Meternity by Meghan Foye

Originality: ♥♥♥♥♥
Quality of Writing: ♥♥♥
Plot: ♥♥♥
Setting: ♥♥♥♥
Character: ♥♥♥
Overall: ♥♥♥♥ (3.5)

Liz Buckley is a magazine editor at Paddy Cakes, a magazine about babies, pregnancy etc etc. Frustrated and exhausted by the amount of work being put on her purely because she has no other outside-of-office responsibilities - mainly not having children - gets her mind thinking... What if she faked a pregnancy so she could get 3 months maternity leave for a bit of 'me' time? Yes you heard me right - she got herself a 'meternity' which is actually pretty hilarious albeit selfish and silly, but it's just a book after all, so ladies with kids, don't bust a gut over it! 

Basic Points:

Interesting plot idea - but not meant to be taken too seriously!
Beginning started off well, as was the last quarter of the book.
Main character is flawed and a bit crazy - she is in no way perfect. More books with flawed MCs please!
Some scenes were actually funny. 
There were lots of changing locations which was actually nice. 

Not so good:
The middle of the book is quite boring and the MC tends to ramble on - like a lot of other reviewers say, there is a lot of telling and no showing.
Other characters (apart from one) are either not very well developed at all, or are cliched. The two possible love interests were hard to envision or warm to. Not much character development - nothing that really touched me anyway. 
Ending was a little predictable.

Overall: 3.5 (Wished I'd liked the male characters but...) (Also, I agree that people who don't have kids shouldn't have to take on extra work - the personal home life should be kept separate to work life and it is your responsibility to be able to create a proper balance. However, faking a pregnancy to get maternity leave is going way too far, so outside the fictional world, please don't do a 'Liz' and do anything silly!)


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