Monday, July 20, 2009

Book Review: Mr. and Miss Anonymous

Mr. and Miss Anonymous by Fern Michaels

Description: Lily Madison and Pete Kelly are college students who need to make a few bucks. So what do they do - donate their eggs and sperm. When thy meet outside the clinics one night after their last donation they feel a connection that last years. They also share a conviction that things weren't as expected.

Years have passed and they can't help but think of the other one - so they decide to head off to their college reunion. When what happens? Children appear on the tv that look exactly like Pete. Could that be one of his missing children? They are wanted because of a shooting that occurred.

Pete and Lily start on at track to find out what really happened with their donations. They will find there was a lot more to it then expected.


Thoughts: I don't consider this a classic romance. In fact most of it is the two main characters trying to solve some sort of mystery. Their attraction and love for each other is rather instantaneous so most of it is just figuring out what is going on.

At the same time I don't consider this to be a thriller in the classic sense. So it kind of sits in between multiple genres for me.

The idea that two people who had a small interaction years before and fall in love upon immediately seeing each other is one that is hard for me to really get. Maybe it happens - but I think love is more something that some amount of time and being together forms. Attraction on the other hand...

The idea of the sperm bank/egg clinic having a secret plan on what they were doing with things was very interesting and that part of the story I did enjoy.

What genre would you consider this?
Romance

Overall:

1 comment:

Holly said...

This one definitely has an interesting premise!