Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Review: Every Boy's Got One (Boy #3) by Meg Cabot


SUMMARY FROM GOODREADS.COM:
To: Jane Harris Fr: Claire Harris Re: You

Hi, honey It's me, Mom. I know it's a big secret that your friend Holly and her boyfriend Mark are eloping in Italy, and that you and Mark's friend Cal Langdon (the handsome New York Journal reporter with the big book deal) are going, too, as their witnesses. But I just saw Holly's mother at the Kroger Sav-On, and I thought I'd warn you: She doesn't seem to like Mark very much at all. Just wanted to let you know.

PS I don't understand why you don't like that nice Cal Langdon He seemed so smart when I saw him being inte viewed on Charlie Rose. And so handsome

PPS Don't forget to wear a sweater

Cartoonist Jane Harris is delighted by the prospect of her first-ever trip to Europe. But it's hate at first sight for Jane and Cal Langdon, and neither is too happy at the prospect of sharing a villa with one another for a week--not even in the beautiful and picturesque Marches countryside. But when Holly and Mark's wedding plans hit a major snag that only Jane and Cal can repair, the two find themselves having to put aside their mutual dislike for one another in order to get their best friends on the road to wedded bliss--and end up on a road themselves ... one neither of them ever expected.

Meg Cabot was born in Bloomington, Indiana. She is the author of seven historical romances under the pseudonym Patricia Cabot as well as Boy Meets Girl, The Boy Next Door, She Went All the Way and the bestselling young adult fiction series The Princess Diaries. She lives in New York City with her husband.
MY TAKE:

I liked Meg Cabot's Boy Meets Girl so I was definitely curious about this book.

Every Boy's Got One is about cartoonist Jane Harris and what happens when she accompanies her best friend who is eloping with her fiance to Le Marche, Italy.

I like the use of e-mails, travel diaries and other stuff to tell the story. It takes a lot of creativity to make sure that there's a smooth segue between the emails and other materials. I also like that there are menus and receipts included too so it has a scrapbook feel.

Jane makes me think of Bridget Jones and Cal Langdon is like Mark Darcy. :D

It's a little bit formulaic and obvious where the story is going, but it's chick lit, so what do you expect? What's important is the journey is fun and entertaining, and Every Boy's Got One is definitely that.

THE GOOD:
  1. It's a fun, feel-good read.
  2. Hilarious one-liners.
  3. Awesome descriptions of Italy.
THE BAD:
  1. It's mostly formulaic.
FAVORITE QUOTE/S:
Anyway, my room is so adorable, a tiny little blue-and-white thing with gold curtains that, when I opened them, turned out to be for a window that looks out over the most beautiful courtyard, with white doves flying around it, and bougainvillea spilling from window boxes all over the place, and a sky stretched over it that, I swear, looks bluer than the sky over Manhattan, somehow.
READ IT IF:
  1. You like chick lit.
  2. You like Bridget Jones' Diary.
  3. You like stories wherein the lead characters have a love-hate courtship and relationship.
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