Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Review: Finding Lucas
Author: Samantha Stroh Bailey
Genre: Womens Fiction
Publisher: Samantha Stroh Bailey
Release Date: April 18, 2012
File Size/Pages: 567 KB/416 pgs
Source: Author for review
My Rating: 5/5
Summary: On her fifth anniversary with boyfriend Derek, Jamie Ross finds herself in a Montreal hotel room wondering how the carefree guy she met in a Chicago bar has turned into “the quintessential metrosexual.” Weighed down by Derek’s disdain for her second hand wardrobe, her unusual family and her low-paying job as an associate producer of a daytime talk show, Jamie reaches a breaking point. And when her new boss plans to reunite lost loves on the show, she remembers Lucas— the boy she’d loved and lost ten years earlier. What follows is a quest that is at times hilarious and at others disastrous as Jamie’s life transforms from run of the mill to absolutely crazy. But will finding Lucas give Jamie everything she’s looking for?
Review: I received this book in exchange for my honest review, and I must say that I honestly LOVED it!! Although I must say, do not let the pink cover fool you...this book isn't for the faint heart, which made it even better. The book begins with Jamie Ross, the main character, celebrating her fifth anniversary with her live-in boyfriend, Derek, in Montreal. You immediately feel sorry for Jamie because of the fact that Derek refuses to take her as she is. When her "romantic" weekend is over, she returns to work where she has a new boss; Andrew. When she is chosen to work alongside Andrew with their segment for their show about finding your old love, Jamie's life changes in ways she wouldn't even imagine. For example, helping these people find their old loves encourages her to find her old love, Lucas, but things never come easy for Jamie. In this novel, there is an array of characters; there's Hannah, Jamie's commitment-phobe bff, Lucy, Jamie's coworker/friend; and that's not even including her wacky family. Overall, I absolutely loved this novel; I could barely keep it out of my hands to finish my homework. One thing I loved about this novel was that I had no idea how the story was going to end up until almost the very end; I was sitting on the edge of my seat the entire time. STOP WHAT YOU'RE DOING AND PURCHASE THIS NOVEL RIGHT NOW!!!