Sunday, November 24, 2013

#42 : Between Boyfriends By Sarka -Jonae Miller : A Review (Part of Review Tour)

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BOOK TITLE: Between Boyfriends

ISBN: 9781452436890

AUTHOR: Sarka-Jonae Miller

GENRE: Fiction - Chic-lit

NUMBER OF PAGES: 309

FORMAT: Digital (PDF)

SERIES / STANDALONE: Standalone   

REVIEW BY: Shree Janani  

HOW I GOT THIS BOOK: ARC as a part of blog tour

REVIEW:

Chic-lit books tend to have two possible “story – lines”. One, A brainless -Barbie doll protagonist who is usually down in the dumps in the start of the story and progresses to this confident girl towards the end. Of course there is this usual addition of boyfriends and a girls gang to go with that story line.

Other, A smart Barbie doll whose “oh-so-perfect' life gets all messed up and she sorts it somehow. Yes. Boyfriends & Girls gang here too. No change in that!

“Between Boyfriends” sort of follows the second story line though our protagonist, Jan Weston is no way a “smart Barbie”. She is rich, spoilt and is this haughty girl with a string of failed relationships behind her.
When she is dumped by her last boyfriend, Mike, she decides to “wait” for the perfect boyfriend (Read: Vows not to date the next guy her eyes see) who loves her. Of course, the usual post break up drama of under eating, drinking binge and sleeping randomly happens.

Jan not only is dumped by her boyfriend, her parents cut her off too. Reason: She quit college and joined massage school without telling her mom who is this hot headed lawyer (Honestly. She deserved that!)
Then there is gang of girls. The usual mix where one girl is “superior” to our protagonist in terms of beauty, dressing (The usual “girl” things *sighs*) and then there is this outcast/new comer who is initially disliked by our protagonist but then turns out to help her.

Managing finances, hunting for a job, staying away from men and “fixing” relationships – Pretty much sums up the story.

What I liked about the book : A positive ending. Simple and clear writing.

What could have been better:  The characterization lacked depth. All characters including the protagonist were really shallow.

VERDICT:If you are a woman and you are down in the dumps you might want to pick this book up and give it a reading.


RATING: 3.8 on 5



Note : This review was first posted in 
Readers' Muse
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