Review : OMG Baby by Emma Garcia

Title: OMG Baby by Emma Garcia

Published by:  Hodder on 5th June 2014 (Available for Pre-Order Now!)

Price: £7.99 (Amazon Links Here) also available in Kindle format


This ISN'T a book about babies. It's not about sleepless nights, nappies or nurseries. It IS about two people, one unexpected pregnancy and a question . . .

Viv and Max were best friends for years, then they were lovers, then it all went wrong.

Now finally they are to be reunited. Viv feels sick. Not just with nerves at seeing Max again, but because there's a small chance she might . . . quite possibly . . . most definitely . . . be pregnant.

It's thrilling. But also terrifying. Most of the time they can hardly look after themselves, let alone a baby.

And then Viv's estranged mother reappears on the scene and they all end up sharing a bedsit . . . and hell breaks loose.

To say that this book was eagerly awaited is an absolute understatement. Following on from NEVER GOOGLE HEARTBREAK, OMG Baby reconnects us with Viv and Max in all their fabulously sarcastic glory. The chemistry between these two characters is not only believable but so captivating. Viv and Max have the makings of a married couple but will they ever get that far?
The arrival of Viv's mother (and her drama) certainly send ripples through their lives and as a reader, you can't help but feel torn between both Viv and Max as they share the effects of this new arrival in their lives - and I'm not talking about the 'maybe baby'.  You can see both sides to the situation, and you sympathise with both characters at the same time, yet find yourself banging your head against the paperback cover as you want to literally yell at them and state the obvious. (This is what a good book does to you!)
Emma Garcia, has approached a subject that many people face in their lives - estranged, selfish parents who seem to just not be cut out for parenthood, and she has spun the effects of having such a parent in your life. Viv shares her intimate fears and dreams as both a 7 year old girl watching her mother leave, and also as a 30 year old woman eager to have her mum in her life.
As well as facing the 'maybe baby' situation in their lives, they also are trying to build up their own businesses: Viv's Transition Crackers & Max's art gallery showcases, along with a friend who is eager to get pregnant and then unfortunately faces sadness, and with Viv's hormones all over the place, it's only natural that a huge argument will ensue along with separation and possible infidelity - is it just hormones again?
Emma keeps the reader entertained throughout the entire 423 page book with each scene a page turner. As with all romantic fairytales, the course of true love never does run smooth, and happy endings are really sometimes only just the beginning....

Chick-Lit News in High Heeled Shoes

Welcome to the first ever "Chick-Lit News in High Heeled Shoes" here at 'A Page of Fictional Love'.

I will be attempting to each month regularly update you with the latest news in the chick-lit world and let you know what's going on in my world, what I'm currently reading and any new Book Loves that arrive in my world.

So let's kick up our heels and get started with May 2014's latest news.

As it's May, it can mean only one thing ladies ~ yes it's International Chick-Lit Month! Already having kicked off with two fabulous postings;

There is something new every single day this month, so I urge you to totter over and stay updated

Next up: I've been featured over at This Chick Reads

Tay was such a lovely host, and asked me 10 awesome questions which will help you get to know more about me. A quick hint; You'll discover why I prefer the scent of manure to petrol fumes! I'd really love you to stop by and leave a comment!


My favourite author; Sophie Kinsella has announced earlier this week that Rebecca Bloomwood and family are coming back to a book shelf near us in the form of a NEW book: Shopaholic to the Stars

Here's what we know so far;

"Looking a million dollars can cost more than you think ... Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) has stars in her eyes. She and her daughter, Minnie, have joined husband Luke in LA - city of herbal smoothies, multimillion-dollar yoga retreats, and the lure of celebrity. Luke is there to help manage the career of famous actress Sage Seymour - and Becky is convinced she is destined to be Sage's personal stylist, and go from there to every A-list celebrity in Hollywood! But things become complicated when Becky joins the team of Sage's arch rival..." 

Here's what Sophie said about the news via her Facebook Page;
And… action! I am SO excited to announce the title of my new novel, coming this autumn! Yes it’s true: Becky, Luke, and the rest of the gang are back in… SHOPAHOLIC TO THE STARS. I had so much fun spending time with them again and I just can’t wait for you to read about their adventures in Hollywood. Stay tuned here and on Twitter @kinsellasophie for sneak peeks, contests, and much more in the coming months. xx

I know I'll be staying tuned for more news!

I hope you've enjoyed The First "Chick-Lit News in High Heeled Shoes" and look forward to connecting with you more as the month goes on.