I love to read. I wish I had more time to read. It's not uncommon for me to get sucked into a book and sit on the couch for most of an afternoon devouring it. Well, it was a lot more common before having kids.
I was recently provided with a copy of The Hazards of Hunting While Heartbroken and it's my current "read at every spare moment book." It's the first novel by Mari Passananti and I'm finding it to be very entertaining. I was fully engaged with the main character within the first chapter.
In Mari Passananti’s debut novel, The Hazards of Hunting While Heartbroken (Rutland Sqaure Press, July 2011), she explores the recognizable and relatable world of heartbreak, dating, and self-discovery that is uniquely characteristic to early adulthood. Zoe Clark thinks her world will implode when her fiancé dumps her on the eve of their wedding. After nearly a decade with her college sweetheart, Zoe is thrust back into the unpredictable New York dating scene. And her problems don’t end there. Zoe works a less-than-ideal job, managing other people’s careers while her own ambitions wither.
Enter Oscar Thornton. He’s handsome, charming, attentive and rich - the perfect boyfriend. But does he harbor a dark secret? Or will Zoe torpedo her newfound happiness by indulging in a far-fetched suspicion?
The Hazards of Hunting While Heartbroken is a hugely appealing novel that tells the story of a young woman who sets out to find a man to solve her problems. Instead she finds herself facing her own shortcomings, testing her oldest friendships and realizing that true happiness has to come from within. A coming-of-age tale for the modern woman, The Hazards of Hunting While Heartbroken is a charming, funny and poignant novel with a suspenseful twist that will keep readers turning the pages.
Packed with snappy dialogue and playful wit, The Hazards of Hunting While Heartbroken will strike a chord with any woman who’s ever allowed herself to think, “My life would be perfect, if I could just meet the right guy…”
I should be about done with the book within the next week or so... I long for the days when I could sit down and read a book in completion on a quiet Sunday afternoon. These days, reading means finding a few spare minutes in waiting room or before my head crashes into my pillow at night. But I will say that Hazards has kept me interested and I keep picking it up again and again to read more!
I'd like to share the book with you! Leave a comment telling me what you are currently reading and what you think of the book so far. You can enter a second time if you tell me about your favorite book of all time. For all who participate in the commenting, I'll draw a name of someone to send it to once I'm done. One of my favorite parts of reading is being able to share a good book with a friend!