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Jan Weston is boy crazy, emphasis on crazy, but when "the one" breaks her heart she vows to change. Jan quits dating and takes a hard look at herself, discovering that she does not like the flawed, spoiled individual she sees in the mirror.
Her progress toward positive change is derailed when her mother discovers she dropped out of San Diego State University to attend massage therapy school. Furious at being lied to, Mrs. Weston cuts Jan off. Now Jan is without a guy, her American Express card, and a way to pay for school. She has to do something so despicable, so vile, so cruel, she almost cannot imagine it: Jan has to get a job.
But maybe that is exactly what she needs? Jan is forced to change how she treats people and to reconsider her values. Through a "comedy of errors" and with the support of her real friends (plus the hottie from massage school) Jan is able to survive, barely. But can she really change or is she just between boyfriends?
I have to be totally honest and say that the cover didn't really do anything to but the book in my favour and I don't think it would have made me pick it up in a store to even read the blurb! I ope that doesn't come across too harsh but it is honestly my opinion. It's a shame too as the book is really well worth reading.
Jan Weston is the main character and starts off the book being a rather snobby stuck up girl whom "mummy and daddy" pay everything for. She even has a credit card provided and paid by her father! The clothes she wears are all top brand labels. She is excessive in what she spends, one example of this was when she bought three pairs of jeans all in different sizes as she couldn't be bothered to try them on in the shop. The original idea was to them take back the two pairs that did not fit. However she never did get round to returning them!
Even though her parents seem to pay for her every whim they are not what you would call a close family at all.
Anyhow Jan's mum finds out Jan has lied to her and is not attending college, and that Jan is in fact at Beauty School learning Massage. Jan's mum is enraged and basically cuts Jan off, from the family in every way. Jan's mum also cancels Jan's credit card.
So now Jan has to learn how to work to pay her rent, and tuition fees. Jan has to buy cheaper brands or make do with clothes she already owns.
This book is humorous and quite light and fluffy in places but it also has lots of morals hidden there within the story. Jan also learns more about her mother's rather tragic background that she knew noting of previously. The things she finds out certainly change her view on her mother.
So Did I enjoy this book? Yes, more than I even thought I would. Would I recommend? To yes especially to chick lit lovers everywhere. Would I read more by Sárka-Jonae Miller? Oh yes please!
Available at Amazon.co.uk
This book is FREE on Amazon 2nd November 2012! So don't forget to get your copy!