A light funny read, good for the beach or after a long day at work. It takes a little while for the plot to get going, but you'll zoom through the second half. Told in the form of diary entries from the two main characters, the book gives you the opportunity to see relationships and their problems from both sides.
It occurs to me that, of all the early stages of a relationship, for me meeting a girlfriend's parents is right up there at the top of the list of 'Things that I'd Much Rather Not Do If I Had the Choice'. The fact is, however, that I don't really get the choice. As she says, I've got away with it for long enough.
I'm going to have to go.
And from the moment I agree to go Alison begins briefing me on her parents as if she's planning a military operation (which, in many ways, she is). I'm informed of what to do, what not to do, and what will be expected of me. And if that's not enough, I'm tested on a daily basis.