“The Cactus” by Sarah Haywood

I’ll start off by saying this wasn’t my favorite book. It started off very slow. I was hoping that it would pick up after awhile or there would be a turning point. In my opinion there wasn’t. The slow pace of things continued throughout the book. When I am in search of a new book, I usually check on Reese Witherspoon’s book club list. That’s where I found this one. For the most part all of the books that I have read from her list have been great. I am still not too sure about this one. Although there were a few good twists and turns…but they didn’t come until right near the end.

“For Susan Green, messy emotions don’t fit into the equation of her perfectly ordered life. She has a flat that is ideal for one, a job that suits her passion for logic, and an “interpersonal arrangement” that provides cultural and other, more intimate, benefits. But suddenly confronted with the loss of her mother and the news that she is about to become a mother herself, Susan’s greatest fear is realized. She is losing control. Enter Rob, the dubious but well-meaning friend of her indolent brother. As Susan’s due date draws near and her dismantled world falls further into a tailspin, Susan finds an unlikely ally in Rob. She might have a chance at finding real love and learning to love herself, if only she can figure out how to let go.”

Page Count: 375

GoodReads Rating: 3.8 (I would give it closer to a 3).

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