Note: This novel contains mature content, sexuality, and adult language.
Ever have one of those days where nothing seems to go right?
Well, every day is like that for Jessalyn Bell. Falling victim to a streak of extremely bad luck, Jessalyn can rarely go a day without encountering a disastrous occurrence. Her parents’ divorce, her inability to meet quota at her sales job, and the incident in which she’s mistakenly arrested are just the beginning. There’s also the fact that every single date with her boyfriend Kyle goes wrong.
Unpleasant surprises wait around every corner, but through her various misadventures Jessalyn comes to realize that every cloud has a silver lining, that friendships can develop in the most unlikely places, and that love and romance are every bit as spontaneous and unpredictable as a bout of bad luck.
“A perfect combination of smooth writing, and compelling/likable characters, that just feel as real as one can get in the literary world.”
– Paperback Wonderland
I received an ARC for an honest review..
This was an enjoyable read. It’s not your typical New Adult novel – no love triangles, no angst, no darkness, which is a nice change of pace every now and then. Jessalyn suffers from a severe case of bad luck and the overall book, kind of has this goofy, fun 80’s movie feel to it. She is a college graduate trying to get her life together, but life has other plans for her. It seems no matter what Jessalyn tries to do she is met with resistance and failure. Although funny, you can’t help but feel frustrated for her. The only thing that seems to be on Jessalyn’s side is love when she meets her new fella, Kyle. Kyle is sweet and dependable and best of all sticks around after each disastrous date.
My only complaints with the book is that there was a lot of “telling” instead of “showing.” The book held my interest and the writing had a nice flow, but I didn’t get emotionally attached. Although Jessalyn and Kyle’s relationship was sweet, I never really felt any connection with them.
Overall, I would recommend it for a humorous, quick and light read.