Thursday, August 25, 2011

Goodreads: Eva Perino is single and proud of it. So pround, in fact, that she regularly boasts about it in her blog, "Why I Love Singlehood." But upon learning of her ex-boyfriend's engagement, Eva discovers her foundation is weaker than her facade. So begins a clumsy (and occassionally uproarious) search for love as she secretly joins an online dating site, tries her hand at speed-dating, and gets involved with one of the regulars at her coffee shop, The Grounds. But the self-prescribed "experiment" quickly unravels as Eva witnesses the trials and tribulations of her best friend Minerva's marriage, her sister's suburban family, her manager Norman's possible crush on her, and the one guy she can't seem to stop thinking about. Soon Eva's simple search for a date becomes a deeper exploration of love - sexual, platonic, and familial - and a powerful examination of who (or what) is the true love of her life.




Kritters Thoughts:  A wonderful bright and easy chick lit read.  I completely consumed this book in two sittings each by the pool!  The book centers around a women in her early thirties who owns a coffee shop in a small college town.  Within her coffee shop are regular customers who had some spice to the story, each of them have their own plotline that adds to the overall story.  Eva is stuck in a relationship rut when she finds out that her ex is now engaged. 

With three men vying for her attention, it was pure joy to read and try to guess who she may end up with.  Sadly, I was wrong, but that made it even more fun and a lot less predictable.  I will not divulge as to whom she ends up with, but I will say that it was more than fun to see one of the men end up as a friend and just a friend. 

The writing and word choice were light and fun.  I felt as though it was Eva's true voice within each page.  As some chick lit books read, the character can be whiny and depressing - this was not that kind of read.  She was intelligent, successful and unsure as to whether a man would even fit in her life. 

I think young and old, married and single will enjoy this one.  A classy read with heart and depth.



Rating:  absolutely loved it and want a sequel


Pages:  356

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Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Little Bird Publicity.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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