Title: Stuck in Estrogen’s FunHouse
Author: Shayna Gier
Review: At first, I was very excited to read a book titled Stuck in Estrogen's Fun House. As a woman, Estrogen has taken control of my life and I sometimes feel like I am living in a fun house.
I have a really hard time giving this book a review because it is not the type of book I generally enjoy reading. I feel that if I say I do not like it and give it few stars it wouldn't be doing it justice because there are quite of few people who love this book but I found the book to be really light and very easy read although without much substance. Marti is a bartender at one of the hottest clubs in town. Marti talks about different styles of drinks for the first 1\2 of the book and tells us all about how she feels like she is pregnant but the test and doctors say no. Crystal, Marti's best friend, is there to offer support but when a new bartender is hired and when Marti finds him attractive, Crystal reminds her she is married. However, at the same time, she doesn't stand in the way when Marti begins flirting with the bartender. While Marti's life slowly spins out of control due to the Estrogen, her best friend finds the one true person she had been missing in her life. The book is all about relationships and how a man is stuck in the middle between the woman he loves and the hormones that drive her crazy. When the hormones take control, Marti and her husband try to figure out whether their marriage is worth saving and if he can forgive her for the fantasizing and flirting she has been doing with the male bartender.
I was bothered that during the 2 months she doesn't know she is pregnant Marti continues to drink heavily while working at the bar.
There were several pages that seem to repeat the same things over and over again which caused me as a reader to get either confused or bored.
I was hoping for Stuck in Estrogen's Funhouse to be a laugh out read but for me it was more like reading a personal journal. There were several grammatical errors that could be fixed with a good editor.
Thanks go to Heidi for this review.
Publisher: Published June 26th 2011 by Beyond Normality Ink
Quick Review: 3 stars (out of 5)
Why I Read It: Sent by the author for review.
Synopsis: Marti is a bartender at a local nightclub who is often said to be the best around. When she's not chatting up the locals and pouring drinks, she's spending time with her husband, Spencer. But lately Marti has been feeling very off. She's tired, moody (or so her husband says), and goes through random intense aversion to food and then intense cravings. And on top of it all, despite being happily married she finds herself falling for the young college upper-grad student who decides to take up bar tending as supplement income next to the work he does for his sister's photography. With everything being so out of control the last thing she needs is for her marriage to fall apart too.
Author Biography: Shayna lives in Ferrelview, Missouri with her husband Matt, and works full-time at a bank.
This is her first completed work of original fiction, though she has many more in the works.
She loves reading and writing young adult books