This month I was so thankful for the Blogger Book Club. It was such a crazy month at work, and I was spending the majority of my free time focused on half-marathon training, and any other free time was spent being absolutely lazy with Netflix. Between a tired mind and a tired body I didn’t want to do much, but I did find some time to read a book. Mostly because I like to read on the bikes at the gym.
Fitting for February the theme for the month was romance and I ended up settling on The Rosie Effect. I had read the first book, The Rosie Project, and fell more in love with it than I thought I would. I was a little wary to pick up the sequel because I didn’t want to meet an author that ruined a good thing.
Luckily I wasn’t disappointed. I really liked it because it didn’t give you a new love story; it gave you a relationship that had already been established in the previous book, and it focused on the trials and tribulations of a relationship. Do you remember that scene in Friends With Benefits when Mila Kunis wants to know what happens to the love story after the movie ends? This book is kind of like that.
It focuses on a Sheldon Cooper-esque character, Don, and his life with his more spontaneous wife, Rosie, and their struggle as a newly married couple through pregnancy. Not only do you see the love through Don’s eyes, but you see the dynamics of love and relationships in his friends’ lives.
Although this book is a typical mushy love story, or even a novelized chick-flick, I think it really captures the complexity and constant evolution of relationships.
If you haven’t read The Rosie Project I highly suggest you read that, and then after it melts your heart you need to immediately dive into The Rosie Effect.
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