Published by Atria on June 5, 2007
Genres: Adult, Contemporary
What if your ex was famous and adored by millions? What would you do if you had one chance to make him regret his entire existence? How much would you risk?Kate Hollis's ex-boyfriend's face plasters newsstands and TV, the Internet, and the multiplex. Jake Sharpe is one of the biggest recording stars on the planet, and every song he's famous for is about Kate. For over a decade his soundtrack has chased her -- from the gym to the supermarket, from the dentist's office to the bars. Now thirty-year-old Kate gets the call that Jake has finally landed back in their Vermont hometown for an MTV special. The moment she has been waiting for has arrived.
What I Thought…
I have to admit, this book sat on my bookshelf for well over a year, possibly two. While I enjoyed the Nanny Diaries I just couldn’t seem to pick up this book. I was looking at my shelf in preparation for the 24 hour readathon and it finally caught my eye. I didn’t get to finish it during the readathon (Dome took up most of my time) but I really wished I would have read it sooner.
This book is not a deep read, but it was very enjoyable. I loved the flipping back and forth between past and present (and the nostalgia of the 80’s), and I really loved the ending (it was just what I hoped for). It was pleasing to see that none of the characters were perfect (or with that one fatal flaw) as you so often find in these types of books. My only complaint was that Kate, a 30 year old, sometimes (ok, a lot) tended to act like a teenager. Throwing fits, illogical reasoning and so on. But I also know (as I am 30 years old myself) that sometimes certain people bring out your immaturity.
Overall, McLaughlin and Kraus didn’t disappoint with a quick, funny read.