I’ve heard much about the Blogger Girl series from Meredith Schorr – and got the opportunity to review the second in the series, narrated by Rachel Dulude. Please read on for my review of
Not having read the first in this series, I didn’t lack for information as Schorr provided the background I needed without overdoing it, and allowing me to jump in to the story mid-telling. Kim has finished her book and is now in the middle of hoping every day that the mailman will bring a letter that isn’t a rejection. Things are still good with her boyfriend Nick, well, mostly good, sorta, kind of. But, aside from hearing the phrase “chick lit is dead’ repeatedly, she’s discovered that an old school nemesis is a successful author, and is planning on picking her brain. Yay. More to look forward to.
The characters in this are so very palpable and real: no one totally awful or completely loveable, but a solid mix of people that Kim encounters, assuages and interacts with. Her approach and care for her blog and her responsibility to it, and her dreams for her book can resonate with many, and even in the not so wonderful moments there is a solidity and determination to Kim that keeps readers cheering her on. And, it doesn’t hurt that Nick, if not always present and accounted for, is wholly supportive and not willing to let Kim take her own successes for granted.
Narration is provided by Rachel Dulude, capturing the voice and sense of a 20 something in New York, and giving Kim a solid sense of being and presence: clear enunciation and emotionally available, with just enough distinction to present other characters clearly, without morphing into an entirely different feel. Easy to follow along, with sparky wit, clever dialogue and a moments that every listener can relate to: the story is a great listen that has me wanting to listen to the first in the series.
Stars: Overall 4 Narration 4 Story 4
Title: Novelista Girl
Author: Meredith Schorr
Series: Blogger Girl #2
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Comedy
Narrator: Rachel Dulude
Published by: Henery Press, Tantor Audio
Published on: 21 November, 2017
Source: Tantor Audio
Audio Length: 8 Hours: 32 minutes
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Feisty New Yorker Kimberly Long runs the most popular chick lit book blog on the web, loves playing house with her sexy lawyer boyfriend, Nicholas, and is finally pursuing her lifelong dream of becoming a published author. At first glance, her life is worthy of five pink champagne flutes. But is there more to the story than meets the eye? After hearing the phrase “chick lit is dead” more times than she’s read The Devil Wears Prada, Kim is driven to desperate measures, seeking advice from up-and-coming chick lit author, Hannah Marshak, her high school nemesis and resident “mean girl.”
As if Kim doesn’t have enough on her plate balancing her secretarial duties with her blog, Pastel is the New Black, shrugging off the growing pile of agent rejections, and keeping her best friend from turning green over Kim’s budding friendship with Hannah, Nicholas is so blinded by his career ambitions, he doesn’t see that their home sweet home could use more than a dash of sugar.
This is the year when all of Kim’s dreams—professional and romantic—are supposed to come true, but will her story have a happily ever after or will Kim end up unpublished and all alone?
A copy of this title was provided via Tantor Audio for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
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