Thursday, September 06, 2007

Sushi for One

I enjoyed Sushi for One despite the fact that its a sports-focused romance. Lex, our heroine, is an athletic kind of girl. She loves playing and coaching volley ball. But she loves watching, following, ALL the sports--baseball, basketball, football, etc. For someone who hates sports--hates with a capital H--this book would have to have a few redeeming factors to make it worth my while. The book is about a woman--a woman facing the big 3-0--with all the pressure in the world placed on her shoulders. Her grandmother is insistent, persistent, and downright mean when it comes to bossing her and her cousins around. Grandma has laid down the law: Lex MUST have a boyfriend by the time of her cousin's wedding, or her grandmother will not fund her junior high volley ball team. Thus begins what seems like hundreds of blind dates and "accidental" meetings her brother and other cousins arrange for her to have in the three to four months leading up to this wedding. But that isn't all that's going wrong in her life. No. That would be TOO easy. She also quits her job, has to find a new one, loses her place to live not once but twice...and injures her knee so she has to have surgery. All while trying to find a man to bring to the wedding. Could the physical therapist heal more than her knee??? I would have liked more romance and less sports, but that's only me.