Thursday, May 20, 2010

Prospect Park West - Blog Tour Thursday May 20, 2010

Prospect Park West - Amy Sohn (publisher for blog tour)

Product Details (via B&N)

  • Pub. Date: May 2010
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group
  • Format: Paperback, 379pp


Brooklyn's famed Park Slope neighborhood has it all: majestic Prospect Park, acclaimed public schools, historic brownstones, and progressive values. Among bohemian bourgeois breeders, claiming a stake in Park Slope is a competitive sport.

In Amy Sohn's smart, sexy, satirical peek into the bedrooms and hearts of Prospect Park West, the lives of four women come together during one long, hot Brooklyn summer. Frustrated Oscar-winning actress Melora Leigh, eager to relieve the pressures of raising her adopted toddler, feels the seductive pull of kleptomania; Rebecca Rose, missing her former robust sex life, begins a dangerous flirtation with a handsome neighborhood celebrity; Lizzie O'Donnell, a former lesbian (or "hasbian"), wonders what draws her to women despite her sexy husband and adorable baby; and Karen Bryan Shapiro consumes herself with a powerful obsession - snagging the ultimate three-bedroom apartment in a well-maintained, P.S. 321-zoned co-op building. As the women's paths intertwine (and sometimes collide), each must struggle to keep her man, her sanity... and her play dates.

My Thoughts:

This was a fun read. Quick, easy and enjoyable. It kind of reminded me of Sex and the City but with married mothers lol. I found it interesting how the characters were all connected however slight that connection might have been. I found, while reading, I could easily visualize the neighborhood, the coop, the parks, and the buildings. I like a book that draws such a clear picture that I can watch as I read.

I think my only real gripe with the book is it seemed kind of rushed at tying up the end of the book. Other than that, I found myself engrossed in the story and the characters. This would be a good lazy day kind of read. One you'd take out on your deck, veranda, etc to sit in the sun and read.

Author's Website:
Amy Sohn

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