Hello! Today, I’m going to talk about Becky Monson’s excellent romantic comedy called “Just A Girl.”
Have you read it? If not, perhaps you’d like to add it to your TBR after reading my review.
There’s also an INTERNATIONAL giveaway for two $25 Amazon Gift Cards!
Genre: YA / NA / Adult Chick lit, Romcom
Publication date: August 18, 2020
What happens when the right girl and the right guy meet at the wrong time?
One thing that can be said about Quinn Pearson is that she has a knack for doing the wrong thing at the wrong time. Like, the worst time ever. Take her job for instance. One little slip of the tongue using the mother of all swear words while reporting the news, and suddenly she finds herself with over 18 million views on YouTube and her employment in jeopardy. If that wasn’t bad enough, when she meets the man of her dreams, she nearly chokes to death on a powdered sugar donut.
Thankfully for Quinn, the dashing Brit, Henry, finds her near death experience quite charming. But just when Quinn thinks her luck is going to change, she finds out her timing is all wrong again. Henry is off limits. Or is he? Maybe it’s time for Quinn to quit settling for what life hands her. Perhaps it’s time for her to become more than just a girl.
Just A Girl is a delightfully funny book with an important message for women to quash the negative voices dragging them down and fight for what they deserve.
Body image issues and self-esteem issues are smartly addressed. You want to hug Quinn in joy after she finally stands up to her nagging mother, nasty coworker, and the (dithering) man of her dreams.
I think the blurb is slightly misleading because the novel’s message about developing the self-confidence to feel comfortable in your own skin stood out rather than the feisty will they-won’t they romance.
Consider the opening lines of the novel:
“I’m convinced that any compliment I’ve ever been given was somehow done as charity by a family member or a friend. Like they paid someone to do it. So when the handsome stranger with extremely dark hair and brilliant blue eyes tells me that I have a beautiful smile, my first reaction is to almost choke on my donut.”
To me, the novel revolves around Quinn with her low self-esteem and her insecurities about her extra weight, her boring dates, and her stagnant career. Her budding romance with Henry–blue eyes, dimples and British accent–is secondary. (I’ve just learned that he’s modeled on Henry Cavill and now I can’t get that image out of my mind!)
Everyone should have a set of friends like Quinn’s: they speak the cold, hard truth to her face but also support her through her low times.
I had great fun reading this brilliantly funny and light yet insightful story about self-worth and perseverance, all beautifully wrapped in an exciting romance.
(I received a review copy from Rachel’s Random Resources in exchange for an honest review.)
About Becky Monson
By day, Becky Monson is a mother to three young children, and a wife. By night, she escapes with reading books and writing. An award-winning author, 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 this time will last… but it probably won’t.
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