Single Sundays: Baby Proof by Emily Giffin

Synopsis for Baby Proof (from Goodreads):
From the author of the smash hits Something Borrowed and Something Blue comes a novel that explores the question: is there ever a deal-breaker when it comes to true love?
First comes love. Then comes marriage. Then comes . . . a baby carriage? Isn’t that what all women want?
Not so for Claudia Parr. And just as she gives up on finding a man who feels the same way, she meets warm, wonderful Ben. Things seem too good to be true when they fall in love and agree to buck tradition with a satisfying, child-free marriage. Then the unexpected occurs: one of them has a change of heart. One of them wants children after all.
This is the witty, heartfelt story about what happens to the perfect couple when they suddenly want different things. It’s about feeling that your life is set and then realizing that nothing is as you thought it was–and that there is no possible compromise. It’s about deciding what is most important in life, and taking chances to get it. But most of all, it’s about the things we will do–and won’t do–for love.

Review:

After enjoying Something Borrowed and Something Blue by Emily Giffin, I decided to give her other novels a shot. Surprisingly my small town library seem to have most of her books so I decided to grab this one next (I actually thought it might be connected to the “Something” series but it isn’t).

I think this is another case where I was much too young to be reading this type of novel. I am not a married woman who is debating about having children so I really didn’t relate to the characters. It was kind-of above me so I feel indifferent about the novel and what happens within it.

I found this book to be slightly more realistic in the sense that this problem (whether or not to have children in your marriage) is one that many couples go through. Is the path that Claudia goes through realistic–yes but in a very exaggerated way that I think will turn off a lot of readers. As you read it, you will probably think of 20 other solutions to the problems Claudia faces that she blatantly ignores and that will probably frustrate you.

I really don’t remember much else from this book because it was a little dull when all is said and done.

Conclusion:

I think my rating is pretty generous because I don’t remember much else from the book. I think most readers will get frustrated with the journey that unfolds but if you enjoyed Love the One You’re With more than Something Borrowed, you might like this novel.

Rating: 3/5

Shorthand Stats:
Genre: Chick Lit, Women’s Fiction, Romance, Drama, Contemporary
Recommended for: 30+ women
Heat Rating: cool
Similar Reads: Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin (Darcy & Rachel Series #1)

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