The Queen of Minor Disasters by Antonietta Mariottini

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The story opens with Stella daydreaming at work. She is a hostess at one of her parents two restaurants. Stella is in a relationship with Drew and they have been together for three years. Drew was supposed to come to the restaurant that night. When he doesn’t show up, she calls him. He is stuck at work.


Stella doesn’t like being away from him so she decides to go to his apartment in the city a few days later. She lets herself in and looks around. She spots a Tiffany’s engagement ring catalog under a pile of mail and is instantly excited. She’s been waiting for this day for a while.

She makes his favorite pasta for dinner. He arrives home from work and they sit down to dinner. Drew breaks the news to her that she isn’t right for him. She grabs her things and leaves. Instead of going back home, she goes to her friends house and spends the night there.

The next day, along with her soon to be sister-in-law Gina, they devise a plan to get him back. Stella eventually strays from the plan and ruins everything. Her parents try to set her up with a guy from her childhood but she rebels at every turn.

The night before her twenty-eighth birthday, the restaurant is short staffed. She is working as a waitress while her mother acts as the hostess. Roberto and his family are sat in her section. Roberto is nice to her and flirting while she is a tad rude to him. The next morning, after her morning run, she runs into Roberto and agrees to go on a date with him.

Does she back out? Does she go? What happens between them? What happens in this story that I’ve left out. Get your copy on Kindle to find out.

$2.99  on Kindle

245 pages

(I got this one free)

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Blogger Girl by Meredith Schorr

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Kim Long is a legal secretary at a law firm. She used to work for Rob at the old firm but when he moved, he brought her with him. She enjoyed working for Rob because he wasn’t hard to work for. At this new job, she had some eye candy. An associate name Nicholas Strong.

She’d been at the firm for about four months when they “officially” talked for the first time after Rob mentioned Kim’s blog in front of Nicholas. Kim keeps a chic lit blog and it has become very successful. Many authors, publishers and agents were contacting her to review their books on her blog and she was backed up.

Her and Nicholas eventually begin going out, even though she doesn’t know whether to consider them boyfriend or girlfriend. Kim had her ten year high school reunion to attend and she was tracked down by none other than Hannah Marschek, the popular girl from high-school who tried and failed to make her life hell during those four years.

Hannah had written a book and wanted Kim to review it but Kim really didn’t want to. She didn’t want to be nice to the popular girl from high school and she certainly didn’t want to review Hannah’s book on her blog if it was a good read. What does she do on this situation?

Nicholas pushes Kim to realize that she really wants to be a writer instead of a legal secretary. So, instead of accepting what he says, she snaps on him. They get into a fight and it ends with Nicholas leaving her apartment while slamming the door behind him.

What all happens with Kim? What about Kim and Nicholas? There are more characters in the book that you grow to like as well such as Caroline, Johnathon and Bridget as well as some other office workers.

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This book was good. I started reading it and just couldn’t put it down. I rarely have books that I hate putting down or ones that I refuse to put down. This falls in the latter category.

This book has love, lust, friendship, romance and more in it. I could very seriously see the things happening in this book, happening in real life! It is that believable. I would highly recommend this book to all readers who enjoy romance or contemporary books.

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407 pages

 

A State of Jane by Meredith Schorr

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Jane Frank is a twenty-something paralegal. She has dreams of going to law school, becoming a lawyer, finding a husband, marrying and having a family. Typical things a female wants, right?

Well, Jane used to have a good life. She had the same boyfriend for nine years. And then she broke up with him. While they still loved each other, they weren’t IN love with each other anymore. They went their separate ways. Bob, her ex, quickly moved on and found someone new who he moved in with and eventually became engaged too.

Jane went on some really horrible dates and then changed her mind on how she was going about things after talking to one of her co-workers. It takes a couple acts of “God” to get her to straighten her act up.

What all does Jane go through during the book? What happens with Bob? Does Jane find love? What about any of her friends and family?

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This is the second book I’ve read by Meredith Schorr. I must say, I really like her books. They are light and fun to read. They make you want to sit down and read them all in one go and not want to do anything else while reading them.

The ONLY gripe I have about this book is the ending!! Why do authors leave books in cliffhangers?! This book ending could leave it open for a second book in the series. I SERIOUSLY hope that there is going to be another book in the series to continue the story of Jane and all of her friends. 🙂

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398 pages in mobi format

Just Friends with Benefits by Meredith Schorr

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In this book, Stephanie Cohen is a thirty-two year old senior paralegal. She was with the same guy for two years, Paul. She met him one night when she decided to attend a frat party that her secret crush was part of. She ended up talking to her crush but he left early and a relationship started between her and Paul. She’s pretty much been single since they broke up. It bothered her but at the same time it didn’t.

Hence, the dating scenes starting. She goes on a few dates and doesn’t end up liking the guys. Except one who she meets at a bookstore. They talk there and he takes her number and they end up going on a few dates. And she really likes him. But something makes her break up with him, only to regret the choice later that same day.

What makes Stephanie break up with Ryan? How are all her friends connected to her decision? Or is it just one friend? To find out the answers to these questions and any others,  you’ll have to pick up the book and read it.

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Meredith Schorr is a very capable writer. She writes lights, humurous and fun stories. While I don’t like the endings to her books (cliffhangers), I won’t hold that against her. I will definitely be re-reading these stories as all three are great books. The characters are all believable and could be based on real people or from personal experiences in some cases.

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460 pages in mobi format