Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Weekly Reads: On the Rocks

On the Rocks was my latest "pretend you're on the beach reading a nice fluffy read while in the dead of winter" read. I expected it to be a super fluffy, predictable, women's fiction novel, but it was actually much more than that! The setting was light and fun, but the issues the women were dealing with were anything but, and predictable it wasn't. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a light read that doesn't cause brain cell loss as some chick lit tends to.

My rating: 3.5/4 stars.

Summary from goodreads:

A heartwarming novel about friendship, family, and finding love in the Facebook Age-the perils, pitfalls, and dubious pleasures of being a modern young single woman—from Erin Duffy, the author of Bond Girl

Six months ago, Abby's life fell apart for all the world to see. Her longtime boyfriend-turned-fiancĂ©, Ben, unceremoniously dumped her—on Facebook—while she was trying on dresses for the big day.

When the usual remedies—pints of Ben & Jerry's, sweatpants, and a comfy couch—fail to work their magic, her best friend, Grace, devises a plan to get Abby back on her game. She and Abby are going to spend the summer in Newport, in a quaint cottage by the sea, enjoying cool breezes, cocktails, and a crowd of gorgeous men.

But no matter how far away they go, Abby and Grace discover that in the era of social media—when everyone is preserving every little detail of their lives online—there is no real escape. Dating has never been easy. But now that the rules are more blurred than ever, how will they find true love? And even if they do, can romance stand a chance when a girl's every word and move can go viral with a single click?

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