Highly forgettable chick-lit. It does not even pass the Bechtel test. How could a Montreal lawyer stoop to such trivia?
This book was weak, the initial concept was intriguing but as it was written was not as were the other lame sub-plots particularly the protagonist's solving of a crime near the end of the book. I think there are definitely other better books to "read by the pool" than this one!
I felt the book’s description is a bit misleading since I originally thought it would be more about the character’s transformation after disastrous events rather than a chick lit novel where the character mostly exchanges her old love interest with a new one. That doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy the novel any less, just that I was disappointed that the description sets up expectations and the book seems like a whole other beast.
Complete Review: http://feistylittlewoman.wordpress.com/2014/03/19/review-forgotten/
Refreshing! Emma (protagonist) is not the all-too-typical ditzy blonde lead character. She's got lady balls! The supporting cast are well-rounded characters who I wanted to know more about. The title is a bit misleading, and undercuts McKenzie's talent for words and humour. There is an astonishing amount of alcohol, though...kind of unnecessary.
Fluff. With an astonishing amount of alcohol.
There's nothing like having your life turned upside down to make you rethink your values and who you think you are. Emma's journey is more extreme than most; it gripped me and kept me reading. I cared about her and wanted to shake her sometimes when I thought she was making a bad choice. That's a sign of good writing, I believe, getting the reader so involved.
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