So, it’s only taken me two months to read another book. I feel like I’ve been going through Michelle Obama’s memoir as slowly as possible, so as not to finish it, but I suppose I must at some point. As of today, I need to read nine books in the next 48 days to reach my 2019 Reading Challenge Goal. That’s finishing a book every five days or so.
Anyway, I decided to check what books from my TBR list were available on Libby recently, and this was one that I could borrow straight away. I don’t recall what made me add it to the list in 2013, but it was a fun, quick read. It hits a lot of the chick lit cliches that you don’t care are cliches, while still having some original twists.
Tilly’s been left by her boyfriend and spontaneously decides to move to the small town where her college bestie lives. She takes a job as a “Girl Friday”/personal assistant to an interior designer with a 13-year-old kid. His ex-wife is an actress who runs into trouble and has to come home. And of course, he’s got a lothario best friend who will be the main love interest because everyone tells Tilly not to fall for him.
I’m not entirely sure where the title comes into play, but it’s a fun story divided into short chapters, from multiple points of view. Tilly’s BFF, Erin, is dating a recently separated guy, whose soon-to-be ex is a nightmare. It’s predictable and not, ridiculous and sad, realistic and unbelievable (don’t get me started on the stalker plotline!). But I enjoyed it all the same, continuing to love the Kindle app on my phone for on-the-go reading as I do my steps and on my commute. I’m not sure I’ll seek out another one by this author, but it did scratch my British itch, so that’s not bad.