The Thin Pink Line by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

406670This book has been on my list for a long, long time. It’s a Red Dress Ink book, which is, I’m sure, how I first heard about it and added it. I obviously didn’t read anything about it before I started reading it though.

The back cover’s Publishers Weekly raves “Jane…is so charmingly audacious, that readers will be rooting for her.” And I have to say, at least for this reader, that is a ridiculous lie. In the first chapter, Jane’s period is like four hours late, so without taking a pregnancy test or going to a doctor, she decides to tell her live-in boyfriend the news. Oh and did I mention that she stalked several pregnant women and noticed that people give up seats for them and open doors for them, so it must be the awesome-ist to be pregnant? Then she gets her period cause she was never pregnant and … decides to just keep pretending to be pregnant because she told too many people she was and that would be embarrassing.

I kept reading to see when it would get interesting, believable or at least when Jane would have SOME redeeming quality in her self-absorbency, delusion and greed. I was disappointed.