Posted By trish on February 24, 2014
• Hardcover: 320 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow (April 22, 2014)
A funny, bittersweet, yet heartwarming novel about friendship, family, and finding love in the Facebook age—not to mention the perils, pitfalls, and dubious pleasures of life as a modern young single woman—from Erin Duffy, the author of the acclaimed Bond Girl
Ever since she was a little girl, Abby Wilkes dreamed of her wedding, the day when she’d wear a pretty white dress and look like a princess. . . .
But that was before her life fell apart for the entire world to see. Her longtime boyfriend-turned-fiancé, Ben, unceremoniously dumped her—changing his status to single on Facebook—while she was trying on the most gorgeous Vera Wang dress for the big day.
Six months and twenty pounds later, the usual remedies—cupcakes, a freezer stocked with pints of Ben and Jerry’s, sweatpants, and a comfy couch—haven’t worked their magic. Worried about her best friend, Grace devises the perfect plan to get Abby back on her game. The two of them are going to escape sweltering Boston and its reminders of Ben and head to Newport for the summer. In a quaint rented cottage by the sea, the girls will enjoy cool breezes, cocktails, and crowds of gorgeous men.
But no matter which way they turn, Abby and Grace discover that in this era of social media—when seemingly everyone is preserving every last detail of their lives online and prying eyes are everywhere—there is no real escape. Truth to tell, dating has never been easy. But now that the rules have changed and the boundaries are blurred beyond recognition, will they ever find true love? And if they do, how can romance stand a chance when a girl’s every word and move can go viral with a single click?
Erin Duffy graduated from Georgetown University in 2000 with a B.A. in English and worked on Wall Street, a career that inspired her first novel, Bond Girl. She lives in New York City with her husband (whom she met the old-fashioned way—in a bar).
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Erin’s Tour Stops
Tuesday, April 22nd: Walking With Nora
Wednesday, April 23rd: From the TBR Pile
Thursday, April 24th: bookchickdi
Monday, April 28th: A Bookish Affair
Tuesday, April 29th: cupcake’s book cupboard
Wednesday, April 30th: A Chick Who Reads
Thursday, May 1st: From L.A. to LA
Sunday, May 4th: Books in the City
Tuesday, May 6th: No More Grumpy Bookseller
Friday, May 9th: Peeking Between the Pages