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It's a Waverly Life

(Waverly Bryson #2)

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  2,755 ratings  ·  145 reviews
Readers first met the irrepressible Waverly Bryson in Perfect on Paper, and now the woman dubbed by fans as “the American Bridget Jones” is back in a sequel packed with friendship, heartache, and romance. In It’s a Waverly Life, the formerly heartbroken singleton is now happily enmeshed in a new relationship, a new job, and a new decade. Her career as an advice columnist i ...more
Kindle Edition, 277 pages
Published November 8th 2011 by Lake Union Publishing
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Silvia F.
May 15, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Funny, witty and cute. Enjoyed the ending. Reason for three stars: Waverly’s attitude annoyed me and I just wanted to shake some sense into her.
Recovering from a terribly bad break-up and moving into a career where she dishes out advice to recipients of terrible dates wasn’t exactly what Waverly Bryson had planned on. Charging forward into a new career, new life and potentially new love Waverly’s determined to make it but isn’t quite sure where to start. Fortunately for her she has some amazing friends, a fabulous new boyfriend and a very mysterious neighbor with a penchant for knowing exactly what she needs & when she needs to hear it. ...more
Dec 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Looking for a main character who will make you laugh and shake your head at the same time? This is the book for you. Waverly is always surrounded by drama, some she creates herself and some she seems to walk into. She finally seems to have her life back on track. She has a new boyfriend and her job is doing well. It doesn't seem to be long, though, before new complications begin popping up. Will Waverly find a way to control the drama or will it take over her life?

As a character, Waverly is very
Nov 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
Waverly and her friends are dealing with married life and new relationships. For Waverly, this is scary. Jake McIntyre is the first serious guy that Waverly has dated since her fiancé broke up with her. The stress of not wanting to mess things up with Jake is getting to Waverly and making her push Jake away. As if that was not enough. Waverly has to deal with a new job.

It’s a Waverly Life is book two of the Waverly Bryson books. I would recommend reading Perfect on Paper first. This book is foc
Nov 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Waverly Bryson is a single, thirty-something woman living in San Francisco and trying to find her niche. She has her own dating column "Honey on Your Mind" and products she has developed called "Honey Notes." She also has some trust issues after being dumped just before her wedding by her fiancé.

Almost immediately, I felt like I was a part of the friendship circle Waverly shares with friends Andie and McKenna, and I absolutely loved how the author brought San Francisco and its neighborhoods aliv
Mar 19, 2014 rated it liked it
Once again this was a cute light read. It was just what I needed while I was waiting for another book. I like the characters and think they are fun and the idea behind the story is great. Just like last time Waverly has to take a hard look at her changing life and not always pick the easy road and while I consider this a rom com, this book isn't driven by the boy gets girl relationship either, there is more to it, which is the main reason I keep reading them.
But with all of that the reason this
Emma Star Crossed Reviews
Jan 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
This review was originally posted on Star Crossed Reviews This book picks up right where Perfect on Paper left off. Her column is doing well and her Honey notes have got off to a great start, but essentially she is still the same Waverly.

Waverly is having a hard time adjusting to the recent changes in her life. Her best friend is pregnant and she has a sort of boyfriend. With her difficult relationship with her Dad and Aaron breaking her heart Waverly has a hard time letting people in. This lead
Libby Gordon
Apr 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
When I started reading Perfect on Paper, I really had some BAD feelings about this book and Waverly and the author that created Waverly but because I really hate not finishing books, I kept at it and ended up loving it. This book was even better and I truly love Waverly. Murlane is definitely growling as a writer and I'm anxious to start the third book in the series Honey on your Mind. These books are very light but good little novels. I would recommend d them to anyone who needs/wants a break f ...more
Jessica Bronder
Aug 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Waverly Bryson is trying to recover from a horrible break up and her new career that was completely unexpected. She does have a new love interest in Jake McIntyre but they are on opposite coasts. Everything seems to be going smoothly until a morning news show interview goes into left field. Then she is spending time with her two best friends. They are on the next step in their lives and Waverly feels left behind again. Of course that means she puts her foot in her mouth, messes things up, and ca ...more
Jul 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It’s a Waverly Life was the perfect way to spend an absolute scorching, hot, humid, miserable day! Waverly’s such a real and honest character that I love, but also want to smack at times when her mouth moves faster than her brain (or when she stumbles over what she means to say and it doesn’t come out). There weren’t quite as many hysterical moments with the girls this time, but the humorous banter carried over into her new friendship with Nick. Another thing that I love is her embarrassing mome ...more
Katy Halsema
Nov 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
It’s a Waverly Life is the 2nd book in the (Mis)Adventures of Waverly Bryson series by author Maria Murnane.

This book is just as good as the first, if not better. Waverly is still a hot mess but in a good way. Andie and Makenna are still awesome. We still have several of the people from the first book making appearances and a few new people as well. My favorite person has got to be Andie and her tell it like it is attitude.

Waverly and Jake are still friends and possibly more but things go from b
Jessica Berry
Aug 30, 2017 rated it liked it
Waverly is starting to get on my nerves

This is the second book in the series. Having read the first book, I was excited to see what silly dilemmas Waverly encounters this time. But I was disappointed. Her problems have become self-created. Her dilemmaa are easily explainable, but she NEVER EXPLAINS. Each time she finds herself in a situation that warrants explanation, she "chokes". It's infuriating.

