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Life Over Easy

3.28  ·  Rating details ·  82 ratings  ·  13 reviews
When her live-in boyfriend leaves her, super-organised Natalya embarks on an adventure which sees her join a gym, read more cookbooks, volunteer to clean up an oil spill and try to rediscover her spirituality by going to church. Along the way she meets a diverse cast of characters and gets into some sticky situations.
Paperback, 320 pages
Published October 1st 2007 by Kensington
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May 20, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Life Over Easy
By Margo Candela

Reviewed by Zulmara Cline

In Margo Candela's second novel, we meet Natalya, Margo's second strong, complex Latina character, complete with a loud, loving family, a serious boyfriend, a successful catering business, and comadres who have her back.

When life throws her a curveball, Natalya has to decide how to pick up the pieces. She uses everything from lists, songs, exercise, transition men, and her comadres to get a handle on h
May 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
If you're looking for a light, easy read with funny moments this book is for you. If you're looking for something heady or deep, I'd probably pick up something else. Overall the book is a fun beach read, it had unique moments even though the plot was basic. I loved that the main character was Latina and that the author injected characteristics that were Latin-American instead of filling the book with stereotypical spanglish. I also like that the female protagonist was strong in her career if not ...more
Feb 26, 2008 rated it liked it
A slight twist on a typical "chick lit" novel. For a change, the main character is latina, so the family dynamic of growing up in that culture is intrinsic to the storyline. Besides that twist, however, you are faced with the general formula these novels tend to follow. Still, this one managed to have less of the self-pitying "woe is me, I'm a girl without a boy" feel, and more of the "I am woman, hear me roar...well...purr" as I stumble and fall, but pick myself up again and do it all over.

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Jan 06, 2009 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Single ladies, and fans of Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
Recommended to Martha by: Leny B.
Shelves: latinx
A quick fun read about how a hispanic single girl ends up learning that it's more important to find yourself first rather than a man; this of course only occurs after she juggles dating four men at once:)Thanks Leny!
Kimberly Fleming
Jun 20, 2008 rated it liked it
Recommended to Kimberly by: Sonia
Shelves: fun-quick-reads
A fairly typical "chick lit" book.
I had a difficult time relating to the main character and the situations she found herself in. However, it was a relatively entertaining book and I would definitely consider reading this author again, even though I'm not a chick lit fan at all.
Aug 20, 2008 rated it really liked it
this book reminds me that life is a journey. worth reading.
Mar 27, 2008 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fiction
Cute, but just okay for me. A break-up/growth type book but very very light.
Kathleen Lenehan
Feb 19, 2008 rated it liked it
This is a light hearted silly read, but it was enjoyable.
Jun 03, 2016 rated it liked it
Bit messy, all over the place. Entertaining and funny at times.
Sep 03, 2010 rated it did not like it
Finally gave up around page 80... just couldn't get into this book.
Jun 01, 2010 rated it really liked it
This book was easy reading and entertaining. If you want to read something light and fun this book was pretty good.
Oct 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
really enjoyed this quick read. centres around a twenty something, Natalya, in her quest to find "Mr right" after her long term relationship ends - with amusing results
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Margo Candela is the author of five novels, The Brenda Diaries (SugarMissile, Oct. '11), Good-bye To All That (Touchstone, July '10), More Than This (Touchstone, Aug '08), Life Over Easy (Kensington, Oct '07), Underneath It All (Kensington, Jan '07).

Margo is currently working on her next novel as well as working on a three book Young Adult series.
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