The Rosie Effect - Rosie, Bk 2 Author:Graeme Simsion Don Tillman and Rosie Jarman are back. The Wife Project is complete, and Don and Rosie are happily married and living in New York. But they’re about to face a new challenge because -- surprise! -- Rosie is pregnant. — Don sets about learning the protocols of becoming a father, but his unusual research style gets him into trouble with the la... more »w. Fortunately his best friend Gene is on hand to offer advice: he’s left Claudia and moved in with Don and Rosie.
As Don tries to schedule time for pregnancy research, getting Gene and Claudia to reconcile, servicing the industrial refrigeration unit that occupies half his apartment, helping Dave the Baseball Fan save his business, and staying on the right side of Lydia the social worker, he almost misses the biggest problem of all: he might lose Rosie when she needs him the most.« less
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Don and Rosie, charming and entertaining in the first novel, lost much of their appeal in this second one. Now they live in New York, surrounded by more oddball friends and becoming involved in increasingly unbelievable situations that border on Keystone Kops scenarios. Rosie whines and demands, Don copes in his inimitable way--it all felt very cold and formulaic. I ended up skimming through much of the book, through to the not very surprising ending.