Sunday, October 9, 2016
New Review! Use Somebody by Beck Anderson, 4 Cranky Stars
Use Somebody by Beck Anderson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
**** 4 Cranky Stars ****
Le sigh. Use Somebody is a wonderfully sweet read.
Told in the first person point of view of Jeremy King, a Hollywood agent, at times this book was cringe-funny. One of my favorite things.
Jeremy's ego-centric. He loves to win. He doesn't really understand people beyond what they can do for him. Dragged away on a fishing trip by his movie-star friend, Andy, Jeremy meets Macy.
Macy is a country girl. She loves fishing and Canada and her dogs (who are hilarious by the way). She's as real as you can get. Superficial is a foreign country she can't go to. She doesn't have a passport.
At first, Jeremy is intrigued by all the obvious things about Macy and then something else emerges: her character and spirit. And her past.
This is one of the first books where the heroine is less than perfect. The way the author presents her flaws, however, makes her perfect. It makes her human and an antidote to all the innocent naive girls out their in books.
I enjoyed the growth of Jeremy. His often insightful, pithy, and petty observations made me chuckle. A lot. And then, he uses his insight to look beyond himself and out for someone else.
I would highly recommended it to anyone who loves funny, witty, and clean(ish) reads, kick-ass, heart of gold and complicated heroines, and a flawed hero who finds himself in the most unlikely of places. I also loved the secondary characters.
Also, massive props for the chapter titles. I'm not going to spoil it. If you want to know what they are, grab the book yourself.
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