30 May 2014

BLOG TOUR- REVIEW- GIVEAWAY- ON THE ROCKS- ERIN DUFFY

ABOUT THE BOOK:

A heartwarming novel about friendship, family, and finding love in the Facebook Age-the perils, pitfalls, and dubious pleasures of being a modern young single woman-from Erin Duffy, the author of Bond Girl

Six months ago, Abby's life fell apart for all the world to see. Her longtime boyfriend-turned-fiancé, Ben, unceremoniously dumped her-on Facebook-while she was trying on dresses for the big day.

When the usual remedies-pints of Ben & Jerry's, sweatpants, and a comfy couch-fail to work their magic, her best friend, Grace, devises a plan to get Abby back on her game. She and Abby are going to spend the summer in Newport, in a quaint cottage by the sea, enjoying cool breezes, cocktails, and a crowd of gorgeous men.

But no matter how far away they go, Abby and Grace discover that in the era of social media-when everyone is preserving every little detail of their lives online-there is no real escape. Dating has never been easy. But now that the rules are more blurred than ever, how will they find true love? And even if they do, can romance stand a chance when a girl's every word and move can go viral with a single click?



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Erin Duffy graduated from Georgetown University in 2000 with a B.A. in English and worked as a trader on Wall Street, a career that inspired her first book, Bond Girl. She lives in New York City.


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MY REVIEW:

I had just started this book, and was pages into it before I put it down....in order to track down Ms. Duffy's previous book.

On the Rocks was on my radar even before I was able to participate in this Tour (so glad to be a part of it).

On the Rocks is so good you will want to read it in one sitting.

Reading almost like a book of comedic essays,  On the Rocks was FUN! 

Ms. Duffy writes in such an engaging manner it was almost as if I was sitting right there hanging out with Abby and her friends. 

I was utterly charmed by this book and found myself laughing and nodding my head in agreement with some of Abby's situations. 

This book is not a ROMANCE, so don't expect a HEA in that regard per se. 

Ms. Duffy is now on my auto-buy list. So if you are looking for a fun but thoughtful beach- read , On the Rocks is the way to go.