Every once in a while I like to read really fluffy chick lit. It used to be almost ALL I read, but then I got sick of it being so predictable. But I still like to check out Emily Giffin, Sophie Kinsella, and Beth Harbison's new books each year. When I read the description for Meghann Foye's Meternity I thought it looked like the perfect book to read after reading some heavy teen books. I was right. It was a fun light read, that surprisingly had some good meat to it. Definitely a good read for fans of the aforementioned authors.
My rating: 4 stars*
Summary from goodreads:
Not quite knocked up…
everyone in New York media, editor Liz Buckley runs on cupcakes,
caffeine and cocktails. But at thirty-one, she's plateaued at Paddy Cakes, a glossy baby magazine that flogs thousand-dollar strollers to entitled, hypercompetitive spawn-havers.
has spent years working a gazillion hours a week picking up the slack
for coworkers with kids, and she's tired of it. So one day when her
stress-related nausea is mistaken for morning sickness by her
bosses—boom! Liz is promoted to the mommy track. She decides to run with
it and plans to use her paid time off to figure out her life: work,
love and otherwise. It'll be her "meternity" leave.
By day, Liz
rocks a foam-rubber belly under fab maternity outfits. By night, she
dumps the bump for karaoke nights and boozy dinners out. But how long
can she keep up her charade…and hide it from the guy who might just be
As her "due date" approaches, Liz is exhausted—and
exhilarated—by the ruse, the guilt and the feelings brought on by a
totally fictional belly-tenant…about happiness, success, family and the
nature of love.
*I received an e-ARC of this book to read and review to the publisher, as well as promote to library customers if I like it!