So this isn’t going to be a very nice review at times. I just need to rant a bit.
This book began good, I would have given it a 4 stars at the beginning. The middle was 3 stars, but with the ending and how I felt overall after reading the whole book… 2.5 stars.
This mostly had to do with how I just got tired of all the bitching about men and how terrible they were/are. And then probably calls it feminism. 😐
What I liked:
- The art, it was pretty cute and sweet! Plus I liked that the author/artist used limited colours (you just have pink/blue/yellow).
- The MC’s job. I have read tons of books, but I don’t think I have read one where someone has a job working with preemies.
- Some of those preemie part just brought tears to my eyes. That one scene were the tiny little baby touched her dad’s hand just had me in tears.
- That the author/artist didn’t shy away from sex scenes (yep, we got quite a few of those).
- I could understand Claire (well… minus the man hating parts) and her quest to find someone perfect for her. I also had my share of bad experiences with men and at times I also wondered if I would ever find someone to spend my life with. I was definitely rooting for her.
- Her dreams about her future kid and future husband. It was just so lovely and I like that it was added to the story.
What I didn’t like:
- I did think Jo was a bit overkill on her hubby when they had that baby (those 3/4 pages). The guy is doing his effing best, but all you do is bitch bitch and bitch. Oh no, he forgot things, oh no he bought the wrong things. Heaven, woman, we all make mistakes no need to burn someone to the ground. Be happy he tries! Good grief woman. Plus I am sure the guy is working (given that guys generally don’t get a lot of parental leave), do you want him to stop working and do everything, thus meaning that you get less money? I am sure you will bitch about that then. Girl, please. Plus she kept being dismissive about him throughout the book. 😐
- Also, if you can’t get an orgasm and then just expect boys just have to magically know what they should do or that you have problem? I am sorry, ever heard of opening that mouth of yours and talk to him? I get so unhappy that woman are all boohooing about guys this and that, while never ever really talking to guy in question for about 2 or 3 years of a relationship. *sighs* And sure, eventually she did talk, but it took motivation from someone else to do so (yes, we finally had a woman who understood that men are not (unlike apparent popular opinion) mind readers).
- If your hubby just got home from work, and just wants to sit down for a bit, LET HIM. Instead of constantly getting on his case every time he got home for a busy day of work. Just let him sit for a bit, eat some dinner, and then talk about stuff (and no shouting or cursing or grunting or whatever, just normal talking).
The abortion. Don’t get me wrong, but I just didn’t like that part at all. You have wanted a baby for YEARS, you are getting less and less fertile as you are already over 30. You are even dreaming about it throughout the book. But when you get pregnant (because of a mistake on both sides…) and this is quoted from the book: “I really want to have a baby, but not with Franck.” Girl, please.
- All the complaining about men throughout the book, I just got so tired about it. Sure, you had some shitty experiences, and yes, sometimes men can be a bit eh, but I am sure we women also make them crazy at times. But oh no, it is all the fault of the men, obviously. *rolls her eyes*
- The part with the store and them buying clothes. Really, is it that OFFENDING when someone asks you girl or boy or tells that something is for girls? Geez Louis, people. Just buy whatever you want, do you need to make rude remarks to someone just doing her job? 😐
Sometimes I don’t get my own gender (aka women).
The handwriting was a really nice touch to the book, made it more personal, but it was hard to read at times. 🙁
So yeah, a decent book, but it could be better without all the menbashing.