A State of Jane
written by Meredith Schorr
published by Booktrope Editions (ebook) and Libertary Company (paperback)
Why did I pick this book: I was asked by the author to review her book and I happily accepted her request. (I received a copy of this book for review purposes.)
Did I enjoy this book: I did enjoy this book. It was a fairly quick chick lit read that I read every free chance I had. I finished this book in just over a day.
The main character, Jane, reminded me of most twenty-something women who are still single. They want to find “the one” and will look at every date as the potential “one”. We have all done that, we have all waited for “the one” to appear. That made her very relatable for this reader…and probably for most readers. Sometimes, I found Jane to be naive, childish, and rather self-absorbed but I also found her to be funny and just trying to find her path. There were times where she just rubbed me the wrong way and I wanted to yell at her to stop being so UGH! Then, there were times where I was rooting for her and wanting her to get things right. Her career path was another obstacle she had to overcome to help her find peace and happiness for herself.
The remaining cast of characters were all great and really added to the overall story. The reader can relate to these characters as well as with Jane. Lainie was a great roommate and new friend for Jane. She was the “pot” to Jane’s “kettle” in some ways. Marissa, the long time BFF, was like most best friends…even when she gets left behind, she is there for her friend when it matters the most. Their friendship is one that survives even the rockiest of patches. Andrew, Jane’s officemate, was funny. Jane and Andrew were funny together and good friends. He gave her some good, and some not-so-good, advice.
All-in-all, a good story with a good ending.
Would I recommend it: I would recommend this book. It was a good chick lit read.
Will I read it again: Probably not. But Ms. Schorr is on my “must read author” list!
About the book – from Goodreads: Jane Frank is ready to fall in love. It’s been a year since her long term relationship ended and far too long since the last time she was kissed. With the LSAT coming up she needs to find a long term boyfriend (or husband) before acing law school and becoming a partner in her father’s law firm. There’s just one problem: All the guys in New York City are flakes. They seemingly drop off the face of the earth with no warning and no explanation. Should she join her best friend Marissa in singlehood, making cupcakes and watching True Blood? Or should she follow her co-worker Andrew’s advice and turn the game on those who scorned her? As Jane attempts to juggle her own responsibilities and put up with the problems of everyone around her, she starts to realize the dating life isn’t as easy as she originally thought.
About the author: Meredith Schorr is the author of two novels, Just Friends with Benefits and A State of Jane. When Meredith is not busy writing novels, she spends her days as a trademark paralegal at a law firm in New York City. Meredith is a loyal New York Yankees fan and an avid runner. She also loves to read and is always on the lookout for her new favorite author. A State of Jane is her second novel.