Wednesday, February 17, 2010

A Novel Idea by Aimee Friedman

Once upon a time there was a Brooklyn hipster named Norah. Unlucky in love, and short on extracurriculars for her college apps, Norah decided to start a book group. She knew the perfect locale -- a local indie bookstore with a crush-worthy cutie manning the soy latte counter.

When the first meeting arrives, Norah gets a page-turning surprise. The attendees may be bookish, but there are also a few hotties! Most noteworthy: sweet, literary James. He's like a modern Jane Austen hero.... Only, how to snag him?

Ever the romantic heroine, Norah devises a secret plan. And if it works, Norah may just find her "Happily Ever After" love story. The End.

This book was actually quite funny--I was pleasantly surprised. I thought all the characters meshed well, and the sub-plots of romantic chaos were a fun addition. It had some twists that surprised me, which were nice, because it was a fairly predictable book. It was mostly "fluff", with Norah taking love advice from a Harlequin romance novel, but it was just the sort of quick-read "fluff" that I needed yesterday. Again, a clean read. Nice. I love those. :)

So, now I'm wondering... I have read so many decent to great books lately, it may be time for an awful one. I hope not, but we'll see. Happy Reading!

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