Book Review: Honey on my Mind (The (Mis)Adventures of Waverly Bryson #3) by Maria Murnane

Honey on Your Mind (The (Mis)Adventures of Waverly Bryson Book 3) by [Murnane, Maria]

For Waverly Bryson, life is anything but boring! And never is that fact more evident than in Maria Murnane’s delightful third novel about the irrepressible heroine. This time around, Waverly faces a game-changing opportunity: an offer to turn her popular advice column into a regular guest spot on the new TV show Love, Wendy. It could be the break of a lifetime—but for a few not-so-minor details. For starters, Waverly’s acceptance of the job means moving clear across the country, giving up her rent-controlled apartment, and leaving behind her best friends McKenna and Andie. Oh, and there’s the fact that TV host extraordinaire Wendy Davenport is none-too-pleased by the prospect of Waverly usurping her broadcast throne. Then there’s Jake, Waverly’s boyfriend. He’s as crazy about her as ever. His mother, on the other hand? Not so much. But Waverly wouldn’t be Waverly if she didn’t tackle these challenges head on, with all the zeal, good humor, and, yes, occasional catastrophe that we’ve come to expect from “the American Bridget Jones.” Witty, light-hearted, and fun, Honey on Your Mind is Waverly Bryson at her best.


Oh man. There are so many “changes” in this book happening for Waverly and her friends and family. Waverly herself has many changes happening but they are GOOD changes. Jake, Andie, Makenna, Shane, Kristina and more are back in the third installment of the Waverly Bryson saga.

We start out with Waverly deciding to accept a job and make a huge move because of it. I think this is the catalyst that sets off a few of the reactions that happen in the book. Waverly’s moments are still here in this book and she has a couple.

I so totally wish that some of the Honey products were available and on the market now! I would love to have a few of them. Haha. Some of the things said in the book hit close to home about dating and whatnot for me. Definitely had to laugh at the “emails” Waverly received and read.

Overall, a great addition to the Waverly saga and I can only image what happens in the next book!

300+ pages

Available for $1.99 on Amazon or Free with KU

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It’s a Waverly Life (The (Mis)Adventures of Waverly Bryson 2) by Maria Murnane

It's a Waverly Life (The (Mis)Adventures of Waverly Bryson Book 2) by [Murnane, Maria]

Amazon Description: Readers first met the irrepressible Waverly Bryson in Perfect on Paper, and now the woman dubbed by fans “the American Bridget Jones” is back in a sequel packed with friendship, heartache, and romance.

The formerly heartbroken singleton is now happily enmeshed in a new relationship, a new job, and a new decade. Her career as an advice columnist is taking off, and the future of her fledgling greeting-card line is bright. Of course, where Waverly goes, drama is sure to follow, and this time is no exception. Her broken engagement has left her gun-shy when it comes to love, putting strain on her long-distance relationship with handsome Jake McIntyre. And when her best friends both make life-changing announcements, Waverly fears she is being left behind by the ones she loves most.

In true Waverly fashion, things must get comically worse before they can get better. But in the end, she discovers that though life (before and after thirty) may be messy and unpredictable, friendship and love make it all worthwhile.


It’s a Waverly Life is the 2nd book in the (Mis)Adventures of Waverly Bryson series by author Maria Murnane.

This book is just as good as the first, if not better. Waverly is still a hot mess but in a good way. Andie and Makenna are still awesome. We still have several of the people from the first book making appearances and a few new people as well. My favorite person has got to be Andie and her tell it like it is attitude.

Waverly and Jake are still friends and possibly more but things go from bad to worse to who the hell knows what before we finally realize what the heck is going on. Throw into the mix a bunch of misunderstandings, a few wrong timings and you have the recipes for disaster.

Andie, Makenna and Scott are all there for Waverly as she needs their help a lot as well as a couple new people. The characters in this series could EASILY be based off of ordinary people like you and I. (Kinda makes me wonder if anything mentioned has happened to the author. 😉 )

At about 275 pages, this book is the perfect length for everything that needs to be covered. And that’s a lot coming from me. I ALWAYS want more pages in a book but this book is the right length.

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Perfect on Paper (The (Mis)Adventures of Waverly Bryson #1) by Maria Murnane

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I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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Waverly Bryson is supposed to be getting married in two weeks. Her best friends, Mackie and Andie (McKenna and Andrea) are both by her side while trying on her dress. Her fiancee shows up and breaks up with her saying they rushed into it. So she spins into a sort of depression before her friends start to drag her out of it. Her fiancee’s pet name for her has been Honey and she starts writing down these different sentiments that could be on cards.

