Thursday, March 20, 2014

Book Beginnings and Friday 56


I'm linking up with Rose City Reader for Book Beginnings and Freda's Voice for Page 56.
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My Book Beginning and Friday 56 today is from On the Rocks by Erin Duffy. I won an ARC in a contest and it came yesterday. 

Here is the beginning:

"There has got to be a reason why they do this," I said as I turned and checked out the back of my dress in the three-way mirror. ' I mean, it doesn't make any sense."

And here is the selection from page 56:

"Being thirty-three, unemployed, and living with my parents probably isn't what babes are looking for in a guy, he mused."

What Goodreads says:

A heartwarming novel about friendship, family, and finding love in the Facebook Age-the perils, pitfalls, and dubious pleasures of being a modern young single woman-from Erin Duffy, the author of Bond Girl

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?

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