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Elevator Girl [Kindle Edition]

Kim Hruba
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)

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Book Description

If only she'd taken the stairs …

Lisa Johnston never thought that she'd have to see her high school nemesis again, and definitely not in an elevator on the way to work. She's willing to pass it off as a minor coincidence until Jake is assigned to work with her foundation's park project—Lisa's park project. Nevertheless, she's determined not to let Jake undermine how far she's come in ten years. But his apparent attraction toward her is as bothersome as it is puzzling. Then she realizes … Jake has no clue who she is.

Praise for Elevator Girl:
“Elevator Girl is a savvy and sensitive look at relationships in our complex, modern world. An enjoyable chronicle filled with moments both torturous and tender, it’s sure to strike familiar chords in anyone who’s tried to navigate the stormy sea of love. Fans of Bridget Jones’s Diary or the works of Sophie Kinsella will be well pleased with this gem from debut author Kim Hruba.” - William Kent Krueger, New York Times bestselling author of Ordinary Grace

Product Details

  • File Size: 1388 KB
  • Print Length: 305 pages
  • Publisher: Wise Ink Creative Publishing; 1 edition (June 17, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #571,589 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Read, but Regretted the Time Spent August 26, 2014
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Just didn't like this one at all. The reason that I gave this 2 stars is that the author did hook me and I continued to read until the end of the story (even if I did skip some tedious sections/pages). The main disappointment was the weak ending. I have a hard time giving poor ratings without some justification, especially since there are so many positive reviews. I'll try to give my thoughts without giving too much of the plot away.

1) Moral lessons abound. The Christian morality lesson (specifically Catholic) at the end was more in line with Christian fiction. Maybe the main reason this isn't listed as a Christian romance is that there is some language and consideration of pre-marital sex. Actually, the Christian "lessons" at the end of the book came as a bit of a surprise, since the message wasn't super-strong through the rest of the book.

2) The male character is perfect in every way, and I really didn't like him by the end of the story. He is a chick magnet, and his interest in the main character is described in terms of being less interested in "hot" girls now, and ready to settle down. He's also fascinated by a woman who isn't interested in him, when he shows interest in her. The main character has changed her looks to even be in the same class as this guy. For a romantic novel to work, it helps if both characters have some flaws and it's obvious that they both care about each other enough to overlook the flaws. In this book, you don't get that vibe, especially by the end.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a good read June 23, 2014
well this is not the kind of book i tend to read - i usually go for crime fiction/mysteries, even thrillers, or biographies. chick books, not so much. however i chose this book because it didn't seem to be too girly - and it wasn't. i found it easy to get into the story right from the start and easily was able to mentally paint each scene as i continued reading. i totally could relate to the main character's way of overthinking and being stuck on my view of how things are - i guess i'm not the only one ;) i wonder now how many times I've been too close-minded to consider how different others' interpretations can be...
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
I was given an advance reader copy of this book and so enjoyed reading it. From the very first page, when the main character, Lisa, sees a man she recognizes in the elevator at her work, I was intrigued. Clearly, Lisa and the man, whose name is Jake, have a past. But it's all much more complicated than one might assume. As author Kim Hruba skillfully takes us through the next few months with Lisa and Jake, she keeps the reader guessing at every turn. And this is far from a typical romantic comedy. The characters are smart, complex, well drawn people, and they face many choices, both in their careers and love relationships. I couldn't stop turning the pages to find out how everything would resolve, and literally didn't know how things would turn out until the very end. If you're looking for a fun, different, and ultimately rewarding read, do yourself a favor and pick this one up!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars OK too long August 25, 2014
By Denise
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Not sure about all the 5 star reviews. I found myself skipping pages, it was too drawn out. She discourages him, he sort of gives up, she befriends him again, then the whole "secret" she keeps about knowing him in high school. Then she gets mad, then he gets mad, then OMG! I need to skip the rest if my review I am getting bored again! Then she has to grovel repeatedly at the just for him to talk to her again, it was just too much.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Her life is like an elevator; lots of ups and downs. August 23, 2014
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I loved this book. Lisa, a brilliant project manager, steps into the elevator in her high-rise workplace and sees her high school nemesis. All the insecurity and old self-protective mechanisms she thought she'd outgrown were back as if the intervening years had never been. Then she discovers she has to work with this guy. The plot twists and excruciating blunders kept me reading to the end. I can't wait to read Kim Hruba's next book!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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I had low expectations going in, based on some of the other reviews. Am I ever glad I went ahead and read the story anyway! I greatly enjoyed it! Wonderful characters, no explicit sex scenes, interesting story line. And as a Catholic who loves the faith, I appreciate that the author never once used the words "Catholic guilt"--instead, she wrote about the faith of Lisa (the heroine) and of several supporting characters in a completely natural, realistic way. I also appreciate that the story is a straightforward contemporary romance. There is no forced dialog where the characters are made to share, explain, or defend their faith--they simply live it. The characters have their flaws as well as their strengths. And we get to see the interplay of those, along with both good and bad decisions, perceptions, misunderstandings, compassion, acceptance, dedication, rejection, forgiveness, and more. I would like to read more from Kim Hruba if her other work is anything like this.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Clean love story
This book was wonderfully written and an easy read. The characters come to life beautifully and make you feel for them. Read more
Published 1 month ago by M. Wells
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Book :o)
I really enjoyed this book.

It was a page turner for sure.
Published 2 months ago by Penny
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
a nice read
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!
I absolutely adored this book. It had just the right amount of tension, humor, angst, and realism and I thought the author did a great job with the two points of view - Lisa and... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Meredith G. Schorr
2.0 out of 5 stars Ok sort of
Clean romance, and a few funny moments, but otherwise meh.The big reveal wasn't really a big deal. And the characters did not really act like adults.
Published 4 months ago by Mel
2.0 out of 5 stars Cat
I did not like it,it was boating the tittle did not match the book it was not that good of a book
Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars Waste of time
Reading this book was sadly a waste of my time. (Well I read most of it. There were some really boring, repetitive sections that I skipped over. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Reader2
4.0 out of 5 stars Better than expected
To be honest I wasn't sure what to expect with this book as it was a free book. However I really enjoyed it. It was funny and cute. Read more
Published 5 months ago by YM
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good read
Published 5 months ago by Sharon Nelson
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read!
Elevator Girl was a great read. I don't usually go for this type of book but a good friend recommended it and I am glad that she did. Read more
Published 5 months ago by MICHAEL P BAHNMILLER
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More About the Author

Kim Hruba is the founder and chief writer for Red Shoes Writing Solutions. She has lived in Czech Republic, Belgium, and the Netherlands, but currently resides with her family in Hockeytown, USA in northern Minnesota. She enjoys volunteering, knitting, and being outdoors when the weather cooperates.

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