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The Girl Most Likely (Class of 85)

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Cara McLeod, the girl most likely to have the perfect marriage, is now divorced and, in her own words, “fat, frumpy, and over forty.” The thought of facing former classmates—and the ex-husband who dumped her—at her high school reunion terrifies her. Cajoled into attending by her kids and her best friend, Cara enlists help at the gym to lose weight and look great for the re ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published December 2nd 2011 by The Wild Rose Press
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When life throws you curveballs, the last thing you want to do is attend your high school reunion. But sometimes we don't realize how much strength we have, until we're forced into an uncomfortable circumstance. I liked the premise of The Girl Most Likely and Jana Richards portrays angst and conflict well in this romance. While I found it a tad difficult to relate to the characters, I did enjoy the story.

My Rating: 3 stars
Romancing the Book
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This one seemed a bit too short. Put together as it is it's a great novella, but I wish there had been more between the lines. The 'romance' doesn't seem to be supported enough. So many things were well written, that it made the center of the book seem a bit empty or lacking. Or it just moved faster than I thought fitting. This would have been excellent with 50 more pages or so and a few more scenes developing the relationship between Cara and
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Cara McLeod isn’t having a great year so far, heck make that decade. Not only has her husband left her for a younger woman, she can’t see her toes anymore and her mother won’t leave her in peace about anything for even a day. Then, to put the icing on the cake she has a dead end job and two teenage daughters who aren’t her biggest fans. To say that Cara is having a bad decade is putting it lightly, but will a chance meeting with Finn
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Amy Keeley
Mar 19, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: readers of inspiring, "spicy" romance
This story starts out great. It's rare to read a romance with an overweight heroine, especially one as well developed as Cara (and I mean that in the character sense). Finn is an amazing hero. I really fell in love with him, even though he's a bit more beta than I expected from a personal trainer.

The humor, by the way, is fantastic. It's never overdone and was applied at just the right moments. Also, Jana Richards really captures what it's like to feel overweight (at any size) as well as Cara's
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Silver James
May 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of romance
The Girl Most Likely is a charming addition to the Class of '85 Reunion series. Cara McLeod was voted the Girl Most Likely in high school. She's facing her 25th Reunion divorced, underemployed, and feeling like a dumpy doormat. When fitness trainer Finn Cooper appears as a guest on the noon talk show at the station where Cara works, she decides her life is due some changes. The one she thing didn't expect was attention from the handsome, and younger, Finn. Jana Richards brings memorable characte ...more
Jill Blake
Feb 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book! Jana Richards writes with great wit and a sharp eye for detail, making her characters and story feel absolutely real. I found myself empathizing with both hero and heroine, alternately chuckling along with them and cringing--because that's how life is sometimes, and Jana doesn't gloss over the embarrassing moments. Who among us hasn't faced the prospect of attending a reunion, and panicking because there's just a month (or two weeks, or ten days) left in which to transform yours ...more
Margo Hoornstra
Feb 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Girl Most Likely is a must read for anyone who wants to read about real characters involved in a feel good, second chances, come with me and we will succeed, love is worth the sacrifice romance.

Cara and Finn are two such characters who, along with Cara's two charming and realistically crafted daughters, realize a much deserved happily every after.

In her book for the Class of '85 series of The Wild Rose Press, Ms. Richards delivers a well written, enjoyable and, above all, believable and ente
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Emily
"A perfect book to start the New Year’s with, gives you a little inspiration along the way."

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