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It’s a Waverly Life (The (Mis)Adventures of Waverly Bryson – 2) by Maria Murnane

Readers first met the irrepressible Waverly Bryson in Perfect on Paper, and now the woman dubbed by fans as “the American Bridget Jones” is back in a sequel packed with friendship, heartache, and romance. In It’s a Waverly Life, the formerly heartbroken singleton is now happily enmeshed in a new relationship, a new job, and a new decade. Her career as an advice columnist is taking off, and the future of her fledgling greeting-card line is bright. Of course, where Waverly goes, drama is sure to follow, and this time is no exception. Her broken engagement to former fiancé Aaron Vaughn has left her gun-shy when it comes to love, putting strain on her long-distance relationship with handsome Jake McIntyre. And when her best friends McKenna and Andie both make life-changing announcements, Waverly fears she is being left behind by the ones she loves most. In true Waverly fashion, things must get comically worse before they can get better. But in the end, she discovers that though life (before and after thirty) may be messy and unpredictable, friendship and love make it all worthwhile.

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Maria Murnane 

Author’s Bio

Maria’s road to becoming an author is a little crazy. She used to work in high-tech PR but hated it, so she quit and ended up playing semi-pro soccer in Argentina for a year. While she was down there she decided to write a novel, which was something she’d always dreamed of doing. Fast forward a few years and a LOT of perseverance, and she’s now the best-selling author of Perfect on Paper, It’s a Waverly Life, Honey on Your Mind, Chocolate for Two, Cassidy Lane, and Katwalk. Her next book, Wait for the Rain, will be released in Feb 2015. And yes, she still plays a lot of soccer!

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My Review

4 stars

Waverly Bryson is trying to recover from a horrible break up and her new career that was completely unexpected. She does have a new love interest in Jake McIntyre but they are on opposite coasts. Everything seems to be going smoothly until a morning news show interview goes into left field. Then she is spending time with her two best friends. They are on the next step in their lives and Waverly feels left behind again. Of course that means she puts her foot in her mouth, messes things up, and causes all kinds of problems for herself.

This is a great chick lit story. Waverly has everything going smoothly which usually means drama is going to rear its ugly head shortly. Having a long distance relationship doesn’t help especially after the breakup. Then her friends are easily moving to the next stage and she is jealous. If course she is going to say something that is going to hurt her friend. I just seems to go from bad to worse so quickly for her.

Overall Waverly is a great character with wit and humor and even though she starts out on the wrong foot she always seems to have things smooth out for her. I really enjoyed this story and can’t wait to read further adventures of Waverly.

I received It’s a Waverly Life from the author for free. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.

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