Mini Reviews: Never Google Heartbreak and The Park Bench Test

Never Google Heartbreak by Emma Garcia
Published: March 4, 2014
Publisher: Bookouture
Format: E-Arc via NetGalley
Rating: 4/5

Viv’s ex-fiancĂ©, Rob, proposed to her three months after she slept with him - she thought it was one of those whirlwind romances you read about in magazines. Five years later, after Rob calling off the wedding for the third time, she has finally moved out.

As Viv passes through the three essential stages of grief (denial, vodka, disastrous haircut), she becomes determined that it's not too late to try and get Rob back. One drunken declaration of love at an extremely inappropriate moment later, and Viv's scruffy, tequila-swilling best friend Max is there to pick up the pieces.

Just when Viv’s starting to realize that maybe the real thing has been under her nose all along, she makes what might just be the biggest mistake of her life…

Can love sneak up on us unexpected? What’s the answer to heartbreak? And what’s a girl to do when even the Internet doesn’t have the answer?

My Thoughts
Who knew heartbreak could be the best thing to happen to you? It was sweet and nice and the very essence of what chick lit should be. For some reason that term is given a bad rap but I LOVE it. Sometime you want an escape from the norm and yeah maybe sometimes you want to believe that life can always have a happy ending and get wrapped up in a little bow. It this real? No not always but a girl can dream right? It’s good to read a book that just simply makes you happy and this is one is one of them. It’s cute, light, funny and sweet. So next time you want to escape from life’s craziness this one fits perfect. 

The Park Bench Test by Sarah Lefebve 
Published: September 12, 2013
Publisher: HarperImpulse
Format: via NetGalley
Rating: 4.5/5

How do you know when you’ve found Mr. Right? Aspiring journalist Becky Harper loves her boyfriend Alex, but she doesn’t think he’s Mr. Right. Her best friend Emma doesn’t believe in Mr. Right – she’s just looking for a man who will stick around longer than her dad did. Katie has found her Mr. Right and is planning her September wedding with her two best friends.

My Thoughts

OMG this is the perfect ROMCOM! It’s all about finding Mr. Right and who hasn’t ever wondered at one time or another if we ever will? This is the cutest read I’ve read in a long time. It’s funny and sweet and definitely great for those who love chick lit. Sometimes we build up this ideal of who we want when in reality that rarely pans out. This is all about the ideal vs reality and if there is really a Mr. Right at all. Do we put too much pressure in the ideal and not enough into who we really click and fall for? This hands down is one read for everyone who loves being in love.

1 comment:

  1. I like chick lit (and I'm well past the age of the characters). These both sound like fun reads. I hadn't heard of them before!