Sunday, February 24, 2013

Review: Pursuing the Times by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

All that popular Chick-Lit author Mercury Lauren wants is to have one of her books reviewed by the New York Times Book Review - just one - and she'll do almost anything to get it. In this contemporary romantic comedy, with a nod toward Pride and Prejudice she crosses swords and hearts with the Editor-in-Chief of the NYTBR in a madcap adventure that takes her from her home in Westport to a yoga retreat to a golf course in Florida. Will she get what she wants and will she finally be happy if she does? Only one thing's for certain: nothing will stop her from Pursuing the Times.

I really liked this book.  This book had many laugh out loud moments with witty dialogue.  I think the humor made this book read very fast.   The main character Mercury is a whack job in her private life, but you can’t help but love her and understand why she is the way she is.  She has one goal in mind and that goal is to have the Editor in Chief of the NY times read her book.  I loved the interaction between her and the Editor in Chief. She tried to teach him to not judge a book by its cover.  I also loved Mercury’s brother.  He made me laugh every time he made a sarcastic comment.  Mercury’s agent Angel constantly had to offer advice to Mercury and had to do damage control when Mercury went on a tyrant.

I wanted to see more interaction with her author friend Nick who was on the back burner the whole time. 

You will not be sorry picking up this book.  4 stars

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