Time for another quickie review! I read Rosy George's Convention Conundrum by P.J. Young just over a month ago and am *finally* getting to my review. This British chick lit novel was entertaining but I felt like there was just a little something missing.
Here's the synopsis:
Twenty nine-year old Londoner Rosy dreams of writing like Pinter, marrying before thirty and NEVER leaving London.I liked Rosy but I didn't love her. It could be because I thought she needed to smarten up a bit and leave David. She obviously wasn't happy with him. She also resisted the feelings she had for Angus for awhile and then didn't seem to want to give him a chance to explain things. She was a little quick to judge, I think, but I suppose I can understand that to a point as she hadn't been in ideal relationships. It was still fun to see how she reacted to all the changes in her life and watch as she navigated a new world.
But although Shrek lookalike fiancé David’s MBA means just that, her parents’ village of Lytton holds surprising attractions.
Such as theatre and sexy schoolteacher Angus.
And when David’s infidelity sparks a blissful affair with Angus, with a brand new ‘happy ever after’ a bouquet toss away, Angus is exiled.
David returns ... but his ‘deal-breaker’ means Rosy must discover her REAL dreams …
This is a kind of odd thing to mention, but the title of this novel kind of confused me. I don't know if "convention" is used in this sense (start your career, get married, have babies) more in Britain, but in my event planning mind, convention means a conference of sorts. I had read the synopsis so long ago that I had forgotten what the book was about and was honestly waiting for a literal convention. Duh.
Overall, I enjoyed Rosy George's Convention Conundrum by P.J. Young. It was nice but it did lack a little bit of oomph and, unfortunately, was not too memorable for me. I think this can be one of those books that you enjoy reading at the time but it won't necessarily stick with you (yikes, I hope that doesn't sound too harsh). If you're looking for a fun read, check it out because you also get a lovely happily ever after with this one, and who doesn't love that?
*A copy of this novel was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*