Julia Dorning is a spinster, or at least on the road to becoming one. She has no social life, hates her job, and lives in her parent’s basement with her cat, Charlie.With the arrival of Jared Moody, the new hire at work, Julia’s mundane life is suddenly turned upside down. Her instant (and totally ridiculous) crush on the new guy causes Julia to finally make some long-overdue changes, in hopes to find a life that includes more than baking and hanging out with Charlie.
But when the biggest and most unexpected change comes, will the new and improved Julia be able to overcome it? Or will she go back to her spinster ways?Purchase your copy for just $2.99!!
My Thoughts: What a fun and enjoyable book! It had me laughing and shaking my head with how silly the main character was. The story was very entertaining and the characters were amusing.
The story really hit at home for me. As I am nearing my 30s, still living at home, and not married yet, I was able to relate to Julia a lot. The first chapter alone had me cracking up on how familiar it sounded to me. For example:
"For the record, I have been telling myself to move out for the last ten years. Oh my gosh, it just hit me that I've live here for ten years. And if you cut out the five years I went away for college (yes, I was on the five year plan), I have lived in this house for twenty-seven years of my life. I am such a loser."
Yes, this quote had me guffawing and cringing at the same time because similar thoughts have occurred to me as well when thinking about my life.
Of course the rest of the story was fun. I liked how Julia slowly came out of her shell and how dorky she became when the new guy Jared started working at her office. Though much of it was predictable, I found myself grinning the whole time.
I really liked the characters as well. Julia was funny, nerdy, and pathetic. She had me laughing at all her antics. I do admit that she got on my nerves a few times with her whining and her laziness (I rolled my eyes every time she needed a break), but I was able to get pass it. Jared was very mysterious yet charming. I liked his interactions with Julia. Another character I found myself enjoying a lot was Julia's co-worker, Brown. She was a hoot!
As a whole, this was such a fun read. Yes, it was not perfect but it certainly had me entertained from page one. With a busy life that I have, this was the perfect distraction. I rate it:
*I received a copy from the tour host in exchange for an honest review*
About the Author: By day, Becky Monson is a mother of three young children, and a wife. By night, she escapes with reading books and writing. In her debut novel, Becky uses humor and true-life experiences to bring her characters to life. She loves all things chick-lit (movies, books, etc), and wishes she had a British accent. She has recently given up Diet Coke for the fiftieth time and is hopeful time will last... But it probably won't. Becky runs a large book club on Facebook called "This Chick Reads".