The acclaimed author of Neurotica finds fertile ground for her wicked wit in this ferociously funny new novel about babies, sex, celebrity... and daring to date a gynecologist.
Ruby (still single at thirty-two) Silverman has made a name for herself at Les Sprogs, her exclusive baby boutique where trust-fund mothers swaddle their infants in the hottest designer wear. But all those bumps and babes can't prepare Ruby for the bombshell her fifty-year-old mother drops on her: Ruby's about to get... a baby brother or sister!
When Ruby recovers from the shock of her mother's pregnancy, she can't help but question her own baby making future. Is catering to celebrity mums and cooing over her friends' kids all she has to look forward to? Sam Epstein would passionately disagree. He's the gorgeous Jewish gynecologist who has set his amorous sights on her. Soon they're seriously involved, and life seems to be looking up for Ruby. Until she stumbles upon a shady baby-brokering business that could erupt into a major scandal, derail her career, and maybe even force her to toss the supposedly perfect man out with the bathwater.
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The beginning was a bit slow, but once it started to pick up, it was an entertaining read between Ruby dating a gynecologist, her 50 year old mother being pregnant and everything else in between that happened. I thought the whole scandal was extremely creative and definitely surprising. The ending was a nice touch to the book because it wrapped everything up so there were no unanswered questions.
If you're looking for a witty, lighthearted, engaging story, I'd suggest you try something else.
The poor plot was just overworked. The premise had some potential, but the story plodded along without much grace to get from point A to B. More than one time as I listened, I was haunted by the old high school literary term: "Deus ex Machina!" That can't be good, right, if you only want a fun listen to accompany housework?
The narration was not distracting, but I do prefer a book not narrated by its author.
This book isn't amazing, but its a fun listen and doesn't get too graphic or deep. I enjoyed it enough to keep listening and to look forward to it when I did put it on. Great voices, I loved her parents.
This title was a pleasant surprise.
Although the narration is not the best in the world and I really do believe that authors should always leave their ‘character creations’ to professional actors in order to engage effectively with the audience- the storyline was interesting and somewhat believable in the current times of the ‘X Factor Generation’ & Celeb obsessed magazines…
How far will a conceited image obsessed celebrity in the media eye go to keep her perfect figure?…take a listen and find out…
"another brilliant book"
sue margolis has done it again. it is so easy to listen to and great relaxing book.
yes 2 or 3 others and you know what you are going to get with one of her books, light hearted and relevant to every day life
"A girly read but a fun one"
I normally listen to an audiobook when walking home after work. Any other book would be stopped as I was approaching my front door and not listened too until the next working day. This book however quite often was not stopped as it was really quite addictive. Yes it's girly, not all that serious but it is a lot of fun of which I would recommend.
Quite a boring audio book, the narration was extremely flat with background noise!! May have been more exciting with a professional reading it
If you are a fan of Marian Keyes, Fiona Neill, Allison Pearson and the like you are really in for a treat!
Very funny, excellently read by the author - one for the sunbed or a long journey!
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