Daniella Brodsky is a freelance magazine journalist. She is also the author of The Girls' Guide to New York City Nightlife.
Fear of Drivingby Daniella Brodsky
Ruby's a New Yorker-and everyone knows owning a car in Manhattan is a big hassle. For Ruby, the idea of driving brings back too many memories of a childhood spent riding all over the country with her mom in a beat-up car, never settling down on solid ground. But after meeting Ed Robbins at a country wedding, Ruby faces a tough decision-stay within her city limits, or move to Middleville, Connecticut, to make a future with Ed. It would mean being blissfully close to the guy she loves. It would also mean (shudder) having to drive. Is any man worth that kind of sacrifice? And could anything short of an eighteen-wheeler haul both Ruby and her emotional baggage around? Ruby's always been a my-way-or-the-highway kind of girl. But on the road of love, you have to learn when to take the wheel-and when to yield.
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Sitting in a car that is not a taxi let alone driving one brings back nightmares of her youth when her mom drove her all over the country, but never settling in one place. That is a prime reason Ruby Reynolds moved to Manhattan so she would never need to drive again as everyone knows New Yorkers rarely own cars let alone drive them unless they are going to Connecticut, Long Island or Jersey, which she never does.-------------- However, everything changes when Ruby attends a country wedding in Middleville, Connecticut where she meets Ed Robbins. They are attracted to one another, but he lives in this suburban community where a car is a necessity. She knows she loves Ed, but relocating to his home means overcoming her biggest phobia from her childhood, driving a car.-------------- Before anyone says no way about Ruby, this reviewer knows first hand not obtaining a license when living in the Big Apple unless you go outside the city it is not necessary (and even leaving town is relatively easy to do sans car). Ruby is a terrific lead character as she struggles with leaving Manhattan for love, which means inside her dreaded adversary the dragon automobile. Readers will enjoy this fine insightful chick lit look inside the head of a true-blood Manhattanite deciding whether Ed is worth going behind the wheel for love.--------------- Harriet Klausner