Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Review: How Do You Know? by Meredith Schorr

How Do You Know?
by Meredith Schorr

Publisher: Booktrope

Pages: 300
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

What if you were approaching the end of your thirties and all of the life milestones you took for granted in your youth suddenly seemed out of reach?

On the eve of her thirty-ninth birthday, Maggie Piper doesn't look, act, or feel much different than she did at twenty-nine, but with her fortieth birthday speeding towards her like a freight train, she wonders if she should. The fear of a slowing metabolism, wrinkling of her skin, and the ticking of her biological clock leaves Maggie torn between a desire to settle down like most of her similarly-aged peers and concern that all is not perfect in her existing relationship. When a spontaneous request for a temporary "break" from her live-in boyfriend results in a "break-up," Maggie finds herself single once again and only twelve months from the big 4.0. In the profound yet bumpy year that follows, Maggie will learn, sometimes painfully, that life doesn't always happen on a schedule, there are no deadlines in love, and age really is just a number.

Kritters Thoughts:  The final countdown for Maggie Piper as she approaches 40 years old and with a book divided into months, it was a great way to read it.  Maggie starts the book in a relationship with a guy, but she is not sure he is the one and she doesn't want to enter 40 years old in a dud relationship.  She wants a break, but he does the break up.

Setting the book up by month and ending a month after her 40th birthday was great!  I loved reading month by month how she was doing approaching the milestone birthday.  Let's talk about her friends!  I loved that they were a main presence in her life and each had something going on, but it wasn't overly dramatic and they didn't steal the spotlight.  It was so fun to read about a group of women who would definitely admit to obsessing over men, but their careers and families were still on the main stage.  

A great older chick lit for a more mature crowd that is still coming of age, but a little older of an age!  If you have been reading chick lit for awhile and need a main character more in your age range, this one is for you! 

Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Ebook 2015 Challenge: 3 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Booktrope.  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.

1 comment :

  1. Thank you so much for your review - I'm so excited that you enjoyed How Do You Know? !!!


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