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Friday, June 6, 2014

Review: On the Rocks by Erin Duffy


A heartwarming novel about friendship, family, and finding love in the Facebook Age—not to mention the perils, pitfalls, and dubious pleasures of being a modern young single woman—from Erin Duffy, the author of Bond Girl.
Six months ago, Abby's life fell apart for the entire world to see. Her longtime boyfriend-turned-fiancĂ©, Ben, unceremoniously dumped her—on Facebook—while she was trying on dresses for the big day.
When the usual remedies—multiple pints of Ben & Jerry's, sweatpants, and a comfy couch—fail to work their magic, her best friend, Grace, devises a plan to get Abby back on her game. She and Abby are going to escape Boston and its reminders of Ben and head to Newport for the summer. There, in a quaint rented cottage by the sea, the girls will enjoy cool breezes, cocktails, and crowds of gorgeous men.
But no matter where they go, Abby and Grace discover that in this era of social media—when seemingly everyone is preserving every last detail of their lives online—there is no real escape. Dating has never been easy. But now that the rules are more blurred than ever, how will they find true love? And even if they do, can romance stand a chance when a girl's every word and move can go viral with a single click.
The plot was entertaining and kept my attention the whole way through. I absolutely loved Abby and Grace not to mention Bobby and Wolf.  This book is just what it is described, a light hearted read. I look forward to reading more from Ms. Duffy and you should too. I enjoyed it because I didn't have to think, just read and giggle. The story is actually pretty clever...well, for chick lit. I laughed and felt embarrassed for the character. If you want a light hearted comedy, definitely pick this book up.

"On the Rock's" is extremely funny and fast-paced. There is no dull moments and it keeps leaving its readers wanting for more. Duffy, has such a gift for pacing. Just when you are laughing uproariously, she throws in an "ohmigod that is so true to life moment", that she takes your breath away. There are times when I find myself laughing out loud (literally!). The characters are extremely likable, and are extremely well-developed. Erin Duffy is definitely one of the best chick-lits authors out there and I highly recommend this book. If you enjoy Sophia Kensella books you'll love Erin Duffy.



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