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
I'm so sorry to say this but I'm going to give this book a one star . I hope whoever love this book won't be offended . And also , the writers . I'm so sorry to say this because I have never given any book a one star . I also don't thin ...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