My rating: 2 of 5 stars
I hadn’t heard of this book before seeing it at the library a few weeks ago, so I didn’t go into it thinking that it would be great or awful and it didn’t offer me some great surprise when I realized it was neither. It’s an okay piece of chick lit. It took me a while to get into it, which seems a bit messed up for a work in that genre. Chick lit is supposed to be mindless fun, and this wasn’t.
The characters were interesting, but there wasn’t really any structure to the story. Going back and forth between four different main characters and having to remember each one’s separate storyline was a bit too tedious. Sometimes a story with a focus on multiple main characters is a great thing, i.e. The Help. In this case, it felt like Harbison couldn’t commit to who she wanted as the lead and how she wanted the story to unfold.
I don’t know that this story could have been better, so I guess my word of warning to anyone who has yet to read it is to not get their hopes up if they feel frustrated early on. It does get a little stronger after those first couple of chapters, but not much. Honestly, there are so many other chick lit stories out there that are so much better than this one.