Blog Tour: Review – The Rosie Effect

The Rosie Effect jpegWith the Wife Project complete, Don settles into a new job and married life in New York. But it’s not long before certain events are taken out of his control and it’s time to embark on a new project . . .

As Don tries to get to grips with the requirements of starting a family, his unusual research style gets him into trouble.

To make matters worse, Don has invited his closest friend to stay with them, but Gene is not exactly the best model for martial happiness. As Don’s life with Rosie continues to be unpredictable, he needs to remember that emotional support is just as important as practical expertise.

Join Don and Rosie in the next chapter of their weird and wonderful journey.


I have been looking forward to this book for months. I loved The Rosie Project so there was a little bit of an expectation with this follow-up. I don’t think you’d be able to read this one without reading The Rosie Project first. It doesn’t stand on its own.

It picks up where The Rosie Project left off. Don and Rosie are now married and are living in New York (I love this fact as New York is one of my favourite cities. I had my honeymoon there.)

I have to say, it was so lovely being back in Don’s company. He’s like a friend I’d not seen in a while. There is something so nice and endearing about him and something interesting in how he sees the world. He’s become one of my favourite characters. It was nice to catch up with the other characters in this book but to be honest, both books for me are about Don and how he copes with the world around him and this book certainly gives him loads to try and cope with. His and Rosie’s relationship is tested and some of what they go through can be very relatable.

The Rosie Effect follows Rosie’s pregnancy. Don’s reaction leads to some hilarious, annoying (for Rosie,) and heartbreaking points in the plot which had me laughing and crying. This book had some great laugh out loud moments. Don has an encounter with the police which was just brilliant.

The story did maybe drag in a couple of places but it’s definitely worth sticking with. Don’s world is once again turned upside down and I was eager to find out what would happen to the structure of Don’s life.

I loved The Rosie Effect. I did. I think it’s a worthy sequel to a great novel. I am looking forward to seeing what they do with a movie (I think rights have been optioned.)


The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion is published by Michael Joseph on 25th September, £14.99 hardback

Available for pre-order here!

Follow Graeme on Twitter: @GraemeSimsion

The Rosie Effect blog tour continues tomorrow over on Wondrous Reads.


Read our review of The Rosie Project. 

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I’m Laura. I started Novel Kicks in 2009. I wanted a place to post my writing as well as give other writers like me the opportunity to do the same. There is also a monthly book club, a writing room which features writing prompts, book reviews, competitions, author interviews and guest posts.

I grew up by the sea (my favourite place in the world) and I currently live in Hampshire. I am married to Chris, have a cat named Buddy and I would love to be a writer. I’m trying to write the novel I’ve talked so much about writing if only I could stop pressing delete. I’ve loved writing since creative writing classes in primary school. I have always wanted to see my teacher Miss Sayers again and thank her for the encouragement. When not trying to write the novel or writing snippets of stories on anything I can get my hands on, I love reading, dancing like a loon and singing to myself very badly. My current obsession is Once Upon a Time and I would be happy to live with magic in the enchanted forest surrounded by all those wonderful stories provided that world also included Harry Potter. I love reading chick lit. contemporary fiction and novels with mystery.

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