Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Jennifer Johnson is Sick of Being Married 
by Heather McElhatton

Publisher: William Morrow
Pages: 352
Format: book 
Buy the Book: Amazon  

Goodreads:  Quirky, clever, cubicle-bound Jennifer Johnson is desperate. Everyone around her is getting married, while she's still single and stuck writing ad copy about men's dress socks.

Her life hits crisis level, launching her into a humiliating and painfully hilarious quest to find Prince Charming at any cost. This includes agonizing online dates, diet-clinic cults, drag-queen fights, and a debilitating addiction to Cinnabon icing. When she meets handsome, wealthy Brad Keller, she wonders if he's the answer to all her dreams, or is he just too good to be true?

Darkly funny and outrageously honest, McElhatton's wit shines in this no-holds-barred cautionary tale about getting what you want--and how it can be the worst thing for you.



Kritters Thoughts:  A sequel to Jennifer Johnson is Sick of Being Single.  Jennifer Johnson has now become Jennifer Keller and is in the middle of a life change as she quits her job and is a stay at home wife for Brad Keller.  As I wasn't a huge fan of the first book, I was hesitant to read the sequel, but the sequel surprised me and ended on a good note.

SPOILER ALERT

My main issue with the first book was how negative she was as a character, but didn't do anything to try to fix the situation - not so in this second one.  In the end she really got her way and redeemed herself!  The Keller family is hilarious and entertaining - without them the antics would just be annoying.  I loved Mother Keller and her sneaky ways to try to get this daughter-in-law to leave the family of her own accord, she tried everything.  I ended up rooting for Jennifer even with her not so stellar attitude.  

It was still hard to read this book as she is definitely a negative nancy, but the ending definitely made up for it.

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row


Other tour stops:

Tuesday, October 9th: An Unconventional Librarian
Wednesday, October 10th: Kritters Ramblings
Thursday, October 11th: Silver & Grace
Monday, October 15th: Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews
Tuesday, October 16th: StephTheBookworm
Wednesday, October 17th: WV Stitcher
Thursday, October 18th: Drey’s Library
Tuesday, October 23rd: A Chick Who Reads
Wednesday, October 24th: Seaside Book Nook
Thursday, October 25th: Book Him Danno!
Tuesday, October 30th: girlichef
Wednesday, October 31st: Never Too Fond of Books


Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from TLC Book Tours.  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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