What a great book. There is nothing worse than sitting down with a new book to find that it starts off boring, gets more boring and ends PLAIN BORING. I’m so glad that didn’t happen with this book! From the get go, it is entertaining. Laura is your average mum, looking after 3 kids and a husband. It show’s the journey that she goes through, trying to lose weight and trying to rekindle the romance in her relationship.
I loved the fact that there were so many little storyline’s spinning off the main one. You have the story of Laura and her husband Jed. There are also other characters like Danny – the man Laura run’s with – and Celeste – the very attractive woman Jed works with! You also get to read about the kids and normal household tasks.
It’s such a down to earth book. I was a little unhappy with the ending but actually it was very realistic. The characters are ALL loveable and the humour is spot on. You can’t help but to sympathise with Laura as couples do drift apart when they have been married for so long and have kids. Her efforts to have sex are pretty funny!
When I purchased the book I wasn’t sure, as it did focus a lot on running and fitness. I have no interest in that whatsoever but I found that I didn’t skip those parts.
Also, isn’t the cover of the book just beautiful! It does make you want to pick it up and read it. It gives you an insight as to what the book is actually about. The scales, the race, lunch boxes (as the kid’s always hate what she makes for lunch!) hairdressing scissors (she is a hairdresser) and trainers!