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Top Customer Reviews
Jamie's friends and family are a wonderful support system and Eva and Derek were really nasty to her--everything you want in villains. The scene where Hanna helps Jamie with her makeup was laugh out loud funny.
The dialogue rang true for me, especially when Hanna said that she was being Jamie's friend and "you'd do it for me." My friend recently helped me when we found my parents on the floor of their home, dehydrated and with infections and thanks to him, we were able to get them to the hospital. When I thanked him (profusely), he said "that's what friends are for. You know that. You'd do it for me." Jamie's line "Thanks a bunch, o, boyfriend o mine" was funny, too. I always refer to my friend as "o cab driver o mine", and it reminds me of the old "Green Acres" TV show when Mr. Haney was selling birthday cards for Arnold the Pig that said "Happy Birthday o pig o mine." (speaking of that, the pop culture references appealed to me). And I loved when Jamie asked Andrew, "Don't you have anything better to do than listen to my personal conversations?" The same friend I mentioned above said something like that, but with a "y'know" added.
My only problem (and trust me, that was hard to find) was that we didn't find out anything about Lucas until Chapter Seven and I would like to have known a little more sooner. But that's just me - I'm nosy, or so I've been told.
It's one of the best romantic comedies I've read in a long time. I can't wait to read Samantha Stroh Bailey's next book!
I adored this book! Jamie was incredibly relatable and likeable and I pulled for her happy ending from page 1. The razor sharp banter between the characters had me laughing out loud on several occasions. Although the love story was somewhat predictable, it was so incredibly charming that it didn't matter. Most impressive, in my opinion, was the author's ability to draw such fleshed out, believable characters from Jamie, to her quirky and loveable family members, her wretched ex boyfriend Derek, her BFF Hannah and work buddy Lucy, her endearing and witty boss, Andrew, her high-strung roommate Amy and, of course, the antagonist to beat all antagonists Eva. I wanted to strangle her!!
A book for the 2012 favorites list for sure!
So why only 3 stars?
I think the fact that the H has been in a relationship with one woman for nearly 20 years and after breaking up with her (after meeting the h) decides the h is the one for him. I have to say that he'd need time to work through issues realistically. The book is mostly about the h's issues after her breakup with a boyfriend of 5 years. There was a part towards the end that I don't think was well written where the 'villain' manipulates the h by putting forward her case of looking for her lost love but I'm not really sure why it could've put the h in a bad light at work. Didn't make sense and needed to be executed properly.
Otherwise an enjoyable but rough around the edges type of book full of quirky secondary characters.