#BookReview: Novelista Girl by Meredith Schorr

Reviewer: Samantha

I received a review copy

novelista girlSummary:

Readers first met sassy Kimberly Long in Blogger Girl, and now the feisty New Yorker is back in a standalone sequel packed with quick wit, friendship, heartache, and, of course, romance.

Kim runs the most popular chick lit book blog on the web, loves playing house with her sexy lawyer boyfriend, Nicholas, and is finally pursuing her life-long dream to become a published author. At first glance, her life is five-pink-champagne-flutes worthy.

But is there more to the story than meets the eye?

After hearing the phrase “chick lit is dead” more times than she’s read Bridget Jones’s Diary, Kim is driven to desperate measures, seeking advice from up-and-coming chick lit author, Hannah Marshak, her high school nemesis and resident “mean girl.” As if Kim doesn’t have enough on her plate balancing her secretarial duties with her blog Pastel is the New Black, shrugging off the growing pile of agent rejections, and keeping her best friend from turning green over Kim’s budding friendship with Hannah, Nicholas is so blinded by his career ambitions, he doesn’t see that their home sweet home could use more than a dash of sugar.

This is the year when all of Kim’s dreams—professional and romantic—are supposed to come true, but will the story have a happily ever after or will Kim end up unpublished and all alone?

This novel can be read as a sequel or as a standalone and is best accompanied by a cocktail, preferably a pink one.

Review:

I can’t even tell you how excited I was to read this! I absolutely adore Meredith Schorr and loved Blogger Girl, so when she contacted me about reviewing Novelista Girl, I was incredibly happy! And man, I was not disappointed. I mentioned in my review for Blogger Girl that if you are a blogger, especially book blogger, you need to read this! I still feel the same way, but I know a lot of book bloggers who are authors (raises hand) or who aspire to be, and this book will really be relatable to you. Not only do we follow Kimberly’s journey to become a published author, but of course we get plenty of romance and turbulence with Nicholas, eye-rolling moments with the self-centered Hannah, and plenty of drama yet touching moments with her friend Bridget. Absolutely brilliant chick lit, I couldn’t put it down, and I highly, highly recommend. If you couldn’t tell.

5 stars



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how do you knowSummary:

What if you were approaching the end of your thirties and all of the life milestones you took for granted in your youth suddenly seemed out of reach?

On the eve of her thirty-ninth birthday, Maggie Piper doesn’t look, act, or feel much different than she did at twenty-nine, but with her fortieth birthday speeding toward her like a freight train, she wonders if she should. The fear of a slowing metabolism, wrinkling of her skin, and the ticking of her biological clock leaves Maggie torn between a desire to settle down like most of her similarly aged peers and concern that all is not perfect in her existing relationship. When a spontaneous request for a temporary “break” from her live-in boyfriend results in a “break-up,” Maggie finds herself single once again and only twelve months from the big 4.0. In the profound yet bumpy year that follows, Maggie will learn, sometimes painfully, that life doesn’t always happen on a schedule, there are no deadlines in love, and age really is just a number.

In this mature coming of age novel, Meredith Schorr, best-selling author of light women’s fiction, digs deep and raises the age old issue of the ‘proverbial clock’ that haunts many women,in a way that is refreshing and sassy no matter your age or relationship status.

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#BookReview: How Do You Know? by Meredith Schorr

Reviewer: Samantha

I received a review copy

how do you knowSummary:

What if you were approaching the end of your thirties and all of the life milestones you took for granted in your youth suddenly seemed out of reach? On the eve of her 39th birthday, Maggie Piper doesn’t look, act, or feel much different than she did at 29, but with her 40th birthday speeding towards her like a freight train, she wonders if she should. The fear of a slowing metabolism, wrinkling of her skin, and the ticking of her biological clock leaves Maggie torn between a desire to settle down like most of her similarly-aged peers and concern that all is not perfect in her existing relationship. When a spontaneous request for a temporary “break” from her live-in boyfriend results in a “break-up”, Maggie finds herself single once again and only twelve months from the big 4.0. In the profound yet bumpy year that follows, Maggie will learn, sometimes painfully, that life doesn’t always happen on a schedule, there are no deadlines in love, and age really is just a number.

Meredith Schorr, best-selling author of light women’s fiction digs deep in her newest novel and raises the age old issue of the ‘proverbial clock’ that haunts many women in a way that is refreshing and sassy no matter your age or relationship status.

Review:

I have been a Meredith Schorr groupie since her first release. I’m always excited when I hear she has a new book coming out, and I’m so grateful that I am able to get the opportunity to read her novels. I knew her latest offering How Do You Know? was going to be a little different from her past work, but that made me just a smidge more excited. While I don’t have a whole lot in common with Maggie, I adored this book from the beginning. Besides the writing being strong as usual, Maggie is simply a character to root for, but more than that, someone I was curious about. It didn’t matter our age difference or where we are in our lives, she became my friend and I wanted to follow her journey, I wanted to see where she would end up. I loved the twists and turns along the way that kept me guessing. There is a lot of content in this book, but it never felt tedious to read. Quite the opposite – I remember feeling a little surprised when it was over because I could have happily kept reading. If you have yet to read any Meredith Schorr make it a New Years Resolution – I don’t think you will be disappointed!

5 stars