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When I read that inner thought of Sasha’s early on in the book, I knew she was going to be a character I liked. Sasha is a girl who pretty much, kind of, sort of has her life together for the most part, but is also winging it as she goes along on certain aspects (a very relatable trait). She’s 22, so some of what she had going on wasn’t applicable for me at 30. But, that point aside, self discovery can happen at any age; concepts like learning to be comfortable in your own skin and going after your dreams are universal in their reach.
For me, the book really picked up once Jonathan committed his act of “betrayal.” I put quotes because that’s how it’s described in the synopsis and I don’t want to give any spoilers. Up until that point I felt like I was just waiting for the shoe to drop until Jonathan did his douche move.
I’m assuming it’s the character’s age that was the driving force for the way the book ended (the idea that’s she young and learning through tough experiences). For me, the ending felt thrown together. A quick little roller coaster of emotions. I felt like I did when I watched that movie Little Black Book with Brittany Murphy. One of those things where it’s like, wow that’s really messed up, but I guess here’s the silver lining/life lesson? I understand the premise and the reasoning, but the execution of the ending still felt slap shot to me.
This book has the young girl coming into her own kind of pace and feel of a "Devil Wears Prada" and "When Life Hands You Lemons Wear Lululemons." It's just more clumsy and amateurish. On one hand, it's light entertainment for a day when that's all you want in a book. On the other, I was quickly tired of reading about this girl "slurping" her drinks and her food and being so young that she couldn't possibly understand something. Hired because she's young, dumped because she's young, unable to pick wine or give advice or dress acceptably because... you can guess. There were also so many things that didn't add up. In what world does making minimum wage trolling online as a matchmaker make one the object of jealousy and admiration? As the story culminates, the writer couldn't come up with an ending. The last page feels like someone started a story and then lost their train of thought and said "oh, never mind."