So I am going for something a little different with this post. I hope you don't mind me branching off a bit from yummy recipes and crazy Mommy moments :)
As a member of the BlogHer family, I was given the opportunity to participate in their book club and publish a review. I decided to give it a try. I am always looking for an excuse to read! As a mom of six kids, taking the time to read leaves me feeling a bit guilty. It is such a selfish indulgence when life is so crazy and busy.
Note: I was compensated for this BlogHer Book Club review, but the opinions shared are completely mine :)
As soon as I saw the cover, I was completely infatuated. I couldn't wait to dive in! It screamed "great chick read" at me. (Yes, I do judge a book by it's cover, so take note all publishers). My one complaint: if those legs and rear end are considered fat, I think I better start hitting the gym three times a day instead of just once!
Ace Jones is definitely mad. I would even go as far to classify her as a bit on the crazy end. However, fat is not how I would describe her. In fact, her weight really doesn't play a role in the story. There are a couple mentions of her thighs and 10-15 extra pounds, but it was disappointing that author Stephanie McAfee didn't utilize Ace's weight in the plot. I mean, look at the title!
The book definitely is filled with many memorable characters, including her two best friends Chloe and Lilly, and her love interest, Mason. He is much more patient than any man in real life would be and he should have walked away from the disaster Ace years ago. Hands down though, my favorite character is Ace's psycho boss Catherine Hilliard. I picture her just like Professor Umbridge from Harry Potter. Out to crush everyone in an effort to further her own success.
The book is a quick and easy read. It made me laugh out loud a couple of times. However, I can't let this review end without cautioning you on the two items that would keep me from handing my copy to a friend. First, the language is over the top. Too many F-bombs and crude references. Do grown women really talk like that all the time??? Second, the sexual references and situations went beyond my comfort zone. There are many amazing chick stories I have handed down to my 17 year old daughter. This would not be one of them.