In Don’t Stop Me Now we meet an almost thirty year-old Poppy Bloom as she finishes up her PhD. She has done well; she has done really, really well and she cannot help but bask in her dream to walk straight into a job at her university. Unfortunately for Dr. Poppy things didn’t work out as she envisioned.
“What is going on? Not even a week ago, I was planning to spend the rest of my professional life less than five metres from Dr Burley’s desk. I thought we were partners, a team; I thought we were friends. Sure, I know we were officially student and tutor, but surely, after more than ten years working closely with someone…”
This humorous novel by Colleen Coleman takes on a ride with Poppy as she wends her way through a world where her academic achievements provide her little benefit as she tries to dig out of a devastating circumstance.
I really enjoyed this novel. It is one of the few in this genre that made me want to stay up late to finish it. That’s not a knock on this type of novel, but they don’t tend to keep me on the edge of my seat, but rather comfortable in my bed. This book did both.