review by Maryom
Alice is happy enough as a single mum - she has two teenage boys to run around after and share pizza or watch dvds with, a job to pay the rent and a just-starting out meringue business. Why would she need the added complication of trying to find a new man? Her three best friends think they know best and decide to set her up with three blind dates - all to be eligible, attractive men. All Alice needs to do is pick Mr Right....
Who would you prefer? -
- Giles, a 27 year old with a liking for older women,
- Stephen, dentist and caring father to 8 year old Molly,
- Charlie, freelance journalist who whisks Alice off to Paris?
Alice meanwhile has her eye on a fourth option - handsome Frenchman Pascal from her local deli.
Follow Alice's hilarious attempts to balance having a social life with being a single mum. She's suddenly discovering that she's not too old to have first date nerves, or worry about what to wear but might look old enough to be confused for her date's (Giles') mother! She also has to cope with her two teenage boys, who can't see why she needs a boyfriend, and an elderly mother who's ready to jump at the first chance to pair Alice up.
Take Mum Out is my first Fiona Gibson book and I really enjoyed it. An excellent read if you're looking for something light and fun.
Maryom's review - 4.5 stars
Publisher - Harper Collins (Avon)
Genre - adult, romcom/chick lit, humour