After rebounding from a broken engagement and relinquishing her job in sports PR, the irrepressible Waverly Bryson has a new man, a new career, and a new lease on life. Her part-time gig as an advice columnist has proven to be as entertaining as it is affirming, and her fledgling greeting card line, Honey Notes, is off to a promising start. After a series of disastrous romantic rebounds, she has settled into a long-distance relationship with handsome Jake McIntyre. Things are certainly looking up… at least, until lingering emotional baggage threatens her love life and her best friends stun her with a pair of shocking announcements. Suddenly, Waverly is faced with being left behind by everyone she loves. And in true Waverly fashion, things must get comically worse before they can get better. It takes forming an unexpected new friendship with an elderly neighbor and meddling in the love lives of two of her coworkers to make “the American Bridget Jones” realize that although life - before and after thirty - never fails to be messy and unpredictable, friendship and love make it all worthwhile.
©2011 Maria Murnane (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Since we last saw Ms. Waverly Bryson, everything has been going her way – but don’t get your hopes up, because our self sabotaging female stereotype still has time to screw it all up! While I seem harsh, I will admit, I’ve listened to the whole series. I like something that is a bit mindless (lacks depth in plot) and is perfect for when I need a break from some of the other books I listen to.
I still find the narration frustrating and that takes a lot away from the story for me. This book touches on the harsh reality that as you get older, you friends create families and some will move away, and you may lose touch. Waverly takes it in stride (eventually) and pulls through in the end, as always.
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Waverly is the kind of person who could be anyone’s good friend. She is kind and considerate; fun, witty, and a bit of a cross between Lucille Ball and Bridget Jones in terms of embarrassing situations in which she seems to find herself.
The second book in the “Waverly Bryson” series, by Maria Murmane and narrated by Julia Whelan is a delightful, light-hearted listen that I would recommend as credit worthy. Enjoy!
Really got into the characters in the first book, and the fun continued on in this one.
Julia Whelan brings the book to life, you really hate to reach the end yet you just can't wait either to find out what is next.
I wouldn't say
Wish this auther had more books to read, I'll be watching for her in the future.
Funny, warm, enjoyable.
Brigit Jones Diary. Has that same sort of thing where the girl ends up in embarrasing situations.
Nice pleasant voice. Helps you dive into the book.
Not really. Though the entire books was a fun read. My girlfriend gifted this series to a lot of her friends.
A window into a world I never suspected existed. I had to stop the audio even couple of minutes for my girlfriend to explain things to me I had never heard of but apparently are part of a language every girl knows. But the humanity and getting yourself into trouble and embarrasing circumstances is universal. Sort of a Brigit Jones sort of book. If you liked that you might like this even more.
If she were real she'd be my best friend. She is the quintesential cynical single girl who has been on one too many bad dates. But underneith it all she still hopes to find true love!
I felt the characters were in love with each other so quickly, but then not only neither one of them hinted or verbalized liking the other person, their actions drove each other away even further. Can’t explain these two characters any other way but to say their love expressions were inhibited. They did not say what they felt and then to fix her errors quickly, the heroine acted a bit crazy trying to track the hero to tell him in person how she truly felt. I have mixed feelings about this book. I enjoyed reading it at the same time I saw so many faults with it. I know, I know. I sound retarded now, but I liked many moments especially some of her reader’s dating stories which made me laugh out loud. But then either of the main characters acted stupid or said something stupid that turned me off. If you purchase this book just expect it not to be a great read.
I liked the story line and the tales of bad dates brought back memories.
I liked many of the characters.
Waverly of course
No, I enjoyed relaxing to it after work
A fun book
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