Monday, 21 September 2009

The Smart One and The Pretty One

Title: The Smart One and the Pretty One
Author: Claire LaZebnik
Publisher: 5 Spot
Reading Level: Adult
Rating: 3/5

Thanks to The Hachette Group for sending this book to review.
A special thanks to my sister Amy for the review.

Summary:
Smart, successful Ava Nickerson is closing in on thirty and has barely had a date since law school. When a family crisis brings her prodigal little sister Lauren back to Los Angeles, Lauren stumbles across a forgotten document -- a contract their parents had jokingly drawn up years ago betrothing Ava to their friends' son. Frustrated and embarrassed by Ava's constant lectures about financial responsibility (all because she's in a little debt. Okay, a lot of debt), Lauren decies to do some sisterly interfering of her own and tracks down her sister's childhood fiancé. When she finds him, the highly inappropriate, twice-divorced, but incredibly charming Russell Markowitz is all too happy to reenter the Nickerson sister's lives. And always-accountable Ava will soon realize just how binding a contract can be...

Review:
This book was charmingly smart and funny. The two sisters were easy to relate to and often reminded me of my own relationship with my sisters. This book had a bit of every emotion in it -- love, hate, anger, pitty, resentment, insecurity, you name it. It is definitely worth your time if you like modern romance novels. I would love to see this one turned into a movie, too!

5 comments:

  1. This sounds like a fun read :) . The title reminds me of that film - "The Truth About Cats and Dogs" - where the smart girl falls for a guy over the phone/radio, and pretends to be her beautiful neighbour.

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  2. Okay, I usually stick to YA... but as the older sister of two I think I could find a lot to relate to here. Sounds like a good beach read for my next trip!

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  3. That sounds kind of like "In Her Shoes" (the movie...) with the addition of the kiddie betrothal! I'll have to check it out. :)

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  4. Ohh, I've been wanting to read this one for awhile! Thanks for the review.

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