- File Size: 2104 KB
- Print Length: 384 pages
- Publisher: HarperImpulse (September 12, 2013)
- Publication Date: September 12, 2013
- Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00EH18VAY
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,603,449 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Park Bench Test (Harperimpulse Contemporary Romance) Kindle Edition
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Our heroine is Becky Harper, a young woman who used to be in the dating scene, searching for Mr Right. She finds Alex. Staid, normal, nice. There's nothing wrong with him, but is there EVERYTHING right? For HER? She is stuck in a dead-end job (though she loves her co-workers) and she wonders in a sort of a pre- pre-midlife crisis if there's not something MORE even though she can't quite visualize what all of that something more might be.
Our main girl is easy to like. Funny, smart, self-deprecating, she's the classic chick lit heroine. And, as is par for the course, she has a couple of funny/quirky bests — Katie and Emma .
When she breaks off with Alex in a shocking move, and leaves her dull office job (where she had promise, promotions, and security) to become a writer, she finds herself unmoored and often the third wheel. Still, as with any young girl, she does find fun and adventure in her odd subsistence job and her search for where she needs to be and with whom.
Even though this book delivers on its Rom Com promises, including giving a happy ending, there are enough surprises to keep it from being a story that's been done before.
The clever conceit of interviewing people about what constitutes a true love, soul mate, Mr/Ms Right is great and fits in well under the auspices of the heroine trying out her fledgling writing wings. I liked the writer's voice. Easy going and funny, the book sped along at lightning speed for me.
I'd say fans of Miranda Dickinson, Lindsey Kelk, Sophie Kinsella, and Tracy Bloom will be very happy to read this tale. I was!
Becky Harper, aspiring journalist, is on a mission.
She loves her boyfriend, Alex, but when one of her best friends is getting married, she finally has the courage to ask herself if he's the one. Is he Mr Right? Will he make her happier than any other guy on earth could?
But how does she know fore sure he's not Mr Right, and how will she know when she's found HIM?
Becky is a wonderful, easy to love main character. She's real, she's incredibly funny and a very, very loyal friend. The Park Bench Test is "Sex and the City", "How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days" a big jar of "Ben&Jerry's", "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" and a Leona Lewis CD all in one. LOVED IT.
Reading that Sarah Lefebve was actually on the same mission, that she herself asked friends and family about finding and knowing Mr Right, and that her "quest" turned into this lovely book, made it even more special.
The Park Bench Test is a heartwarming, refreshing and funny tale about a girl's search for happiness... and her very own Mr. Big.
This review was first published at M's Bookshelf: http://mssbookshelf.blogspot.be
This is a fantastic, traditional-yet-modern-feeling romcom with a very British flavour to it. A real page-turner that I didn't want to end and will be recommending to chicklit loving friends. I'll definitely have to pick up the paperback!