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Smart Mouth Waitress (Life in Saltwater City #2)

3.62  ·  Rating Details  ·  975 Ratings  ·  135 Reviews
Perry makes a strong first impression, from her white-girl dreadlocks to her uncensored opinions.

When she combs out her dreads on a whim, she catches the eye of a cute guy who’s a regular at The Whistle, the diner where she works as a waitress. He mistakes Perry for someone completely different: the girl of his dreams.

Perry tries to become that girl.

But it’s so hard to be
Kindle Edition, 270 pages
Published April 24th 2012
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Sandra Lopez
Feb 05, 2016 Sandra Lopez rated it liked it
Perry is a waitress with a super power: knowing how people like their eggs.

At 18 years old, she feels that she is missing love and craves it, doing whatever necessary to get it.

Sulky and candid, Perry is a relatable character overall. She’s funny and smart, albeit a bit dorky sometimes. She also tends to ramble on and on at times. Sometimes her mouth tends to run away from her completely. I mean, who announces to their dad that they’re ready to lose their virginity?

“The thing about having a sm
Jan 27, 2015 Anja marked it as to-read
Perry makes a strong first impression, from her white-girl dreadlocks to her uncensored opinions.

When she combs out her dreads on a whim, she catches the eye of a cute guy who’s a regular at The Whistle, the diner where she works as a waitress. He mistakes Perry for someone completely different: the girl of his dreams.

Perry tries to become that girl.
But it’s so hard to be normal.
And eyebrow piercings are so cute.

With her mother down in LA recording her comeback album, Perry’s in charge of the fa
Aliza Tafoya
Feb 04, 2014 Aliza Tafoya rated it liked it
Smart Mouth Waitress is about Perry (short for Peridot… after the gemstone) the dreadlock sporting waitress at a restaurant called The Whistle where diners can whistle to get their waitress’ attention and take a little abuse in return. Perry is currently playing mom to her ADD father and pot smoking 15 year-old brother while her famous mother is off finding inspiration for her next great album. In the midst of it all, Perry decides it’s time to change her appearance so that she can get a boyfrie ...more
Anjie Kendall
Feb 06, 2013 Anjie Kendall rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance-na
I wanted to like Perry a bit more than I did, but I found her to be an idiot at times. I felt bad for her as she went through things with her parents and her best friend, but when she was dealing with the guys, she was an idiot. This was a good, quick, light read. There were some laugh out loud moments, and I like that in a book.
N. Kuhn
Feb 25, 2014 N. Kuhn rated it liked it
Though cute in some spots, I have to say this book wasn't that interesting. The character (for someone who claimed to not care what she looks like) spends a lot of time changing how she looks and worrying about losing her virginity. To me, that didn't make for a very good story line. Her friends (if you can call them that) seem to be superficial and selfish. Why she spent so much time trying to please them was beyond me. I'm all for reading YA romances. But the whole focal point of losing her vi ...more
Jun 09, 2013 Emily rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, ya, funny
I want to give this five stars... but it wasn't amazing. However I did REALLY like it a lot! She was very relatable to me and it was funny and it kept me on my toes guessing AND it takes place in BC!!! Woot woot! Most deffinitly going to read the other book before this one.
Kendra Mcglothin
I loved this book.

Peridot (Perry) is an 18 year old virgin that works at the Whistle cafe. Perry decides it's time for her to try and find a boyfriend and brings it up to her brother, Garnet, and father at the kitchen table. Garnet tells her that she need to make some changes in her appearance before she finds a guy that will be interested in her. After her changes she has a regular that starts picking on her and invites her to an art show that one of his friends is having. Perry makes friends
Sara Nowlin-Edens
May 23, 2012 Sara Nowlin-Edens rated it really liked it
Dalya Moon is an independent author with several books under her belt. The Smart Mouth Waitress is the second book of her Life in Saltwater City Series. Her books in this series have characters that might appear in other novels, but are very stand-alone reads.

Peridot, Perry to her friends or Dottie to her mother, is an 18-year-old young lady that wants a boyfriend. She thinks she’s very individual and off-beat, yet her wants and needs are very mainstream. She finds herself agreeing with things
Feb 09, 2013 Linda rated it liked it
3.5 is closer to what I would rate this if I could. Um, where to start. The book is filled with interesting characters...a father with ADD, a celebrity mother, a lesbian friend, wacky co-workers, and Perry. Some of the names are definitely unique.

