Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Review: The Washingtonienne by Jessica Cutler

Goodreads: When Jacqueline Turner's fiancee gives her two days to move out of his apartment, she has no choice but to leave New York City and crash with her best friend in Washington, D.C. (She can't be expected to keep herself in cute clothes while paying New York City rent, after all.) She needs a new, exciting life-not to mention real employment. Where better to get a fresh start than the nation's capital?

Kritter's Thoughts: I told myself in the beginning I would not beat up a book or an author, so I will have to keep this review short.

I am fine with an occasional sex scene or obscenity cast around - but this book was over the top and too much. Filled with sex, drugs and some work life, this book was not the "Washington Sex and the City" it was advertised to be. I felt that this book completely beat up Washington, DC and its residents. Being a new resident of the surrounding parts of DC, I didn't enjoy the negative connotation the city and its dwellers received.

I only finished because I could use it for two challenges and I am that girl who must give a book a fair shot. After 100 pages, I only had 150 some odd more to finish and couldn't walk away. Thankfully being stuck in a car helped finish it off. Unfortunately, living near DC, I was so excited to read this book and be able to know where the character was running around. I was let down.

I would not pass this book off to anyone.


Total pages: 304

Source: Barnes and Noble

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  1. I have been wondering if this is good or not. Thanks for the review!

  2. I hate bad books and reviewing them can be so stressful for me. You did good though and I don't think I'll be picking this up. Thanks for an honest review.


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