Author: Graeme Simison
Challenges: I Love Libraries
Edition: Trade Paperback
Description: Don Tillman and Rosie Jarman are back. If you were swept away by Graeme Simsion’s international smash hit The Rosie Project, you will love The Rosie Effect.
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.
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 back together, 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 most. (via Goodreads)
Thoughts: While I really enjoyed The Rosie Project earlier this year, I was disappointed with this book. Maybe it was due to the expectations that grew out of The Rosie Project, but I wasn't blown away with the book.
I thought that Rosie was unreasonable at times, in that she was sometimes asking too much of Don and didn't give him time to process her pregnancy.
I also felt that while it did have a plot, it did seem to be all over the place and there really wasn't a coherent storyline that one could really follow.
Bottom line: I would read The Rosie Project before reading this book and if you are a fan of contemporary romance books that are slightly quirky, you probably will enjoy this read. Recommended.
Pages for 2014: 25,086