Series: Edgewood Falls #1
Published by Rhonda Helms Release date : April 4th, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Source: Purchased | Format: eBook
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Anna Parker’s life disintegrates with one phone call. Her dad’s selling their ritzy New York City condo because her Wall Street banker mom emptied their bank account and ran off with another man. Which means Anna has to drop out of her elite college and move with Dad back to their small Ohio hometown. Anna’s determined to reclaim her life ASAP, so she’ll use the next few months to save money, help Dad get back on his feet, and find and confront her mom.
But Anna doesn’t anticipate things going so wrong. The only job she can get is working as a lunch lady in an elementary school. Their money-pit duplex is falling apart around their feet. And her dad is depressed without her mom, who's proving hard to find.
One bright spot in the chaos is Gavin Metcalf, a kindergarten teacher she dated when they were young teens. With his easy wit and sexy smiles, he makes her forget her stresses—and the fact that her boyfriend Steven back in New York doesn’t know the truth yet about her dire circumstances. When past and present collide, Anna has to decide where her future lies...
I snagged this up because it was free on Amazon (and still is!) but it has caught my eye on more than one occasion. The premise is quite intriguing, so I drove right in.
For One Broke Girl to sit roughly at 117 pages, its character depth is astounding. I felt a deep connection to Anna – and was able to sympathize with her and her situation. She had tremendous growth too in such a short amount of time. She really steps up her A game to survive, it was amazing to watch.
The relationship build up between Anna, Bianca and Natalie was so well done it felt like I had been reading about their friendship for ages. Not only that, the sexual tension and build up with Anna and Gavin too. It’s not an all-consuming romance, mind you. It’s more about finding where you belong and starting something new with someone who understands you and sets your loins on fire.
My one small issue was how Anna handled the situation with her boyfriend from New York. In one hand, I understand her hesitations, because of how all of them lived their lives. Yet – she didn’t trust him enough to confide in him. Which in a sense was kind of the point, right? If you don’t trust someone to be there for you when shit hits the fan – what’s the point?
Overall, I enjoyed it! It’s a short read – but so well written. I can’t wait to see where Rhonda takes Natalie’s story in Two Little Lies.
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