Title: Thirty-Two Going on Spinster
Author: Becky Monson
Genre/Audience: Chick-lit, adult
Publication: Exclusive Publishing, 2012
Source: For review, CLP Tours
Review by Kim
Summary: Julie Dorning is a spinster, or at least on the road to becoming one. She has no social life, hates her job and lives in her parent’s basement with her cat, Charlie. With the arrival of Jared Moody, the new hire at work, Julie’s mundane life is suddenly turned upside down. Her instant and totally ridiculous crush on the new guy causes Julie to finally make some longer overdue changes, in hopes of findings a life that includes more than baking and hanging out with her cat.
My Thoughts: This was a completely charming story with a sweetheart of a main character in Julia Dorning. It’s not so much that she is an ugly duckling, but just kind of plain and content to be that way until hot new guy shows up at work. It was fun to get caught up in Julia being forced out of her comfort zone of no frills dressing and make-up less face, to enjoying shopping for new clothes and make-up and realizing that she’s worth the effort. I think most of us can identify with being stuck in a rut and cheering someone on who manages to break free. Overall, a fun, light read.
My Rating: 4/5