Crazy To Leave You by Marilyn Simon Rothstein
Paperback, 304 pages
Publication: May 24th 2022 by Lake Union Publishing
Taken from Goodreads: From the author of Husbands and Other Sharp Objects comes a witty, bighearted novel about the happy accidents that lead to love and second chances.
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.
My Thoughts: I needed this book. Crazy to Leave You is fun, flirty, and just what I was looking for. The storyline was easy to follow and the characters were fun. I enjoyed the pace of the story. The story had just enough detail to bring it to life.
Lauren lived a life that many women can relate to. She had a high-power job in a man’s world, she had a weight issue, her biological clock was ticking, and she had family that she both love and hated. Lauren is a character that is so relatable. It was interesting to see how she would maneuver life to find her happy ever after. I liked that she had struggles but is also strong and sure of what she wants in life. She just had to work to trust herself and let herself be happy again.
Crazy to Leave You is a fun and witty story. I read the book quickly and looked for more time to read when I should have been doing other things.
**Thank you Ann-Marie at GetRedPR for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.
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Meet Marilyn Simon Rothstein (taken from Goodreads): 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.