Okay, I mentioned last week that I really want to start forcing my book preferences down your throats...um, I mean, telling you what to read...uh, sharing my thoughts on books I've loved. Yeah. That one.
For the record, according to some new random law, I'm supposed to tell you when I get books for free. How about you just assume that all the books I review on this site were complimentary copies, okay? I'll let you know if they weren't. It'll be simpler that way. I WOULD like to state, just for the record, that I don't say nice things about all the books I get for free. If I don't like it, I keep my mouth shut. I'm allowed. It's a free country. It's also a free enough country that no one makes me say nice things about books I was given.
But, the law's the law, right?
Anyway, this week's book that I'm highly recommending is Double Shot by Erynn Mangum. First, if you haven't read the other two books in the Maya Davis series, you really should do that. Maya is a fun, caffiene addicted twenty-something who's trying to figure out life on her own after college. I'm assuming I'm not the only one who has been there, so if you relate at all, you'd probably like this.
This is the third book in the series and Maya is planning her wedding to her best friend Jack, who she's been dating for sometime now. While they're making happy wedding plans, Maya's bombarded with some pretty tough events---a possible job change for her fiance, which means a BIG move for her, and a really, really, really premature nephew who has to stay in the NICU for quite a while. I love how Erynn Mangum could deal with events like this and while they're definitely a big part of the story, it's so upbeat. Maya's point of view is so honest, straitforward, and fun (I know, I'm overusing the word fun. But I had FUN reading it, give me a break) that it's what sticks with you.
This is a great read in a bubble bath, at the beach, in front of a fireplace and relax kind of book. My only suggestion that could possibly make this book better for you is if you drink it with coffee. I think Erynn would agree with that suggestion.
I should also tell you that even though I'm completely in love with this series and I'm 24 (some website classified that age as MID twenties, can you believe it? It's totally still early twenties. Ask me about how I break up ages like that...) my mom also really enjoyed reading it and she's...um, well...not 24. I'm pretty sure telling your mom's age on a blog is kind of uncouth. But know that this book isn't limited to a certain age group.
Check out the rest of this series at erynnmangum.com and read Erynn's thoughts (she's hilarious!) at erynnm.blogspot.com It's that enjoyable that I'm sending you away from here to go read hers. And she doesn't even know it. Someone tell her how nice I am. ;) No, really, go check it out. If you haven't heard of her before, please, please, please find the nearest bookstore and buy the first book in this series or in the Lauren Holbrook series. Hilarious. =)