From the Back of My Shelf is a bi-monthly event, that happens on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month where you pull a book from the back of your shelf (with a 2009 release or prior) and review it. It’s a way to read some of those books that have been gathering dust while new books came out. Feel free to join in and participate, and link your reviews up in the Mr Linky below. Check out more in my intro post here here.
Release Date: May 1, 2009
Rating: 3.5 stars
I have been hearing of Melissa Walker’s amazingness for ages, and since I read Small Town Sinners I’ve been determined to remedy the fact that that was the only book by her I had ever read. I wasn’t sure what to expect with this one, I had heard tons of praise but I wasn’t sure by the premise if I would be on board or not.
I wasn’t too crazy about Quinn as a main character – she was very self-motivated, which is great, but it was a bit too much. Plus, there was the whole I’m going to call at 3 AM about an internship – what was she thinking? Then lying about THAT to make herself look better. Those 2 things right off the bat made me not too crazy about her.
The other characters I absolutely loved. I loved Miss Tiara, the cross dressing dog. That was just too funny. I loved that Penny wasn’t a stereotypical sorority girl, but instead this super fun character. Jade was another character I really liked.
The plot was a bit cliched, with girl goes for guy while the right guy is there but doesn’t realize it, etc etc. It was still so much fun to read though! I loved seeing what Quinn and Russ would get up to next.
This was a super cute read, and definitely the right one for a nice summer day. I would totally recommend checking it out!