Friday, June 12, 2009

Mini Book Inspection & Blog Tour: Secrets to Happiness by Sarah Dunn

Plot Sketch: Holly Frick has just endured the worst kind of breakup: the kind where you're still in love with the person leaving you. While her wounds are still dangerously close to the surface, her happily married best friend confesses over a bottle of wine that she is this close to having an affair. And another woman comes to Holly for advice about her love life--with Holly's ex!

Holly decides that if everyone around her can take pleasure wherever they find it, so will she. As any self-respecting 30ish New York woman would do, she brings two males into her life: a flawed but endearing dog, and a good natured, much younger lover. She's soon entangled in a web of emails, chance meetings, and misguided good intentions and must forge an entirely new path to Nirvana.

From the author of The Big Love, Secrets to Happiness is a big-hearted, knife-sharp, and hilariously entertaining story about the perils of love and friendship, sex and betrayal--and a thoroughly modern take on our struggle to be happy. (forgive me for not writing my own!)

Verdict: No Love. I did finish this book, but I just couldn't bring myself to care about the characters. I just really didn't care what happened, and didn't enjoy the story. I didn't connect with the characters at all. The writing is adequate, this book just wasn't for me. That doesn't mean that you won't like it though! I also didn't like the fact that the chapters weren't numbered, 'cause I didn't have any idea where I was in the story.
Other Blog Tour Participants: http://abookishmom.blogspot.com

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