I did like that author kept the same cast of characters in this book, and mixed in some new peopl
Jan 18, 2018 rated it it was ok
PG 13

The author's writing style is still amazing and so funny, but this book was a little disappointing to me. I still completely relate to Waverly and her awkwardness, so I completely understand how she could let her relationship with Jake get all befuddled. Jake and Waverly do have sex in this book--two times--nothing explicit, but you know from the detail of undressing before and when Waverly tells her friends that they did have sex.
April   ♥"LOS" ♥
May 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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There’s just something about Weverly that makes the story work. She’s going through the same struggles as any other woman trying to find her way and it just makes her so endearing.
The narrator does a wonderful job bringing life into the story and making it seem as if you’re part of Waverly’s life.
Sep 08, 2017 rated it liked it
Light but emotional, funny but heartbreaking

Poor Waverly just can't see what is in front of her face. I am frustrated with the series, but I am sure there are plenty of younger(?) people who will continue to enjoy her misadventures.
Mar 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a very funny & entertaining book. I love everything Waverly gets into. And her 2 sidekicks makes her world even more hilarious.
May 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Kind of a repeat.

I read Cassidy Lane first. This is really almost the same story line. But a good read nonetheless. I am looking forward to tgevthird book in the Waverly series.
May 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
I like this two book series. Good character development and I loved how the author shows how a person grows through life. I don't do spoilers, so you'll just have to read the books! ...more
Cindy Bates
Sep 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Cute #2

A nice easy Saturday read. I am hooked on this series . Uplifting and they make me smile and laugh. Now into the 3rd book.
Nov 01, 2017 rated it liked it
These are cute books, but the author needs to never again be allowed to have a character say the words, "Hey Now" ever again!!! ...more
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Sandy Barker
May 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So happy to get to read more of Waverly and her mixed up adventures. Love this character - and a highly enjoyable story.
May 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It's a Waverly life is a very entertaining read. I enjoyed the humor, the characters, and their dialog. I highly recommend this book to fans of the women's fiction genre. ...more
Alexa Dudley
Dec 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
After finding a new career writing for an advice column called "Honey on Your Mind" and following her dream of creating "Honey Notes" greeting-cards, Waverly Bryson is in a new relationship and her life has completely turned around. However, still vulnerable from her broken engagement, Waverly finds herself having a difficult time in her relationship with new boyfriend Jake McIntyre. It's a Waverly Life follows Waverly Bryson as she attempts to navigate her love life and relationship with her be ...more
Jan 12, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Waverly Bryson needs to grow up. No she is not a real person, but she is the main character of It's A Waverly Life by Maria Murnane. This is the second time around for this character. I didn't read the first book, Perfect on Paper, but I don't think that matters.

After a failed engagement and a career change, things are looking up for Waverly. She has a dating advice column and a greeting card business. She's also started dating the handsome Jake McIntyre, a physical therapist for the Atlanta Haw
Aug 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
After reading about Waverly’s first set of (mis)adventures in Perfect on Paper, I couldn’t wait to see what was up next for her. Would things work out between her and Jake? Would her Honey Notes business succeed or become one big mess? There were so many questions, and thankfully, most of them were answered in It’s a Waverly Life, a witty and fast paced sequel that managed to rise high above up my expectations.

It’s a Waverly Life starts up a little while after Perfect on Paper left off. Waverle
Nov 03, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Have you ever had a book that you were afraid to read or finish reading because you knew that you would enjoy it so much!?? So now, after finishing it, you have to sit and hope the author will write another book to continue on the series!?!! We'll, that is how I feel about this book, "It's A Waverly Life" by Maria Murnane.


After a hard-won recovery from personal heartbreak and professional disappointment, thirty-year-old Waverly Bryson finds herself happily enmeshed in a new relationship
Feb 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I loved Perfect on Paper, and I loved It's a Waverly Life, too! The story picks up where Perfect on Paper left off.. Waverly has moved on to the next phase of her life, writing her column for the San Francisco Sun and producing her Honey Notes. She and Jake are working on their long-distance relationship and things are not going as planned. While perfect for each other, something holds Waverly back...

It's a Waverly Life has just the right amount of conflict, drama, sadness, and joy. I read the b
Echo Whisper
Nov 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
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3.5 Stars

I adored Perfect on Paper so I was pretty excited to read this one. I’m not sure if my expectations were too high or if I just didn’t like it as much as the first.

"Major celebrities don’t wake up until after twelve. But seriously, who are the people who watch The Today Show? You know they’re out there, but you don’t know who they are.”

I pointed at her. “That’s how I feel about people who litter, or whod on’t wear seatbelts.”

"Exactly. There you go."

Waverly is back with all her quarkin
Missy (Missy's Reads & Reviews)
To begin, I had actually never read Murnane's first Waverly book, Perfect on Paper, until I was actually finished with this book. Having said that, there was never a moment while I was reading It's A Waverly Life that made me feel lost when there was a reference to the first book. However, after reading this book, I immediately wanted to go back and read the first because Waverly is an amazing character that's easy to relate to and a personality that will charm the wits out of you. You just can' ...more
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