Monday, May 13, 2013

Not My Type by Melanie Jacobson

Not My Type by Melanie Jacobson

Summary from Goodreads:
Twenty-three-year-old Pepper Spicer is not living the dream. She ended her engagement at the last minute because her fiancé -- a musician and soon-to-be reality TV star -- wanted her to sacrifice her own career ambitions for his.

Now she's stuck at home sharing a room with her little sister, trying to pay off massive debt for a wedding that didn't happen, and spending Friday nights Facebook-stalking everyone who has a better life. Her therapist father urges her to choose her career dreams and count her blessings by writing weekly thank you notes, but gratitude is a tall order when she botches an important job interview and has to settle for writing an undercover dating web-zine column -- the last thing in the world she wants to do. Still, as Pepper (byline: Indie Girl) chronicles her bizarre and hilarious blind dates, she gives her father's challenge a try and slowly finds herself leaving self-pity behind. Life takes a major upswing as Pepper's column hits the big time and she tastes the exhilarating thrill of success. But there's one tiny problem: the intensely hot man she's falling for is having issues with her job (again). Will Pepper trade her personal ambition for another chance at love?

5 Stars

Read May 2013

LDS Romantic Fiction, Inter-library loan

My Review:
FUN!  This was a fun book.  I loved Pepper.  I loved her wit and quirkiness.  I loved her interactions with her family (check out their clever names).  I loved her interactions with friends and her love interest.  This book has a bit of a Pride and Prejudice feel to it, in the "first impressions aren't always correct" kind of way.

Some great things about this book...Pepper's self discovery, themes about paying off debt, being grateful, being a friend, being honest with others as well as oneself, and forgiveness and letting go of pain.

I would recommend this book to anyone, even if you aren't LDS.  The LDS aspects of the book are mostly cultural and I think that readers that can appreciate that a character is religious and that that is part of her life will understand.

Warnings: None

I would let my 15 year old read this book.

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