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Between Boyfriends

(Between Boyfriends #1)

3.47  ·  Rating details ·  408 ratings  ·  69 reviews
Between Boyfriends is a #3 best seller and award-winning novel!

At first glance, twenty-one-year-old Jan Weston has it all: a gorgeous boyfriend, fun friends, and wealthy parents who take care of all those pesky credit card bills.

Then her boyfriend dumps her, her friendships fall apart, and her parents cut her off. Suddenly without money, without a man, and without a plan,
ebook, 309 pages
Published September 20th 2011
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Oct 22, 2011 rated it really liked it
Funny and fun chik-lit. Sarka Jonae is a writer to watch. She is very entertaining and has a good command of language. I found the novel a fast and interesting read.
Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
Aug 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-to-review
Before I begin, I was given a copy of this book for an honest review.

"How would you know someone's 'the One' without having dated him first?"
"Love at first sight? A sign from God? A Tiffany's engagement ring?"

This book was a delightful mixture of comedy and romance that will tug at your heartstrings. When I first read about Jan through her (ex)boyfriend's POV, I laughed out loud. After all, she was described as the typical blonde bombshell airhead and I didn't feel sorry for her AT ALL after bei
Angel Sefer
Jul 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
An amazing book!!!
I really enjoyed this interesting and amusing book. At first site, Jan seems to be a spoiled, rich girl, who is used in having everything taken care for her. But as I kept on reading, I realized that this was just on the surface. She is actually a lonely, insecure person, who has not really felt love and acceptance from her parents and growing up, she has trouble loving and accepting other people and above all, loving and accepting herself.
I believe the author has done an amazi
Jan has finally decided to grow up, get her life on track and take responsibility for her destiny. Not necessarily out of a sense of “it’s what grownups do,” but because she was cut off financially by her wealthy, but distant parents. Between Boyfriends by Sarka-Jonae Miller is a slightly quirky look at one young woman’s coming of age as she sees how empty her life really was and how there truly was more to life than shopping, boyfriends and appearances.

Sarka-Jonae Miller has created a light and
Oct 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
Jan is a rich and spoiled girl, who quits her college to join massage school (without her mother's knowledge). She just got dumped by her boyfriend -- again. Tired of the opposite gender, Jan decides not to date again - ever. To a girl who has always had boyfriends, this is going to be a big feat. Her mother who has been paying her bills so far, disowns her, as soon as she knows that Jan had dropped out of college. Financially helpless, for the first time in her life, Jan has to worry about mone ...more
Lilian Roberts
Feb 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I highly recommend this book!! Jan is one of the most amusing and real characters I've read about in a long time. She is not your typical rich girl or typical mean girl, but she may seem like that on the surface. Underneath, she is lonely and doesn't feel good about herself. Just look at her parents and you will know why! Many young women struggle to make friends, maintain relationships, and learn to love themselves. You see all that in Jan. I loved watching her change, though she was actually b ...more
Oct 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Loved the book, it's really a great read. I'll be looking forward to the next book. Keep up the great work for us girls.

Oct 29, 2011 rated it really liked it
I know the author. She's smart and has a good sense of humor. I'm very much looking forward to reading her new book on my next vacation!
Christa Bistretzan
Jun 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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CHICK LIT, Printed in 201, Smashwords Edition.

This is a story of a young woman, Jan, who grows and matures as the story goes on.

When the reader is first introduced to Jan, our main character is being broken up by her boyfriend of 8 months named Mike. Jan is spoiled, rich, snobby and shallow. She appears to have more money than brains.
We learn that Jan has dropped out of college before even taking a single class, and the only ones that know are he
Caroline Fardig
Apr 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
BETWEEN BOYFRIENDS is a great read. It’s got everything you’d expect in a chick-lit book: good friends, fun, and a little romance, but the thing Sarka-Jonae adds to this story is a journey. The main character, Jan Weston, is at first a snobby rich girl who judges her worth by what her boyfriends think of her. She is rude to her girlfriends, wastes money, and spends way too much time looking down on others. As the story goes on, however, you realize that Jan is the way she is thanks to a lot of b ...more
Anna Tan
Oct 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
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Right from the beginning of the book, I started getting really annoyed by the protagonist of the story, Jan Weston. I find ditsy, blond-stereotype girls very annoying, especially when they seem to believe that the whole world owes them a living. And this girl was all that. So she’s broken up over her break up (to non-functional extremes), her mother practically disowns her for ditching a proper University degree to attend massage therapy school (most Asian moms would, just saying), and to top it ...more
Jul 05, 2012 rated it liked it
Jan is a pampered,self centered, boy crazy, snoby brat. Jan is dumped once again by her boyfriend of eight months, and has sworn off of boys. Jan goes through a journey of self discovery to find out why people boys inparticular find her "unloveable" .Her mother disowns her after finding out she dropped out of college to become a massage therapist and she is cut off financially from her wealthy parents and is forced to look after her self. Through learning how to take care of herself with the hel ...more
Oct 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing

I really enjoyed reading "Between Boyfriends" by Sarka-Jonae Miller. After Jan is dumped, she swears off men. Her mother "disowns" her after finding out she dropped out of State school and is going to massage school instead. Jan is cut off financially from her wealthy parents and has to find a job. Her first job is giving dog's haircuts and she gets fired. Her next job is working for a wireless company and she quits because she doesn't agree with ripping customers off. Finally she got a good j
Dec 16, 2012 rated it liked it
Very few people are lucky enough to know exactly what they want to do in their lives, or have the funds to get them there, and this is the perfect book for anyone who is struggling with this area of their lives. Jan is a spoilt diva who has unlimited funding behind her and a world of opportunities at her feet. The one thing that she doesn’t have is an emotionally supportive family or even many loyal friends. Between Boyfriends takes a close look at her life and shows exactly what it takes to tur ...more
Oct 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
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I am not a huge fan of chic lit, but once in a while I read one I like. This is one of those books. I found the characters believable, the story enjoyable, and the writing pretty good. I liked the main character's growth and the way her relationships with those around her slowly change and develop. There were some things in the ending that left me a little dissatisfied, but what happened was true to the characters and probably more believable than what I wished for.

