I've read great books that revolve around romantic relationships and their ensuing demise or success, but in my view, in order to be a good read, the reader ...more
One of my favorite things about this book may also suit my contemporaries: the flash-back scenes through the main character's middle school, high school, and college years are perfectly timed to my own reminiscences. I actually giggled when recalling the one-hit-wonder songs, stirrup pants, and blue mascara (how I rocked blue m ...more
Currently loving this book. The characters, the story...I've become invested in the ending, and am really hoping it doesn't disappoint. I started reading this ...more
Katie/Kate had a crush on Jake since the 6th grade. They finally become a couple in high school - each other's first true loves. I think most women can relate that their first true love (especially if it was in high school) holds a special plac ...more
The book jacket reads great: a girl returns to her hometown to make her high school sweetheart (who's now famous) regret capitalizing on their intimate relationship through his chart-topping songs. However, the back story is told in a series of flashbacks that try too hard to be shocking (e.g. backstabbing, infidelity, mental illness).
It's easy to finish the book because you want ...more
Update: did not do a lick of movement while reading this.
I'm a little ashamed of liking this book. I'm skeptical of the joint writing process, the plot was about as implausible as they come, and it was nostalgia-heavy to the point of needing a forklift. However, the girl opts out of the guy at the end, which in itself is worth noting, and perhaps respecting, chick-lit-wise, and withing the characters' world that seems like a p ...more
these are the questions posed by this novel, which starts when 30-year-old kate gets the call from her ...more
McLaughlin and Kraus are back - and in my opinion, even better than before. Dedication is the quintessential girl's fantasy, with an unexpected happily ever after - where the girl makes the rules.
Katie Hollis has her life all together - she has great friends, dates great guys, and has great sex. She has a great, worthwhile job as a sustainable environment consultant, flies a lot, and saves the environment. There's just one problem. She has an incredibly famous ex - who made his fortune...more
The book is narrated in first person, by the main character, Kate Hollis, and alternates between sort-of present day (2005) and her childhood. If you've ...more
Kate Hollis is out for revenge, on her ex-boyfriend Jake. Who has made his whole music career out of revealing what went on in their high school relationship, including her secrets and ...more
After hearing from her best friend back home, Kate jumps on a plane and heads back to her where she grew up. The reason is her long lost boyfriend, Jake Sharpe, one of the music industries most bright stars.
Eleven years ago, before prom, he disappeared without a trace or sound. What she was left with was songs on the radio, and all about her. Now he has returned to Vermont, with her celebrity girlfriend, and she has the chance to once and for all confront him on ...more