Thirty-Two Going on Spinster by Becky Monson
Julia Dorning is a spinster, or at least on the road to becoming one. She has no social life, hates her job, and lives in her parent’s basement with her cat, Charlie.
With the arrival of Jared Moody, the new hire at work, Julia’s mundane life is suddenly turned upside down. Her instant (and totally ridiculous) crush on the new guy causes Julia to finally make some long-overdue changes, in hopes to find a life that includes more than baking and hanging out with Charlie.
But when the biggest and most unexpected change comes, will the new and improved Julia be able to overcome it? Or will she go back to her spinster ways?
Just as the description suggests, Thirty-Two Going on Spinster is a funny story, and a fairly light and easy read.
I wasn't expecting the main character to have so many character flaws. Sure, the flaws are a big part of what makes a story, but Julia is so unlikable for most of the story. Her work ethic (at least for the bulk of the story) is so awful! Granted, some of her get-out-of-work antics contributed to part of the humor in the book, but I really like my main characters to have integrity.
Thankfully, as the story goes on Julia grows up and her situation becomes such that she has more motivation. She definitely becomes more likable, and there's some sweet romance too.
When I heard about the book, I thought the author's name sounded familiar, and I expected a squeaky-clean read. Having that expectation, I was really bothered by the swearing and talk about office affairs. There's nothing explicit-that kind of content was just unexpected.
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Praise for Thirty-Two Going on... Spinster
"Oh my, oh my. I have just finished wiping the tears of laughter from my eyes. This is seriously funny." ~Julie Darley (Never judge a Book by its Movie)
"This was a refreshing change of pace for me to read. Some good clean romance was found in it’s pages and that is a rare find these days. It was some great chick-lit. I would not have thought this was Becky’s debut book, it was so well done." ~Liberty Ann (SnifferWalkBooks)
About the Author:
By day, Becky Monson is a mother of three young children, and a wife. By night, she escapes with reading books and writing. In her debut novel, Becky uses humor and true-life experiences to bring her characters to life. She loves all things chick-lit (movies, books, etc), and wishes she had a British accent. She has recently given up Diet Coke for the fiftieth time and is hopeful time will last... But it probably won't. Becky runs a large book club on Facebook called "This Chick Reads".
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Title: Thirty-Two Going on Spinster
Author: Becky Monson
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Published: December 2012
Source: I received an eCopy from the tour host in exchange for a review.
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