Tuesday, September 11, 2012

A Girl Like You by Maria Geraci 

Publisher: Berkley, Penguin 
Pages: 320 
Format: book
Buy the Book: Amazon  

Goodreads:  Emma Frazier is smart, hardworking, and loves her job as a journalist for a Florida lifestyle magazine. Emma knows she’s no great beauty, but she’s pretty certain she has a shot with her handsome new boss, Ben Gallagher—until Emma overhears a mutual acquaintance refer to her as the “ugly friend.” In an effort to reclaim her battered self-esteem, Emma decides to impress Ben at work by promising an exclusive interview with NASCAR legend, Trip Monroe.

Emma and Trip went to high school together and although it’s been fourteen years since they’ve spoken, Emma is certain she can score an interview with the elusive super star. But connecting with Trip turns out to be harder than Emma imagined. Her quest for the interview leads her back to her tiny hometown of Catfish Cove, where old secrets and a new romantic interest shake up Emma’s views on life and teach her that maybe the key to finding true love is as simple as accepting yourself for the person you were always meant to be.


Kritters Thoughts:  There are two subjects in the center of this book - a woman and her career and a woman and relationships.  Emma is having to reevaluate her career and where she wants to be in the future and how she will get there.  At the same time she is going through quite a few issues with the male species between a boss, co worker and a former high school crush, she sure had some ups and downs in the love department.   

Although, I did think that our main character had quite a few guy issues in such a short amount of time, it didn't bother me too much knowing the book was light and more of a chick lit than a serious read.

The author did a fantastic job with dealing with a woman and the issues she has finding her career and figuring out what may be next in the work world.  As a working woman who has always wanted a career, it is a joy to read a book about someone my age who is trying to define herself by her successful career.

I loved how light this book was, I properly timed my reading after quite a few heavy reads.  It was quick, but full of great characters who kept me turning the page.

Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Partner in Book Sparks - Summer Reading Challenge.  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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