Friday, February 13, 2015

Book Club: Surviving The Rachel

I received a free copy of this book in return for my honest, unbiased review.  I received no compensation whatsoever in return for this review.

Today is Book Club Friday!

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This week I'm sharing:

Here's the synopsis:

Life after college graduation is not at all what twenty-one-year-old Bree Logan expected. Unable to find a professional communications job, dumped by the guy who was THE ONE, and stuck with a pricey city apartment she can’t afford, Bree ends up moving back home with her parents in the suburbs and working as a cocktail waitress at a posh Chicago hotel.

In a desperate attempt to get a fresh start, Bree goes to a hip salon and requests that the first available stylist chop off her long dark hair. Alarmed when the stylist suggests “The Rachel,” after the famous haircut from the show Friends, Bree is hesitant, but decides to go for it when she is assured it will be a “fresh, modern adaptation” of the infamous 90’s cut. Unfortunately for Bree, it turns out to be exactly the same cut, but with horrific heavy bangs added to it. Hideous doesn’t even begin to describe it.
Bree is convinced nothing will ever go right when she meets neighbor Jack Chelten, a twenty-five-year-old German translator. Not that Bree is looking to date anyone, but there's something quirky and intriguing about his freckle-splashed face and blue eyes. And suddenly Bree finds herself seeking out different opportunities and challenges . . . as well as the boy next door.

In her new adult life, Bree learns that sometimes you have to go through crises to get to where you need to be. And if you can survive The Rachel, you can survive anything, right?

Here are my thoughts:

I've reviewed a few Aven Ellis books in the past year and I've loved them all.  But I'm pretty sure Surviving The Rachel is my favorite thus far.

True story: I had to take my car to get it's oil changed.  I sat in the waiting room with this book on my Kindle.  I never heard them call me to the front to say that my car was finished, because I was so engrossed in this book.  In fact, it was completely awkward when I finally realized that my car was ready and had to walk to the front, red faced.

But also totally worth it.  This book took me less than a day to read because I couldn't get enough.  Bree is a wonderfully relatable character- we've all had the post college struggle to find a job and yourself at the same time.  I loved the appearance of characters from Chronicles of a Lincoln Park Fashionista too.  And, most importantly, I'm pretty sure Jack Chelton is being added to my list of book boyfriends.

What are you currently reading??


Brittney said...

I read one of the books on your top books of 2014 list (Loving Mr. Daniels). Thanks for the rec! I'll read some more of your books on the list! I figured we had similar taste in novels :)

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