Saturday, January 11, 2014

'Multiple Choice' by Claire Cook



Title: Multiple Choice
Author: Claire Cook
Release Date: June 7th, 2005

Publisher:  NAL Trade
Source: Bought
Genre: Chick-lit


Blurb:

A new laugh-out-loud novel from the national bestselling author of Must Love Dogs

There was a time when March Monroe thought she and her daughter Olivia would never really cut the cord. Now Olivia is off to college and March is secretly doing the same thing. It's a high-voltage shock when they run into each other as student interns at the local radio station. From the author of Must Love Dogs, this effervescent story will strike a chord with women of all ages-whether they have kids in college or are just now choosing their majors. Required reading for absolute enjoyment!



My rating: 3 of 5 stars

'Multiple Choice' by Claire Cook is told from March Monroe's perspective. March Monroe is a 40 something mother of two, who decided to go back to college at the same time as her 18-year-old daughter without telling her so. When they bumped into each other during their internship, her daughter, Olivia, was mad at her Mom for several reasons.

       'Multiple Choice' focuses on how March balances her life as a wife, a mother and a college student. I enjoy reading this book. The story line is interesting for me as I get a glimpse of what adults feel about us youngsters and what they think about college life.

I feel that 'Multiple Choice' is really a breezy read but I feel that the story kind of ended abruptly. There are some events that arose throughout the story that were left without a resolution, which left me somewhat disappointed. Anyway, I still enjoy the concept of this whole story line.



'What's New Pussycat?' by Alexandra Potter


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Title: What's New, Pussycat?
Author: Alexandra Potter
Release Date: September 29th, 2011
Publisher: Hodder Ome

Source: Bought
Genre: Chick-lit


Blurb:

What would you do if your boyfriend proposed? - Say yes and throw your arms around him - Text everyone with your good news - Take out a subscription to Brides magazine Delilah does none of the above. Instead she packs her bags and heads to London in search of a new life, and a new man. Only she meets two. Charlie, the sexy media mogul and Sam, best friend and confidante. Everything seems perfect. Thrown into a whirlwind of glamorous parties, five-star restaurants and designer penthouses, Delilah couldn't be happier. After all, it's a million miles away from her old life. And her old self. Which is exactly what she wanted. Isn't it? Alexandra Potter's hilarious first novel is an enchanting and irresistible story about finding yourself, following your dreams, and how it's not unusual to fall in love. With anyone....



My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Of all the novels written by Alexandra Potter that I have read, What's New, Pussycat? is one of my least favorite along with Me and Mr.Darcy.

        What's New Pussycat? revolves around Delilah after she rejected a marriage proposal and fled to London in search of a better life. Delilah was bored with her old life and when she met charming stranger- Charlie, she eventually decided to leave her hometown for London in hope of meeting or even starting a relationship with Charlie.

       I feel that the story progresses rather slowly in the beginning that I just can't wait for Delilah to move to London. Even when Delilah had arrived in London, I found myself waiting for the moment she and Charlie would meet. In my opinion, I find the story line that leads Delilah into London and actually meeting Charlie himself there as quite unrealistic.

       Of course, in MOST chick-lit novels that I've read, there would almost always be 2 possible love interests for the main character. What's New, Pussycat? would be one of those novels. As I progressed through half of this novel, I could already predict who Delilah would end up with eventually and that WOULD NOT be Charlie.

 Though the story line is quite predictable and all, I have to say that between this book and Me and Mr.Darcy, I would still prefer What's New, Pussycat?