Thursday, December 3, 2015

Review - The Diary of Lexi Ashford by Jessica Sorensen

Lexi has always had a reputation for accidentally messing things up, but she never thought she’d be jobless and homeless at twenty-six. With no other choice, she returns to her hometown to do a little life searching. 

Lexi quickly discovers a lot has changed in the eight years since she first left Fairville, a quirky little town in the middle of nowhere. Most of her best friends from high school are now married and have children, and her parents have sold their home and are now living in a loft above their store. One thing still remains the same, though. Anders, her old high school crush is still as hot as ever. 

Determined to get her life back on track, Lexi starts searching for an apartment and a job. But during a crazy night at one of her friend’s bachelorette parties, she wakes up in Las Vegas, hungover and married to Evan, Anders' brother, a guy she barely knows. So much for getting her life back on track. 

This story is an NA Romantic Comedy and takes place over multiple parts. Each part is approximately 20,000 words.

4.5 Stars

Review by Jen Skewes

First I just want to say that I love the cover of this book, just beautiful.    I am a big fan of Jessica Sorensen’s writing.  Anyone who has read her books knows that most of them are dark, and gritty and sad.  But The Diary of Lexi Ashford is so different from anything that she has written before.  I’ll just say that Jessica Sorensen knows how to do fun and quirky.  

Lexi is the type of character who you just love. She is a bit quirky and has no luck at all. If something can go wrong for her, it does.  She is suddenly unemployed and has no place to go.  Having no choice she moves out of the city and back to the small town that she grew up in, moving back in with her parents. Living in such a small town, everyone knows Lexi, a little too much I may add.  She always seemed to make a mess of things and everyone knew it.  She plans on looking for a job and getting her life back on track.  Until she wakes up the morning after a bachelorette party and finds that she got married, to the brother of her high school crush.  See she always manages to get herself in some crazy situation.  But what will happen next? Cannot wait to find out. 

I loved the humor and with in this book.  Lexi’s character was fun and while she found herself getting into trouble on more than one occasion you couldn’t help but laugh and sympathize with her at the same time.  But in some way I think everyone can relate to Lexi on some level.  I loved her character and I am also looking forward to more of Evan.  Something about him that makes him very intriguing.  Jessica Sorrenson did a fantastic job with this one.  I love that she wrote a story that is the complete opposite of what she has written in the past.  She still sucked me in from the beginning.  I did not want this book to end.  I am looking forward to more of Lexi Ashton and to see where her story goes. 

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