December 9, 2015

12 days of reading: 'peri in progress' by cat lavoie

As 2015 comes to a close, I'm looking back at and celebrating some of my favorites reads from the year via the 12 Days of Reading. Enjoy!

Day 3: Peri in Progress by Cat Lavoie

I was honored to be asked to beta read my friend Cat Lavoie's latest novel earlier this year, and I was seriously hooked on Peri in Progress from the first sentence.

About the Book
After a disastrous thirty-first birthday party where she gets stood-up by a man she isn’t supposed to be dating, Peri McKenna decides it’s time to change what hasn’t been working—which is pretty much everything. Her love life is going nowhere fast, she’s bored to tears by a job that makes her the office pariah, and the lifelong junk food addiction that used to be somewhat quirky is now positively problematic. To top it all off, her newly-purchased home is falling apart and wishful thinking hasn’t done much to fix the leaky roof.  
It’s time be an adult now that she’s officially ‘thirty-something.’  
But when the first step of Peri’s self-improvement plan backfires, she starts to wonder if change might be overrated.  
Enter Milo Preston, an up-and-coming chef who’s in town to take over a local restaurant. When Peri and Milo begin working together, she finds it hard to ignore his easy charm and captivating emerald-green eyes. Since Milo is her best friend’s estranged brother, Peri has to keep reminding herself that he is completely off-limits. As they grow closer, Milo introduces Peri to new foods, the joy (and pain) of jogging, and makes her think her luck might finally be turning. 
But when the past catches up with them, Peri finds herself back at square one. Will she be able to sort herself out—or will the roof cave in on her once and for all?

This is a lovely story. It was fun, fast-paced, and once I started reading it, I couldn't put it down. As a woman approaching 30, I found this totally relatable, but I would have even if I was a kid or older. We're all works in progress, right?

This story is clever and witty. It had me laughing out loud, cringing, and even getting the clutch in my chest thingy where I wondered how those two crazy kids were going to work it out.

If you're looking for a light, fun, and flirty escape--filled with mouth-watering food descriptions--this one is for you.

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and my previous 12 Days of series--here.

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1 comment:

  1. Yay! I'm so excited to be included in your 12 Days of Reading! :) Thank you so much!