Thursday, March 12, 2009

Review: The Smart One and the Pretty One

Book: The Smart one and the Pretty One
Author: Claire LaZebnik
Genre: Chick-Lit

My review: Interesting, easy to read and light
My rating: 3 Stars



If you’ve been following this blog long enough you know that I love my occasional chick lit. I came across a review for this on Swapna’s blog a while ago and added it to my mental to-read list and never really thought too much about it until I spotted it while I was browsing the shelves in my local library the other day. I picked it up and definitely didn’t need an excuse to start reading it.

Here’s a description of the book from the back cover:

Smart, successful Ava Nickerson is closing in on thirty and has barely had a date since law school. When a family crisis brings her prodigal little sister Lauren back to Los Angeles, Lauren stumbles across a forgotten document – a contract their parents had jokingly drawn up years ago betrothing Ava to their friends’ son.
Frustrated and embarrassed by Ava’s constant lectures about financial responsibility (all because she’s in a little debt. Okay, a lot of debt), Lauren decides to do some sisterly interfering of her own and tracks down her sister’s childhood fiancĂ©. When she finds him, the highly inappropriate, twice-divorced, but incredibly charming Russell Markowitz is all too happy to reenter the Nickerson sisters’ lives. And always-accountable Ava will soon realize just how binding a contract can be…

I guess that beautifully sums the book up. It was an interesting story line and though both Lauren and Ava have their faults, they are both endearing. The men in the book, for a change, are not stereotypical. They are pretty interesting characters themselves and I liked the fact that the book was as much about them as it was about the sisters. The book is well written, easy to read and keeps you interested enough to sit with it until you turn the last page.

I would definitely recommend this one to any of your chick lit lovers out there looking for a nice light read.

10 comments:

rhapsodyinbooks said...

Thanks for the review! I've been interested in this book, since I have an older sister (the pretty one). (Well, probably the smart one, too!)

Kaye said...

You need to read some light stuff occasionally. Like cleansing your palate for the next course. Great review as always.

bermudaonion said...

I like chick lit from time to time too - especially after reading something particularly heavy or when I have a lot going on in my life.

Dar said...

I've had this one on my wishing to read someday list for a while. Maybe someday I may even get to. lol. Glad you enjoyed it.

Goms said...

Ramya, sounds like a relaxing read. As Kaye said 'cleansing your palate' seems to the appropriate phrase..

Michelle said...

I love myself a good chick lit. Sounds like one to add on my TBR.

Priya Iyer said...

sounds good :)

Priya Iyer said...

I'm done with the interview, ma'am! :)

S. Krishna said...

I thought this book was cute!

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