Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Getting Over Mr. Right by Chrissie Manby

Title: Getting Over Mr. Right
Author: Chrissie Manby
Release Date: July 10th, 2012
Publisher: Random House Publishing
Pages: 304
Format: Electronic Copy
Acquired: ARC; Netgalley
Age Group: Adult


Have you ever had your heart broken? How did you get over it?
If a pint of ice cream cheered you up and you were able to delete his number and start again then . . .
You’re a weirdo and this book is not for you.
But if you reacted with denial, begging, or a spot of casual witchcraft, then you’ve come to the right place. This is one woman’s journey from love to lunacy and back again. If you ever recall past heartbreaks with acute embarrassment and an urge to go into hiding, this will make you feel better. Sure, you may have sent his new girlfriend a bunch of dead roses, but did you spend a grand on psychic hot-lines and a voodoo curse?

Holy crap, I was laughing so hard it was difficult to concentrate. I have never been in a formal relationship, well, one, but that only lasted like two months so I really don't count it, but I have been with friends who have had multiple relationships and most of them have been the dumped. And, they get depressed or angry, but at least they pick themselves up and go at it again. I have never, in my life, seen someone like Ashleigh behave in such a way before.

This girl was hysterical and so real, and I felt so embarrassed for her. I hope I never get to the point where I am desperate for a man. I mean, I give her mad credit for fighting for what she wants. But, I also have to be reminded that people cannot force love on someone else. It doesn't work like that.

Personally, I found Michael not even worth being called Mr. Right. He dumps her through Facebook (Like really, really?!) and then has pity sex with her afterwards and just says that "I am a man" ('cause that excuse works every time) and treats her like crap. Still, she goes after him.

Ashleigh is hilarious and a very real woman, who expresses her desperation to find love and how she handles the loss of it. Reader's see her spiral towards near insanity and back again. Manby did an amazing job in forming the main character and really had me laughing at every page.

I was laughing from page one. If you are a fan of Meg Cabot or Sarah Dessen, this book is one for the. While, it is an adult book because of the sexual content, I find that almost anyone who enjoys chick lit can enjoy this book. For a moment I thought this book should be called "What NOT To Do When You Get Dumped" but Manby did an amazing job.


Alison Can Read said...

This sounds super cute. I can understand desperation for a guy. I suppose I should be embarrassed to admit that, but oh well. Always good to have a funny book.

Kristina said...

OMG! I haven't heard of this book before, but it looks hilarious! Thanks for sharing your thoughts.