Review: Elasticity

Elasticity
by Tiffany Romigh
reviewed by Rian Montgomery

If you enjoy chick lit novels that are based around serious issues but still somehow keep that personal, readable tone that the genre is known for, then you will love Elasticity. We have three main heroines in this book: Brooke, a shopaholic who can’t seem to get her spending under control, which is a problem since she’s running out of money… and fast. There’s Whitney, who can’t seem to lose weight and keep it off, no matter what diet she tries – and she’s tried them all. Then there is Tripp, who can’t break her addiction to pills, which she basically needs to actually function.

It’s one month before their 10-year high school reunion, and all three women vow to one another that they will use that month to get their problems under control so they can attend the reunion at their best. Continue reading Review: Elasticity

Review: Easy On The Eyes

Easy On The Eyes
by Jane Porter
reviewed by Kelly Smith

Tiana Tomlinson is at the height of her game as an anchor for America Tonight, a highly rated entertainment/news program. Or so she thinks. The higher-ups have other plans, namely replacing Tiana with a younger, hipper version named Shelby. Although the powers that be acknowledge Tiana’s smarts, they feel she could use a little help in the “you’re starting to look older so you need to consider a little nip and tuck” department. Tiana suddenly feels her world slipping away, the same world that has kept her going since the death of her husband seven years earlier. Not quite willing to bow down to the plastic surgery gauntlet Continue reading Review: Easy On The Eyes

Review: A Match Made On Madison

A Match Made On Madison
by Dee Davis
reviewed by Kelly Smith

Meet Vanessa Carlson, who’s making her mark as a top-rated matchmaker in Manhattan after leaving her mentor, Althea Sevalas. Taking everything she learned while being Althea’s right-hand, Vanessa launches her own matchmaking company and is on the verge of becoming very successful at it. After all, plenty of people in Manhattan need assistance in finding their soul-mate, right? Even though Althea is happy for Vanessa’s success, there’s a competitive undercurrent between them that rears its head one night after too many dirty martinis were imbibed at Bemelmans Bar. A bet is made between the two that includes Mark Grayson, a handsome, wildly successful and very confirmed bachelor Continue reading Review: A Match Made On Madison

Review: Can You Keep A Secret?


Can You Keep A Secret?
by Sophie Kinsella
reviewed by Rian Montgomery
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Sophie Kinsella is one of my absolute favorite authors of all time. I was excited when “Can You Keep a Secret?” came out. Somehow I knew that it would be as good as the Shopaholic series – and I was right! It was a fantastically funny and touching read.

The main character, Emma Corrigan, is your normal 25-year old and somewhat-insecure woman. She is trying to get a promotion at work, has a fantastic boyfriend, and is very happy with life, or so she thinks. On an extremely turbulent flight back from a business trip from Glasgow, Emma’s secrets unwillingly spill out to a total stranger next to her. Continue reading Review: Can You Keep A Secret?

Review: True Love (And Other Lies)


True Love (and Other Lies)
by Whitney Gaskell
reviewed by Rian Montgomery
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Clare Spencer, main heroine of True Love and Other Lies, is a travel writer – but not the glamorous kind. She works for a magazine called “Sassy Seniors”, and gets stuck traveling to places that are suitable mainly for senior citizens. Not only that, but the slightly sarcastic and witty twist she injects into the articles she writes are always being shot down by her editor. The story starts with Clare boarding a plane and getting stuck sitting next to an irate Indian woman who keeps complaining non-stop to her husband seated behind her, but the guy sitting next to the woman’s husband offers to switch seats. Continue reading Review: True Love (And Other Lies)

Review: The Ex-Factor


The Ex-Factor
by Andrea Semple
reviewed by Rian Montgomery
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Meet Martha Seymore – an advice columnist at Gloss Magazine. When she finds out that her boyfriend Luke has been cheating on her, she is devastated. (Having him admit it to her mid-foreplay just adds icing to the cake!) What’s a girl to do? Temporarily she moves in with her friend Desdemona, who just happens to be engaged to Alex, one of Martha’s ex boyfriends. Thus begins Martha’s search to get over Luke. She wonders if she will get over him if she found another man. Continue reading Review: The Ex-Factor

Review: Help Wanted, Desperately


Help Wanted, Desperately
by Ariel Horn
reviewed by Rian Montgomery
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Have you ever been on a bad job interview? Well if so, you are in good company – we all have! Including Alexa, the charming, slightly naïve but always entertaining heroine of “Help Wanted, Desperately” by Ariel Horn. Alexa is in her last year of college and doesn’t know what she is going to do next, but she knows she needs to find a job in the big city. The only other option is a teaching job overseas in Majuro, which is thousands of miles away from her boyfriend Jared.

Thus begins her mostly unsuccessful and insane string of interviews. Continue reading Review: Help Wanted, Desperately

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