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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

A Girl Like You by Maria Geraci (Book Review)

Title: A Girl Like You
Author: Maria Geraci
Publisher: Penguin

About the Book: What if you found out you were the ugly friend?

Emma Frazier is smart, hardworking, and loves her job as a journalist for a Florida lifestyle magazine. Emma knows she’s no great beauty, but she’s pretty certain she has a shot with her handsome new boss, Ben Gallagher—until Emma overhears a mutual acquaintance refer to her as the “ugly friend.” In an effort to reclaim her battered self-esteem, Emma decides to impress Ben at work by promising an exclusive interview with NASCAR legend, Trip Monroe.

Emma and Trip went to high school together and although it’s been fourteen years since they’ve spoken, Emma is certain she can score an interview with the elusive super star. But connecting with Trip turns out to be harder than Emma imagined. Her quest for the interview leads her back to her tiny hometown of Catfish Cove, where old secrets and a new romantic interest shake up Emma’s views on life and teach her that maybe the key to finding true love is as simple as accepting yourself for the person you were always meant to be.

My thoughts:  This was my first exposure to Maria Geraci and I found her delightful.  This book is for any girl who has felt the sting of low self-esteem - and personally I don't know a girl out there who hasn't felt it at one time or another.  The characters are easy to relate to - especially Emma.  She doesn't come from the traditional family, having two moms, but that just gives a nice twist to the story.  

Emma is beginning to worry that she won't find the man she is supposed to settle down with.  She is only 32, but her moms have been hinting at grandkids for a couple of years. This book is sort of like her journey to self discovery - and how she ends up with the man of her dreams.  Of course you know what they say - you have to kiss a few frogs before you end up with your prince. Maria does a great job of balancing the serious with the humorous, while also not letting you know too soon how it is going to end. 

If you are a fan of chick lit, then you should add this book to your tbr list. 

~I received a complimentary copy of A Girl Like You from Book Sparks in exchange for my unbiased review. ~

About the author:  Maria Geraci was born in Havana, Cuba, and raised on Florida's Space Coast.  Her love of books started with the classic Little Women (a book she read so often growing up, she could probably quote it). She lives with her husband and their three children in north Florida where she works as a part-time labor and delivery nurse by night and a full-time romance writer during the day.  

Link to Maria Geraci's website: http://mariageraci.com/
Link to Maria Geraci on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MariaGeraciBooks
Link to Maria Geraci on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MariaGeraci

A Girl Like You
Publisher/Publication Date: Penguin, Aug 2012
ISBN: 978-0-425-24780-8
308 pages


A Buckeye Girl Reads said...

This sounds like something I'd really like!

bermudaonion said...

I do like chick lit so this sounds good to me!


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