This story was outrageously fun and contained basically everything I love about romcoms
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About the Author
By day, Becky Monson is a mother to three young children, and a wife. By night, she escapes with reading books and writing. An award-winning author, Becky uses humor and true-life experiences to bring her characters to life. She loves all things chick-lit (movies, books, etc.), and wishes she had a British accent. She has recently given up Diet Coke for the fiftieth time and is hopeful this time will last… but it probably won’t.
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What happens when the right girl and the right guy meet at the wrong time?
One thing that can be said about Quinn Pearson is that she has a knack for doing the wrong thing at the wrong time. Like, the worst time ever. Take her job for instance. One little slip of the tongue using the mother of all swear words while reporting the news, and suddenly she finds herself with over 18 million views on YouTube and her employment in jeopardy. If that wasn’t bad enough, when she meets the man of her dreams, she nearly chokes to death on a powdered sugar donut.
Thankfully for Quinn, the dashing Brit, Henry, finds her near death experience quite charming. But just when Quinn thinks her luck is going to change, she finds out her timing is all wrong again. Henry is off limits. Or is he? Maybe it’s time for Quinn to quit settling for what life hands her. Perhaps it’s time for her to become more than just a girl.
Review (No Spoilers)
I knew I was going to love this book right from the start. The story begins with our main character, Quinn, getting complemented by a gorgeous man on the street. What does she do in response? She chokes on her powdered donut. Reading this entire ridiculous interaction really set the tone for me on how funny this book was going to be and I was hooked immediately.
Just a Girl has all of the elements that I love about chick-lit/romcoms: great humor, relatable main characters, and extremely supportive best friends. I enjoyed all of the side characters–even the villains–because of how well-written and realistic they were. All of the people in this book are people that you could imagine meeting and working with in real life and I always admire when a story doesn’t have to rely on exaggerated caricatures in order to move the plot forward.
The only complaint I had was that Just a Girl managed to stretch out some of my least favorite plot devices so sometimes I just felt extremely uncomfortable. I can’t stand continuously watching two (or more) people fail to communicate with each other. Every time Quinn tried to say something and got cut off–which was a lot–I internally screamed TALK TO EACH OTHER. Regardless, I still really enjoyed this book and aside from the lack of communication, I thought a lot of issues were handled really well.
Just a Girl is short and enjoyable and I’d definitely recommend it if you’re looking for a quick, light read.