It wasn't without its flaws. T
May 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
This story is about being young and making impactful decisions. Jan is the only child of two wealthy yet distant parents who pay for her college, her apartment, her fabulous clothes, her MAC makeup...basically everything! When Jan makes a pivotal decision to drop out of college and to go to massage school, Jan loses her parents' financial support. Jan has always had boyfriends. However, under these dire financial circumstances, she decides to give up on having boyfriends and focus on herself.

Apr 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book was a great surprise! I must admit that I really did not like Jan at the beginning of this book. She was such a spoilt and selfish individual that she is certainly a personality that one would love to dislike. It was great seeing her grow up, primarily out of necessity, but when the gradual changes begin to happen, I could not help rooting for her. She had a great group of friends who really called it like they saw it and we all need that sometimes to bring about the positive change to ...more
Kathy Brown
Apr 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book was hysterical. The characters are insane, in a good way. The main character Jan is a bit of a pampered princess, but she's in for a rude awakening when her parents take back their financial support. I can totally relate to her scrambling to pay her bills, figuring out what she wants to do with her life, and trying to keep her big mouth shut. I also love the flirtation with Juan. He's pretty funny too. I'm a sucker for a good "will they, won't they" storyline. I love how this book is r ...more
Jul 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
Jan was a prissy, stuck up, shopaholic, boy obsessed, little rich girl who dropped out of school, lied to her parents, and didn't value her friends. When her rich parents disowned her for lying to them and dropping out of school. She changed herself for the better. She focused on herself, massage school, and her friends. She learned how important it was to have a job, friends, and family. This was a great coming of age story with a little humor and romance thrown in. Hoping the author with write ...more
Literary  Chanteuse
Feb 12, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: chick-lit
I'm always pleased when I start a chick lit book that contains sassy characters and witty humor and this book has that in abundance. The heroine carries a great deal on her shoulders which lends a lot of emotion to the story as well. I was expecting a bit more of a fairytale ending and for it to be just a wee bit shorter but otherwise a great choice for chick lit fans. Look forward to another book from this author. 3.5 stars. ...more
Jun 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
This was a cute book, the character Jan is a rich spoiled girl and expects people to do everything for her. She is finally forced to be responsible when her parents cut her off. She is forced to get a job and she learns to be a "real friend" to those around her. I am looking forward to reading part 2, hopefully Jan will continue to grow into a more mature person who is responsible and likable. I enjoyed how Jan made a complete turnaround and changed how she acted. ...more
Mom_in_a Ali
Aug 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
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Jan Moran
Sep 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Between Boyfriends is a delicious slice of chick-lit! Snappy dialogue sets this story apart from the pack as it follows a young woman who, financially cut off by her parents when she fails to attend school, learns that life is more than her Amex card, and reunites with a mother who has endured her own brand of pain. A colorful cast of friends spices up the action. A fun, 5-star foray. A good read for Candace Bushnell "Sex in the City" fans who are looking for a new author to read. ...more
Jun 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
In the beginning I was very unhappy with the main character Jan. As the book progressed however, and Jan was disowned by her parents, her character changed to a very likable person. I found that I really liked Jan after she had to learn how to live by earning her living herself. I am looking forward now to a book 2. This is a great feel good book that everyone will should enjoy
Apr 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
This novel was great! I am normally not a chick-lit reader, but I found myself captivated by the story. I just want more, more, more (especially more scenes with Jan and Juan). The character relationships were very realistic, and the characters themselves were captivating. I really enjoyed this novel and will be looking out for more books by this author (and hopefully a sequel to BB...?).
Sep 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book is a true LAUGH OUT LOUD read. I recommend it to girls of all ages! The author did a perfect job of defining the characters...Jan, Lisa & Nichole. I can see a little bit of myself in all 3 girls!! The perfect mix of heartbreak & humor!! 5 Stars*****
Lisa Buckley
Mar 28, 2013 rated it did not like it
I was disappointed in the book. From start to finish this book was about a self absorbed girl whining about anything and everything. Glad this was a free download because I would have been disappointed if I paid for it.

Authors writing style was great but the storyline dragged on and on.
InD'tale Magazine

Miller shows great potential in her debut novel. Her voice is young and energetic reflecting the ages of her characters with enthusiasm.

Read full review in the 2014 March issue of InD’tale Magazine.
Book-shelf Shelf
Dec 17, 2011 rated it liked it
A good read that will be enjoyed by all. The characters are real and bring laughter to the reader on most pages.
Linda Quick
Jun 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! A funny "coming of age" story. I was disappointed when it ended and am looking forward to the next book. ...more
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Sárka-Jonae is a novelist, publicist, journalist, and now a columnist for East County Magazine ( Her novel writing career began with Between Boyfriends, a romantic comedy novel for women who've been "between boyfriends," which is much cooler than being single. She has recently branched out into writing steamy romance under the name SJ Miller.

Sárka-Jonae is a graduate of Syr

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