20 March, 2013

#bookReview :: Frisky Business by Clodagh Murphy

Romy Fitzgerald always planned to go the conventional route: boyfriend, marriage, children. Motherhood via cupboard sex at a costume party with a stranger dressed as Darth Vader didn't feature on her to-do list. But when she gives birth to her son Luke nine months later, he turns out to be the best thing that ever happened to her. As Luke gets older however, Romy knows that at some point she's going to have to tell him about his father. Trouble is, she never found out 'Darth's' real name. But when an old flame arrives back in her life, the plot thickens.
Kit Masterson was always 'the one who got away' and now he's back from New York and seems intent on playing happy families with Romy and Luke. But Kit has his own secrets to hide ...As Romy begins to wonder if she'll ever find her mystery man from the party, she learns that in real life secrets rarely stay hidden, especially when it comes to love. But will Romy find her dark knight or will she be left to raise Luke (Han) solo?

Romy Fitzgerald is a ‘good girl’, who has always had her life planned out. Good education, a nice career, a nice boyfriend and marriage. Knowing her, one wouldn’t expect her to do something like having sex with a stranger and ending up pregnant. But that’s exactly what happened. While Luke’s arrival into this world wasn’t exactly planned in Romy’s life, she loves her son and wants a good life for her son. She wishes to be able to tell her son about his father but her endeavors to finding out his identity had failed. Then her ex-boyfriend comes back to town with his flirty brother, things start to change.

‘Frisky Business’ is essentially a sweet love story. The plot is simple and predictable. But don’t let that keep you from picking this book up.

The story is supported by a number of very interesting character. Romy is a strong and likeable girl. I liked the way she takes everything that’s thrown at her and just moves on with her life. She is not dependent on anything or anyone to enjoy and make the best of her life and has a certain ‘individuality’ that I loved about her. Besides our protagonist, there are a host of characters that you will absolutely love. Ethan, Lesley, May and Danny have their own contributions to the story.

The author’s wit and sense of humour is really an asset for her. I mean to have Romy name her son Luke because he was Darth Vader’s son – that put a smile on my face the moment I read it in the summary of the book. I had innumerable moments of laughing while sitting alone in my room with this book and reading out loud some portions to my better half. Plus, with her writing style there’s not a dull moment in the book. I have to admit that when the book first arrived at my doorstep I was a bit taken aback with its size, because I couldn’t imagine a love story – with no mystery/ suspense (Oh, I don’t count Kit’s Secret as it was pretty clear to me from the beginning) or action sequence to be able to hold my attention for that long. But once I started reading it, it was over too soon – or it seemed so.

It’s a light and fun read for the weekends!

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