Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion


The highly anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestselling novel The Rosie Project, starring the same extraordinary couple now living in New York and unexpectedly expecting their first child. Get ready to fall in love all over again.

Don Tillman and Rosie Jarman are back. The Wife Project is complete, and Don and Rosie are happily married and living in New York. But they’re about to face a new challenge because— surprise!—Rosie is pregnant. 

Don sets about learning the protocols of becoming a father, but his unusual research style gets him into trouble with the law. Fortunately his best friend Gene is on hand to offer advice: he’s left Claudia and moved in with Don and Rosie. 

As Don tries to schedule time for pregnancy research, getting Gene and Claudia to reconcile, servicing the industrial refrigeration unit that occupies half his apartment, helping Dave the Baseball Fan save his business, and staying on the right side of Lydia the social worker, he almost misses the biggest problem of all: he might lose Rosie when she needs him the most. 

***Many thanks to Net Galley and Simon and Schuster for the advanced reader's copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review. This novel will be published on December 30th, 2014.***

This insomniac's opinion:

Oh. Ugh. Just ugh.

I loathe when a second novel in a series doesn't come even close to living up  to the first(do any of them??). I loved The Rosie Project so, so much. I fell in love with Don and Rosie and tucked them into my heart for safekeeping. This novel finds us back with the characters we love, but now outer circumstances are forcing our beloved couple apart.

This novel was slow-moving and disappointing for me. The character of the social worker was so unbelievable that whole sections of the novel fell flat.

Still, over all-definitely worth the read if you liked the first novel.

Rating: 3 stars

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