BLOGGER GIRL by Meredith Schorr-Women's Fiction/ChickLit
Kindle format given by author for review
A chick lit enthusiast since the first time she read Bridget Jones’s Diary, Kim, with her blog, "Pastel is the New Black," has worked tirelessly by night to keep the genre alive, and help squash the claim that "chick lit is dead" once and for all. Not bad for a woman who by day ekes out a meager living as a pretty, and pretty-much-nameless, legal secretary in a Manhattan law firm.
While Kim's day job holds no passion for her, the handsome (and shaving challenged) associate down the hall is another story. Yet another story is that Hannah Marshak, one of her most hated high school classmates, has now popped onto the chick lit scene with a hot new book that's turning heads--and pages--across the land. It's also popped into Kim's inbox--for review. With their ten-year high school reunion drawing near, Kim's coming close to combustion over the hype about Hannah’s book. And as everyone around her seems to be moving on and up, she begins to question whether being a “blogger girl” makes the grade in her off-line life.
Erin's Take:Four pink champagne flutes!! Writing a blog review for a book about a blogger was too intriguing to pass up, and this was definitely fun to read! Meredith Schorr had me laughing, loathing, and lusting at every turn along with her “a lot of spit-fire in a small package” Kimberly. It just goes to show: you can take the girl out of high school, but when faced with the popular bitch that gave you hell, it’s hard to take the high school out of the girl!!
Kimberly was one of those characters I wanted to hug and slap at the same time. Her job as a legal secretary left her wanting, but her love of chick lit filled the void...or did it? She wasn’t all that confident in herself, and when dealing with the gorgeous guy who made her stomach flutter and bitchy Hannah Marshack, she needed all the help that she could get. Her history with Hannah’s cruel treatment of her left a lot of bitter feelings, and Kimberly was not ready to just forgive and forget. Hannah was a conceited wench, so it was hard to blame her, but I did feel like Kimberly was too self-absorbed at times. She was hung up on the high school feud that admittedly spilled out into the present when the girls reunited, and I wanted her to snap out of it and stop living in the past. She let these dark thoughts plant a seed when she should have shoved them aside. That doesn’t mean I didn’t want Hannah to get a good kick in the tail just as much as Kimberly did, though!
As for Nicholas, well he was such a sweetie, even from the first moments of him listening to and supporting Kimberly like few men would. He had Kimberly in his sights and nothing was going to get in his way, and I was swooning big time over his confidence and how he accepted Kimberly just as she was. She was really so lucky to have a guy like him enter her life, because he was what she needed to wake up and stop being happy with the hum-drum that she’d allowed her life to become. I think pretty much everyone except her realized that her post-college career of boring menial tasks mixed in with some naps and blogging at her desk were less than what she was capable of, and it just took someone who had the nerve to point it out to her. I loved the angst and drama that ensued, it was the perfect blend of heartache and life-affirming epiphany for the woman who’d lost her way!
Blogger Girl was a great escape to dive into, and readers are sure to enjoy relating to Kimberly’s love of books as much as they’ll love the sweet romance and all the drama that came with it!
~I would be the first to admit that I drew attention to my chest since, being so short, I needed to give people a reason to look down far enough to see me. ~ Loc 101
~The voice inside my head chastising me for being a slut was almost entirely drowned out by how badly I wanted to be naked and in bed with Nicholas. ~ Loc 1677
~Rather than set myself up to fail again, I had given up the dream and denied that the dream even existed. Until Nicholas saw right through me. ~ Loc 3145
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