The Adventures with Max and Louse is actually this book’s second title, as is posted everywhere. I’ll be the first to say I loved the old title and cover. Knockers, as it was called, was almost perfect. Almost. This new title is better, not in that knock you out and get you to click on the Amazon link way, but in the it really encompasses the story better way.
Molly Gallagher walks into a plastic surgeon for scar rescission surgery, and walks out with breast implants – a huge (pun intended) mistake on the part of the surgeon. For health reasons, Molly can’t get the implants removed right away, and has to live at least eight weeks without them. Of course, men being, well, men, she gains immediate interest from a couple. The first is her high school crush.
And who doesn’t relish this fantasy. Imagine, that boy you lusted after in high school, but barely noticed you (and would report you if you tried to friend him on Facebook) suddenly chasing you like you’re the best thing that’s happened to him since Gwyneth Paltrow. And even better, what if the rest of your dreams started to come true. This fantasy becomes a reality for Molly. She is a food critic, and budding cookbook writer. Suddenly her expertise is sought by a swanky restaurant. Plus her writing career is about to move to a whole new level.
As with most people, all this popularity and success if fraught with inner turmoil. Most people do a little navel gazing. Molly starts getting advice from her implants. Yes, the idea is a little campy. But the real deal is that she’s finally coming to grips with where she’s been, who she is, and who she wants to be.
Ellyn Oaksmith writes a fast-paced, fun book about coming into one’s own.
What I liked about the book:
I liked that Molly stayed true to herself. She didn’t have to lose weight or change to become desirable.
What I didn’t like about the book:
The ending. It was the most bizarre frolic and detour for an otherwise tightly written story. And I’m not one hundred percent convinced of the HEA.
Would I recommend this book?
I’d recommend this book to fans of chick lit, and light romance.
On a personal note, I have to give a shout out to Ms. Oaksmith, a fellow Smithie! Now back to the regularly scheduled programming.
This review was a stop on the Tasty Review Tour.