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The Smart One and the Pretty One by Claire LaZebnik
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Nov 14, 09

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Read in November, 2009

Once again I’m reminded that the straight up romance genre isn’t really for me. I don’t know when this happened, because I used to read almost exclusively romance novels when I was younger. But it seems a book needs a lot more than just a budding relationship to wow me these days.

Now, that isn’t to say that The Smart One and the Pretty One isn’t a good book. It was fine, really. The story of two sisters trying to sort out their personal and professional lives amidst a bit of a family crisis, The Smart One and the Pretty One is an enjoyable read. Ava (the smart one) is all business, doesn’t spend a lot of time on her looks, and hasn’t really dated in a few years. Lauren (the pretty one) on the other hand, loves fashion, dates frequently, spends way too much on everything, and has hit a low place in her life. When a family tragedy brings the sisters back together, they find that they’re not so different after all, and that they each have something to learn from the other. Throw in a few hot guys and watch love bloom… or in some cases, not.

The Smart One and the Pretty One is well written, with well-developed characters (even if they’re not all likable), and there are a few chuckles along the way. For those who like their romances light and fun, this book is for you.
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