Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Review: "Seven Exes Are Eight Too Many" by Heather Wardell
The producers of the show have more unpleasant surprises up their sleeves, and by the time the 21 days are up, MC may have had enough surprises for a lifetime!
Reading Seven Exes Are Eight Too Many was more fun than watching reality TV! MC, the main character, was closed-off emotionally in many ways, yet you couldn't help but root for her to find happiness all the way through. The exes were all so different, and that kept things interesting, but they weren't so different that I couldn't imagine MC dating all of them. They all had things about them that were attractive, and they all had drawbacks as well. The whole scenario had a very "real" feel to it, as in I could imagine this show and the cast of characters actually being in existence.
Another aspect that I loved about Seven was that it brought the filming of reality TV to life for me. I've watched Survivor a whole bunch of times, but can honestly say that I've never wondered where they go to the bathroom. Seven addresses a lot of these issues; where people go to the bathroom, for example, or the logistics of signing a contract before you know what you're really in for. It was all really interesting stuff, and added an additional aspect to the book.
My favourite part had to be the love stories unfolding throughout the book. None were overdone, but all were fun. Most of them are secondary to the plot, and appropriately in the background, but my favourite one is between MC and one of her exes (I won't tell you which one, because that would ruin the fun!).
Heather Wardell has written a book that is fast-paced, creative and fun, and it does the women's fiction genre proud. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and recommend it to anyone looking for a fun read that will keep you smiling.
If you would like to find out more about Heather Wardell and her books you can visit her at www.heatherwardell.com. Her book Life, Love, and a Polar Bear Tattoo is always free for those who read e-books, and her other books Go Small or Go Home and Seven Exes Are Eight Too Many are both available for download for only $0.99 each. Seven is also now available in paperback format on Amazon. You can also enter to win a copy of Seven on Goodreads or on Heather's blog.
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Recommended to: Fans of women's fiction, fans of Canadian authors
Challenges: 2010 100+ Reading Challenge, New Author Challenge 2010, The Canadian Book Challenge 4
Thank-you to Heather Wardell for sending this review copy to me in exchange for my honest opinion.