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.
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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.
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.
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!
HATE spoilers! Enjoy HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. Books outside HOT genre = books given to me to review
As I listened to this book for a second time I thought I would skim through it to give a review. However, I was easily snagged in again by the great writing and narration.
It's a Waverley Life is smart, hilarious and very sassy. The relationships of Waverly to her coworkers, her boyfriend, her best friend, her dad and her friendly neighbor are all interesting, intertwine and work perfectly.
Waverley and her friends are at a point in their lives where they start to go in different directions: One is married and expecting, one is "empowered" in her promiscuity and then there is Waverley - a gossip columnist who is scared that her sometimes boyfriend may not stay her boyfriend anymore.
While this is Chic Lit, in my opinion, it touches on a few serious issues in a lighthearted and respectful way.
As Waverley begins to learn more about herself through her different relationships she begins to question and answer some of the views that she always had.
I would easily recommend this book to anyone. It is also easily rated five star in all three categories. Story, narration & overall. It is fantastic.
Notes: There there is an minimal talk about sex – six or seven lines about it. But other than that I have no warnings.
Credit worthy/$: As with most of my books, I took a chance on an unknown (to me) author and got this on sale. Having read it I say yes to credit worthiness and/or buy.
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A better story and less weak heroine. The main character was weak
Something a bit deeper with more substance
Narrator was fine
Not much of anything...that was the problem.
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