Tuesday, August 9, 2016

No Kidding
by Romi Wittman

Publisher: CreateSpace
Pages: 260
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Knocked up and laid off. What else could possibly go wrong?

Kate Martin is about to find out.

Unexpectedly pregnant, facing a huge restructuring at her job and doomed to play bridesmaid for her perfect Barbie sister, Kate Martin's world is in turmoil.

As a happily married, modestly ambitious editor of a you’ve-never-heard-of-it trade magazine, motherhood would seem to be coming at the perfect time for Katie. But she’s just not sure she’s ready for the Mommy-track. She has career aspirations beyond the crappy little magazine where she works, U.S. Water Works, and editing fun and informative articles like ‘When Sump Pumps Go Bad,’ and ‘Wastewater and You: Win-Win or No-No?’

She’s not sure these goals will mesh with diapers and lullabies and the selfless, 24/7 world of being a mom. It’s not that she doesn't want to be a mom; she just doesn’t want to be one right now. Why can’t ovaries have ‘pause’ buttons? Like biological Tivo.

Add to this the horror of the wearing a Barney-purple, Scarlett O-Hara-ready bridesmaid’s dress at perfect baby sister Melanie’s wedding. And the anniversary party for her parents Katie has been saddled with planning. Parents who, like a couple of sullen teenagers, seem most concerned about having an open bar.

But the real question is, will she even have a job? In a time of downsizing and cutbacks, Katie fears that, the larger her belly grows, so does the target on her back.
 


Kritters Thoughts:  Kate Martin is pregnant, her baby sister is bridezilla, and her professional life is up in the air and life is a little crazy.  This book is the story of how Kate must deal with all the stress while on the verge of welcoming her first child that she isn't quite sure she is ready for.

A lot of books share the joys of pregnancy and impending motherhood and this one felt real.  I loved how honest the character Kate was about her fears and insecurities and how unsure she was about the whole becoming a mother thing.  I loved that it wasn't all sunshine and rainbows and beautiful onesies!  I did think that this book was chock full of drama, at times maybe a little too much and a little amped up.  I couldn't believe that she had all these things going on at once and was trying to juggle it all.  

I have had this ebook in my inbox for awhile and I am definitely glad I picked it up to read it during the summer time when I like to read more easy breezy things.  That is why I would rate this book as the perfect put on your ereader book for a summer weekend or vacation.



Rating: perfect beach read

Ebook 2016 Challenge: 23 out of 50


Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from the author.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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