I have read The Boyfriend of the Month Club by Maria Geraci, and I knew when I was offered a copy of her latest I would want to take that up! Geraci is an excellent chick lit author, and I was charmed by this novel. The MC is Emma Frazier, a journalist for a Florida lifestyle magazine. While she knows she isn’t a 10 in the looks department, her ego still gets slammed when she overhears a mutual acquaintance call her the “ugly friend.” Emma tries to bounce back from that blow by getting ahead at work – and impressing her hot boss at the same time. She promises to get an exclusive interview with NASCAR legend Trip Monroe, who is from the same town of Catfish Cove as Emma. Nabbing the interview proves tougher that she expects, but while back in her hometown, she runs into the still-sexy Nick from her high school, and sparks fly. Can Emma manage to reel in a prime catch, save her ego, and still manage to get a one-up at work – or finally come to accept herself for who she truly is?
This is one for your to-read list! My favorite part about this book was the way that there was no clear-cut guy (at least in my opinion) for Emma. I kept changing my mind on who she was going to end up with, and without giving his identity away, I’ll say it surprised me! That went for a lot of the book – just when I thought the plot would go one way, it twisted another. Love these types of books! Emma was a great lead, full of questions and concerns and had a very relatable attitude about life, career, and love, and this was a delightful chick lit read all around.[Rating: 4.5]