First, there is Perry...the waitress that changes her look to find a boyfriend. Perry is working and running the household while her mom is off in LA working on another record. As such, she is responsible for the cooking and laundry, along with motheri
Christina (Ensconced in Lit)
I won this book from member librarything giveaways in exchange for an honest review.

Smart Mouth Waitress is one in a series of books by Dayla Moon that stars different characters. Peridot, or Perry, is the protagonist in this book. We watch her as she stumbles through her romantic life, deals with absent parents, and tries to act as the "mother" to her father and brother. She also deals with her lesbian friend getting a girlfriend.

Perry is someone I'd like to know. We have a lot in common. We bo
Feb 03, 2013 Charlie rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, favorites, humor
Smart Mouth Waitress by Dalya Moon is a corky comedy romance novel. The main character is an 18year old named Peridot “Perry” Martin, she’s taking a year off of school and as part of a deal she made with her parents is taking care of the household while her famous mother is working on her new album. When she isn’t taking care of her pot curious brother and ADD father she is working at The Whistle, a dinner where the staff is rude to you, you better clean your plates, and if you bring coffee in f ...more
I love good grammar...The problem with free kindle-books, is many of them are free because the author didn't understand the concept of grammar. I am delighted to discover that Smart Mouth Waitress has the best grammar I've read in free e-book so far. The only thing I can find fault with is the comma placement needs a little work.

This is great light reading, the story flows with wit that borders somewhere between sarcastic and socially awkward... The characters: eh. They had their high points and
May 15, 2012 Danielle rated it it was amazing
Kudos, Dayla Moon! This was one of the best romantic comedies I've ever read. Peridot has so much attitude and spunk! This novel is about the 18 year old Peridot, a waitress at The Whistle, who is trying to find a boyfriend and lose her virginity. Through it all, she tries to become more "normal" and "authentic", cutting off her dreadlocks and wearing less punk rock clothes. Peridot snags the attentions of Marc and Cooper though she can't decide who she likes more. On the flip side, after each d ...more
Mar 27, 2013 Joyce rated it it was amazing
YA - Cute.
Perry makes a strong first impression, from her white-girl dreadlocks to her uncensored opinions.

When she combs out her dreads on a whim, she catches the eye of a cute guy who's a regular at The Whistle, the diner where she works as a waitress. He mistakes Perry for someone completely different: the girl of his dreams.

Perry tries to become that girl.

But it's so hard to be normal.

And eyebrow piercings are so cute.


With her mother down in LA recording her comeback album, Perry's in charg
Maddie (Heart Full Of Books)
This book needs way more publicity, it's the best book I've read in a long time!

It manages to deal with growing up, changing who you are, being yourself, romance, confusion, loss, friendship whilst remaining sincere and light hearted.
It really made me thing about what I wanted to be like when I'm as old as the main character Perry. She's definitely a good role model, I think, with her way of thinking and life choices.

What made this book so good is that it was so current! It talked about TV sh
T.H. Waters
Mar 17, 2013 T.H. Waters rated it really liked it
Cute, cute, cute! I truly enjoyed Smart Mouth Waitress. Dalya Moon has created a quirky, lovable, sassy lassie of a young woman (Perry) who is searching for her, well... womanhood, and goes about it in a way that keeps you smiling, page after page. This book is light and breezy, yet hints at some underlying thought-provoking ideas that are interesting to ponder and does so with an innocent honesty. As Perry struggles with her female identity and a yearns to be attractive and subsequently catch a ...more
Dee Montoya
Smart Mouth Waitress is a coming of age tale about Peridot AKA Perry, where she finds herself in different situations and her awesome yet unconventional personality will help her through it all.
Perry's mother is a rock star from the nineties who is trying to write another album after being home taking care of the family for a long time, so she goes to LA in search of inspiration and in hopes of reviving her career. Since Perry just graduated high school but has no idea what she wants to do and d
Misty Baker
Oct 25, 2013 Misty Baker rated it liked it
** 3.4 Review as posted on KindleObsessed blog **

You know that feeling that comes over you right before a first date? Your palms start sweating, you change your clothes 5 or 20 times, you obsess about God’s obvious hatred towards you in the form of an unruly cowlick. Then the time comes, Prince I-Pretended-To-Be-Charming picks you up in his bright red douche-mobile, you stumble out the door like a drunk, and then ride off into the sunset – only to realize 30 minutes later that you worried for no
Susan Ashcraft
Smart Mouthed Waitress by Dalya Moon

Peridot Martin, 18 and taking a year off before starting college (taking what she isn't sure) works at the Whistle a restaurant in Vancouver where rudeness by the serve staff is part of the dining experience. One particular day it seems to Perry that everyone around her is in love except her. She has never had a boyfriend and decides that before she gets much older she will lose her boyfriend virginity among other things...

