Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Book Review: Don't You Want Me? - India Knight

Synopsis - Sex.  There's a lot of it about.  And Stella is definitely not getting her fair share.

She's also got a few handicaps: she's the wrong side of thirty-five, she's a single mum (to the adorable Honey), and her French hot-bloodedness is liable to turn grown men pale.  Mind you, the men she meets are either perma-tanned, tight-trousered smoothies with strangely white teeth or - easy, tiger - balding, poorly socialised podgers.  One lot have black satin sheets; the other lot have, well, wives.  What's a girl to do?

Dividing her time between London's most PC playgroup (most popular children's names: Ichabod and Perdita) and lessons on the art of pulling her good-looking house mate Frank (shame he's got ginger hair everywhere), Stella is seriously starting to wonder if she'll ever have sex again.

Review -  To be honest, I was starting to get a bit fed up with chick lit because it can be very hit and miss.  You get some really good books in this genre and some (pardon me) dross or at least passable but doesn't hit all the spots!  This one is up there in the pretty good section.  Very funny, has all the ingredients to earn being amongst this genre.  Humour, plenty of it, a nice fella who is not only good looking (and ginger) but caring with a GSOH - pretty much what we look for in our ideal bloke.  Downside, he sleeps with plenty of women.  Our heroine is 'the wrong side of thirty five', a single Mum and meets playgroup Mums from hell but not as in the Ubermum, more in earth mother meets must be politically correct in all aspects of parenting plus children with silly names mother.  Naturally, there is the one only other Mum who our dear lady can relate to so here is our new BF.  They both fancy the flatmate and well...read the book.  3*

ISBN 0-140-29740-5

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