Thursday, September 18, 2014

Merry-Go-Round - Book Beginnings on Friday and The Friday 56

The Merry-Go-Round was a fun contemporary romance and a quick read. The plot moved forward at a good pace, I liked the characters, and I chuckled at the author's sense of humor. The nicknames she came up with for the ... uh, disappointing lover were hilarious! The merry-go-round added a fun element to the plot.

Since I'm nitpicky, I'll admit I was bothered by quite a few missing words and a couple of problems with incorrect word usage. However, this may only be a problem in the ebook version. The characters and their story kept me entertained and engaged to the end.   

Book Beginning -  (Each chapter has a quote at the beginning):
Chapter 1 - You don't know a woman till you've met her in court. - Norman Mailer
     "It's a great day for a divorce." Lauren took a quick look around to see if anyone had heard her talking to herself before she hurried up the courthouse steps. If everything went according to plan, she would walk out of this building a free woman. She'd sleep a lot better and breathe a lot easier minus the hundred and eighty pounds of man meat she'd been lugging around for far too long.

The Friday56 (from 56% on my Kindle):
"...He lost everything. His business, his home, his marriage. Everything."

Genre: Contemporary Romance / Romantic Comedy
Length: 238 Pages
Amazon Link: The Merry-Go-Round
More Books by This Author: Donna Fasano's Amazon Author Page


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  1. I love these quotes!

  2. This book looks pretty fun, I'll probably check it out!
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  3. Sounds like a cute read. Maybe I'll check it out.

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    Cheers, Page @ Never Enough Shelf Space

  4. Glad you enjoyed the book. Looking at the cover it does sound like a fun read. Have a great weekend.
    sherry @ My Friday 56

  5. I don't think it's you being nit-picky, the editor should've had an eye out for incorrect use of words. It is a bit of a pet peeve of mine, actually! I definitely like the sound of the beginning, although her casual attitude towards the divorce is quite in contrast with the F56! Thanks for sharing :) Have a great weekend!
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  6. A good mornig for a divorce. Sounds fun. I'm wondering what he did to lose everything. Glad you enjoyed it.
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  7. Oh fun! The quotes are funny and it sounds like this is a very entertaining book! The missed words would bug me too but I think I could get past it if it wasn't too much.

  8. This one sounds like a delightful read...thanks for sharing, and now I want to know about those nicknames! LOL

    Here's mine: “CROOKED RIVER”

  9. I love that Norman Mailer quote. Your Friday 56 makes me wonder what happened that caused him to lose everything. Happy reading.

  10. Sounds cute. I like a fast-paced contemporary romance every once in a while. Happy reading!

  11. It seems like a cute story. And I agree, sometimes the missing words do bother me, but if the story is good I'll just overlook it.

  12. does sound funny. A great day for a divorce?

    Thanks for sharing.

    Silver's Reviews
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  13. Very humorous opening sentence! Thanks for visiting me earlier!

  14. Although the book beginning plays with the idea that divorce is loose and nonessential, it is a very heavy subject, and I imagine that the healing process is quite painful and difficult to get through; especially after reading your Friday 56! I do hope your characters found resolve :)

    Have a wonderful weekend Sandra :)

  15. Judging by F56 I think things went as planned for the woman! :D Thanks for stopping by earlier!

    Book Maniac Reviews

  16. I'll have to put this on my to read list for when I get the urge to read chick-lit this December.

    Thanks for stopping by Girl Who Reads

  17. It looks like a fun, light read! Certainly need some of that :)

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  19. Great cover. This one seems like fun.

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