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Monday, August 15, 2011

BLOG TOUR STOP for Blow Me

I was lucky enough to receive a copy of this book for review from the wonderful website http://chicklitplusblogtours.wordpress.com/2011/06/21/blow-me-by-lennie-ross/

TITLE:                     Blow Me

AUTHOR:               Lennie Ross

GENRE:                  Chick Lit

RATING:                4 Stars

I love all things chick lit and I am always excited to discover new authors.  Fortunately, I was recently offered the opportunity of reading and reviewing Blow Me by Lennie Ross.

I was quite excited to receive the book and to "dig in".  First, I will start off with the negative.  I have to admit that I was not a fan of the cover or the title of this book.  I thought that both made the story (and the book) sound cheesy.  Fortunately, while the title and book cover could have been better, the storyline was entertaining, funny and wonderful (thank god!).

I am not certain which of the three main characters I liked the most.  Skylar, Dawn and Chloe are all approaching that dreaded 4-0 and somehow cannot seem to get their acts together for more than 5 minutes at a time. 

I loved that these smart (most of the time) women were experiencing life issues and, more importantly trying to deal with them to the best of their abilities (usually).  This was done in a funny, yet touching manner making me feel as though I am not the only person in the world who goes through things that are less than pleasant.

I think that this is the best part of this book - the overall message that life and life's ups and downs can be handled with friendship, humor and a healthy does of caffeine.

Many people have compared this book to the La La Land version of Sex and the City - sure, I can see where that would be true, but I like the fact that this author took her story and characters and just ran with them.


I have to say that I did particularly enjoy the Chloe character - French Canadian - need I say more?

This was a great read, I really enjoyed it alot.  Don't let the cover fool you.

7 comments:

Samantha said...

So glad you enjoyed the book!

Wall-to-wall books said...

Don't care much for the cover either. But I love the title, hilarious!
Sounds funny.

bermudaonion said...

I agree with you on the title and the cover of this book. It's like they're trying to get attention with it.

Katy W said...

I like the title AND the cover. I think it's funny and kinda like the TV show Mad Men with the falling guys. Besides, what's that expression. Don't judge a book by its cover. After all the reader did give it 4 out of 5 stars.

Anonymous said...

Received this book as a gift and what a fun read it is.

Anonymous said...

Great read!

Anonymous said...

Wickedly funny.

 
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