Author: Fiona Gibson
Published: January 29th 2015 by Avon
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Blurb: A warm, funny read for fans of Outnumbered and the novels of Fern Britton, Fiona writes about life as it really is.
“Midlife crisis? WHAT midlife crisis?!”
Charlotte Bristow is worried about her husband Will. With her 16-year-old daughter Rosie newly signed to a top modelling agency, and Will recently out of a job, things are changing in their household.
As Will dusts down his old leather trousers and starts partying with their new, fun neighbours, Charlotte begins to wonder what on earth is going on.
So when Fraser, Charlotte’s ex – and father of Rosie – suddenly arrives back on the scene, she starts to imagine what might have been…
Review: On As Good As It Gets we are introduced to a quite regular family: a couple around their forties with two kids, a sixteen-year-old girl who is too beautiful for her own good, and a smart eleven-year-old, who is obsessed with science. So far so good. Now add that said sixteen-year-old's biological father is out of the picture but is about to make an appearance any time now, that the father is unemployed and after months of endless job hunting is fed up with the situation and of his wife, and that the new neighbours are a tiny bit too friendly. Not so regular now, right?
With all this drama going on, Fiona Gibson keeps us entertained from cover to cover. The story is full of humor, especially on the first half of it. I kept laughing out loud with some of the situations, Will, the father dusting off his leather pants to go partying or Charlotte, the mother, throwing salad cream to Will. Then there were also Charlotte's colleagues and boss, his emails to encourage the team were hilarious. But as the story progresses, we see some serious topics arising. Charlotte and Will's relationship has lost any left spark and they have no idea why they are still leaving under the same roof, so when Rosie's biological dad writes to her, she starts doubting all her life.
Fiona Gibson has a very down to earth way to create stories and that makes them more appealing to her readers, I am sure that any mother of a teenager would relate to Charlotte more than once during this book. As Good As It Gets? is a very enjoyable read that will make you laugh but will also make you care for its characters, because any family could find themselves in a similar situation. So if you are looking for a fun family tale with a bit of craziness, this is your book.