Getting Dumped (Getting Dumped #1)
Release Date: January 11, 2012
Rating: 4 stars
Losing a cushy marketing job only to end up driving heavy equipment at the landfill would be a tough blow for most women.
But JJ Schultz isn’t most women, so she gamely swaps office politics and dry cleaning bills for a chance to crush garbage with a 150,000 pound machine. As it turns out, she doesn’t miss her old life too much…though her love life was sure a lot simpler when she didn’t wear a hardhat every day. Between her hot new co-workers and her on-again-off-again boyfriend, JJ has her hands full.
The drama kicks into high gear when JJ and her sister, Lori, find evidence of a counterfeit handbag operation – something local police deem only slightly more urgent than collecting fruit flies. JJ soon finds herself unraveling a sinister plot in the company of a tie-tugging accountant, a straight-to-video action hero turned secretary, a suspicious but sneaky-hot engineer, and a host of other characters with questionable hygiene and morals.
Getting Dumped by Tawna Fenske was a cute read that was really fast paced. It had a big cheese factor to it, but was a lot of fun to read.
This was a book I enjoyed reading a lot. The plot was quirky, fun, and was one of those books that just made you smile once you got past the bit of cheesiness some of it brought to life.
The characters were a lot of fun, and the relationships between all of them were probably even more fun. Finishing the book, I still haven’t gotten a lot of the characters figured out, so I am curious to see more of them in the next book. I did want JJ to just pick a guy – I felt like every two seconds she was with a new one. I loved Lori – I loved her quirks and just her good hearted nature. The employees from the dump were all great as well, they brought so much to the book.
My biggest issue with Getting Dumped was the ending. It’s a major cliffhanger – but nothing was resolved in this book. I am very curious to see what happens next, but the ending had no conclusion.
Overall, Getting Dumped was a good read. I had a few issues, but the fact that I didn’t want to put it down overcame those. I am very intrigued for the next installment, particularly since I didn’t quite get the closure I was looking for. This is a great book for someone looking for a fast fun read.