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Well I really really wanted to love this book. Come on books and blogs, it is totally my life. Don’t get me wrong, it was a cute light story; that I was able to read in one morning over my cup of tea, out on my rocking chair, enjoying the new spring air. However, for me, that is where the joy stopped.

The Positive:

  • It was a fun and light.
  • The conversations between the leading ladies are conversations that I would have with my own girlfriends. However, who still uses chat rooms?

The Not So Pretty:

  • There is a struggle trying to keep all four story lines going at the same time. Making the book a bit jumpy and hard to follow.
  • While it is was nice that it was such a quick read, it would have been better if there was a bit more meat to each story.
  • There was no real depth to any of the main characters. You want to love them, but there is nothing that makes them lovable.
  • I like a happy ending, don’t get me wrong, but all these happy endings happened way to easily. It made the stories lose something.

From the back of the book-

“Life can suck…

When reality becomes overwhelming, seeking comfort in fictional fantasies keeps hope alive. And while this escape may be a little delusional, it’s also therapeutic.

Sharing secrets is daunting, but virtual friends don’t often judge and they are always ready to share a glass of wine…or three…while typing out life’s latest endeavors.

Brooke believes obstacles only add to romance, not detract. Rachael longs for a more intense relationship, or so she thinks. Lizzie misses the excitement in her life, but sometimes new situations find you when you’re not even looking. And Jess believes a tiger can change his stripes. It can’t.

Bound by a shared passion for blogging about happily ever afters, these four young women use keyboard therapy to work through their expectations, anxieties, and inadequacies, all with the hopes of achieving the perfection found in romance novels.
Completely blinded by what they think life should be, they navigate their unique paths in search of what they envision is right. But when reality taunts them with persistent curve balls, will they be strong enough to choose wisely?”

Maybe I just had to of high of hopes, that the book never stood a chance. I mean a story about girl bloggers, that blog about books and talk about their own love lives. Who could not love that? With it being so close to my own life, in my head it was going to be a great, laugh out loud read.

The tag line for the book is very fitting: Life isn’t always five stars….. For me it missed the mark, not quite a five star read.

Have you read this book? Is this one that you would want to read? What are your thoughts?

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