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By AudioAddict on 11-28-15
It depends on where you're coming from...
STORY (romance) - I loved this story, but I will qualify that by saying that I can really identify with the main character. It's about a woman in her 40's (Alice) who undergoes a makeover, passes for 20-something, and finds a new young lover and new promising career. I'm not in that same situation, but I think this book would apply to many women who are older and are looking back at their lives, seeing their mistakes and wishing they'd done some things differently. In this case Alice gets a second chance. I enjoyed her experiences and cringed at some of her predicaments but, most of all, I totally fell for Josh. If I could do things over again, I'd want someone just like him! Smart, sexy, sensitive, adoring...perfect. I must admit he's probably why I liked the book so much!
So now for what the book isn't. It Isn't like the cover art which suggests three giggling girls taking a selfie. It has more substance. It isn't hilarious as Audible's summary suggests. I didn't really find anything funny about it. It's chick lit about a woman who has gone through a divorce, has a grown daughter and is taking time to find herself...in a pretty unusual manner. I enjoyed everything, even the bitchy women that Alice seems to surround herself with. Apparently the book spawned a TV series, but I haven't checked it out.
PERFORMANCE - Perfect voice for Alice, and she does a good job. Doesn't distinguish between characters or do anything special, however.
OVERALL - I'd recommend definitely for older women who think it might be cool to live vicariously through Alice's experiences. Younger women and girls might not have the same perspective. There's some non-explicit sex and a mild amount of cursing. No violence.
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