Title: Just a Girl Standing in front of a Boy Author: Lucy-Anne Holmes Pages: Language: English Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Chick Lit & Romance Goodreads / Book Depository: Paperback
After a rocky start in life, Jenny Taylor, 27, star receptionist at the local doctors surgery, has things all worked out thanks to ‘The Smiling Fanny Manifesto’ - a list of 10 daily things she must do to keep the blues at bay. But her life is turned upside down when she meets aspiring musician Joe King. And reliable boyfriend Matt proposes. And then her mum leaves her dad and moves into Jenny’s flat determined to 'bond’.
Absolutely loved this book!
It’s one of those books you don’t really like in the beginning, but then you grow to love it a LOT.
A lot of crying and laughing happened while reading this book. I stayed up really late to finish it too! It just gets addicting.
I definitely wasn’t expecting much from this book, I saw it on Book Depository for like 6€ and decided to get it, but honestly I’m so glad I got it because it’s amazing.
So it follows this girl, Jenny Taylor, who is 27 and has a gorgeous boyfriend. But then things get complicated in her life and it’s very funny and awkward.
I really loved Jenny and Joe’s relationship, it felt super genuine, and that part towards the end BROKE MY HEART. It shredded it to pieces. But then, like in all contemporaries, in the end everything got better.
I also cried a lot because of Pam, Jenny’s mom (read it and you’ll know why, can’t spoil you), it was just so sad.
I loved Philippa, and I would have had the exact same reactions as her about Jenny’s choices because oh my god Jenny is so stubborn. And stupid. I totally knew Matt was doing what he was doing, I mean who wouldn’t lol only Jenny.
I felt really bad for Steve, he was a nice guy, just not enough of a man to stand up to his girlfriend unfortunately. But that’s alright because Jenny has Joe now, and Joe is totally perfect.
Al is also one of my favs because he’s such a sweetheart and such a good friend and I was kinda sad that I didn’t get to see what him and Jenny would have been like together. I do think he’d also be really good for Philippa. I mean they flirted all the time, so I guess the attraction was there.
Can I just get a sequel!?!?!?!?! I wanna keep reading about all of them :(
★★★★ (4/5) I definitely recommend this book, and it’s on sale for 43% off guys, seriously go get it lol