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Friday, 30 December 2011
DEATH IS A RELATIVE THING BY HOLLY PATRONE Guest Review by Ena
BLURB from Goodreads
April Serao's love life is much like a desert, dry, dusty and a little cracked. Six years ago, her husband Sal died while having sex.
That was bad, but he was with her, so it could have been worse,
however he hadn't finished renovating the kitchen, so it really could have been better. Now April's raising their three sons alone.
Word got around about how Sal met his unfortunate demise which has earned April a "killer good" reputation. Because of it, most men put a considerable amount of distance between her and them.
Her mother Marie takes April to see a local celebrity psychic,
convinced Sal will talk to them. April knows Sal hasn't held up his end of a conversation in a long time but goes anyway because her mother is wiry tough, sports Cherry Cola #17 red hair and is a force to be reckoned with. She's also a "Sicilian Guilt Trip" ninja, and April knows she won't win the battle.
April works as a Technical Support Engineer at a company called Tin Cup Software. Her co workers and occasional partners in crime are Rob and Marley. Rob has a hologram perfect family and Marley passes the time by tweezing chin hairs while talking to customers.
She lives with a large multicolored parrot named Rodney that she believes is going through teenage angst.
An out of state business associate asks April on her first date since Sal's death and she soon finds herself struggling to balance her past, her children and friends and the possibility of new love. Her life, further complicated by a dead musician, a little latex and a few bad guys becomes a rollicking laugh out loud read that you won't want to miss.
Did I enjoy this book? Oh yes it really is a cheer you up, laugh out loud in places book. What a wicked sense of humour holly must have how she has written this humour filled book. I thought it hilarious how the men in this book kept their distance from April as though she is somehow cursed by what/how her husband died. I loved the running commentary that Sal was giving April on her new "date"! it was so typical jealous ex type of comments that he was saying to her. I would like to read more about April and Sal of course as well as seeing where life takes April and her new beau. I would recommend this as a must read as it so lifts your mood and makes you laugh!
Available from Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk £9.95 paperback £5.73 on kindle