Friday, February 21, 2014

Amy's Review Roundup

About the book:  This is the story of Gwendolyn David who is the most,I repeat the most awesome philanthropist, dating divalicious, sexy goddess, Pulitzer Prize winning career driven woman extraordinaire! Well to be quite honest, future Pulitzer Prize winner and yet to have a boyfriend, dating diva and barely making ends meet to throw good money away(hey! student loan takes a toll on a person!)… But that is beside the point… Back to the blurb... 

This is a peek into the exciting life and times of...wait for it... The one... The only... give it up for … Gwendolyn David! Seriously! If you ask her,She is a role model for women all over the world and for men to bow down and say “We are not worthy!” before such excellence. So does she become the next Woodward and Bernstein while lassoing in her Prince Charming? 

In all honesty, this is a story of Gwendolyn David, who is narcissistic, absolutely mental, slightly dizzy single woman in NYC with secret superhero tendencies (hey in all honesty, doesn’t all women? The do it all, multi-tasking super femme!) And her mad escapades until she meets her stumbling block - an equally narcissistic sardonic character and both cannot seem to stop insulting and trading barbs with each other! You want to know more about these crazy yet absolutely lovable characters? Read the book to find out.

Amy's Review:  This book was a fun, quick read.  Gwendolyn Davis is a very ditzy women in NYC who has yet to ever have a boyfriend.  This book follows her on her journey in search of her Prince Charming.  She has 2 princes’ to choose from – Daniel and Dr. Mark.  She goes out on a limb and risks her life to impress them – some laugh out loud moments. 

I give this new author a 4 star review and I loved how this book flowed, loved her writing style, loved the laugh out loud moments.  This is a great Chick Lit read.  Reminds me of the author Sophie Kinsella.

About the book:  Becca secretly lusts after Brent, Claire's boyfriend--then Claire makes Becca an offer about Brent that she can't resist.

Becca's in high school, but she hasn't been on the same page as her best friends since just before the start of middle school and she doesn't know exactly how things got so different. Not different in some edgy, gritty, she's-a-rebel way. More of a Yes-she's-a-dork way. Which makes it all the more amazing that while other friendships have crashed and burned all around them the four of girls have managed to stay Best Friends Forever. She doesn't need to share in her friends' spotlight. Becca's happy to follow along in the shadows, as long as she's not totally cast aside.

She's definitely not ready for guys. In fact, she just wants to skip right over high school and jump straight to twenty-two. By then she figures she will have gotten through her first date, first kiss, passed her driver's test, taken the SATs, filled out all those college applications, somehow survived living in a dorm and gotten her college degree without all the anxiety and drama.

Instead, just after silently deciding to not even think about guys and concentrate on school work for the next four years, she is instantly mesmerized by Brent, a seriously great-looking senior who also happens to have a long-time girlfriend, Claire. Not one to be the "other woman," Becca imagines creative ways for Claire to be out of Brent's life. 

Meanwhile, Becca forms a strictly friends-only relationship with Colt. Becca and Colt turn out be good partners when it comes to studying, taking pictures for the school newspaper and working on a term paper together. But when one day Claire makes an offer about Brent that Becca can't resist, that changes everything.
Amy's Review:  I have read a few Ann Herrick books and she did not let me down with this book.  There were quite a few laugh out loud moments in the beginning of the book, which grabbed me.   The funny or laughable moments in the book made it a quick and light read, even though it addressed some tough issues such as fitting in with friends, boys, high shool, etc.  I especially liked the character, Becca, who at one point decides to take on school work and forget about boys and drama.  But then Brent and Colt come into her life.  I give this book a 4 star review as the author did a great job with the “teen” issues of fitting it, etc. and I liked the twists and turns it took with Brent and Colt. 


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