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Reinventing Mona Mass Market Paperback – January 1, 2007
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Mona Warren leaves her job as an engineer at age 31, determined to change her life. She is tired of fading into the background, and she wants to win the heart of her dream guy, accountant Adam Ziegler. Her best friend, Greta, thinks Mona should take the time to find herself, but Mona is determined to make herself into the kind of woman Adam would fall for. To that end, she convinces magazine columnist Mike "the Dog" Dougherty--the ultimate male chauvinist--to help her. She dutifully signs up when Mike suggests that she take a class in exotic dancing, and when she finally does score a date with Adam, she even takes Mike's suggestion to have an actor impersonate a rock star and pretend to be her ex-boyfriend. Adam finally starts to fall for Mona, but Mona is caught off guard when she finds that she has feelings for Mike. Completely captivating, Coburn's latest will undoubtedly net the hearts of romantic comedy fans. Kristine Huntley
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I am all for leading ladies who dont have to be drop dead gorgeous, but here is Mona's description. "My body was not fat, but certainly not thin. It was doughy. I checked out my face, neither strikingly ugly nor pretty. My coloring could only be described as mashed potato with sunspots littered around the edges." DOUGHY? MASHED POTATOES?
She thinks makeup on unattractive girls is a waste of time. The author doesn't even give this sad sack a winning personality. "I wasn’t lying when I said I had no friends."
Okay then. Not sure what to do with this information. Given an opportunity to change her life, our beleaguered heroine decides to marry a guy she hasn't seen in over a decade.
Life is too short, people. You could be off having more fun washing walls or cleaning the toilet.
What the heck happened once she got in the Naval Base, anyway???
A few typographical errors and being a little disjointed here and there also lend their contribution to the two star rating. Read this if you need a giggle and you've exhausted everything else in your library.
That said, the writing is engaging, and I think it has potential. I want to see this author get a great editor to work with and keep writing. There's something engaging about it at its heart.