Thursday, February 21, 2013

Book Review: Latte Lessons

Name of Book:  Latte Lessons

Author: Linda Lenhoff

Summary:  From Single Life Is Full Of Questions... ...imponderables such as: "Is it possible to transform an addiction to reality dating shows into a substitute for actual dating?" and "Is scanning demographic lists of available men with nice (read: British-sounding) names and upscale addresses more dignified if one does it in the privacy of one's apartment with a bottle of wine and an equally romance-challenged friend?" Not having all the answers doesn't keep thirty-year-old Claire Duncan up at night. She loves her job as a copywriter at a small Venice Beach advertising and promotion agency-even though it's not making her much money. She loves her hemp drawstring capris-even though they're not getting her any dates. And she loves her mother-who in turn despairs of ever having grandchildren. But Claire's comfortable, moderately caffeinated routine gets a double-espresso jolt when she's given the assignment of promoting an up-and-coming pop band. Heartthrob needs a change of image. And lead guitarist Brendan Baker has Claire rethinking her don't-date-the-clients-no-matter-how-hot-they-are rule. His earnest brown-eyed gaze makes her feel like an underwear-throwing groupie. Which is quite below her, if you ask her co-worker Dennis-whose own revived love life leaves something to be desired, if you ask Claire. Suddenly-and quite accidentally-Claire has become someone to whom cute twenty-something boys (as well as guy pals and ex-boyfriends) are attracted, and everything has become just a tad more complicated than before. Not to mention a hell of a lot more fun...

What I Liked:  This was a really easy read.  It was a little light and fun.  The main character, Claire, seems relatable to the average 30 year olds.  I also liked how she had a therapist.  You don’t read that often in chick lit books.

What I Didn’t Like:  Although the book was enjoyable while I was reading it, it was also a little forgettable.  Also, I thought the ending was a little predictable as well. 

Overall Thoughts:  If you are looking for something light and easy to read while on the treadmill or at the pool, this would be a good choice.

Final Rating:  Blue Star


Recommended?  Not really

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