Synopsis: Self-professed cynic Molly Hallberg navigates the tricky waters of New York romance with help from the advice found in Nora Ephron’s romantic comedies.Molly Hallberg is a thirty-nine-year-old divorced writer living in New York City who wants her own column, a Wikipedia entry, and to never end up in her family’s Long Island upholstery business. For the past four years Molly’s been on staff at Eye Spy, covering all the wacky assignments. She’s snuck vibrators through security scanners, speed-dated undercover, danced with Rockettes, and posed nude for a Soho art studio.
Fearless in everything except love, Molly is now dating a forty-four-year-old chiropractor. He’s comfortable, but safe. When Molly is assigned to write a piece about New York City romance “in the style of Nora Ephron,” she flunks out big time. She can’t recognize romance. And in her own life, she can’t recognize the one man who can go one-on-one with her, the one man who gets her. Mainly because he’s a well-known player.
But, with pointers from Nora Ephron’s romantic comedies, Molly learns to open her heart, suppress her cynicism, and find her very own fairytale ending.
Review: When I saw the release of the novel, the summary attracted me right away. It’s very nice to find a little romance like that from time to time. But even if I had a good time, I think I expected a little more.
Molly is a young woman who thought to live quietly with her husband, until he cheats on her and divorces, leaving her to start a new life. Our reporter has to cope with her new bachelorhood and her new lover to move forward. But is Russell the man of her life? This man who allows her to have a secure relationship. Her personal life is not the best, but it’s not over because it is the same for her professional life which seems to stagnate in a quite difficult way. But while she tries to find a place, it seems that many problems begin to happen.
It was a nice play but I admit that I struggled to really get into the story or attach myself to the heroine who lacks of a little something for me. But in any case, it was an enjoyable read and I was quite pleased to discover the pen of the author. We see Molly evolving, wanting more, and well, she deserves more, that’s why she is finally ready to do many things to get what she wants. We meet other characters but it’s true that for some I found them a little too erased, which is a shame. But Cameron was still quite intriguing and I was curious to learn more about him.
You’re right, the summary is intriguing, but from what you said I’m not sure this book could work for me after all . . .
Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Melliane!
yes it is, right?
Nice balanced review.
Oh it’s too bad this one didn’t live up to your expectations, Melliane. I hate that. Sigh.
a bit sad I confess
Reading the synopsis I was intrigued by this one even if it didn’t particularly appeal to me. Hoping your review would change my mind, alas I can’t say I’m any more convinced its a book for me. Great review though and very well balanced.
oh sorry I didn’t help you
I think this would have grabbed me straight away but it’s disappointing that it didn’t leave up potential. Sorry it was a little disappointing. Great review.
it was nice but nothing more
Sorry this wasn’t quite as good as you were hoping it would be. It sometimes sucks when that happens. Wonderful honest review though, I really enjoyed all your thoughts and comments. 😀
Even though this one didn’t blow you away, I’m glad it was still a fun little read for you. Maybe if you try another by her it will be everything you wanted from this one:)
yes it was still nice
This was an ok read, I remember enjoying aspects of it. Great review my friend.
Sounds like a well-structured story, featuring an interesting heroine. Great review – as always! 🙂
I was interested too at first glance, but I need to really connect with my heroines. If I don’t have that, the story just isn’t worth reading. I’m sorry this didn’t meet your expectations.
yes it was a bit sad there
Hmmmm, not sure about this one
I think I’ll pass. I am currently struggling with a book but I’m finally getting into it. I don’t think I want another one like that too soon. Brilly review!
Nice premisse, but sorry it fell a bit short for you! I hate to hear some of the secondary charaters were mostly “invisible” too.
Sounds a bit to real life for me. That sounds terrible when I say it. lol. But I like to escape when reading. Thanks for sharing. 🙂
yeah that’s true
Aw, sometimes that happens. It might be a good book, but just something you can’t put your finger on is lacking. It does sound interesting, though.
It did sound interesting, but I think I’ll pass. Sorry this wasn’t all you wanted to be!
It is nice to have a little romance from time to time, but if that’s allt here is, and the MC isn’t that likeable, then yup, I wouldn’t be that bothered with it either.