Title: Boy Meets Girl
Author: Meg Cabot
Previous Book in the Series:
1. The Boy Next Door
Original Date Started: May 8, 2013
Original Date Finished: May 10, 2013
Format: Paperback from my own shelf
Kate Mackenzie is having some bad luck. Her boyfriend of ten years, has admitted that he can’t think about settling down with her because he ‘can only live one day at a time,’ causing her to move out. She is crashing on her best friend/coworker – Jen’s – couch while she is looking for a place. But that isn’t easy because she lives in New York City and anything that is relatively cheap is either in a bad neighborhood or is already taken by the time she calls the listing. But at least she still has her job, even if she has to work for the total cow Amy Jenkins down at The New York Journal’s Human Resources Department. She can deal with it. Until Amy wants her to fire Ida Lopez, the senior staff break room’s head of the dessert cart and most beloved member of the Journal’s staff.
She does so anyway, but is surprised when Ida files a breach of contract lawsuit. Amy reassures her that everything will be fine and sics the Journal’s lawyers onto the matter, which include her fiance Stuart and his younger brother Mitch who is very handsome and totally Kate’s type if it wasn’t for the fact that he was a lawyer. But things don’t go according to plan with the lawsuit. Things get brought up in pretrial discovery that end up costing Kate her job. This girl’s bad luck just doesn’t seem to end.
Okay, here is another book by Meg Cabot that I just simply love. Like it’s predecessor the novel isn’t told in your traditional narrative, but with e-mails, voicemails, IMs, handwritten notes and journal entries. I really relate to Kate in this read through than I did in previous ones because we’re actually the same age – which is actually a real scary thought, now that I think about it…. Anyway. Mitch is just as hunky as I remember him to be and not the high brow lawyer type that Kate thinks he is. His family is totally nuts – except for his sisters Stacey (Jason Trent’s wife from the first book) and Sean – and is in serious need of an attitude adjustment. And the bitch Amy Jenkins is even more of a bitch in this book than her emails from book 1. My biggest complaint – other than here is another ‘series’ that really isn’t a series because it deals with different characters but is set in the same world – was how quickly Mitch and Kate fall for each other. For some reason, I could have sworn that she was a little harder on him about the whole reason she was fired thing. I mean, sure, she keeps reminding herself of it, but it doesn’t stop her from having dinner and making out with him, does it?
Final Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. You know, this book may have had different characters from the previous book, but I still kind of loved them as much as the other characters. I just wish that Kate and Mitch hadn’t fallen in love with each other so quick! And what is with these unresolved endings? Is she moving in with him? Are they getting married? I need to know, dammit!
Bookshelf worthy? Slowly but surely I am building up a collection of Meg Cabot books whether they are hard copies or digital ones.