Monday, February 15, 2010

REVIEW for Love Struck

A big, big thank you goes out to author Chantel Simmons - a wonderful Canadian voice!
TITLE: Love Struck
AUTHOR: Chantel Simmons
GENRE: Chick Lit
RATING: 4 Stars
I am the hugest fan of Chantel's first book Stuck in Downward Dog!!! so it was with huge excitement that I dug into Love Struck. I am not disclosing any spoilers that are not already on the back cover.
I love the premise of the book - a young "with it" image consultant finds out, in the most hilariously possible way" that her husband has been cheating on her. But before she can confront him, she is called by the hospital and informed that her husband was hit by lightning and can't remember what happened - over the course of the last few weeks/months - which means he does not remember the affair (or does he?).
The author chooses to walk a very fine line - in using a very delicate and painful subject matter, but twisting it on its ear with humor. I am not sure how she managed it, but it worked.While I was seriously upset, on behalf of the main character, about her cheating husband, I also found myself kind of liking the "new man he becomes" and actually finding myself willing to "gasp!" give him a second chance.
One of the things that I realized is that i was not always a fan of the main character Poppy who, through, the whole event, somehow keeps vascillating between beeing helpless and annoying but also showing some definite "I am woman, hear me roar" type of attitude.
Its interesting to see how she reacts to the affair - mainly by turning the problem onto herself and trying to look more like "the other woman" which seriously and hilariously backfires on her for the most part.
Throughout the whole storyline, I kept wondering if hubby really did not remember of if he was faking it as a way of saving their relationshp.There is alot going on here and I loved it! Nobody is exactly who they seem and nothing is clear cut and ovbvious.
There is a tone of melacholy behind the whole storyline, but there is also some seriously funny episodes.
This was a great, great read! Another winner!


bermudaonion said...

What an interesting premise. The "new" husband would have to be a greatly improved model for me to be willing to give him a second chance! LOL Great review!

cindysloveofbooks said...

I will have to check this author out. Sounds like a good book.

Wall-to-wall books said...

HA! This book sounds great!
Oh great, another one to add to the mile long list, Thanks so much!

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