Waverly works for a marketing company that is sports oriented. She is the main manager over their biggest account. Her and her associate, Kent, are leaving to go to a PR function in Atlanta. There’s a new girl in their division and something just rubs her the wrong way about the new girl. Turns out it was a misjudgment on her part but we don’t learn that until towards the end of the book. (But in Waverly’s defense, the chick does seem to show up at unopportune times and appear to be making trouble but she really isn’t.)

At the event, Waverly meets a cute guy name Jake McIntyre who works with one of the companies represented at the show. But, embarrassing to her as it is, she runs away from him, hoping to not see him again. Instead, she runs into him a few days later at the big celebration party when the super show is over with. And to top it off, he mentions the embarrassing accident that happens. She is already three sheets to the wind after drinking several rookies and ends up hightailing it away from him in order to lose her dinner and the drinks.

She thinks she won’t see him again but he keeps popping up. Waverly ends up deciding to submit her Honey Notes to different card distributors. All of them write back saying they aren’t what they were looking for but she does end up getting a call from one place. Andie had submitted them through her cousin and the place loved them. They call her in for an initial interview to get to know each other and by the end of it, they are working on distribution, creation, press releases, tours, blogs and so much more.

Waverly finally has it all right? Wrong. She doesn’t have the man but she’s working on that. She attends People’s charity auction that they are doing and she is one of the top 50 hottest people on their list to be auctioned off. The auction goes great and she sells for $5,000, half of what the top seller went for. When it comes time for the dates after the auction, her date was called away on an emergency. So they scheduled the date for the next night via the PR lady from People magazine.

She is SHOCKED to see who it turns out to be.

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I absolutely loved reading this book. I was laughing through parts of this and if you read the book, I’m sure you can figure out where. This book is definitely a keeper and I will be rereading it in the future. The other books in the series are going on my wishlist on Amazon to be purchased when I have a chance, hopefully in the NEAR future. (Have I mentioned I have almost 300 books on my wishlists?!)

The characters are hilarious and some of the situations they find themselves in make you wonder about people (even if they are fictional). This book by Maria Murnane was great and I recommend you stop what you’re doing and go get this book. Waverly Bryson and crew will NOT disappoint you!

There is so much going on in this book that what I wrote above doesn’t even cover HALF of it. And no, it’s not a fast paced, one event leads to another, no time to rest kind of book. The events and everything in between flow nicely together and is well thought out and put together.

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353 page

$3.99 on Amazon

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Wait for the Rain by Maria Murnane

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I received this book free in exchange for an honest review.

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I wasn’t so sure I was going to like this book at first. It started off slow to me and that usually irks me. But I pushed through the slow parts and things picked up quickly. The more I read this book, the more I liked it.

Three friends who are in their forties (well, one will turn forty while with friends) go on a vacation together. They haven’t seen each other since the reunion when they turned thirty. Daphne, our main character, tries to hide how she feels. Her teenage daughter is with her father and her father’s new fiancee. It’s been two years since they separated and the divorce is newly finished. Luckily, Brian hadn’t left Daphne for Alyssa.

Daphne, KC and Skylar meet up at the airport on the Caribbean island of St. Mirika. Skylar immediately knows that Daphne is off but doesn’t push her for any information. They make it to the house they are staying at, compliments of Skylar’s boss. Skylar ends up on a call for work, like she does everyday even though it’s supposed to be a vacation. KC being the health enthusiast/sports oriented nut she is, goes for a run on the beach. Daphne decides to go for a walk along the beach and goes the same direction that KC went. While walking, she comes across a stone and throws it into the water. What she doesn’t know, is that stone seems to turn her life around.

A man from the house behind her calls out to her. They talk for a few minutes where she learns that he isn’t even thirty yet. This off sets her and she walks away once she sees KC. KC is talking to an older couple and Daphne joins the conversation. (This old couple was a favorite in this book.) KC and Daphne instantly like them and learn that they had been married for FORTY years. Daphne regains hope that there is someone out there for her and that she can have the happy marriage like the old couple.

The next day, Daphne along with Skylar and KC end up running into Clay (the twenty-something year old) and the men he’s with for the bachelor party. They are playing a game of football. KC and Daphne end up joining the game while Skylar watches.

Their week on the island goes by quickly but not without some excitement. Daphne ends up hooking up with someone on the island as does Skylar. KC ends up stung by a jellyfish and taken to the hospital because it turned out she was allergic. A LOT more than this happens though but you’ll have to get the book and read it as I’m not telling anything else. 😀

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This book was awesome. Daphne, Skylar and KC are all characters you can stand behind and like. They are like normal everyday people and that is what I like the most about this book. (Also their antics.) Daphne finally opens up and starts becoming her old self again, even confirmed by Skylar and KC that she’s beginning to come back. I enjoyed reading this book after the first chapter being slow. Sometimes you gotta trudge through the slow to get to the good. I would HIGHLY recommend this book to fans of romance

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270 pages

Amazon Price: $1.99

Price I Paid: Gift

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