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
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
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
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
Kate barely thinks of what she's doing when she hops...more
these are the questions posed by this novel, which starts when 30-year-old kate gets the call from her...more
ANYWAY. Girl is obsessed with her first love, Guy, who became a famous musician and left all his high school garage bandmates in...more
McLaughin and Kraus explore that mission in detail here, but this book is less about revenge than understanding the complex history that has formed the present moment.
Kate Hollis has had to live with Jake's songs for years--they're number one hits, and they're all about her and their high school romance. Instead of being flattered, Kate is mortified and has even moved several states away rather than be in the same town with her high...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