Janice (Janicu)'s Reviews > Girls' Poker Night: A Novel of High Stakes

Girls' Poker Night by Jill A. Davis
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Aug 23, 2008

really liked it
Read in April, 2007

I picked this book up at a library sale and about 100 pages in, realized I had already read it a couple of years ago. I still kept reading. I really liked the writing style - very honest and filled with a sort of wry, almost sad humor, mostly because it seems like the protagonist is a little bit messed up, and she half-knows this and half-deludes herself. Ruby Capote leaves her boyfriend and Boston to work in New York City. Shes afraid of letting her boyfriend down so she takes the chicken route of breaking up. Ruby has abandonment issues from her parents divorce and father's death when she was very young. She always seems to hold her thoughts and herself back until she meets someone who can see right through her and she finally gets the courage to take a chance. That someone is her new editor Michael who she seems to click with right away - over letters she sends him when she tries to get a job with the New York News. There is a very sweet, two people in their own world interaction between them (which scares Ruby).

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