Ex and the Single Girl

I'm making my way through my free books from National. This one is actually a perfect example of WHY they give out free books at National. This is not a book I would have bought. Now I'm going for her backlist!

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Y'all, it was GREAT! I started it yesterday before my nap, read 50 pages before I went to sleep. Read another 70 or so pages before bed last night and finished it this afternoon.

Portia is the heroine and she just broke up with her boyfriend when her family calls her home to Truly, GA. I know, I know, chick lit standard fare. Crazy family, man-less heroine obsessed with BBC's Pride and Prejudice. Only this crazy family is called the Mizzes, because none of them ever get married and when they get knocked up, they have girls. Portia calls the phenomenon "Penis Teflon" - no men stick to the Mizzes. And she spends most of the time trying to figure out why that is, only The Mizzes don't talk.

This is like Bridget Jones meets....I don't know, some book set in Georgia. It's really good and touching. I cried more than laughed, but I really liked Portia. And Lani's bio cracked me up.

2 comments:

April said...

I just got through with the Tara Janzen in my sack. I considered starting this one next. But like you, thought it was't something I would pick up. Now I guess I have to check it out! Thanks!

MaryF said...

Let me know what you think, April! Which was the Tara Janzen?

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