Cheating at Solitaire (Cheating at Solitaire #1)
"All I ever said was that marriage doesn't have to be everyone's cup of tea. Maybe tea's not available in your area. Maybe you haven't found a flavor you like. Some people like coffee. Some like pop. Some"—Julia felt her voice beginning to crack—"just try to avoid caffeine."
This book was such a quick & fun read :)
But I have my problems with it:
1. The writing style: the book is short, but I feel like the author tried to "drag" it more and more with the "humorous & funny" sentences.
This book is about an author who writes books for single women about how to successfully be a single woman. She is not anti-marriage, just pro-living life to the fullest even if you weren't able to be married. She shares a cab ride and goes shopping with an aspiring actor, and the paparazzi take pictures of them together and a nonexistent relationship is invented. This makes the a ...more
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Here's something I never expected to see: a chick lit novel that remembers the “lit” half of the equation. Young adult novelist Ally Carter, best known for the Gallagher Girls series of novels, actually started her career with an adult novel, Cheating at Solitaire. And while I'm willing to admit my reading in chick lit has not been nearly as extensive as it has been in other genres, I've certainly read my share of the stuff, and this is the best ...more
Moral Note: It does say the S word at the very beginning and I wasn't going to read it more if it still had swearing but, the author didn't throw more swear words in till the very end when I then had to see what happened. So, besides the S word is says the B word and heck and dang.
But I'm so ...more
Julia James is a wildly successful self-help author who's made her living saying that society's perceptions that women must be married in order to be happy are silly, and counselling singl ...more
However, after Callagher Girls series, getting back to Cheating at Solitaire is giving me different perception toward Ally Carter, a secret spy into a world-wide famous author who keep insisting herself to be single but the fact is she is very much in love to a famous actor with a famous dad.
It is like Veronica White and Julia James; different but the same person. However, unlike Julia James who prefer Veronica White ...more
Her life and career get a shock when the paparazzi create a story that she and a handsome young actor are dating. While the incident itself was not at all what ...more
This is an adult book, but I think older teen fans of Ally's work would really like it as well. I certainly did!
Julia is awesome, she is what I want to be like if I stay single for that long. She is strong and independent and when she is with Lance their chemistry flies off the page. Yes this is a "chick-lit: novel and it is awesome. I was feeling down the ...more
3 and 1/2 stars
In Cheating at Solitaire, Julia is very happy with her single life and writes best selling books convincing others that they can do the same. In walks Lance, a struggling actor that has the integrity to insist that he is unwilling to compromise some else's reputation for a shot at success. Great chemistry between them. Fun story.
A light and fluffy read that does to your heart what fuzzy, plush slippers do to your feet on a cold, winter night---warms it right up! Though the ending was predictable, the characters were fun and easy to love. I appreciated the humor in the plot. I thought the book was well-written, in spite of a story line that's "been done before."
Overall, cute and worth a read!
ALL FALL DOWN is the first book in her highly-anticipated new series, Embassy Row. Book 2, SEE HOW THEY RUN will be in stores Dec 22, 2015.
She encourages you to visit ...more