Reading Highlights – March 2015 Part 4

Pop Goes the weasel by Stephen OsbornePop Goes the Weasel
(Pop Goes the Weasel #1)
by Stephen Osborne
Paperback, 200 pages
Published: August 10th 2012
by Dreamspinner Press

4-star

 

Blurb:
Patrick Weasley, aka Weasel, is a fun-loving college student with a wealthy homophobic jerk stepfather and a best friend, Jake Winston, who’s just as gay as Weasel. When Jake’s aunt dies, many from the publishing world-including Jasper, Weasel’s weasel of a stepfather-gather at Winston Manor for the reading of the will, and Weasel is obligated to tag along.

Turns out all he has to do is three things: 1) swap the wills so Jake’s uncle inherits the house instead of the gardener, who’s also an old enemy of Weasel’s; 2) secure a publishing contract from author Cecily Talbot; and 3) hook Jake up with his deceased aunt’s male nurse. But what he ends up doing is 1) falling for Tony, one of the food servers; 2) accidentally affiancing himself to Cecily; and 3) fighting with Jake, who thinks he was making a play for the nurse.

To make matters worse, every time Weasel and Tony start to get intimate, Jasper is right around the corner. So when burglars come to steal a valuable piece of art, Weasel must 1) use all his ingenuity to keep the painting safe; 2) dis-engage himself from Cecily; 3) unite Jake with the nurse; and most importantly, 4) pursue Tony to an elusive happy ending.

Review:
I am not sure where to start. This was the most over the top comedic book I have read in a long time. I have read laugh out loud funny before but not with this particular delivery, it’s almost slapstick, not to say that is a bad thing. It had me laughing quite a bit.
Patrick Weasley is a carefree college student, looking for a good time, ready to harass his step-monster (step father) at any opportunity yet not enough to lose his Corvette. He is gay but his parents do not know and he plans on keeping it that way, at least until he graduates.
His best friend’s grandmother dies and he is to be there for the reading of the will with his step-father and as support for his best friend Jake. Jake wants Patrick to set him up with his grandmother’s gay male nurse, his step-father wants him to get a book contract secured with a young woman who is determined to marry Patrick, gay or not. There is also a plot to change out the will so the Uncle is secure in his inheritance and keeps the gardener/policeman/Patrick’s nightmare bully from high school from inheriting anything. And there is a very sexy young man named Tony who is on staff during the weekend activities that catches Patrick’s eye. Whew! Unfortunately, Patrick attracts trouble where ever he goes and nothing goes as planned. It is a comedy of errors and a fun romp of a story.
If you are looking for something light, humorous and a bit over the top with fun likeable characters, this is for you.

Happy Reading,

Melyna

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