Author: Marcia Geraci
Publisher: Berkley, Penguin, USA
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Source: Kristin of Kritters Ramblings
Goodreads: What if you found out you were the ugly friend?
Emma Frazier is smart, hardworking, and loves her job as a journalist for a Florida lifestyle magazine. Emma knows she’s no great beauty, but she’s pretty certain she has a shot with her handsome new boss, Ben Gallagher—until Emma overhears a mutual acquaintance refer to her as the “ugly friend.” In an effort to reclaim her battered self-esteem, Emma decides to impress Ben at work by promising an exclusive interview with NASCAR legend, Trip Monroe.
Emma and Trip went to high school together and although it’s been fourteen years since they’ve spoken, Emma is certain she can score an interview with the elusive super star. But connecting with Trip turns out to be harder than Emma imagined. Her quest for the interview leads her back to her tiny hometown of Catfish Cove, where old secrets and a new romantic interest shake up Emma’s views on life and teach her that maybe the key to finding true love is as simple as accepting yourself for the person you were always meant to be.
Ope’s Opinion: This was a great book about Emma figuring out who she wanted to be in her career, with her friends and with guys. I really enjoyed seeing her grow confidence in herself. I also liked that she didn’t settle for a guy she really liked. She waited for the one that really took her breath away.
It was fun to see Emma’s friends and co-workers find their relationships and careers too. I liked how realistic I felt her female friendships were.
This was a cute, fun read. I just really enjoyed it.