Thursday, May 27, 2010
Prospect Park West by Amy Sohn review
Brooklyn’s famed Park Slope neighborhood has it all: majestic Prospect Park, acclaimed public schools, historic brownstones, and progressive values. Among bohemian breeders, claiming a stake in Park Slope is a competitive sport.
In Amy Sohn’s smart, sexy, satirical peek into the bedroom’ sand hearts of Prospect Park West, the lives of four women come together during one long, hot Brooklyn summer. Frustrated Oscar-winning actress Melora Leigh, eager to relive the pressures of raising her adopted toddler, feels the seductive pull of kleptomania; Rebecca Rose, missing her formerly robust sex life, begins a dangerous flirtation with a handsome neighborhood celebrity; Lizzie O’Donnell, a former lesbian (or “hasbia”), wonders what draws her to women despite her sexy husband and adorable baby: and Karen Bryan Shapiro consumes herself with powerful obsession-snagging the ultimate three-bedroom apartment in a well-maintained. P.S. 321-zone co-op building. As the women’s paths intertwine (and sometimes collide), each must struggle to keep her man, her sanity, …….and her playdates.
Author Amy Sohn has a knack writing about the here-and-now, her fresh approach keeps her books interesting while touching on everyday subjects. I normally stick to more of a historical genera of books I found that I did enjoy reading this. While I must say that parts of the book were quite explicit, think Desperate Housewife’s meets Sexy in the City, many readers of romance and chick-lit will find this book highly enjoyable.
This book was provided thanks to Pocket Books