Monday, 22 December 2014


5 out of 5 stars

Chick Lit

Originally posted on Amazon HERE on 17 March 2014

Contrary to popular belief, there is more to writing a good chick lit novel than sticking in a few mentions of cupcakes and Jimmy Choos, and having a ditzy girl breaking her heel on the first date with the lush guy you just know she'll end up with - with Mother of the Year, Karen Ross shows how it's done!

It's INTELLIGENT chick lit - not predictable, and a storyline based around so much more than romantic disasters. The parts about heroine JJ's copywriting, and about Rob's business were interesting as well as being amusing. I came across none of the cliches of plot or dialogue so often found in this genre; it's all new, fresh, really 'now', and the popular culture references were all spot on rather than seeming self-conscious, as they so often can. The humour worked, too - wait for the Molotov cocktail....!!

I liked very much how Ms Ross showed the points of view of both JJ and her mother, Beth; Beth's outlook was unexpected, and gave more depth to the story. I'm finding it difficult to say more without giving spoilers, so I won't - I'll just finish by saying that if you're an avid chick lit fan you will LOVE this, and even if you're not you'll probably still like it as much as I did!

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