Just a Girl (Just a Series, #2) by Becky Monson
ABOUT THE BOOK
What happens when the right girl and the right guy meet at the wrong time?
One thing that can be said about Quinn Pearson is that she has a knack for doing the wrong thing at the wrong time. Like, the worst time ever. Take her job for instance. One little slip of the tongue using the mother of all swear words while reporting the news, and suddenly she finds herself with over 18 million views on YouTube and her employment in jeopardy. If that wasn’t bad enough, when she meets the man of her dreams, she nearly chokes to death on a powdered sugar donut.
Thankfully for Quinn, the dashing Brit, Henry, finds her near death experience quite charming. But just when Quinn thinks her luck is going to change, she finds out her timing is all wrong again. Henry is off limits. Or is he? Maybe it’s time for Quinn to quit settling for what life hands her. Perhaps it’s time for her to become more than just a girl.
If a handsome British stranger still believes you have a beautiful smile after you choke on a donut, he’s a keeper…unless he’s your boss.
I love Quinn’s gumption and quirkiness. Her spontaneity and friendliness is refreshing in a heroine, but it’s her self-deprecating thoughts brought on by a video gone viral and nasty criticisms from social media and her mother that make her human and make her a strong woman worth rooting for. And boy, do some people get payback! Way to go Quinn!!
Quinn and the charming Henry are good for each other. Their initial awkwardness together is endearing. They both understand being disappointments to their parents. They both are kind and caring people who like each other for the right reasons. However, they need to step up and be what they are meant to be and in the end they do it on their own terms. The story is not all serious stuff though. There are a lot of LOL moments such as the donut thing, the hilarious auto-correct text, and Quinn’s f-bomb Rap video.
Quinn’s friends, Holly, Thomas, Bree, Alex, and Logan are supportive and Quinn’s work colleague Jerry is a hoot and has Quinn’s back when the nasty evening newscaster, Sarah Moriarty, puts her down.
Ms. Monson cleverly and realistically touches on the serious topics of bullying, body shaming, and self worth. I was thrilled to read this meaningful and delightful romcom with colorful characters and humorous antics. Another author to add to my list. Give it a try!
Thank you to Ms. Monson for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectations of a positive review.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
By day, Becky Monson is a mother to three young children, and a wife. By night, she escapes with reading books and writing. An award-winning author, Becky uses humor and true-life experiences to bring her characters to life. She loves all things chick-lit (movies, books, etc.), and wishes she had a British accent. She has recently given up Diet Coke for the fiftieth time and is hopeful this time will last… but it probably won’t.
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