Friday, April 20, 2012

The First Husband Soon To Be A Movie

The 411 by Maria:

I am not at all surprised that this book was picked up for movie rights by Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon. As someone who has very little time to read and usually takes a week to read a book, this was done in 1.5 days. 

You like Annie from page 1. She is blindsided by her boyfriend who suddenly decides they need a break. Forcing herself to go out one night and break her depression she meets Griffin, who you will also like immediately. 

Annie finds herself suddenly happily married until Nick resurfaces and asks for a second chance. Decisions, decisions, what's a girl to do?

Personally, I love how Laura creates likeable characters. Not every story needs villians. There doesn't need to be a big, nasty breakup for us to root for the new guy. The characters are very real and the situations very believable. 

My favorite character is Griffins brother Jesse. He is funny, witty and sarcastic, plus it isn't often that the main female character gets to befriend a male friend, have him be her sounding board, a person she can laugh and get drunk with, while being there for him too, without it turning into something sexual. Kudos to the author for that one.  

I also enjoyed the many references to Roman Holiday, we are all romantics in a way even if we say we aren't and it was fun to see Annie's connection to this movie which she believe to be a catalyst to her "bad luck".

Great book! ***** (5 stars)

To Purchase: Amazon

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