Sunday, March 24, 2013

Mini Review: Rosy George's Convention Conundrum


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.
But although Shrek lookalike fiancĂ© 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 …
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.

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*

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