Monday, June 25, 2012

REVIEW w/ GIVEAWAY - The Rock Star in Seat 3A by Jill Kargman

The Rock Star in Seat 3A by Jill Kargman
It's Hazel's thirtieth birthday and she has everything she's ever wanted: a kickass job, a dream apartment in New York City, and the perfect boyfriend—who's just days away from proposing. Hazel thinks she's happy but isn't quite ready to settle down. So when her most far-fetched fantasy enters the realm of the possible, shouldn't she drop everything to see it through?

The morning after her birthday, Hazel boards a flight to L.A. only to get the surprise of her life. When she's bumped up to first class, extra legroom and free drinks are absolutely the last things on her mind when she catches sight of her seatmate: her all-time biggest celebrity crush, rock star Finn Schiller! Only the night before she'd confessed her infatuation with the gorgeous musician, and her boyfriend joked that she had a free pass if she ever met him. Hazel can't believe fate has actually thrown them together.

Even more unbelievable is that during the flight they genuinely connect. Finn likes her uncensored cursing and wicked sense of humor, and that she's unlike all of his groupies; Hazel likes his killer looks, ripped physique, and soulful music. But what started as a fantasy quickly becomes a real attraction, and after a dream date and taste of the rock-star life with Finn in L.A., Hazel is forced to examine the track her life is on. Indulging in a passionate affair with a rock star seems crazy—but could she ever forgive herself if she walked away from her wildest dream coming true? And is her wildest dream the stuff that happiness is made of?

A lively novel about a down-to-earth New York City girl who suddenly finds herself in a rock 'n' roll Cinderella fantasy, The Rock Star in Seat 3A is seasoned with Jill Kargman's signature wit and hilarious dialogue. This is a fairy-tale romance with a twist.

Hardcover, 208 pages
Published May 22nd 2012 by William Morrow
ISBN13: 9780062007209

My Rambles:
 I think this is a book for those who really like the chick lit. I enjoyed the book to a degree, but because I'm not a huge chick lit fan.... well parts of this just fell a little flat for me. The concept was kinda cool - getting to sleep with your free pass. But that isn't really what this is all about. I felt somewhat mislead. I felt cheated. I felt like Hazel was an immature bitch, and she didn't deserve her second chance.
The writing style was fun and quirky. It drew me in and that is really what kept me reading. I couldn't connect to the characters, I wanted to hate a few of them actually. But that writing style meant that it was a very quick read. 
I can see people enjoying this and I hope whoever wins this from me enjoys it, I personally just didn't like the overall message that it sent. 

3/5 

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7 comments:

  1. I want to read this because I am a chick lit fan and you wrote in your review it has a fun and quirky writing style, that grabbed my attention.

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  2. I'd like to read it because it sounds like a great fun read. One that I could sit down with on a weekend and not wan to put down until I knew how it ended.

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  3. I enjoy chick lit too. Also, I like reading about rock stars.

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  4. Why do I want to read this? Hmmm... because it looks like an incredibly fun read! I love chick lit, and honestly, who wouldn't want to be in this exact situation? I'm pretty sure if I found myself sitting next to my celebrity crush I'd be acting the same way. Ok, maybe not the same way, but I can only dream :)

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  5. Hmmm, the reviews speak for themselves and I love reading new authors.

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  6. My enjoyment of chick lit! Thanks for the giveaway...:-)

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  7. It's a new concept - the free pass thing actually working out. I'm intrigued! :)

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