(11) In the Unlikely Event

TitleIn the Unlikely Event... by Saxon Bennett
Publisher: Bella Books
264 pages
Genre: lgbt fiction, humor

Synopsis: Chase Banter has always been about risk avoidance, but parenthood has changed all that. Among other things, she’s embraced a writer’s life, joined the board of the Lesbian Illumination Institute and fomented rebellion within the PTA.

When she and her BFF Lacey butt heads over the Institute, Chase decides it’s high time she prove once and for all that she is a changed woman. Her daughter, Bud, is an eight-year-old filmmaker, and will document her mother’s fearlessness, once she figures out how to focus past knee caps. Chase proves she can visit Urgent Care and not wash her hands afterward. She can skateboard, teach people how to drive and—to the surprise of many, including herself—she can gift wrap anything.

All these changes can only lead to one thing: the Gift Wrapping National Finals. How hard can it be, after all? It’s not as if she’s going to jump out of a plane or anything like that.

Review: Quirky, witty and fun. Chase Banter is the most dysfunctionally functional person you will ever meet and her daughter Bud is a precocious and brilliant young girl who gets Chase to do things that she normally wouldn't do. Chase is also dealing with her best friend and employer Layce whose is having control issues and her muses, Divine Vulva and Commercial Endeavor are having an affair and causing all kinds of turmoil for Chase but she is determined to overcome some of her phobias.

There are several times I found myself laughing out loud, this is a sidesplitting ride that is quick, quirky, witty and fun. If you need a good laugh, some witty banter and the feeling of being perfectly normal in a crazy world then pick this book up!