Rachel Schurig

Three Girls and a Leading Man

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Three Girls and a Leading Man (Three Girls #3) By: Rachel Schurig

Plot:

Annie Duncan has never put much stock in true love. Sure, she loves dating, but she gets more than her share of drama working as a struggling actress—she can live without the romantic kind, thank you very much. Instead, Annie focuses her energy on her two best friends, Jen and Ginny. And now that she finally appears to be getting her big break, Annie couldn’t be happier with the way things are going. When she meets Nate during a weekend away in Vegas, she figures she’ll just have an exhilarating fling—even if he is totally adorable and clearly into her. But when Annie finds herself falling for Nate, she’s faced with a choice she never wanted to make. In Three Girls and a Leading Man, Annie Duncan attempts to chase her dreams and keep her heart under control. Her heart, however, may have different ideas!

Review:

I completely forgot to write this review. Read the book and just moved right on. I felt a little cheated by this series. The first book was really good, the main character had a lot of growth. The two following weren’t as good. This isn’t completely uncommon in books but still not any less disappointing.

Throughout the book I kept thinking can a book later in a series retroactively make the first book worse? I don’t think so in this case. I think what it boiled down to was I wasn’t the market for this book. I don’t consider myself old, I’m only twenty-eight, and the New Adult genre should still be accessible to me, but I was never this young.

It felt like every few pages she was going out drinking or dancing or just staying in home drinking. The book should have had a hangover cure at the end. I realize I’m in the minority when it comes to drinking, I have no problem with it I just don’t see the need to drink until I feel sick the next day.

Anyway, the drinking was just a very small part of the overall story but it perfectly highlighted what I didn’t like about the story. I’ll still read books by Rachel Schurig, in fact I have another of her books purchased and ready to read, I’m just going to give her a little rest first.

3/5

Three Girls and a Wedding

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Three Girls and a Wedding (Three Girls #2) By: Rachel Schurig

Plot:

Jen Campbell loves weddings. In fact, she loves them so much that she became an event planner in the hopes that she would one day get the chance to help women create the fairy tale day of their dreams…Unfortunately, the only thing Jen has been allowed to plan so far are boring restaurant openings and children’s birthday parties. When Jen’s big break finally comes, she realizes that wedding planning is a heck of a lot more complicated than picking out the perfect flowers and cake. Add to the chaos a pair of fighting friends, a totally pressuring mother, and a ridiculously gorgeous (but moody) best man, and Jen has her work cut out for her. In Three Girls and a Wedding, Jen Campbell will try to plan the perfect wedding and maybe—just maybe—create her very own happily-ever-after.

Review:

Wasn’t not too happy with this ending. I felt like there was a whole scene left out. Throughout the book Jen’s work partner has been a total douche bag putting all the work on her and even man handling her at one point. At the same time the clients she’s working for rave about how awesome she is and how they’re going to give her a great review to her bosses. With all that build up I was expecting a scene where the partner and she are brought in front of the bosses and the partner is fired while Jen is offered a promotion. Proving that being a douche doesn’t pay. Instead all that happens to the partner is that Jen thinks he’s alone and nobody loves him. So? I want more than that!

Jen ends of going into business with her client and starting her own event planning business. This would have made the confrontation scene with the bosses even better because she could have been torn. Does she take the promotion and put off opening her own event planning business until she’s in a better financial place or does she take a chance? But nope never happened she just jumps at the opportunity and jumps up and down.

Disappointed in the ending but will continue the series.

3/5

Three Girls and a Baby

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Three Girls and a Baby (Three Girls #1) By: Rachel Schurig

Plot:

Ginny McKensie’s life is spiraling out of control. Finished with college, she should have been planning her wedding. After all, Ginny and Josh were made for each other—everyone said so. Except the love of her life didn’t agree. Now Ginny is back in her hometown, unwillingly single, and stuck in a dead-end job. When she discovers she’s pregnant, Ginny is convinced her life is ending. Instead of planning a future with Josh, she’s learning the truth about morning sickness, juggling bills, and seeing just how far designer jeans can stretch. Her life-plan never included dating again (not even with her too-hot new boss), or being a single mother at 23. Now, with the help of her best friends, Annie and Jen, Ginny must try to re-imagine—and rebuild—a life she never wanted.

Review:

I thought this was going to be a romance but it wasn’t. It had romantic elements but it was more of a story about a girl who started to finally grow up. There were parts, especially at the beginning, where I just wanted to scream at her. I had a hard time relating to her, mainly because when I got pregnant I was so desperately happy but her pregnancy was a mistake. So I didn’t have much in common with the main character.

Her character developed though and by the end she wasn’t that same self absorbed little girl that didn’t know what she wanted in life. She had a purpose and it wasn’t just being a mom, she hadn’t jumped from burying herself from one person to her baby. She had a job that she really enjoyed and was moving up in it.

I did have a hard time taking someone seriously that thought being a bookstore clerk was a good career decision but whatever, it worked out for her. It’s a book.

4/5