Top positive review
An enjoyable, fun read!
on 18 August 2014
Okay, before I bought this book I read a few bad reviews. However, being a BJ fan, I trusted my instincts and bought a copy. I wasn’t disappointed. It is different from the first two BJ novels because Bridget is now at a different stage in her life, but it’s still a great read. Yes, as others have reflected, I wasn’t happy that Mark Darcy had been killed off, and yes Bridget Jones is now a 50 year old older mother, but she’s still funny, she’s still fun and I still love her.
In Mad About The Boy, Bridget, who is now a widow with two small children in tow, takes us through the stages of being a single parent and the dramas of finding love again as an older woman. She meets new toyboy, Roxster, on Twitter, who fulfils the role perfectly – good looking, flirtatious, sexy and fun. Daniel Cleaver is still on the scene, albeit in the background and not as a love interest, which I found quite refreshing.
I enjoyed the bit sized chapters and the observational wit, which is evident throughout the novel. It didn’t have many twists and turns but I wasn’t expecting that. It’s an easy read with some good laughs (some laugh out loud), and although the ending wasn’t a big surprise, it tied it all up nicely. I finished the last chapter with a smile on my face.
My only qualm was that Mark Darcy was no longer a part of Bridget Jones’ life. Other than that, I thought Mad About The Boy was a lovely, easy, fun read, and I look forward to the next instalment.