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3.0 out of 5 stars Decent Sequel to Single in the City, June 11, 2012
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This review is from: Misfortune Cookie (Single in the City series Book 2) (Kindle Edition)
I previously read "Single in the City" by Michelle Gorman. I thought that for a first time novel it was okay but she definitely needed to cut out parts of the novel since the flow was not quite there and the novel seemed to just go on and on with no clear stopping point.

In the sequel "Misfortune Cookie" we have Hannah moving to Hong Kong to be with her new boyfriend Sam from Single in the City. I am going to resist the urge to bang my head on the desk that we have Hannah moving to just be with a guy she was literally only with for about five minutes in the preceding novel. However, that could have been overlooked if Hannah was a strong character standing on her own. Her getting the job she got was great but she sits around obsessing about her relationship with Sam. You know what's really boring to read, other people's relationship angst. We have only a little bit of Hannah going out and seeing Hong Kong with her best friend and new friends but frankly I got frustrated that she wasn't really taking advantage of the entire experience. The only thing I did like was at the end when she finally stood up for herself with regards to their relationship to than on the last page go and be the doormat she was in all of the preceding chapters.

I don't want to be all doom and gloom about the novel though. One great thing is that Gorman does a great job describing Hong Kong, the people, food, and culture. I found out by reading Michelle Gorman's website that she actually went and lived in Hong Kong for a while so that she could be accurate about writing this book that took place there. I think her living experiences did pay off since I have traveled through Hong Kong before and her descriptions are right on the money.

Overall grade: C+
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