Crazy To Leave You – ARC Book Review

Title:- Crazy To Leave You

Author:- Marilyn Simon Rothstein

Date published:- will be published on May 24th 2022

No. of pages:- 301 pages

Genre:- Jewish Fiction/Romance/Humor

Rating:- 4/5

Forty-one years old, the last of her friends to marry, and down to a size 12, Lauren Leo is in her gown and about to tie the knot. There’s just one thing missing: the groom. With one blindsiding text, Lauren is unceremoniously dumped at the altar.

In the aftermath, her mother is an endless well of unsolicited advice (Stay on your diet and freeze your eggs). Her sisters only add to the Great Humiliation: one is planted on Lauren’s couch while the other is too perfect.

Picking her heart up off the floor, Lauren turns to her work in advertising as she gathers courage to move on and plan her next step. She should know by now that nothing in life goes according to plan. What lies ahead is the road to self-acceptance and at long last feeling worthy. With a new way to measure love and success, Lauren chucks her scale—and finds a second chance in the most unexpected place.

The story starts of with a forty one year old Lauren Leo who was dumped by her ex-fiance Eric on the day of the wedding. While she is going through the shock at how he dumped her, she then tries to move on with her life, including building her sister bond with her sister Margot and then her friends. The story is basically about how Lauren’s life changes.

I actually enjoyed reading this book. Though the first part of the book was slightly boring, I got into the story during the second half of the story. There were some funny moments in the book that actually made me laugh out loud including the banter between Lauren and her sister Margot, her budding developing romance with Rudy. I also really enjoyed reading the character of Lauren of how she dealt with obstacles, how she worked at her place with fervor and her character is relatable to many out there.

Overall, if you like a book with a memorable character like Lauren, then this book is one for you–worth four stars!

Many thanks to Netgalley and Lake Union Publishing for the ARC. The review is based on my honest opinion only.

Marilyn Simon Rothstein is the author of Lift and Separate, winner of the Star Award presented by the Women’s Fiction Writers Association for Outstanding Debut. Husbands And Other Sharp Objects is her second novel.

Marilyn grew up in New York City, earned a degree in journalism from New York University, began her writing career at Seventeen magazine, married a man she met in an elevator, and owned an advertising agency for more than twenty-five years. Marilyn received an MA in liberal studies from Wesleyan University and an MA in Judaic studies from the University of Connecticut. She enjoys speaking at book festivals and community events.

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