After 12 years, 4 months and 1 and 1/2 weeks of marriage, his wife packs up and leaves with their daughter. So he writes an Indie novel. And it becomes a bestseller. Well, sort of.
His fame brings him the lifestyle of a rockstar, and he has the fan mail (i.e. female undergarments, probably clean) to prove it.
But seeing his fame, his wife suddenly believes in marriage counseling. Their homework: to create something beautiful for each other.
So he writes Our Story, his literary secret-weapon that will win his wife back. But in the process he discovers that true love is more than just ticking the right boxes on a checklist..
You may have seen Non Friction advertised or reviewed as a romantic comedy…
Yes, there are a few laugh-out-loud moments, and plenty of parts that left me smiling, but I definitely felt the romance more than the comedy.
Honestly, it took me a little while to really ‘get into’ the book – Morgan came across a little whiny and I just wanted him to ‘man-up’ and Princess Bitch really IS a bitch! I just wanted slap both of them upside the head! … However, by the time I reached the mid-section of the book, I was hooked!
It was easier to connect with Morgan’s character, the deeper into the book I got. It may have taken him a while, but when he finally started to take control of his life, he came out winning!
Emma kind of drove me a little batty too! She was very backwards and forwards and indecisive, giving a tonne of mixed messages!
Even considering all of the above, I truly really enjoyed the book! As frustrating as Emma and Morgan could be when they were apart – when they were actually together they were fantastic and some of the scenes they shared… the romance was, well… so romantic! For example one of my favorite quotes from the book is:
“You’re not my words, Emma,” I said, standing up and staring at the door while pretending to be gazing deep into her pretty hazel eyes. “But you’re my numbers. You’re all of my numbers.” I paused, listened, and figured she had fallen asleep. “You’re my infinity. Good night.” This literally made me swoon!
I can’t share my absolute most favorite part of the book, as it is near the end, and would give too much away, but Morgan knows which part I mean. And although it is super sad, and made me cry, yes, CRY, it was kind of beautiful, in it’s own melancholic way!
My breath of fresh air, at numerous points throughout the book, was Evelyn, Morgan’s young daughter! She is super cute, funny and sweet, and I just LOVED her!
Morgan and I need to have a little chat, cause… what is UP with that ending? I mean, there’s more, right?! There HAS to be! I won’t rest until Morgan decides to write a sequel!
So yeah, Non Friction is a great read, it made me laugh, cry, swoon and shout, and now I need to put Morgan Parker’s other books (Textual Encounters 1&2) on my TBR list!
***Review originally posted at www.nerdgirlofficial.com***