Things Are Going to Slide by Rangeley Wallace
April 23, 2013 § 7 Comments
Things Are Going to Slide is about Marilee Cooper, a professor, attorney, and mother whose life gets flipped upside down unexpectedly. First, her husband leaves her, then she finds out she’s pregnant with a second child, and the trifecta hits when that coveted position with the law school she teaches for is awarded to someone else. Add on top of that a gut-wrenching case taken on by her legal clinic and you’ve got yourself an interesting read – too say the least.
I honestly don’t have a bad thing to say about this book. I absolutely loved Marilee’s character. She’s such a strong, smart, and driven woman and it’s done without being defensive or any of the other quirks you sometimes see with characters of the ‘powerhouse woman’ variety. To be honest, her character is actually the main reason I really wanted to dive into this book. There is so much that she has to deal with in her life and I wanted to know how she was going to handle it, and how things would play out.
In addition, I must say everything came together so well. Marilee was dealing with workplace politics and family and all of those little things that make life what it is throughout the book. As I was reading it felt real, it felt like a story that could have been told over coffee and it kept my interest. It certainly didn’t hurt that it was well written and had a good flow to it!
There were some characters that rubbed me the wrong way – *cough* Sue *cough* – but such is to be expected from time to time. Either way, even the secondary characters had a dynamic to them. It just made for great reading.
All in all, Things Are Going to Slide was a great read. I was so involved in the story and I just kept reading and reading – to the point where I finished the book much faster than I anticipated. I was emotionally invested in this story, with the characters every step of the way and I wasn’t disappointed at all! If you’re a fan of chick-lit and the like then I definitely recommend giving Things Are Going to Slide a read.