Synopsis according to Goodreads:
The setup is charming, and my biggest happy point about this novel is that it seriously address the age-old question: “can a man and a woman REALLY just be friends?”. It does this respectfully, realistically, and just for fun, also pits an opposites attract type situation. The drama centers around this question, though there’s plenty of standard Shannon Hale-esque quips and dialogue funnies.
I felt that the religious aspect was a bit heavy-handed, and made Becky rather naive as an adult woman, though I understand the need to represent a faith of some sort for her to rely on at key moments in the book. I also recognize that, as someone who isn’t Christian (let alone Mormon!), I can be super sensitive about a faith system being brought up repeatedly in a book. Regardless, there were about 5 pages at the end that I skimmed over because I couldn’t take any more “aha! God’s plan is all so clear to me now!” talk (epiphany, good….epiphany that takes 3 pages to squee out makes your character look like an idiot who never questioned anything in her life).
Overall, it was a well-balance piece of chick lit, with plenty of heart. I recommend this book for fans of that sort of novel, and anyone who has ever wondered “What if George Clooney and I met and hit it off platonically?”
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