Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Then Came You by Jennifer Weiner

I have several friends who are long-time fans of Jennifer Weiner.  So I decided to give one of her books a try and Then Came You sounded right up my alley.  I love Women's Fiction that deal with surrogacy or infertility - it just intrigues me.  I was drawn in from page 1 and have had a seriously hard time putting it down so I could get some sleep.  The characters are interesting and the flow is easy, BUT I will say that I am very frustrated with the detail that was given in a love scene between two of the women.  Seriously, I have no desire to read the sexual details between a homosexual couple and I really think the author should say something in the preface or description if there is a lesbian/gay relationship involved.  It just caught me completely off guard and I wish I had known since it would have actually determined whether or not I wanted to read the book.  I have no problem watching tv shows that include a gay character - but I'd really rather not watch an intimate scene between the two of them - REALLY not my thing.  And to be clear - I don't appreciate fiction that gets too descriptive or explicit with sex scenes period.  Along those lines, I've had several folks ask me if I plan to read Shades of Grey, and as a Christian I could not in good conscience read erotica and in my opinion its no different than porn.

Description: The lives of four very different women intertwine in unexpected ways in this new novel by bestselling author Jennifer Weiner (In Her Shoes; Best Friends Forever). Each woman has a problem: Princeton senior Jules Wildgren needs money to help her dad cure his addiction; Pennsylvania housewife Annie Barrow is gasping to stay financially afloat; India Bishop yearns to have a child, an urge that her stepdaughter Bettina can only regard with deeply skepticism until she finds herself in a most unexpected situation. Interlocking dramas designed to ensnare; bound to be a bestseller.

Rating: *** (Only cause other than that 1 scene in the book, the rest of the story was fairly intriguing.)

Recommend: I honestly cannot recommend it just cause I don't think any of my friends would personally want to read the explicit descriptions given in the sex scene.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I TOTALLY agree with you....I've been such a fan of Jennifer Weiner, all of her other books have been fantastic...when I scanned through the book and came across this scene, I returned it to the library in disgust. NO THANKS! Why must the gay lifestyle be forced upon us, now in our fiction. I agree with you!