Mitch Samuel has just had the worse day of his life. He was dumped by his girlfriend. Mitch was at home when his girlfriend, Hannah comes walking through the door. You might wonder well I don’t see a problem with his girlfriend coming in? It is a huge problem; when she has just returned from visiting her sister and you were suppose to pick her up at the airport. Next Mitch receives rejection upon rejection on his literary piece for his PhD.
Mitch is ready for something good to start happening to him. He stops off at Bookzilla to pick up a magazine when in rushes a reporter for Channel Five. Mitch asks what all the commotion is about and learns it is because the queen of chick-lit, Katharine Longwell has come to town for a book signing. Mitch picks up a copy of Ms. Longwell’s latest novel. He takes it to the Star Bucks to check it out. A chance meeting with Katherine Longwell has Mitch making up a story about a supposed Cousin Bradjolet “Bradley”. Cousin Bradley wants to be a famous writer like Katherine. Katherine offers to read anything Cousin Bradley has. She gives Mitch her personal cell phone number. It is after Katherine leaves that Mitch comes up with the brilliant idea of writing a chick-lit novel. How hard can it be?
What first drew me to this book was the cover. It jumped out at me. Usually book covers don’t play a big part in my book selection. Then when I read the summary for this book I thought this should be a good, funny, chick-lit story. Unfortunately, something happened and this book totally missed the mark for me. I felt Mitch was a little self-absorbed and a jerk. He is very condescending. This turned me off from Mitch and made me not really want to read the book but I did just so I could see how it ended. One thing is though, I actually didn’t laugh that much. Overall, I give Mr. Begley kudos for trying by making his first novel a chick-lit.
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