*Traveling With T won this book in a giveaway from William Morrow.
“I Thought He Was The Love Of My Life…. And He Thought I Was A Sock”
Six months ago, Abby’s life fell apart for all the world to see. Her longtime boyfriend-turned-fiancé, Ben, unceremoniously dumped her-on Facebook-while she was trying on dresses for the big day.
When the usual remedies-pints of Ben & Jerry’s, sweatpants, and a comfy couch-fail to work their magic, her best friend, Grace, devises a plan to get Abby back on her game. She and Abby are going to spend the summer in Newport, in a quaint cottage by the sea, enjoying cool breezes, cocktails, and a crowd of gorgeous men.
But no matter how far away they go, Abby and Grace discover that in the era of social media-when everyone is preserving every little detail of their lives online-there is no real escape. Dating has never been easy. But now that the rules are more blurred than ever, how will they find true love? And even if they do, can romance stand a chance when a girl’s every word and move can go viral with a single click?
Traveling With T’s Thoughts:
This book, ON THE ROCKS, is funny. Fabulously funny! I mean sure, Abby is having problems- who wouldn’t after getting dumped via Facebook while in the middle of Vera Wang planning the happiest day of her life?
Erin Duffy walks the fine line between showing the reader the pain that Abby is going through and learning to move on. Abby also has several lines that are super-funny:
“That Bitch Stole My Snack Pack”
Seriously, that line made me snort my drink.
Abby’s thoughts on her and her mother’s relationship:
“All I wanted was for her to drive a minivan and watch Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman at night like everyone’s mom.”
Fun and fluffy- with a beautiful cover- ON THE ROCKS is more than just chick lit- it actually has a lesson at it’s core. While I thought for most of the book, I knew where Erin Duffy was taking the reader- she surprised me- she did not take the easy way out, the “happily ever after” way that I was expecting. Instead, she allowed her main character, Abby, to learn some valuable lessons- and a strong dose of empowerment (which I totally dig!)
Looking for a beach read? Needing something light and fun? Craving something with some humorous lines? Try ON THE ROCKS by Erin Duffy!
*Traveling With T won ON THE ROCKS from William Morrow. While not required to review this book, I enjoyed it so much and think readers of Traveling With T will as well, I decided to post a mini-review.
Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,
T @ Traveling With T