August 16, 2022

None of This Would Have Happened If Prince Were Alive

"Like we can't be complacent that Prince is always going to be around. So we have to get our joy when we can." ~ 53%

A lot can happen in 48 hours! Ramona discovers her husband is having an affair as a Category Four hurricane approaches. She has to put that startling revelation on the back burner as she prepares to evacuate with a potty-training toddler, a teenager, a critical mom and the class guinea pig named Clarence Thomas. The entourage is funny in itself! 

All the while, Ramona reminisces on the days when life was like a Prince song. Sexy, creative and joyful. None of This Would Have Happened If Prince Were Alive is the perfect example of how women wear many hats, push their personal problems to the side and be the caretaker for all.

"Or do I let the storm awaken my dormant powers like Prince at the Super Bowl, so I rise up, tear off this flimsy costume made up of people I think I should be, to become myself?" ~ 81%

Cute hilarious concept along the lines of Maria Semple or Jennifer Weiner. The author made great use of incorporating Prince references at the appropriate time. However, without this element it would have been meh. Hence the "it was okay" rating. It is great marketing though because the purple cover and title is what caught my attention!

Happy Early Pub Day, Carolyn Prusa! None of This Would Have Happened If Prince Were Alive will be available Tuesday, November 8.

Disclaimer: An advance copy was received directly from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Opinions are my own and would be the same if I spent my hard-earned coins.

Title: None of This Would Have Happened If Prince Were Alive
Author: Carolyn Prusa
Published: November 2022
Pages: 336
Edition: Galley
Genre: Chick Lit
Rating: 🖤 🖤

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