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The Merry-Go-Round Kindle Edition
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Lauren is feisty and thinks she knows what she wants from life, but it takes the divorce and the merry-go-round to make her really think about her life.
The Merry-Go-Round was a really sweet romance that was well written, pulling me in from the first page. If you're looking for a light-hearted, easy-to-read romance, this will be right up your street.
I like the way the author wove interesting legal cases in with Lauren's day to day life with her hypochondriac dad. Initially I had trouble warming up to Lauren, though. Her anger with Greg came out every time she was near him and she behaved badly. From her point of view he had lied and put them in a financial bind through poor business decisions. Yet Greg always seemed kind and thoughtful, and I had a hard time picturing him as being that bad. After Lauren makes some mistakes of her own, especially by dating someone unsuitable, she starts to realize that she shares a big part of the blame for her marriage failure. The merry-go-round also played an important role in bringing Lauren to the point where she knows what she really wants out of life. The newly humbled Lauren reaches the right conclusions and the ending is a happy one.
I could see where this story was likely to go but not quite how we would get there. I loved the humour in it - both the exchanges between the main character, Lauren, and her friend and assistant Norma Jean, and the funny set pieces as we were introduced to some of the clients that Lauren represented in her job as a lawyer in a small town.
The romantic sex scenes are written skillfully so they are enjoyable to read, and the potential for mawkishness in a key scene involving Lauren's father is neatly side-stepped by an author who doesn't need to resort to emotional manipulation to tell the story.
The Merry-Go-Round that provides the redemption for the main character is a clever metaphor. I could see this story translating to the big screen as it has all the ingredients for a hit movie - sexy men, clever, funny women and a main character who goes on an emotional journey and takes us with her.
Thirty-eight-year-old lawyer Lauren Flynn harbours a lot of resentment toward her soon to be ex-husband, Greg. All she wants from him is his signature on the divorce papers. Or at least that's what she tells herself.
While I didn't feel that this was a comedy, it was one of the best romances I've read in a long time. Engaging story with strong, real people. Lots of sexual tension but no gratuitous sex scenes. Balanced pacing with no flat spots.
I didn't warm to Lauren straight away, but the more I got to know her, the more she grew on me. In the beginning, she came across as quite hard and bitter, but I soon discovered that was only a veneer and brittle at that.
Lauren is not a happy camper to say the least. Her hypochondriac, internet addicted father has to move in with her, her ex-husband has wiped out her savings, and she's struggling to build up her solo legal practice. To say she's filled with angst would be understating it.
Balance that out with her secretary who insists on looking on the bright side and some fun clients (wish there had been a couple more of those) not to mention a handsome new love-interest and a sympathetic ex-husband and you have an engaging story.
It all revolves (if I may interject the pun) around a broken down old merry-go-round. Will Lauren jump on and keep riding around in circles, or will she open her heart and go for the brass ring?
Finding out was fun.
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