Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Book Review: the boyfriend of the month club

by: Maria Geraci

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

This sexy, funny new novel asks: Can a woman find a modern-day Mr. Darcy in Daytona Beach?

At thirty, Grace O'Bryan has dated every loser in Daytona Beach. After the ultimate date-from-hell, Grace decides to turn her dwindling book club into a Boyfriend of the Month Club, where women can discuss the eligible men in their community. Where are the real life twenty-first century versions of literary heroes such as Heathcliff and Mr. Darcy?

Could it be successful and handsome Brandon Farrell, who is willing to overlook his disastrous first date with Grace and offers financial help for her parents' failing Florida gift shop? Or maybe sexy dentist Joe Rosenblum, who's great with a smile but not so great at commitment? Unfortunately, like books, men cannot always be judged by their covers...

BooksparksPR had given me Geraci's latest novel, A Girl Like You, to review. I really enjoyed it. Well they had a promotion where if I signed up for 4 books to review, I could choose 3 just for me from their stockpiles. So when I saw her 1st novel, I snatched it up!

I wasn't even planning on reviewing it. But seriously, this book made me laugh and cry. Grace has an Irish father and a Cuban mother, but there's no confusion with heritage. She works for her father at the long-time family-owned business, Florida Charlie's. Now that's where the conflict comes in. She loves the store and the history, but she also feels trapped while her brother is off being a successful tax attorney.

It's like a grown-up coming of age story. Her life has to get completely up-ended before she can figure out what she wants and who she wants. She also learns a lot about herself in the process. I read this book in just over a day, because I really couldn't bear to put it down. It read really fast too. It's not that the chapters were short, but I was enjoying myself so much it just poured into me.


  1. The title made me think all kinds of stuff, but your review made me curious. You know how I love novels that mix race and heritage, so I'm adding this lovely to my list ;-)


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