Perry has a rather unconventional vie
Jun 10, 2012 Shannon rated it it was ok
Shelves: book-list-2012, ya
I was very excited to read a chick-lit novel set in my part of the country (Vancouver, Canada). I was hoping for a light, funny read along the lines of Sophie Kinsella in her earlier books. This book was light, but didn't have the humour and charm I was hoping for. I'm also surprised to learn that the author lives in Vancouver as she uses just about every possible west coast stereotype I could think of (gay, lesbian, emo, hipster, video game designer, hippie, SUV-driving, east vs west Van, Asian ...more
May 31, 2012 Susie rated it really liked it
Shelves: chick-lit, 2012, humor
3.5 stars.

Set in Vancouver, this book is about Perry (short for Peridot), a waitress with attitude, and her quest to find a boyfriend and lose her virginity. She's 18 and dealing with normal 18 year old issues: her friends being around less because of significant others, losing touch with friends you thought you'd have forever, finding that ones that aren't around as much are still there for you. And then there's the quest for a boyfriend and trying to flirt and figure out what guys like (appare
Jul 23, 2015 Kat rated it it was ok
This book has potential. The character is witty and has pretty funny one liners. But I found that it went on and on and on and on.
It was like non stop chatter. Her monologues went on for far too long.
I struggled to get into the story. Kept turning but kept getting bored and found myself turning all the way to the last 2 charters
Effectively I went from chapter 3 straight to the end !!
Even after reading I found myself annoyed cause of the fact that she was still rambling on.
May 18, 2014 Tina rated it it was ok
I loved the main character, Perry, but other than that I found the storyline was a little lacking...and a little coarse in places. It had the typical teen love triangle going on, at least with regards to Perry. The interest of the two guys in the triangle was a bit confusing at times, but then again, when isn't there a little confusion when it comes to dating.
Aug 20, 2014 Andrea rated it liked it
It was enjoyable enough for an easy, quick read. The back and forth between the love interests happened so often that I wasn't sure who she'd end up with (though it WAS the one I hoped for). I could have seriously done without all the pop culture references... overkill and distracting. I might have rated a 4 if that didn't annoy me so much.
Jun 25, 2015 Shari rated it really liked it
Good book

Even though this is the 2nd book of a series and I didn't read the 1st book, it stands alone as a good story with quirky characters. Geared towards teenagers but also enjoyable for a nice easy read.
Natacha Lalande
I like the main character, she's relatable, she's *real*. It's great that it touches multiple topics like ADD and homosexuality, family problems..etc. I liked her brother Garnet, he's a fun aspect in her life. I have to admit i had no clue with who she was going to end with but i'm happy with the result.
Anna Caron
Aug 13, 2014 Anna Caron rated it really liked it
Another great book

Another great book

if you get a chance I recommend this book it's very entertaining you won't want to put it down it had me laughing

Jun 11, 2013 Barb rated it it was ok
Granted, I'm not the intended audience for this book. The protagonist is 18, taking time off before college and working as a waitress while she "holds down the fort" during her mother's absence. The Smart Mouth Waitress deals with discovering marijuana in her brother's room, losing a best friend to a love interest, and figuring out how to choose between two guys. She makes a lot of self-destructive decisions but at the same time seems to have a decent amount of common sense. (It seems that she j ...more
Jul 31, 2015 Kelly rated it really liked it
Funny, loved it

This book was the total package. Great writing style, funny, great characters and story line. Really glad I chose to read it. Would recommend.
Feb 02, 2013 Jess rated it really liked it
More like 3.5 (but I rounded it up due to the humor of this book). I got this book free on Amazon & I thought it was hilarious. Some of the lines in this book had me laughing hysterically. There were only 2 issues I had with this book. The first was her brother who was supposed to 15 yrs. old (I loved him to pieces, btw) was written more for a 10 yr. old, due to his innocence. I'm sorry but now-a-days, boys at 15 are just not that clueless & innocent. My second issue was that I felt the ...more
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